I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in showing off the capabilities of their equipment? As an example I'll post 4 shots that I took with my Canon PowerShot SX30IS to show the zoom capability of this little $200 point and shoot. Now grant it the results of this digital zoom is of rather low quality for any thing other than maybe a technical aspect, But for a point and shoot it's not that bad. The first two shots are of the gas station across the street from my house, about 100yrds or so. This camera does not shoot in raw and no post work was done on either set. Setting for first set are as follows:
f/5.8 1/25 ISO:80 4mm then zoomed out to 150x4mm.
The second set was looking out over Tampa Bay to the East. This Coast Guard cutter seem to me to be about a mile or so out there. And seems to have a hole torn in the port side toward the stern. The crudely drawn squares in the wide shots represent where I zoomed into. Setting for second set are: f/4 1/400 ISO:80 4mm Then Zoomed in: f/5.8 1/800 ISO:125 150mmx4