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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:06 pm 
Hello, I am considering upgrading to one of the cameras mentioned in the thread title.

This would be to replace my aging Kodak DX6490(6 years).

One of my concerns I have is with moving objects such as automobiles and aircraft is that with my old Kodak camera, when you press the shutter button, the electronic viewfinder or LCD screen shuts off a before the image is captured thus making it hard to keep the moving object centered.

My Old Kodak is the only camera i have ever owned and I wonder if the EVF/LCD of all similar cameras is like this.

I am looking at the SX30 or SX40 and wish to know if these cameras have the problem I mentioned above with my old Kodak.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:39 am 
Seluryar - Your DX6490 was certainly quite a device in its day, but it's a 2003 design, and bridge-zoom cameras have changed a lot since then.

The Kodak has a shutter range from 16-sec to 1/1700th - the SX40 goes from 15-sec to 1/3200th. Electronics and processing/controls have advanced greatly - as have operating speed and reliability.

For moving targets - with the Canons you mention - Shutter Priority will work well if you keep the shutter speed up. For Panning shots the Canons have specific IS stabilising - under IS in the Menu, "Panning".

Continuous Shooting has been greatly upgraded in the SX40.

Have a good read of Gordon's excellent and very detailed Review of the SX40, on this site.

Then Download the SX40 Manual - and read the details of its features in that.

Regards, Dave.


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