Canon Powershot SX240 HS Digital Camera £119.97 @ Amazon
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Canon Powershot SX240 HS Digital Camera £119.97 @ Amazon

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Found 7th Oct 2013
This camera is great, the reviews on every website including CNET and Tech Radar analyse the camera by saying the image quality is superb! Researched on camelcamelcamel and this is the lowest price it has ever been at! Great camera, I looked into getting a bridge camera but this appears to be better, good buy I'd say

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snap .. have the old version SX220 still excellent and still use it as my NEX lens choice on the short tele side is worse than crap its non existent >60mm bar a dark soft kitzoom useless for indoors or dull days outdoors sport

keep telling my father to retire his old point and shoot and get one ... ive never gone wrong with a Canon !

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hyenadog

snap .. have the old version SX220 still excellent and still use it as … snap .. have the old version SX220 still excellent and still use it as my NEX lens choice on the short tele side is worse than crap its non existent >60mm bar a dark soft kitzoom useless for indoors or dull days outdoors sportkeep telling my father to retire his old point and shoot and get one ... ive never gone wrong with a Canon !




I too have the SX220..... very good videoing for a compact. Great stills also.

This is a brilliant deal

Great camera but camelcamel says to me this was £107.98 a few months back. Still worth a go at this price but just to be clear

Can anyone vouch for quality of this camera? Need one soonish.

@ SilentKnight - yes I can. Superb camera and at a great price, you will not be disappointed.

If you want to know more about the video recording at 1080p go on youtube and search for videos, there is a fair few.

Hope this helps

SilentKnight

Can anyone vouch for quality of this camera? Need one soonish.

read above post, thanks.

Is this suitable for a first camera and how would I put my pictures on to facebook?

Darn it, I was hoping the pink one would be in the cheap bracket too. I'm pretty sure a friend of mine has this one...amazing zoom.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 8th Oct 2013

I remember when I was buying the Lumix TX25 and this was the main competition - even though it was £150 and the TZ25 was £110 (back in April), I was still attracted to the Canon (though in the end I bought the Panasonic to save money), now that it's slowly dropped in price to this, it's a great deal.

Really is a great camera I brought this 2 months ago. Heat added.
20 times zoom is amazing in a little camera like this it fits in my pocket easily. I've been taking close up pictures of the moon.
The only criticism I have is the lower megapixil count than its other rivals, though 12 megapixils it does has produce a good shot

http://m.flickr.com/photos/101787482@N08/9841853526/lightbox/

Aaron_QPR

@ SilentKnight - yes I can. Superb camera and at a great price, you will … @ SilentKnight - yes I can. Superb camera and at a great price, you will not be disappointed.If you want to know more about the video recording at 1080p go on youtube and search for videos, there is a fair few. Hope this helps



"..... there ARE a fair few", GRRRRR

Aaron_QPR

@ SilentKnight - yes I can. Superb camera and at a great price, you will … @ SilentKnight - yes I can. Superb camera and at a great price, you will not be disappointed.If you want to know more about the video recording at 1080p go on youtube and search for videos, there is a fair few. Hope this helps


Videos are very jerky.

If it's broadly comparable to the SX230 then I can certainly vouch for the quality too. I'm no professional (or even a competent amateur) but this takes far better pictures than any of my previous compacts (I had a Fuji Finepix, a Panasonic Lumix and some other sub-£100 Canon; I can never remember all the model numbers) and I get lovely clear images with the SX230.

well I'm a professional and I have this camera as a fun/pocket one that I carry around with me, more for families or quick situations...
honestly though its a great little camera and very impressed with the video, because of the Zoom & image stabilisation its great!

I think I bought mine cheaper than this but still worth it!

pedant99

"..... there ARE a fair few", GRRRRR



Sorry, but the pedantry game is a dangerous one to play! In this context, "a few" is acting as a collective noun and, as you can see from the sentence, there's only one i.e. *a* few, so the poster is correct. It would, however, be correct to say "there are few", but that would generally mean there aren't many.

Owned it for quite a while , couldn't recommend more , lots of heat for the price

Eye luv tha grama poliz init? LOLz

Doctor Mesmer

Sorry, but the pedantry game is a dangerous one to play! In this context, … Sorry, but the pedantry game is a dangerous one to play! In this context, "a few" is acting as a collective noun and, as you can see from the sentence, there's only one i.e. *a* few, so the poster is correct. It would, however, be correct to say "there are few", but that would generally mean there aren't many.







Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, pedant99!

Eye luv tha grama poliz init? LOLz

I had this and the sx220. I preferred the pictures from the 220, the ones from these had poor colour reproduction... I could have just had a bad item. but the colours it produced (from basic settings, on "P" mode, not any fancy "scene" or WB settings, in daylight) weren't that good for me.

Great deal for this, just bought one as my SX220's lens got scratched.

I got this for £99 a while back and I cant fault it. Excellent quality and zoom and I would happily pay this price for it.

How does this compare with the Sony superzooms? I had a HX20V, and returned it due to the watercolour smearing of fine details. It did have fantastic stabilisation (best I've ever seen), and GPS too...

thedeviants

Great camera but camelcamel says to me this was £107.98 a few months … Great camera but camelcamel says to me this was £107.98 a few months back. Still worth a go at this price but just to be clear


Strange, it tells me that £119.97 is the cheapest price ever.

Anyone know if you can do this with this camera:

Your text here

I understand you need a remote, is that too advanced for this camera? Thanks for any replies.

So compared to Panasonic TZ25, which one is better?

I bought this camera in March and it is broken and back with John Lewis/Canon. It suffered from a common lens error - e32! Takes great pictures but very disappointed it developed a major fault so soon!

MaximusRo

So compared to Panasonic TZ25, which one is better?




snapsort.com/com…Z25

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http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-SX240-vs-Panasonic-TZ25


I'm always surprised people recommend snapsort, as it is nothing more than an automatic number comparison.

For instance, the Canon is presented to have an advantage over the TZ25 in terms of fps in movies, although is can only shoot 24p, while the Panasonic goes up to 60p, according to the same site Really ?

A bit surprising they do not say anything about and do not compare the megapixel count.

About prices, they say the Panasonic it is £132 more expensive, although it sold between £106 - £116 for months and months.

Jefft

Videos are very jerky.

That's not the camera though the person holding the camera.

You zoom in on your phone and things start to jump around a lot more, just depends upon the hand of the person and how stable it is espeically when youre talking of 20x zoom - its not the camera's fault.

Aaron_QPR

That's not the camera though the person holding the camera. You zoom in … That's not the camera though the person holding the camera. You zoom in on your phone and things start to jump around a lot more, just depends upon the hand of the person and how stable it is espeically when youre talking of 20x zoom - its not the camera's fault.


You seem very sure of yourself, but you might be wrong, saying it's the person holding the camera.

Why don't we see the same reports on Panasonic TZ25? Because the IMAGE STABILIZATION (which I think you forgot about, since you are not mentioning it at all), it is excellent on the TZ25 (16x zoom).

I also doubt anyone would have filmed at maximum zoom. the reports about jerky movies come from people using it at regular zoom.

So, in short, what basically the reports say is that the image stabilization on the Canon is poorly implemented.

MaximusRo

I'm always surprised people recommend snapsort, as it is nothing more … I'm always surprised people recommend snapsort, as it is nothing more than an automatic number comparison.For instance, the Canon is presented to have an advantage over the TZ25 in terms of fps in movies, although is can only shoot 24p, while the Panasonic goes up to 60p, according to the same site Really ?A bit surprising they do not say anything about and do not compare the megapixel count.About prices, they say the Panasonic it is £132 more expensive, although it sold between £106 - £116 for months and months.




I supposed actually you maybe mean a personal advice mainly, rather than this "automatic number comparison" as you say. But also thought that you may not know it.. I also have bought tz25 when it was £106 but send it away without trying it. Sorry

can anyone recommend a good value memory card for this camera?

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I supposed actually you maybe mean a personal advice mainly, rather than … I supposed actually you maybe mean a personal advice mainly, rather than this "automatic number comparison" as you say. But also thought that you may not know it.. I also have bought tz25 when it was £106 but send it away without trying it. Sorry


No problem, it is still better than nothing, it gave me an idea of how they compare in terms of size, weight etc.
I ended up buying both of them, so I will be able to compare the two

MaximusRo

You seem very sure of yourself, but you might be wrong, saying it's the … You seem very sure of yourself, but you might be wrong, saying it's the person holding the camera.Why don't we see the same reports on Panasonic TZ25? Because the IMAGE STABILIZATION (which I think you forgot about, since you are not mentioning it at all), it is excellent on the TZ25 (16x zoom).I also doubt anyone would have filmed at maximum zoom. the reports about jerky movies come from people using it at regular zoom.So, in short, what basically the reports say is that the image stabilization on the Canon is poorly implemented.



On the Panasonic it's only 16x zoom not 20x so it's going to be better image stabilisation anyway, the more you zoom though the more shaky it's going to get, regardless of image stabilisation which you like to keep going on about.

Have major problems and that bothered? Buy a tripod, simple.

Aaron_QPR

On the Panasonic it's only 16x zoom not 20x so it's going to be better … On the Panasonic it's only 16x zoom not 20x so it's going to be better image stabilisation anyway, the more you zoom though the more shaky it's going to get, regardless of image stabilisation which you like to keep going on about.Have major problems and that bothered? Buy a tripod, simple.


Are you 100% sure that is the only reason and refuse to even consider the possibility of better image stabilisation in one camera compared to another?
Are you evaluating image stabilisation technologies just based on zoom? Hey, 17x>16x, that is all we need to know to evaluate image stabilisation on this camera.

Are you also 100% sure the reviewers where ALL taking the movies at maximum zoom ? How many times did you feel the need to film something at max zoom?

All these arguments really can't make you at least consider any other possibilities?

As for your tripos recommendation... are you serious? You are either joking or really don't know what you're talking about.

It's about shooting movies, you cannot film using a tripod in 99% of the occasions...

MaximusRo

Are you 100% sure that is the only reason and refuse to even consider the … Are you 100% sure that is the only reason and refuse to even consider the possibility of better image stabilisation in one camera compared to another?Are you evaluating image stabilisation technologies just based on zoom? Hey, 17x>16x, that is all we need to know to evaluate image stabilisation on this camera.Are you also 100% sure the reviewers where ALL taking the movies at maximum zoom ? How many times did you feel the need to film something at max zoom? All these arguments really can't make you at least consider any other possibilities?As for your tripos recommendation... are you serious? You are either joking or really don't know what you're talking about.It's about shooting movies, you cannot film using a tripod in 99% of the occasions...

I didn't say anything about refusing another camera just because this has 20x. Agreed it doesnt always mean a better camera just because a longer zoom.

The point I made is the more you zoom the less stability you will have, that's a simple fact on every camera.
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