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    Default Canon SX1 vs Sony HX1

    Sorry guys, i am new here and very noob to photography, like to learn from people here. I believe the above has been discuss numerous times, sorry if i have brought it up again.

    I am actually look for a Prosumer camera to replace my CMI PnS Pentax The problem with my pentax is the noise level is really high and pictures is always over expose, most of the settings are auto and i can't do much either except Shoot and Pray. My Vintage Canon S45 gives better PQ than the Pentax but it's too old and battery is dying.

    I am looking at the above 2 prosumer after reading reviews at dpreview, so need to get genuine opinions here.

    Can anyone share your experience of the above with me? What are the majority using and how they feel?

    And if anyone knows the pricing and place to buy do PM me if not convenient here too.

    Oh if you wanna sell any of the above and upgrade to a DSLR, please contact me thanks!

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    What i look for in a Camera:
    - Picture quality (hopefully it's smart enough in Auto mode so my wife can use it easily)
    - Video, want to double up as video cam but how is the quality for both?
    - speed in terms of waiting for the cam to be ready for next shoot and boot up time.

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    really depends on how much you want to spend.

    for less then $170, there isnt many that can compete with the Panasonic LZ8 spec for spec. And the convenience is its using AA battery so if ever run out of battery, just go any shop to replace them. Also has manual controls if want to play.
    video quality. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl5P6UkSyaM

    between the sx and hx,

    The SX would be the logical choice for long term as its basically a dslr without changeable lens and comes with shoe mount for an external flash or something else. Got some learning curve though.
    The HX would be the simplest to use but basically thats it. For the everyday snapshots and video...more then enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    The HX would be the simplest to use but basically thats it. For the everyday snapshots and video...more then enough.
    aaah bro, the HX1 is quite a bit more powerful than the SX1. Sweep panorama, tilting LCD, 20x zoom G lens, etc etc
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    SX1 got swivel LCD :P even sweeter than tilting only

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    Continuous Shooting:

    Canon SX1: 4 fps

    Sony HX1: 10 fps

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    LCD Screen:

    Canon SX1: 2.8"

    Song HX1: 3.0"

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    Weight without battery

    Canon: 585g

    Sony HX1: 514g

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    OMG! i though that SX1 is lighter than HX1!!!! may i know which form factor is smaller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppie View Post
    OMG! i though that SX1 is lighter than HX1!!!! may i know which form factor is smaller?
    Aiyaa, I spoonfeed you a little.

    From dpreview:

    Canon SX1: 128 x 88 x 88 mm (5 x 3.5 x 3.5 in)
    Sony HX1: 115 x 83 x 92 mm (4.5 x 3.3 x 3.6 in)
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    You may wish to consider SX10 IS too, if you don't need the HD video on SX1IS.
    According to DPreview, SX10 is actually more recommended then the SX1IS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shen siung View Post
    You may wish to consider SX10 IS too, if you don't need the HD video on SX1IS.
    According to DPreview, SX10 is actually more recommended then the SX1IS
    yeah i check out the price the difference is $100+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shen siung View Post
    You may wish to consider SX10 IS too, if you don't need the HD video on SX1IS.
    According to DPreview, SX10 is actually more recommended then the SX1IS
    The Canon SX10 IS have a tiny 2.5" LCD.

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    Sensor Size?

    HX1: 1/2.4"
    SX1: 1/2.3"

    lower means better when it comes to night pictures.
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    HD Recording?

    HX1: 1440x1080 30fps

    Sx1: Full HD 1080p (1920x1080)
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    Stills?

    HX1: Jpeg

    Sx1: Jpeg, Raw, Raw + Jpeg
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    ISO Range?

    Hx1: 125-3200

    SX1: 80-1600 (3200 as scene mode)
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    File Storage?

    HX1: Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/ Pro HG Duo

    SX1: SD / SDHC / MMC / MMC Plus / HC MMC Plus compatible
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    Aperture from Wide to Tele?

    HX1: F2.8 to F8.0

    SX1: F2.8 to F5.7

    F5.7 at the 560mm tele end is pretty impressive for this size.
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