Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My Christmas Wish List (Wish No. 1)

I'm starting to love photography. I'm grinning whenever my photographer friend says that I'm good at taking pictures and with proper training I can be a pro. Too bad I don't have a camera like his. So this Christmas, I won't be wishing for another two front teeth. I'm wishing for this Canon Powershot SX20 IS Digital Camera.  

Canon  Powershot SX20 IS Digital Camera
See the specs:

Image Sensor
Camera Effective Pixels
Approx 12.1 Million pixels (CCD)
Focal Length (35 mm film equivalent)20x zoom:28(W) - 560(T) mm
Focusing RangeNormal:50cm (1.6ft.) – infinity (W), 1m (3.3ft.) – infinity(T)
Macro:10 – 50cm (W) (3.9in. – 1.6ft. (W))
Super Macro:0 – 10cm (W) (0 – 3.9in. (W))
All Range:10cm – infinity (W), 1m – infinity (T)
(3.9in. – Infinity (W), 3.3ft. – infinity (T))
* While shooting in Auto mode
Image Stabilizer (IS) System
Lens-shift type
Imaging Processor
0.44 inch electronic viewfinder*
(Effective dots: Approx. 235,000 dots with dioptric and 5 level of brightness adjustment)
LCD MonitorType:2.5-inch type, colour LCD with wide viewing angle
(Effective dots: Approx. 230,000 dots)
Features:Variangle type (Movement: approx. 170 degrees horizontal, approx 270 degrees rotational)
AF (Face Detect*1*2 / Center*3 / Flexizone )
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE
Manual Focus
*1AF frame can be moved and fixed to specified face face.
*2If no face is detected, AiAF (9 frames) is set in Auto mode, and Centre is set in all other modes.
*3AF frame size is selectable.
Metering System
Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average, Spot*2
*1Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detect AF.
*2Fixed to center / linked to the AF frame.
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto* , ISO 80/ 100/ 200/ 400/ 800/ 1600
*Subject movement is taken into account while shooting in Auto mode.
White Balance
Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
*Face detect evaluates the colour of the faces in the scene.
1 – 1/3200 sec.
15 – 1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range.)
Iris type
f/2.8 - f/8.0*(W), f/5.7 - f/8.0*(T)
*Up to f/9.0 when in Auto mode.
50cm – 6.8m (W), 1.0m – 3.7m (T)
(1.6ft. – 22ft. (W), 3.3ft. – 12ft. (T))
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes
C, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto*1, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Sports, SCN*2, Stitch Assits, Movie
*1Adjusts image to optimum settings depending on the scene.
*2Indoor, Sunset, Night Scene, Fireworks, Beach, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO3200, Color Accent, Color Swap.
Digital ZoomStill images/Movies:Approx. 4.0x (up to approx. 80x in combination with the optical zoom), Safety Zoom, Digital Tele-converter
Continuous ShootingNormal:Approx. 1.0 shots/sec.
AF:Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.
LV:Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.
Number of Images Shot (CIPA)Alkaline:Approx. 350 images (viewfinder), Approx. 340 images (LCD monitor)
NiMH:Approx. 620 images (viewfinder), Approx. 600 images (LCD monitor)
Recording Specifications
Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Data TypeStill Images:Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movies:MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (stereo))
*Not compatible with AVI.
Number of Recording PixelsStill Images:
Medium 1:3264x2448
Medium 2:2592x1944
Medium 3:1600x1200
*Date stamp is available in all recording pixels.
Movies:Standard, Color Accent,
Color Swap: HD (1280x720 (30fps)), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps)
Display Languages
26 languages
Digital input/output (Hi-Speed USB*1 (MTP, PTP supported))
Digital Audio and video Output*2 (HDMI Compliant)
*2HDMITM mini connector
*33.5mm jack
Power Source
4 AA Alkaline batteries
4 AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (NB4-300/NB4-200)
AC Adapter Kit CA-PS700
Dimensions (excluding protrusions)
124.0 x 88.3 x 86.9 mm (4.88 x 3.48 x 3.42 in.)
Weight (camera body only)
Approx. 560g (19.8oz.)
Others (Differences)
Blink detection, Enhanced i-Contrast, Scroll Display, Index Playback with a variable number of images, Rotate images (always on), Folder Creation (limited type), Hints and Tips display

Isn't it so oh awesome!!!

Early bird catches the worm and success comes to those who prepare well and put in effort. Starting today I'll try to be good and hope Mr. Santa reads this. 

But of course Santa, I still want a car to go with this :)

1 comment:

Dinah said...

Ako din I want a DLSR!And I want the car too!

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