Need a great compact (point and shoot) camera for your travel photos with a reliable reputation? Why not consider a Nikon P100 or a Canon SX20 IS? I am looking for a new camera that can take up the slack of every day photos so I don’t have to lug the heavy equipment that goes with a digital SLR, especially when traveling. It will also double as a back up my digital SLR.
When I was buying that first DSLR, I faced the exact same dilemma. Canon or Nikon… Nikon or Canon… which one is best.
In this case, the super zoom/travel category is again dominated by Nikon and Canon, with a few Panasonics thrown in for good measure. But I am focusing on the top two manufacturers.
It’s true, these two camera makers have a lock on the market. They can swagger into any digital camera expo with confidence. There are a couple of good reasons for this, too.
First, they have good cameras. Their engineers and designers apparently listen to their camera buyers’ feedback, as well as doing their best to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to new technology. They usually put forth excellent products.
Second, they both have excellent marketing programs. And usually, the cameras they promote do what they say, so there is trust in the products.
Compact cameras in the travel camera category are mostly also in the super-zoom category. That is because of the ability to take pictures at wide angles as well as from a distance in the “up close and personal”, or “zoomed to catch the whites of their eyes from 100 yards” mode. Simply said, they can get a huge range of focal length shots.
OK, what about these two digital beauties: Nikon P100 and Canon SX20 IS. It is truly remarkable how similar they are when comparing features and capabilities. In fact they are so close in many areas, I will not even bother to point those out, because if one camera has a certain element, you can pretty much count on the other having an identical one.
So here are the differences.
The Nikon P100 is better in a few areas, like the video capacity. Most people are paying close attention to 1080p video, and the Nikon has it. There is also a larger LCD screen at 3″, and the LCD has a higher quality resolution. The zoom on the Nikon is 26-678mm, or 26x, while the Canon has 20x zoom.
The Canon SX20 wins in fewer categories, but they are important ones. It has a larger capacity sensor with 12.1-megapixels vs 10.3-megapixels. That is not really that significant, but many people value the megapixel count. The key factor for the Canon is that it has a higher Star rating on Amazon, and it has a win in the DPReview “Compact Super-Zoom group test.” This test takes all aspects of camera performance and image quality into consideration. It is only fair to point out here that the Nikon P100 was a runner-up in this competition, making it still a tough call as to which one to buy.
So, the Nikon-Canon or Canon-Nikon competition rages on.
I’m playing around with optics and i’m using my camera to take “creative shots” through simple lenses (biconvex, biconcave, meniscus etc) but it’s hard to be scientific about it because I don’t know what lenses are inside my super-zoom camera (Fujifilm S2950). According to the manufacturer, it has 14 lenses. Is it the same as the normal lens of a DSLR? If not, what is it?
Answer by fhotoace
It is NOT the same for dSLR lenses
Each lens has its own conbination of elements and groups of elements
Here are two samples
50 mm f/1.4 lens a prime lens
Lens Elements 8
Lens Groups 7
18-200 mm an advanced zoom lens
Lens Elements 16
Lens Groups 12
Answer by keerok
Here is a cross-section of a zoom lens. The bridge camera lens will not be as complicated as it but it will be similar nonetheless.
(PRWEB) October 18, 2014
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An item on the list is the Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens. The lens has maximum aperture of 1.8 and has a traditional Gauss-type optical design. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Standard and Medium Telephoto Lens is another item on the list. The lens is adjustable and has two high-refraction lens elements. It also has a Gaussian optics for astigmatism elimination. Another item is the Nikon 35 mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens. The Lens comes with the exclusive Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) and the Nikon Silent Wave Motor that enables fast and accurate autofocus. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens is another item on the list. It has a focus adjustment option that is gear driven and front-focusing design. Its closest focusing distance is 3.6ft/1.1m. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens has a newly developed optical system with an aspherical lens element. It has a focus mode switch, filter thread and autofocus.
Digital SLR camera lenses are used to focus pictures in any environment such as low light and maximum light situations. The Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II is used to produce natural sharp looking shots and to provide color balance. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Standard and Medium Telephoto Lens is used to deliver crisp images with little flare at an f/1.4 maximum aperture. Nikon 35 mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens is used to minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations. It enhances light transmission efficiency. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens is used to stabilize images at a fast shutter speed. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens is used to enhance light transmission efficiency and optimizes edge to edge sharpness.
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1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
2. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens
3. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
4. Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens
5. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS
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