Its an older model, but it has served me well
Let me rephrase your opening statement "I should have led with that". Thanks to Lyall's Questions we finally got to it!.You know you could have led with that. :rolling:
Get enough zoom and you won't need to leave the seat to get a close-up of that unidentified bug.
A detail my old camera lacks is the ability to zoom while recording video. If you are recording a soccer game and want to zoom in on your g-g-daughter's game-winning grin, then you would wish you didn't have to pause the recording to zoom in. Not necessarily a requirement, but a final point to choose between two cameras that were otherwise equal.
When pixel counts were 1M to 5M pixels, there was a big difference. But now I agree, it's more for marketing. All are over 10M pixels - more than enough.
If you have $s left over, get a good quality memory card. Look for "class 10". Poking around the internet, SanDisk looks like a safe bet.
I am assuming the SX160 is the model that followed the 150? That is one I have been looking at closely.DITTO!
I had a few digital cameras and you click the button and it took a second or two for the picture to be taken.. The Power-shot takes the picture instantly.. I bought a power-shot SX-150 and it takes great pictures @ 14MP.. The 520- WHdb has above is a lot older than mine but mine is a nice personal camera.. I was thinking about the SX-350 18MP for the better optical zoom but I opted to keep the $180 price difference in my pocket. As far as posting pictures in here I reduce the picture size by 70% or they won't fit.. Happy shopping! :thumbs: