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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Hello, I'm very new to the world of photography but I have been using a PowerShot SD1400 is to capture my oil/acrylic paintings for a few years now. Yesterday I decided to upgrade because I wanted get an even higher quality image of my art for prints, online, etc. I bought the PowerShot SX50 HS instead of the Rebel T3i because of price but then realized that another store had the Rebel for the same price that I paid for the SX50. I can return the PowerShot and get the Rebel if I knew that it would give me a much better image but I'm not sure because I don't know enough about cameras. I do know that I really don't need the mega zoom on the PS SX50 for photographing 2D art. If anyone could help or give any suggestions I would be quite grateful.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:51 pm 
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I haven't used the SX50 HS but I can say the T3i can offer vastly superior image quality, even with the less expensive lenses.

They have vaguely similar form factors but the T3i has a much larger sensor and with larger pixels, it can capture more detail and less "noise".

The SX50 HS would generally be purchased by those who are looking for a wide focal range but don't want to break the bank for it. In comparison, the T3i offers better low light performance and better image quality. However to achieve the same focal range as the SX50 HS would probably require a second mortgage on your house. :mrgreen:

I'm not trying to say you wasted your money on the SX50 HS but if you don't need its zoom, you won't be making the most out of the camera as its zoom is arguably its party piece and one of the key reasons one would buy it.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:11 am 
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Thanks for your response and the info, that helps a bunch. I had a feeling that I should've waited and done a bit more research before jumping into the purchase. Luckily if need be I can return one and pick up the other no harm other than time lost.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:20 am 
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I was only looking at the SX50 myself recently, as an addition to a DSLR, mostly because it does have such a fantastic zoom range in a small-ish while maintaining adequate quality. If you were to try to get a similar range with a DSLR, you will be paying for it! The SX50 can be considered a jack of all trades, master of none.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:56 pm 
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Thanks for your reply Popo, I appreciate all the help. really in any other situation I would be completely happy with the SX50 for everyday shooting but my main interest was to get the best quality image for my 2D paintings, for the price. For making prints, importing and editing in photoshop, etc. And if the Rebel t3i, t4, or t3 can produce a better quality image than I will be returning the SX50.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:48 pm 
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If you're still interested, CameraLabs has excellent reviews. I recommend looking at the "sample images" section of each camera:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_PowerShot_SX50_HS/sample_images.shtml
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_Rebel_T4i_650D/sample_images.shtml

If you noticed, I linked to the T4i instead of the T3i. The reason why is because the subject matter in the sample images in the T3i review are so different, so much that they are like comparing apples and oranges. The specs are so close with the T3i and T4i with respects to the hardware (with the exception of Digic IV/V processor) that image quality is very close.

But, if you want to see the T3i sample images, they're here:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_600D_Rebel_T3i/sample_images.shtml

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:30 pm 
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Awesome, thanks for the help. I ended up buying the T3i (or 600d) after I was unable to get the T2i, and I'm happy with it so far. If I could afford to get a higher megapixel camera for the ability to make higher quality larger prints of my work I would (maybe someday) but for now this is great. The print size will be sufficient at 18mp. Now I just have to learn how to use it. :)


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