Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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A cool machine
Canon Powershot SX110 IS
Member Name: susatabby
Canon Powershot SX110 IS
Advantages: A great bridge camera
Disadvantages: nowhere to put your fingers
The main reason for buying this was the x10 zoom, it was one of the strongest zooms for the price at the time (about 5 years ago!) and means I can take closer pictures without moving myself.
I can't say it's intuitive to use, I can normally work stuff out for myself, but with this camera I frequently had to refer to the manual, even to work out simple stuff like deleting all pictures. But that is because it's more complicated than a normal point and shoot.
I understand that this is a bridge camera, a step above a point'n'shoot, but below a DSLR, so it's great if you want to get better at photography as it's a learning camera, and you can do stuff like set it to manual and change the shutter speed, some cool experimental photos can be taken like this. But then, you can also set it to auto and get decent pictures.
Battery usage is good, I have to take a spare set if going out for the day, but I think only because the batteries are getting old. I probably only use the camera on average about an hour a week, and batteries usually last for a month or so.
I kinda love this machine, it's very smooth, and makes lots of cool mechanical noises. It's smart looking; black and silver.
One of the few problems with this camera is that it feels hard to hold. It's very smooth, and there seem to be so few places to put your fingers - I guess because it is quite compact considering the number of dials and buttons it has, plus it has a huge screen. I always use the wrist strap, having said that, I haven't ever dropped it yet. It's not just that it feels unsafe, it is slightly distracting when trying to take pictures, the sensation of it slipping, and being unable to get a good grip.
Summary: it's great, and can probably got for a good 2nd hand price these days.
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