Night Shot Tested

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS night shot test

Mentioned in my previous post, I've bought my camera finally. It is the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS, and I would like to thank those of you who had gave me your valuable suggestions and recommendations. They had been very helpful when selecting my new camera. I've read a few reviews highlighting that this model produces noisy photos under low light conditions. So I thought may be I should test it.

The photo above was taken today at about 8pm. The settings on my camera were, shutter speed 5sec in AV mode (aperture mode) TV mode (Shutter Priority), with exposure +1 2/3 and ISO 200. Unfortunately it was raining and a few drops of rain settled on my lens when taking this shot. In the photo, this is Manchester Piccadilly road. I'm actually quite pleased with the quality, although may be reducing the exposure slightly, and having a longer shutter speed will achieve better effects.

Exposure is a matter of taste. Good luck with your new tool!
Per Stromsjo    Wed, 30 Dec 2009 06:53:44 +0800
Very nice and I can see that the streets are empty ya at 8 pm ya ;D

Happy New Year Alex !!
shionge    Wed, 30 Dec 2009 09:18:27 +0800
Per Stromsjo: Actually after a second look. I think the photo's exposure is quite ok. I guess you are right about exposure is a matter of taste. Winking Smiley Thanks!

shionge: haha... it's the holidays period. Very Happy Smiley
Alexander    Wed, 30 Dec 2009 09:54:46 +0800
That's a pretty good shot!
Quite pretty.

Thanks so much for giving my blog a visit! Happy Smiley
Its always nice to know how people find my blog. I love Zakka Life.

You got a pretty nice site yourself! Happy Smiley Thanks for introducing me to it! Happy Smiley
*~kAy~*    Wed, 30 Dec 2009 11:52:26 +0800
This is a very good test photo and it has a good balance. Canon is always a good choice and that one has many good qualities.
chrome3d    Wed, 30 Dec 2009 19:25:54 +0800
Hi Alex! Great shot! Enjoy your new camera!!

Blogtrotter has reached the January 2009 trips! Not bad; just one year delay... Winking Smiley
Enjoy and enter 2010 in great shape! Wish you all the best for the New Year!!!
Trotter    Wed, 30 Dec 2009 21:17:33 +0800
Alex: That is really nice, I've never tried this type of setting with my SX10IS but I enjoy the camera. Did you use a tripod for the 5 second exposure?
Fishing Guy    Wed, 30 Dec 2009 22:09:56 +0800
*~kAy~*: thanks for the nice comments, and thanks for visiting my blog too. Yups, Zakka Life is a very interesting. Happy Smiley

chrome3d: Thanks. Yups, Canon is a good choice. Very Happy Smiley

Trotter: haha... thanks Very Happy Smiley

Fishing Guy: You should try it. It is better to use a tripod, but I took it hand held; holding firmly with both hands while resting my arms against the rails. Happy Smiley
Alexander    Thu, 31 Dec 2009 02:50:41 +0800
Sorry guys I've just realised that I have misprinted one of the information above. Instead of setting the camera to "AV mode (aperture mode)", it should be set to "TV mode (Shutter Priority)". The rest remains the same.
Alexander    Thu, 31 Dec 2009 03:53:35 +0800
Yes, I was wondering whether you had bought a camera or not and now you have. Happy Smiley I've heard mostly positive thing about that model so I think you'll be pleased.

I want to wish you a Happy New Year! May your photos be great and also the rest of your life!
AKO    Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:57:22 +0800
Very cool about your new camera. Congrats. I need a new one. ;-) Nice photo.

Happy, Happy New Year!

Paz    Sat, 02 Jan 2010 05:29:43 +0800
You are a credit to Canon. That is a great shot. Happy New Year.
SandyCarlson    Sat, 02 Jan 2010 11:30:56 +0800
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