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New Canon Powershot SX50

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Brettossman
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Message posted at 03/28/2013, 10:15:22 AM by Brettossman
Just purchased a Canon Powershot SX50 HS, mainly for the enhanced zoom over my DSLR and video capability. The budget isn't there for a comparable DSLR lens. I already use a Canon XS with two canon lenses ranging from 55-250mm.

Does anyone have successful portfolios using the SX50 or a similar camera? Are there any concerns using an SX50-type camera as opposed to a DSLR?
Canon Rebel XS Canon 18-55mm IS kit lens Canon 55-250mm IS...

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Message posted at 03/29/2013, 15:58:10 PM by Robinstockphotos
I have only an SX30 IS and it is the same as SX50 (almost in every way).
I have a fairly good statistics compared to most newbies. I joined very recently (started serious uploading from October or November last year) and have already made it past first payout.

Unless you do extensive post processing, you'd get more than 70% of your photos rejected. With proper post processing, you can easily get 100% acceptance (as far as technical quality is concerned).
So my advice would be - DO NOT upload photos straight from the camera. Or you'd get a clear 90% rejection on all photos shot at anything less than 3x zoom. For full telephoto shots, chances of getting accepted are higher. The camera would give you the sharpest shots at full zoom and f/5.6
Also, try never to use an ISO of more than 200. ISO400 is okay...but almost certainly a rejection if you don't drastically resize it to 3.1 MP.

That's my experience...I have only SX30. No other camera. This month's AR was around 70%. Satisfactory figures on my port, at least for me,
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Message posted at 03/29/2013, 16:05:17 PM by Robinstockphotos
By the way, the most common rejections I faced are:
- distorted pixels or noise
- poor lighting or contrast due to camera limitations
- chromatic aberration due to low lens quality
- Incorrect white balance (the WB isn't as good as it is in DSLR. You'll need to set it manually for all indoor shots and flash shots)
- too low depth of field (Due to long focal lengths, sometimes the main subject gets blurred at the wrong places)
Canon EOS 600D (primary camera), Lenses: Canon...

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Brettossman
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Message posted at 03/29/2013, 16:08:04 PM by Brettossman
That's what I wanted to know. Thanks :-)
Canon Rebel XS Canon 18-55mm IS kit lens Canon 55-250mm IS...

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Message posted at 03/29/2013, 16:36:52 PM by Robinstockphotos
You're welcome. :)
I agree, you'd need a $10,000 lens kit to equal the PowerShot series. It does give you bad photos but it still DOES give you photos! A PowerShot is better than 55mm lens on a Canon 1D Mark III. ;)
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Brettossman
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Message posted at 03/29/2013, 16:56:49 PM by Brettossman
I'll keep using my Rebel XS unless I need the extra zoom, or want to shoot videos.
Canon Rebel XS Canon 18-55mm IS kit lens Canon 55-250mm IS...

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Message posted at 03/29/2013, 23:40:21 PM by Robinstockphotos
That's better. The PowerShot has really bad optics at wide angle.
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Itsdollz
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Message posted at 06/13/2013, 20:15:48 PM by Itsdollz
really? 70% rejected. Oh I am worried now. You all been here a lil longer. My history goes back to this morning when I registered and uploaded some throughout the day. I guess I know why so many member are not active.
I take photographs with anything I can get my hands on; I lo...

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Ivdanu
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Message posted at 07/14/2013, 22:56:42 PM by Ivdanu
I have a similar problem. Got some (many, ok) rejection for the reasons enumerated byRobinstockphotos. I have a Nikon Coolpix P500 camera with a 36 x zoom. (before I thought it was a good camera! how naive a man can be?)

Unfortunatelly, to invest 2000-3000 $ (if I had it) in order to earn, in a couple of years, a few hundreds, maybe, doens't make any econmical sense (I wuld love to have a good Canon or a Nikon D7100, of course). So, what can I do? I tried to buy Neat Image but for some reason my credit card (otherwise ok) do not work on this site...And only with the free version one is quite limited...

I try to use more my camera in the middle range, neither too wide angle not too zoomed... Any other tips, anyone?
Fuji FinePix S1500, Nikon P500, Nikon D3200,

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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 16:19:56 PM by Robinstockphotos
The middle range is the most inefficient of all. I think the telephoto end performed best for sharpness, which is unusual but true with most super zoom cameras. You may contact me on Facebook (link on profile) and maybe I can solve some of your problems. The compact cameras are good. Nearly as good as DSLRs at ISO 100 and 200.
The small sensor size makes diffraction a problem and f/6.3 to f/8.0 is usually unusable.
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Ivdanu
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Message posted at 07/16/2013, 06:25:32 AM by Ivdanu
Thank you, Robinstock photos. I will try with the telephoto. For the moment, I've liked your FB page and look forward to learn a lot of useful things from you and all the other collegues on Dreamstime.

I already use my camera only when the ight is good (it works usually with 160 ISO). Unfortunatelly (or not?) so many thing to learn, still.

How about Canon? I had once a Rebel (when DSRL where a dream) and like it. Is it a Canon camera taking RAW and HDR pictures less expensive than the equivalent Nikon?
Fuji FinePix S1500, Nikon P500, Nikon D3200,

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Message posted at 07/25/2013, 01:06:15 AM by Robinstockphotos
Canon is often more expensive where I live. And I sometimes feel Nikon has more "fancy" features. It saves some extra work sometimes. Canon is said to be more user-friendly and more technical with less features than Nikon bodies but equal, if not more, imaging capabilities. The APS-C sensor is also probably smaller than Nikon's crop sensors I guess.
But I prefer Canon, mainly because that is what I got from the beginning. I never use most of the fancy stuff. Only Av, Tv and M modes. Nothing else really.

You can message me on Fb if certain kinds of rejections bother you too much. I'd be glad to help you.
Canon EOS 600D (primary camera), Lenses: Canon...

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Ivdanu
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Message posted at 07/25/2013, 02:25:14 AM by Ivdanu
Robinstockphotos, Thank you for your answer. Eventually, it's a question of personal preference, the qualities of Nikon and Canon being about the same...

I will take an oportunity and visit you on Facebook as soon as I can... Thanks, again!
Fuji FinePix S1500, Nikon P500, Nikon D3200,

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Message posted at 07/26/2013, 02:13:57 AM by Robinstockphotos
I'll get in touch with you soon. Thing is, I'm stuck in some place with no internet and phone and anything at all. The internet connects barely 10 minutes a day. I saw your post on my page. I'll respond when I am out of this "situation".
Canon EOS 600D (primary camera), Lenses: Canon...

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Ivdanu
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Message posted at 08/01/2013, 13:27:01 PM by Ivdanu
Just bought a Nikon D3200. Have to try it out...
Fuji FinePix S1500, Nikon P500, Nikon D3200,

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Simathers
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Message posted at 08/05/2013, 09:28:53 AM by Simathers
I have a Nikon Coolpix P520 and I was happy with the image quality until I started uploading them. I've had a ton rejected for the reasons stated above by Robinsstockphotos
Nikon Coolpix P520

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Ivdanu
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Message posted at 08/05/2013, 14:54:58 PM by Ivdanu
Same thing happened to me with the P500 (I suppose they are pretty similar). I hope now for better time...for now, I love my new Nikon D3200. I've spent all my economies on it and on a new 55-300 mm lense but the fun is worth already the $... I know that economically it's a pretty spupid and reckless decision but what the heck? One cannot be wise all the time...get's boring...
Fuji FinePix S1500, Nikon P500, Nikon D3200,

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Simathers
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Message posted at 08/05/2013, 15:49:33 PM by Simathers
Congratulations on your new purchase. I hope you enjoy it!
Nikon Coolpix P520

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Ivdanu
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Message posted at 08/06/2013, 02:22:18 AM by Ivdanu
No doubt I will, thank you!
Fuji FinePix S1500, Nikon P500, Nikon D3200,

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Message posted at 09/29/2013, 01:47:42 AM by Robinstockphotos
When a compact camera costs lower than a DSLR's flash unit only, you can bet there's something wrong about the image quality.
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