The missus and I got a new point and shoot camera for Christmas.....a Canon SX 260 HS. This will replace our old Fuji Film FinePix A320......3.2 megapixels, with very few shooting options.....which stills works good after 10 years. The new camera will also replace my underwater Sea & Sea Motor Marine EX II 35mm.......I already have an Ikelite housing on order.
Thought I would post 2 comparison pictures......the new camera against my Rebel T1i (500D) with a 75-300mm lens.
Both pictures were taken through my kitchen window. The Rebel zoomed out to 300 mm, and the SX 260 zoomed out to the maximum optical zoom of 20x. Both cameras were set up for 400 ISO, and cloudy white balance.
Because of "communication" problem, the Rebel telephoto lens will only take pictures at the full open aperture......I gotta get that problem fixed.
The Rebel photo was shot at a 5.6 aperture, and the SX 260 was wide open at 6.8. That might account for a little better DOF with the SX 260.
The shutter speed on the Rebel was 1/200, and SX 260 was 1/100.
1 other variable.....the SX 260 has Image Stabilization, and the Rebel telephoto does not have that nicety.
So 1st, the Rebel:
And the SX 260:
Not too shabby for a $200 point and shoot camera: