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psychopomp1
03-05-11, 10:31 PM
Hi
I dropped my 2 year old Canon Powershot SX110 on concrete last week which shattered the lens, i've been quoted 130 to get it repaired but the newer model SX130 is only 150 so will bin the SX110 which is a shame as i was really happy with it. Now i did have my heart set on the Canon SX130 IS as this gets very good reviews, however looking at other similar cameras the Nikon Coolpix L120 is also very tempting at 200...this has 21x optical zoom rather than canon's 12x zoom. As for batteries, i know this puts other people off, but the camera i buy MUST use AA batteries...i have lots of spare 2500mAh AA eneloops so always have a few spare fully charged. Both the SX130 and L120 use AA batteries, though the Nikon uses 4 AAs (not a big deal). Both get good reviews. Which one would you go for?
Thanks
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-PowerShot-Digital-Camera-Megapixel/dp/B00400OK5C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304456455&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-Coolpix-L120-Digital-Camera/dp/B004LRO76Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1304456431&sr=1-1

canismajor
04-05-11, 06:34 PM
Hi
I dropped my 2 year old Canon Powershot SX110 on concrete last week which shattered the lens, i've been quoted 130 to get it repaired but the newer model SX130 is only 150 so will bin the SX110 which is a shame as i was really happy with it. Now i did have my heart set on the Canon SX130 IS as this gets very good reviews, however looking at other similar cameras the Nikon Coolpix L120 is also very tempting at 200...this has 21x optical zoom rather than canon's 12x zoom. As for batteries, i know this puts other people off, but the camera i buy MUST use AA batteries...i have lots of spare 2500mAh AA eneloops so always have a few spare fully charged. Both the SX130 and L120 use AA batteries, though the Nikon uses 4 AAs (not a big deal). Both get good reviews. Which one would you go for?
Thanks
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-PowerShot-Digital-Camera-Megapixel/dp/B00400OK5C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304456455&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-Coolpix-L120-Digital-Camera/dp/B004LRO76Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1304456431&sr=1-1
Hi there.I find it difficult to tell someone which camera of the two you mention you should buy. I typed them into Google where very comprehensive reviews can be found, but I guess it's down to your personal choice in the end. Have you had a look at these reviews? they may help you to make a better choice, based on your needs and goals. I wish you all success.. Mike.