Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Ken, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Ken

    Ken Guest

    I was nearly at point of buying a Panny TZ5 when a friend of mine told me he
    has just bought the Canon and is raving about it. He had a Panny TZ3 that
    was stolen and tells me the Canon's pics are far better!!! This has thrown
    me and he is too far away to get my hands on it for a test period. The only
    drawback is the Canon is only a 35mm lens whereas the Panny TZ5 is 28 mm.
    Would Imiss the 28mm? He went on to say the Canon has more manual control
    but not sure if am looking for that!!!

    Confused desperate for more help?
    Ken, Sep 7, 2008
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    measekite Guest

    I have been down that road when choosing between the Pan FZ18 and the
    Canon S5 IS. I choose Canon after reading numerous reviews that
    consistantly said that Canon does less processing so the detail does NOT
    get smeared and that the Canon color is better. The Canon is usually a
    stop better when it comes to noise.

    Notwithstanding the Leica lenses the common opinion is that the Canon
    image quality is somewhat better overall.
    measekite, Sep 8, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    Both should be nice cameras and each have features that the other
    lacks. Some people prefer wider zoom focal lengths, others don't.
    I'm not familiar with the TZ5 or the SX100IS, but I assume that the
    SX100 IS uses the logically laid out, easy to use tabbed Func. Menu
    system that most of Canon's other P&S cameras use. While I'd
    personally prefer a zoom lens that has a 28mm wide end, I'd rather
    get a camera that had a 35mm wide end than give up Canon's very easy
    to use, yet flexible menu layout. Also, don't worry about the Canon
    having more manual control. Virtually all cameras that have
    powerful manual control features have the same non-manual operating
    (auto) modes as the other cameras. Some day, however, you may not
    be able to take properly exposed pictures unless you have full
    manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. The TZ5
    uses a proprietary Li-Ion battery and all of the Canon models
    mentioned here use standard AA batteries.

    That said, one more thing to consider is that both of these
    cameras only use the LCD display to frame pictures, which some
    photographers consider to be awkward. Other Panasonic and Canon
    models add either an optical or electronic viewfinder, which can be
    a big help when taking pictures in bright daylight. Some Canon
    alternatives (I'm sure that Panasonic has them too, but I'm not as
    familiar with their models) that also have viewfinders are the
    A590IS and the S3 IS or S5 IS. The A590 IS has a more limited zoom
    range, but costs about 1/2 the price. The S3/S5 are somewhat
    larger, but have very nice articulated LCD displays that make it
    much easier to take some types of pictures, and also allows the LCD
    to be protected when the camera isn't being used.
    ASAAR, Sep 8, 2008
  4. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Thank you for your most informative help.

    Ken, Sep 9, 2008
  5. Ken

    ASAAR Guest

    You're welcome.
    ASAAR, Sep 9, 2008
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