Old 01-16-2019, 02:28 AM   #1
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For my birthday (today) I got a Canon PowerShot SX530HS. Anybody have experience with these in railfanning?
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:35 PM   #2
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For my birthday (today) I got a Canon . Anybody have experience with these in railfanning?
Shoot a lot, shoot at everything. That is a heck of a zoom??

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Old 01-16-2019, 02:34 PM   #3
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For my birthday (today) I got a Canon PowerShot SX530HS. Anybody have experience with these in railfanning?
I used a much older Canon PowerShot (SD1000) up until I got my first SLR in 2012. Some of my older shots with that camera are on rp.

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Just for the heck of it I resized that one to 1600 x 1200. Still a good-looking result!
Many web images can't stand any enlargement, such as for a desktop wallpaper.
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I started with a canon megazom S3IS in 2006, so I would expect your body to be more than capable enough to capture sunny day compositions without issue.

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These days, almost any new digital camera (DSLR, Mirrorless or P&S) should get nice results in decent lighting conditions. Sensors have improved tremendously in the last 10 years. I remember my first DSLR, a Nikon D40x. Anything above ISO 400 looked really poor at 100%. The D90 was good to 800 and the D7000 was good to about 2,500.
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Here in New England, I think the hunters use the same strategy.
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These days, almost any new digital camera (DSLR, Mirrorless or P&S) should get nice results in decent lighting conditions. Sensors have improved tremendously in the last 10 years. I remember my first DSLR, a Nikon D40x. Anything above ISO 400 looked really poor at 100%. The D90 was good to 800 and the D7000 was good to about 2,500.
I used the D90 for several years, OK I guess but was disappointed overall maybe too high expectations, which led me to D700 full frame and eventually D750 and no more letdowns.

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