Big Bodied Canon and Fujifilm Cameras vs Pocket Size Canon sx110-120 for Best Pictures-n-Convenience
About eight years ago I was brought into the digital camera world via a gift from the Epinions.com consumer product site. It opened a new world of photography to me. At the time I was a proud owner of a Canon AE1 SLR camera. I was happy with it loving the features it had and the feel of the camera. It had a lot more to it than the tiny little A400 Canon digital I just received at that time but, digital changed everything.
In recent years we have been extremely happy with the Canon Powershot 110 series. The combination of 10.3 Megapixels, 10x zoom, face recognition and a feature that keeps shakes to a minimum. That's especially helpful in zoom shots!
The only fault was slow recovery for the next picture especially when using a flash. Having but two AA batteries does not help the camera step up to the speedy task I would have liked.
We went out and purchased the SX 10 that has virtually all the same features as the Canon sx110 but has four AA batteries making the camera recovery between pictures much faster. Problem though. The camera body is much larger and the camera bulky.
I started using both cameras to see which was best for me. I was also sure to have the best charger and rechargable batteries available for the cameras. We like the convenience of AA batteries and have stuck with them over the years.
That said the battle was on Two AAs or Four AAs in a bulkier camera?
My wife and I both loved the features of the SX10 and the feel though big felt great to me. To her though she new immediatly that it wasn't for her. We returned that one. And purchased an additional SX110 for our use.
My still liking the speed of four batteries vs two went out and purchased a less expensive camera that was in my budget. I purchased the Fujifilm s1800 for less than the canon sx110 ywo battery system. This fujifilm had good features and I liked it.
Alas, It was on a cruise and then atrip to Jamaica a couple of weeks later that I learned I do NOT like the bulkier cameras for the way I use aa camera and take pictures.
I liked the conveninece of a small camera that I could keep in my pocket and not have to wear around my neck. I found I did NOT take the bulkier camera with me everywhere I was going because of its size. I was weighing the inconvenience of dragging it around vs the images of new places I was discovering. In short I wanted the freedom.
For me a good poicket sized digital camera brings me more joy in the long run, even if I do have to wait longer between flash shots.
Joined:Aug 25, 2002
I have been an Epinions.com Member going on nine years. I am a Category Lead in Travel as well as being a Top Reviewer and Advisor there in Restaurants, Home & Garden and Books. I look forward to further growth of the new Epinions here at Shopping.com.At home I am a 61 year old husband, father, and grandfather of seven. My wife and I are dedicated to our Lord and our families. We both love snorkeling in the Caribbean. I'll also note that I never plan to grow up.
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