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SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: flareslow
Date: November 18, 2012 12:20PM
Any format, storage, or compression issues?
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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 18, 2012 01:33PM
No difference for me. I'm really happy with the video I get from it but to be honest, I'm not fussy about video. For the family and vacation video I take it's fine.



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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 18, 2012 01:54PM
If you have a steady hand or use a tripod the video is excellent but I don't have a steady hand and without
any kind of built-in Image Stabilization I can't hold it very steady. I have a fairly high end Sony Digital8
camcorder that hasn't been used in years so I guess it has replaced my camcorder so to speak.



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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: flareslow
Date: November 18, 2012 03:01PM
Thanks for the responses. Does the Image Stabilization not work in video mode?
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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 18, 2012 03:02PM
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flareslow
Thanks for the responses. Does the Image Stabilization not work in video mode?

Not that I'm aware of.



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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: flareslow
Date: November 18, 2012 03:08PM
Our local Sam's Club has it marked down to $319 plus tax. I was thinking I could get it for my wife for Christmas to kill 2 birds with one stone. She has a good tripod with a video head.
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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: hal
Date: November 18, 2012 03:12PM
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Thanks for the responses. Does the Image Stabilization not work in video mode?

Not that I'm aware of.

yes, it does - and it works quite well.

I DO have a steady hand and with the stabilization, sometimes my videos look like they were tripod mounted...

I've never owned a video camera, so I can't compare, but the SX40 video is BY FAR the best I've seen on a point&shoot...

here's one of mine shot at full zoom:[www.youtube.com]

image quality isn't great here, partly my fault and partly youtube's fault



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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 18, 2012 03:23PM
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hal
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flareslow
Thanks for the responses. Does the Image Stabilization not work in video mode?

Not that I'm aware of.

yes, it does - and it works quite well.

I DO have a steady hand and with the stabilization, sometimes my videos look like they were tripod mounted...

I've never owned a video camera, so I can't compare, but the SX40 video is BY FAR the best I've seen on a point&shoot...

here's one of mine shot at full zoom:[www.youtube.com]

image quality isn't great here, partly my fault and partly youtube's fault

Sweet! How do I turn it on?



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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: flareslow
Date: November 18, 2012 03:28PM
Hal, you shot that handheld? That was great!
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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: hal
Date: November 18, 2012 03:35PM
It's on by default - go to the menu and select IS (Image Stabilization) and it should be on 'continuous'.
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Re: SX40 Users- How well does it replace a dedicated consumer video camera?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: November 18, 2012 06:05PM
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flareslow
Thanks for the responses. Does the Image Stabilization not work in video mode?

Not that I'm aware of.

yes, it does - and it works quite well.

I DO have a steady hand and with the stabilization, sometimes my videos look like they were tripod mounted...

I've never owned a video camera, so I can't compare, but the SX40 video is BY FAR the best I've seen on a point&shoot...

here's one of mine shot at full zoom:[www.youtube.com]

image quality isn't great here, partly my fault and partly youtube's fault

That's quite impressive, hal.



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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