Post by violetmoonnl on Dec 1, 2014 2:59:28 GMT -6
I have no idea, I use my cell phone for quick photo's. The ones that go on my website I make with a RAW camera.
I have a fujifilm Finepix S 5600, it was my boyfriends and when he bought a new one he gave me this one to use. It wasn't cheap when we bought it and I don't think they sell them in stores anymore. I do know they sell used ones for round about $ 100.-- on amazon and ebay.
I can ask my boyfriend tonight for his thoughts in this.
Post by koolbraider on Dec 3, 2014 15:18:10 GMT -6
Dawn, sorry to be so late in replying but I think everyone has given the Canon the thumbs up. I have a PowerShot A710IS (IS for image stabilization). It's at least 5 years old but going strong and I'd buy another in a heartbeat. As for my macro I just needed to learn what to do; after that, all's good. And the "automatic" is really good. I did a quick search yesterday and I remember that only one camera review mentioned macro; what's up with that?
I like CnetReviews so here's a link to the SX: Canon SX 600 The review doesn't have much good to say about the 600's Automatic mode and I couldn't find anything in the specs about it. Check out both pages to get info. Personally if I wanted one for point and shoot AND macro I think I'd do a bit more research. Looks like the SX600 is really just point and shoot and not for what you want which is macro. (The review did mention something about not giving up phone image quality...)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the subject, Sue. Based on your comments, I did some further reading including the link you posted and it seems that unless I want to spend more the cameras in this price range are about the same when it comes to macros. I want to buy the camera tomorrow (Friday) but will do some more research today before making a final decision.
I've had the Canon powershot for about six months now and absolutely love it. I think I'm more amazed at the capabilities of the zoom feature than I am the macro.
When were on vacation, I took a photo of a park that was about a block away. There was a pond in the park, which I could see. What I couldn't see were the goldfish swimming in the pond until I downloaded the photos from the camera to my computer. Amazing!
My coolpix did a good job for me until I wore it out; it's another nice camera.