Originally Posted by damian5000
You won't get much better image quality out of these than the a495. Some better features though...the HD video, IS, and ultrazoom would be nice to have. I've always liked Canon..Best bang for the buck with Panasonic a close 2nd.
I really wouldn't listen too much to the salesman. Read pro reviews I think is a better way to choose.
I know quality wise the thing won't improve much because the sensor size is the same, but I really want the IS now that I saw the differences, also the aperture size is a bit better and as fair as I know the Canon sx130 is the only one with full Manual mode, I might use it if I know how to do it.
Also I'm going to a very good reputation shop, photography specialised and I always can agree or disagree with them but I always like to hear salesman opinions just to know if they lie or not.
Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d
I only really compare the noise, CA, and sharpness of photos. Things like color are more in-body image processing than anything. It's how cameras work: Shoot in JPEG and the camera has to convert from RAW to JPEG, adding additional processing steps in between. Many manufacturers like to turn up saturation as a result to give you more color, enticing many more buyers.
I personally don't look at an image beyond noise, CA, and sharpness when comparing cameras/lenses.
That's what I wanted to mean, my bad, looking at the real world photos of the 3 cameras, the canon does a very good job compared to the other 2, being really close to the panasonic but better in my opinion, also with higher ISO looks like the canon gets photos with less noise.
Also the macro is very good and making pics of computers is always nice to have.
I knew 0 when I started this topic, and now I see photography different already, sensors, aperture sizes, ISO, IS, macro, jesus