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    Default Budget digital camera for landscape photography

    I have budget of round about 250$ and I am confused about which point and shoot will do very good low light photography along with landscape photography (i am not even a beginnar,just an amateur,photography lover)

    I shortlisted 3 of the cameras,I don't know much about the things such as aperture,focal length and wide angle lens etc


    1. Ixus 500/510 hs
    2. Ixus 255 hs
    3. Ixus 240 hs
    4. powershot 530 Elph..

    please help me?

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    Default Re: Budget digital camera for landscape photography

    All four Canons will do well with landscapes, though with the Ixus 255 and Ixus 240 you'll notice some distortion when shooting at extreme wide angle (no zoom). All four will do fairly well in low light, though you can do better with a camera that has a larger sensor such as the Canon Powershot S110, which is currently available online (in the US) for $219.
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    Default Re: Budget digital camera for landscape photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Stanton View Post
    All four Canons will do well with landscapes, though with the Ixus 255 and Ixus 240 you'll notice some distortion when shooting at extreme wide angle (no zoom). All four will do fairly well in low light, though you can do better with a camera that has a larger sensor such as the Canon Powershot S110, which is currently available online (in the US) for $219.
    actually In my country The most costly cam i can afford is a 255 hs (due to dollar rate adjustment) and also today I found out Powershot sx 240? how it will stack up against others?

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    Default Re: Budget digital camera for landscape photography

    I have also seen used Panasonic LX5 for around $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kashan123999 View Post
    actually In my country The most costly cam i can afford is a 255 hs (due to dollar rate adjustment) and also today I found out Powershot sx 240? how it will stack up against others?
    The SX240 has a longer optical zoom than the others but its image quality is about the same.
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    Default Re: Budget digital camera for landscape photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Stanton View Post
    The SX240 has a longer optical zoom than the others but its image quality is about the same.
    but it has nice telephoto zoom i reckon? what do you think of that?

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    Default Re: Budget digital camera for landscape photography

    Quote Originally Posted by kashan123999 View Post
    but it has nice telephoto zoom i reckon? what do you think of that?
    20x for the sx240 vs 10x for the Ixus 255. The SX240 is a bulkier than the Ixus 255 and its performance is slower as well though, as I said, image quality is very similar.

    I can't say which camera is better - for each one there's a trade off.

    Correction - the SX240 hs is a quicker camera than the Ixus 255
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    Default Re: Budget digital camera for landscape photography

    Quote Originally Posted by kashan123999 View Post
    but it has nice telephoto zoom i reckon? what do you think of that?
    I think that long telephoto has little to do with landscape photography, unless you are shooting sunsets.

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    Default Re: Budget digital camera for landscape photography

    Go with Canon PowerShot SX260. It has 25mm wide-angle lens with optical image stabilizer and 20x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 80x combined zoom.

    It's the best option for you and only costs $212 on Amazon Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Image Stabilized Zoom 25mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video (Black): Camera & Photo
    SX260 has a better image quality and performance wise it's awesome. It can be a better choice for you. What you think.

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    Default Re: Budget digital camera for landscape photography

    I agree, the SX260 is a very good, all around point and shoot. It's the same as the SX240 with WiFi and a GPS.
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