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Do you know if Best Buy will price match?
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Enough people have ordered now that the item now shows " Temporarily out of stock " versus the "Ships in 1 - 2 weeks" from yesterday.

Fingers-crossed with hopes that everyone who ordered gets this camera at this price!!!
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If you really need 40X zoom on a regular basis, you're better off getting an SX40, SX50, SX60. This tiny body will be way too hard to hold steady at that kind of zoom range.
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Small sensor allows a very compact long range zoom but there's a price to paid in terms of PQ and use of this camera in low light situations. (slow lens. noisy sensor)
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cheers2 wrote: Small sensor allows a very compact long range zoom but there's a price to paid in terms of PQ and use of this camera in low light situations. (slow lens. noisy sensor)
I wouldn't buy this Amazon deal when there are superzoom cameras all over Kijiji for $50 to $100, point and shoots like this are very hard to sell so it's a buyer's market.

I would recommend the Canon SX40 or SX50.
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You are not getting a pocket superzoom with Canon SX.
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vv12 wrote: You are not getting a pocket superzoom with Canon SX.
Yeah, but try holding a pocket sized body steady at a 40X zoom range.
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I had the Sony HX50V which is very similar to this camera but less zoom (30x) and it performs well enough for aviation photography. Definitely agree that keeping the subjects in frame is difficult, but one advantage the Canon has is the temporary zoom out assist feature so that can help you can realign your shot.

The only major problem is there's no viewfinder. I didn't think it was that important until I couldn't see the screen at all at max. brightness, on a sunny day. These cameras work best outdoors with loads of sunlight so IMO a viewfinder is a must.
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extremely good price but i've tried the 730 and didn't like it.
I'll buy if it's the 740 one...digic 8 vs digic 6 is HUGE...especially for that 40x zoom. Thanks OP
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Kurtz7834 wrote: Yeah, but try holding a pocket sized body steady at a 40X zoom range.
Totally agree.
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