Friday 25 November 2011

New Toy - Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Today I decided to buy myself a gift ... a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.

The PowerShot SX30 IS has got you prepared for your next extreme photo opportunity. This point-and-shoot digital camera comes with a massive 35x Wide-Angle (24-840mm) Optical Zoom lens - a first for any PowerShot! It also comes with a 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD, 14.1 Megapixels, High Dynamic Range, Zoom Framing Assist and much more.

I was heading down to Blacks in the concourse below where I work to check out a Nikon with a 35x zoom. The zoom intrigued me as well as the fact it has a view finder which I will find handy as when I don't have my glasses on, I see a blurry image on the LCD screen. One thing I read about the Nikon which disturbed me was if the lens cap was left on when turning on the camera, the motor would grind.

Knowing myself as I do, that would happen more than once.

By the time I hit the bottom of the escalator I had talked myself out of it. I would just ensure I always had my good glasses with me and I would save some bucks by not buying new camera.

Looking wouldn't hurt, though.

So I walked into Blacks and just above the Nikon, which was $30 off, was a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS It had the 35x zoom, was the same price as the Nikon and was $130 off! I already own a Canon and love it. It has a 12x zoom. This one has a 35x zoom.

Did I mention that? Did I mention the 35x zoom?

Yes, it came home with me.

I don't usually buy myself new things and am quite good at talking myself out of stuff.

In this case, the 35x lens won out over cheapness.

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