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    Canon SX60......users

    Hey i know alot of Kiwis were into the SX60 befre the upgrade model came out........ alot of Guys were also using this model as a Spotter scope with the 260X zoom...

    keen to discuss with some prior users of the sx60 hs ...


    Things like what settings you mostly used, or just the standard "auto" feature?

    Did the footage seem real grainy in those pre dawn and later afternoon scenerios? or grainy more often than not unless the Sun is A1 perfect and all lighting and - all stars aligned- for great footage?


    Was focus a bit of an issue ? especially when out a bit further and the half press focus mode, but then to Hit the record button it loses that locked on focus and tried to refocus and maybe times may end up with out of focus shot,, out of focus and grainy as fuck.

    i also noticed in NZ on the tops, the heat shimmer made it impossible to use as a spotter in alot of instances, not a fine enough detail to count point or see much more than, yeah antlers, big medium small, or hind, no antlers.... or Yes thats a tahr. etc.



    i am goin to search this forum too for more info on specifically the SX60.............. im sure many stuff has been asked before... it is a bit frusterating but i spose thats just how it goes, without spending 2k or so for a hardout Camera with better features..
    it is fair to say the sx60 is proberly a bit out dated now but something doesnt seem right with it

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    Hi, i mostly use the P mode, and yep they can be grainy in poor light, video looses focus etc, i also found that it has problems foucing in low light, i hear the 70 has better colours and less grey. i always use the timer for taking pics of stags as that reduces the shutter blur especially when using a lot of zoom, the main reason i like the sx60 over say a p900 is that it is small enough to easily fit in my kangaroo pocket of my hunting top so it is aways on hand when hunting. i know guys using the 70s and they liked the 60 better and some others the other way round, might be time for an upgrade to a 70.
    For the price they are a good camera, i will be up grading to a 70 when i get some spare coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco View Post
    Hi, i mostly use the P mode, and yep they can be grainy in poor light, video looses focus etc, i also found that it has problems foucing in low light, i hear the 70 has better colours and less grey. i always use the timer for taking pics of stags as that reduces the shutter blur especially when using a lot of zoom, the main reason i like the sx60 over say a p900 is that it is small enough to easily fit in my kangaroo pocket of my hunting top so it is aways on hand when hunting. i know guys using the 70s and they liked the 60 better and some others the other way round, might be time for an upgrade to a 70.
    For the price they are a good camera, i will be up grading to a 70 when i get some spare coin.
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    hey appreciate that.

    i have played with P a few times too! it gives a lil bit more adjust for lighting. (gave it another look over, will try P again an change a few things! thanks)
    found some of them settings just go back to a default type of film mode i think, so thru ya view finder its all hunky dorey an then ya press record and its almost black..

    yep copy on the 2sec timer for images, im on that right track also-

    i havnt looked into the 70 yet, i suppose that is the next avenue, upgrading!

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    I have been using the older SX50 for a while. Does the trick for me - before the heat shimmy comes on, usually zoom in on a stag to re check the head. Must admit i haven't worked all the other functions yet.

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    260 will be -digital- zoom....

    The actual optics (quick google) give you an impressive 65* zoom (!!)

    However that's handicapped by both a 1/2.3 sensor, which is a nudge bigger than old standard 1/3cmos, but a full 34 times smaller than a full frame dslr.
    Further your aperture tops out at 6.5 where for clarity at range you'd want 8-14 or better.

    Quick suggest for improve quality, get stable, set iso to 200, aperture to max (=>6.5) But yeah. That teeny sensor can only do so much.
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    Could pay to pop it into a pro shop. Check your shutter count, then it's expected life (on a forum) If it has life left then could get sensor and lenses cleaned, not sure if metering or anything can be re-calibrated on that model... but yeah.
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