took the plunge and, due to Olympus not having developed their ultra-zoom
range at the time, made the jump to a Canon Powershot S2. This has a 12X
optical zoom, a 5 Megapixel resolution, image stabilisation, macro shots
from 0 inches and a decent video mode. This camera was so impressive that
Teresa wanted one and so the Dimage Z5 was replaced!
||Steve's Canon Powershot
S2 started to give trouble - over use probably! He has now bought the
updated Canon Powershot S5 - the same 12X optical zoom lens but with a
resolution of 8 Megapixels, a larger 2.5-inch LCD, Canon’s DIGIC
III image processor plus other added features.
|Teresa's Canon Powershot
S2 was beginning to look outdated so in March 2009 she upgraded to a Canon
SX10. This camera has a optical zoom of 20x, with a wide angle of 28mm,
has a resolution of 10 Megapixels and a DIGIC IV processor. As you can
see its a very impressive looking camera which takes great shots..
||Latest: Steve now uses a
Canon Powershot SX20. Much the same as the Canon SX10 but with a resolution
of 12 Megapixels and the ability to take HD videos. Teresa has moved to
the Canon SX30 with a whopping 35X optical zoom and a wide angle of 24mm.
Canon Powershot SX30 proved to be a big disappointment and, when Canon
released the Powershot SX40HS, it was traded in for the newer model.
Keeping the same 35X optical zoom lens, the SX40HS has a 12 Megapixel
backlit-CMOS sensor, full HD video recording, a DIGIC 5 processor and
vastly improved image quality over the SX30 (and previous models). In
fact, this model proved to be so good, a second SX40HS was bought so
we are now, once again, using the same model of camera.