Canon PowerShot SX400 16MP 30x Zoom Bridge Camera  £69.99 @ Argos
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Canon PowerShot SX400 16MP 30x Zoom Bridge Camera £69.99 @ Argos

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Found 20th Jul 2016
It may not be the most advanced camera out there but for £69.99 It's good enough for me.

Blurb from site:

Product specification:
•16 megapixels.
•30x optical zoom.
•4x digital zoom.
•3in screen with TFT technology.
•Focal length of 4.3-129mm.
•4.3mm wide angle lens.
•Optical image stabilisation.
•Up to 0.8 frames per second.
•Shutter speed of 15 to 1/8000 sec.
•CCD sensor.

Lens information:
•Lens type: ultra wide angle zoom.
•Minimum aperture: 22.
•Maximum aperture: 3.4.

Features:
•Minimum ISO rating 100 and maximum ISO rating 1600.
•Built-in flash.
•720p HD recording.
•Video capture with sound.
•PictBridge compatible.
•Detect up to 9 faces.
•Features intelligent scene mode feature.
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How would this compare to high end phone cameras? Eg. LG G4
Nomnomchoons

Voted hot.How would this compare to high end phone cameras? Eg. LG G4


The biggest difference is optical zoom. This has 30x, the LG has 1x. That makes a huge difference in practice. Then the sensor on this is going to be many times the size of the one on the LG, which should make for much better low light performance (even though this has a max aperture of 3.4 against 1.8 on the phone). Should also allow for some amount of focal discrimination (having the background out of focus), though that's never going to be as good a proper DSLR.

All in theory, of course, I've never used either.
Nomnomchoons

Voted hot.How would this compare to high end phone cameras? Eg. LG G4



​They don't compare. Simple as that.
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Dodge62

The biggest difference is optical zoom. This has 30x, the LG has 1x. That … The biggest difference is optical zoom. This has 30x, the LG has 1x. That makes a huge difference in practice. Then the sensor on this is going to be many times the size of the one on the LG, which should make for much better low light performance (even though this has a max aperture of 3.4 against 1.8 on the phone). Should also allow for some amount of focal discrimination (having the background out of focus), though that's never going to be as good a proper DSLR.All in theory, of course, I've never used either.


i think in theory the lg g4 will have better absolute quality and low light, mobiles have come on a lot
(sensor size on a g4 is very slightly smaller than on this but the lens is much faster)
as soon as you start zooming or think of user comfort etc though the actual cameras win out
Edited by: "brilly" 27th Jul 2016
Would this be an entry level camera for those with an interest in photography.
Is the camera good enough to take pictures of a full moon
lima183

Is the camera good enough to take pictures of a full moon


depends what you want, below is the first sample i found (its probably not that well edited so could get better)
click the pic for fullsize..

https://c3.staticflickr.com/4/3947/15756677642_44bbabf5e5_c.jpgCanon PowerShot SX400 IS sample image by Gordon Laing, on Flickr


dslr type with common zoom lens for comparison
been edited alot for contrast etc though..

http://i.imgur.com/x27sWjy.jpg
Edited by: "brilly" 27th Jul 2016
lima183

Is the camera good enough to take pictures of a full moon

Any camera can take a picture of full moon.
DCFC79

Would this be an entry level camera for those with an interest in … Would this be an entry level camera for those with an interest in photography.

Yes it would also be an entry level camera for those with no interest in photography.
brilly

sensor size on a g4 is very slightly smaller than on this but the lens is … sensor size on a g4 is very slightly smaller than on this but the lens is much faster



You're right, sorry. Hadn't appreciated how large the sensor was on a G4, or how small the one on this is.
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