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    Default canon ixus 400 vs canon powershot a80 - simple astrophotography?



    Hi everybody,

    Has anyone any experience using either of these 4MP cameras for simple
    astrophotography? If so any feedback would be appreciated, thanks.

    Dave Randell



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    Default canon ixus 400 vs canon powershot a80 - simple astrophotography?

    I get good results with the 2 Megapixel Canon Powershot A60.
    It retails for only $230 and it has a great bayonet mount on it.

    David Randell wrote:


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    Default canon ixus 400 vs canon powershot a80 - simple astrophotography?


    I dont think the S400 has any manual photographic controls, unlike the new
    A80. Control over shutter speed/aperture etc are important for
    astrophotography.







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    Default canon ixus 400 vs canon powershot a80 - simple astrophotography?

    In article <nFVtb.1276$4Y6.990@newsfep4-winn.server.ntli.net>,
    "Elysium Fossa" <elysiumfossa@netscape.net> wrote:


    The S400 is mostly auto, but you can manually set long exposures from 1
    to 15 second with noise reduction.


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    Default canon ixus 400 vs canon powershot a80 - simple astrophotography?



    It also has focus lock which if I understand this right means you set it to
    some preset value, then it remains so until you undo that operation. So I
    guess this means one can lock it at infinity for afocal imaging? What is
    does not have is a threaded lens mount (unlike the a80 which uses a special
    adapter that fits to the body) which might be a problem. Also I am unsure
    how recessed the lens is, and if that's a problem too.

    Thanks by the way for all the replies. If anyone knows of any web sites
    showing astro images taken with the S400 or the a80, I'd appreciate a few
    pointers.

    Regards,
    Dave Randell



 

 

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