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S3 IS * CANON TEST PAGE * A520




POWERSHOT S3 IS - 6 MP ......................... POWERSHOT A520 - 4 MP
12x OPT. ZOOM ( 4x DIG.) ......................4x OPT. ZOOM ( 3.6x DIG. ZOOM )
SD CARD - 4 AA BATTERY ........................... SD CARD - 2 AA BATTERY
510 gr - 18 oz ........................... 180 gr - 6.3 oz



Test 001 @ 24 meter - Settings Auto - max zoom
taken through glass window


Test 002 - @ 30 meter - Settings Auto - max zoom
taken through glass window


Test 003 - @ 35 meter - Settings Auto - max zoom
taken through glass window


Some I made with my own "handy" Powershot A520

2nd wing GBP
2nd wing GBP
Panorama - Geomatics Business Park


Cormorant / Aalscholver - taken with NIKON D50 - 23 Apr 2007
image via Inge Nijhoff, INFRAM - opposite of my office


Cormorant - shrinked image - taken with A520 - Jun 2007
Sign with P-word Graffiti


Oystercatchers - shrinked image - taken with A520 - Apr 2007


Cormorant - Oystercatchers - shrinked image - taken with A520 - Jun 2007


Young barn swallow - shrinked image - taken with A520 - Jun 2007


Great Spotted Woodpecker - nestling - shrinked image - taken with A520 - Jun 2007



Image made with the Powershot S3-IS - ( IS = Image Stabilizer )




"Henk" the Heron - crop image - taken with S3-IS - Jun 2007

Top - original crop - res. 1408x708 - 804 Kb
Mid - resize to 580x277 - 59 Kb
Under - resize to 580x277 and sharpen - 51Kb
Mostly for my previews I use the last option - using Paint Shop Pro -
images are small - for uploading - and still oke for a good view and idea



Summary:
The image quality of the 6MP S3-IS is way better then the 4MP A520
Optical Zoom of 12X with the Image Stabilizer is also a great option
At the otherhand I had some difficulties with the automatic focus
One image is oke and the next at the same position is just out of focus
Will add some examples - see below -
The A520 is still a "handy" camera, as you can see on my "goodies" above
I like the compact size of the camera
A 2x telephoto converter, is for both camera's an optional feature
The best option is buying a S3-IS with teleconverter and keeping the A520 for nearby
Compatibility of the SD-card and NI-MH AA-batteries is another deal





Barn swallow - shrinked image - taken with S3-IS - Jun 2007
Out of focus problem


Oystercatcher - shrinked image - taken with S3-IS - Jun 2007
Out of focus problem


Barn swallow - shrinked image - taken with S3-IS - Jun 2007



Caught Kingfisher with A520 - time to buy a better Zoom ;) - as below -


Kingfisher at same spot - photo taken by Hans van't Noordende - at @ 5ft
using Sony DSLR Alpha 100
Lens - 4.5-5.6 / 75-300 of Sony - self-timer - taken from tripod


forbidden to fish - verboden te vissen
- removed P-word graffiti on sign - PATS ;)






Always want to make a real close-up............unfortunately not this one
Both crashed into the same window a few days apart - 2 Sep 2007


One of the Kingfishers is still around my office - 1 Dec 2007 - 15:08pm




Alopochen aegyptiacus - Egyptian goose - Nijlgans, seen from my office - 18 May 2008
Female - 1st image and in 2nd image on the right - smaller as male
Taken with Powershot A520 - top @ 20 m - bottom @10 m
First time seen here !!! - I'm since Aug 1967 in this area -


Buzzard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - White Wagtail - - - - - - - - - - - Barn Swallow - - - - - - - - - - Young Kingfisher - 20 Jun 2008

Grey Heron / Blauwe Reiger - 31 Aug 2009 - 18:14pm
Grey Heron / Blauwe Reiger - 31 Aug 2009 - 18:15pm
Grey Heron / Blauwe Reiger - 31 Aug 2009 - 18:14 - 18:15pm
PowerShot A520 @ 7 meter !!! taken through glass window
for 'intimi' he is better known as "Henk" - info PATS

Grey Heron / Blauwe Reiger - 02 Sep 2009
Grey Heron / Blauwe Reiger - 02 Sep 2009
PowerShot A520 @ 14 meter !!! taken through glass window

Grey Heron / Blauwe Reiger - 02 Sep 2009
Grey Heron / Blauwe Reiger - 02 Sep 2009
Grey Heron / Blauwe Reiger - 02 Sep 2009
PowerShot A520 @ 12 meter

10 Cormorants at GBP
10 Cormorants / 10 Aalscholvers
PowerShot A520 @ 30 meter !!! taken through glass window

Cormorant at GBP - 02 Jun 2007
Cormorant at GBP - 02 Jun 2007
PowerShot A520 @ 12 meter !!! taken through glass window

Cormorant at GBP - 02 Jun 2007
Cormorant at GBP - 02 Jun 2007
PowerShot A520 @ 12 meter !!! taken through glass window

Heron and Cormorant in one shot
Heron and Cormorant in one shot
PowerShot A520 @ 30 meter

Cormorant - 9 Jul 2007 - at GBP
Cormorant - 9 Jul 2007 - at GBP
Cormorant - 9 Jul 2007 - at GBP
Cormorant - 09 Jul 2007 - at GBP
PowerShot A520 @ 8 meter

Kingfisher / IJsvogel - 18 Sep 2010
Kingfisher / IJsvogel - 18 Sep 2010
PowerShot A520 @ 14 meter !!! taken through glass window

Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 06 Apr 2011
Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 06 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 3 meter !!! taken through glass window

Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 11 Apr 2011
Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 11 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 2 meter !!! open office window

Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 13 Apr 2011
Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 13 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 1 meter !!! open office window

Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 14 Apr 2011
Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 14 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 8 meter !!! taken through glass window

Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 16 Apr 2011
Oystercatcher / Scholekster - 16 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 3 meter !!! taken through glass window

Oystercatchers / Scholeksters - 20 Apr 2011
Oystercatchers / Scholeksters - 20 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 2 meter !!! open office window

Oystercatchers / Scholeksters - 20 Apr 2011
Oystercatchers / Scholeksters - 20 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 2 meter !!! open office window

White Wagtail - Witte Kwikstaart - 01 Jun 2009
White Wagtail - Witte Kwikstaart - 18 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 5 meter !!! taken through glass window

White Wagtail - Witte Kwikstaart - 18 Apr 2011
White Wagtail - Witte Kwikstaart - 18 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 4 meter !!! taken through glass window

Mallard / Wilde Eend - 28 Apr 2011
Mallard / Wilde Eend - 28 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 10 meter !!! open office window

Lapwing - Kievit - Vanellus vanellus - 30 Apr 2011
Lapwing - Kievit - Vanellus vanellus - 30 Apr 2011
Lapwing - Kievit - Vanellus vanellus - 30 Apr 2011 / 01 May 2011
PowerShot A520 @ 12 meter - along bicycle track

Chick Lapwing - Kievit - Vanellus vanellus - 30 Apr 2011
Chick Lapwing - Kievit - Vanellus vanellus - 05 May 2011 - 07:03am
PowerShot A520 @ 0.5 meter - along bicycle track

Family Swan - 27 Jun 2011 - along Duinweg
Wake-up call - 27 Jun 2011 - Duinweg
Wake-up call - 27 Jun 2011 - 06:52am
PowerShot A520 @ 3.0 meter - along bicycle track (Duinweg)

Mother Swan - bye bye - 27 Jun 2011 - along Duinweg
Bye Bye - 27 Jun 2011 - 07:00am
PowerShot A520 @ 8.0 meter - along bicycle track (Duinweg)

Four swallows in Nest '1' - near office
Barn Swallows - 07 Jul 2012 - 06:45am
PowerShot A520 @ 0.5 meter - near office

Four swallows in Nest '1' - near office
Barn Swallows - 11 Jul 2012 - 11:28am
PowerShot A520 @ 0.5 meter - near office

Four swallows in Nest '1' - near office
Barn Swallows - 13 Jul 2012 - 14:07pm
PowerShot A520 @ 0.5 meter - near office

Four swallows in Nest '1' - near office
Barn Swallows - 14 Jul 2012 - 12:51pm
PowerShot A520 @ 0.3 meter - near office

Final images at Nest '1'
Final images of Nest "1" - 14 Jul 2012 - 12:51pm
PowerShot A520 @ 0.5 - 0.3 meter - near office

SX220 HS * CANON TEST PAGE * A520


De Weerribben-Wieden National Park
Kingfisher - PowerShot A520 - PATS
Kingfisher - PowerShot A520 - PATS
Kingfisher - 20 Jun 2015 - 3:46pm
PowerShot A520 @ 20 meter @ N52.6897028, E6.0002111

De Weerribben-Wieden National Park
Kingfisher - PowerShot SX220 HS - POOH
Kingfisher - PowerShot SX220 HS - POOH Kingfisher - PowerShot SX220 HS - POOH @ 30 meter
Kingfisher - PowerShot SX220 HS - POOH
Kingfisher - 20 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm
PowerShot SX220 HS @ 20 meter @ N52.6897028, E6.0002111

CANON POWERSHOT SX220 HS - 14x optical zoom (5.0 - 70.0 mm) - 12MP ( 4000 x 3000)
Weight: 7.6 oz - 215 g (including battery and SD memory card)

Two Kingfishers in one shot - PowerShot A520 - PATS
Two Kingfishers in one shot - 26 Jul 2015 - 8:50am
PowerShot A520 @ 13 meter !!! taken through glass window

R E V I E W
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I might consider a new small compact when I see the differences above
CANON POWERSHOT SX710 HS is a good candidate
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 30x Optical, 4x Digital and 120x Combined Zoom
with Optical Image Stabilizer - Auto, ISO 80-3200 - 20 MP (5184 x 3888)
9.5 oz (269 g) includes batteries
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info by PATS - 22 Jun 2015
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Sperwer - Sparrowhawk (male) - PowerShot A520 - PATS
Sperwer - Sparrowhawk (male) - 20 Jun 2016 - 17:51PM
PowerShot A520 @ 4 meter !!! taken through glass window

The Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), also known as the northern sparrowhawk
or simply the sparrowhawk, is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae

30 Jul 2016 - Kingfisher spotted in window @ 4 meter
10 Dec 2016 - Kingfisher spotted with fish in his beak @ 4 meter ... GREAT VIEW :)
20 Aug 2017 - Kingfisher spotted near office

Like the close-up of this young Great Tit - "Koolmees" -
Just before it was leaving the nest box
Hard to make....... certainly with the delay of the camera
but with some patience - count to 20 !! - it was Bingo
Great Tit / Koolmees in nest box - 2006
Great Tit / Koolmees in nest box - 2006
PowerShot A520 @ 0.5 meter


At "DCRP" you will find a specified review about the Canon Powershot S3
and also of the Canon Powershot A520
Or check "DPREVIEW" for all Canon cameras at www.dpreview.com

GBP - 27 Apr 2011
GBP - 27 Apr 2011
PowerShot A520 - collage 4 images -




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