RE: [Birding-Aus] Advice on first camera

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Advice on first camera
From: David Rees <>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 03:46:41 +0000
EVFs have come a long way recently and some are now very good ( e.g Pany GH4).  Those that offer 'focus peaking', a technology normal on video cameras, are especially useful.  

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 1:18 PM, Peter Shute <> wrote:
I've heard the "step too far" comment before. I'm wondering if the SX60 is as good as the SX50 when only zoomed out to the SX50's maximum zoom. Apparently it has a higher resolution viewfinder, and my experience with the Canon S3 is that that is a very valuable thing. Sometimes just finding the bird in the viewfinder can be a challenge with an electronic viewfinder, a disadvantage I forgot to mention earlier.

Peter Shute

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harold Schranz [
> Sent: Monday, 21 September 2015 11:33 AM
> To: John Brown
> Cc: Peter Shute; Sonja Ross; Steve Read; COG List; Birding-aus
> Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] RE: [Birding-Aus] Advice on first camera
> I'd highly recommend the Canon SX50HS (if you can still find
> it); the SX60HS is said to be a step too far.

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