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For the past 10 years, Canon PowerShot cameras have become increasingly popular among professional photographers, photographic artists, advanced amateur photographers, and even casual camera bugs.  Photography is an art form.  The shot made on a whim at a family gathering may turn into a precious memory that will endure for life times to come.  The best landscape on earth can be shared by millions when captured by an excellent camera at just the right time and angle.  A camera cannot make an artist, but an artist can utilize fine tools and equipment to create works that are timeless.  Canon PowerShot cameras provide the perfect blend of innovative technology and ease of use that allows personal creativity to soar to new heights.

There are two types of camera enthusiasts.  One group loves to bury themselves in the specifications, functions, and performance of the camera itself.  They will discuss every detail with fascination and enthusiasm.  It is important to them to see the evolution of a camera series from the first model placed on the market until the latest offering.  What is new, what has been replaced, and what have been retained are important factors that are considered.  The other group is not as concerned with specifics.  Rather, they want to concentrate on what and how they are photographing and let the camera take care of the details.  Canon PowerShot cameras can satisfy both groups of enthusiasts handily and you an communicate with fellow enthusiasts by participating in photography on the net discussions.

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Two very popular lines of Canon PowerShot cameras are the G Series and the SX Series.  The G Series is the flagship camera Canon PowerShot cameras.  They are designed for very advanced amateur and professional photographers.  These cameras are for enthusiasts who like to have many features and functions at their fingertips that they can adjust and manipulate while shooting.  They are willing to invest the time and effort to learn the minute details of how to work every feature on command.  Listed below are some basic specifications for the G Series cameras.

Canon PowerShot G Series


Model

Date

Mega Pixels

Processor

LCD Screen Size

Card

G1

September 2000

3.3

DIGIC

1.8”

CF

G2

August 2001

4

DIGIC

1.8”

CF

G3

September 2002

4

DIGIC

1.8”

CF

G5

June 2003

5

DIGIC

1.8”

CF

G6

August 2004

7.1

DIGIC

2.0”

CF

G7

September 2006

10

DIGIC III

2.5”

SD, SDH, MMC

G9

August 2007

12.1

DIGIC III

3.0”

SD, SDH, MMC

G10

October 2008

14.7

DIGIC 4

3.0”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

G11

October 2009

10

DIGIC 4

2.8”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

G12

September 2010

10

DIGIC 4

2.8”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

 

The Canon PowerShot SX Series of cameras are more of the “point and shoot” cameras that are canon_powershot_sx100isvery popular with amateur photographers and camera bugs that want to be able to shoot pictures without having to do a lot of manual manipulations to get their pictures just right.  Nevertheless, you can learn valuable tips for getting better photos by participating in a Canon PowerShot Forum. See the list below for specifications and the evolution of the SX Series cameras.

Canon PowerShot SX Series


Model

Date

Mega Pixels

Processor

LCD Screen Size

Card

SX1 IS

December 2008

10

DIGIC 4

2.8”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

SX10 IS

October 2008

10

DIGIC 4

2.5”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

SX20 IS

August 2009

12

DIGIC 4

2.5”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

SX30 IS

September 2010

14.1

DIGIC 4

2.7”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

SX100 IS

August 2007

8

DIGI III

2.5”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

SX110 IS

September 2008

9

DIGI III

3.0”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

SX120 IS

August 2009

10

DIGIC 4

3.0”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

SX130 IS

September 2010

12.1

DIGIC 4

3.0”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

SX200 IS

March 2009

12.1

DIGIC 4

3.0”

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

SX210 IS

March 2010

14.1

DIGIC 4

3.0”

SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+

 

Everyone will develop a favorite camera that they love to use.  Some of the better Canon PowerShot cameras to investigate are the SX30 IS, SX210 IS, SX130 IS, and SX120 IS.  Great cameras are like vintage guitars they cannot be replicated or improved.  You may want to consider purchasing an older camera that fits your needs better than the newest product that has just been released.  Research will lead you in the right direction.  Using a camera that frees your mind and spirit to concentrate on what and how you are shooting instead of how to work your camera can provide you countless hours of fun and entertainment. 

You Have the Tools so now What Are You Going to Do?

Photography is, and should be, great fun.  It is the perfect way to capture a moment, memory, face, scene, place, or subject instantly.  Creativity runs wild when you are having fun and capturing images that will affect not only you, but everyone that has a chance to see your creations.  The pictures, angles, and effects are your own creation.  Your point of view is unique and different from anyone else’s point of view.  Creative photography generates laughs, tears, impressions, and thoughts from both yourself and others.  It is a way to connect to your friends, relatives, friends, and admirers.  As you have fun photographing with fine cameras, your enjoyment and contentment will grow and your creativity with soar and soar and soar to new heights. 

About The Author

Jason Canon is the Publisher of the Canon Owners Exchange at http://Canon.org.  He has been an avid and prolific photographic artist for over 30 years.  Jason graduated from the University of Maryland and is now a retired computer geek.  Currently, he resides in Virginia with his wife Teresa, son Ben, and dog Pogo.

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