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Hi, I have a two year old Canon PowerShot SX1. Recently began to think my shutter speeds have been on the low side, based on ISO, aperture, and general lighting conditions outside. Went out and purchased a Canon PowerShot SX130 just to compare. Took about 25 shots with each, same subjects each time, same settings, same position, about 15 seconds apart. Discovered that, on average, the SX130's shutter speeds were over 3 times higher than the SX1 for proper exposures. For instance, at ISO 100, aperture F/4, SX1 shutter speed was 1/30 and SX130 speed was 1/100 sec. Told this to a Canon rep and he said it was because the two cameras were different, light must have changed, and even if I had two SX1 cameras they could be different. I strongly disagree; given the same ISO and aperture, most cameras will give you the same shutter speed for a proper exposure. I'm thinking my sensor is not working properly; I'm getting good exposures, but at lower shutter speeds than they should be. What do you think?

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  • James Lockhart May 19, 2011

    Thanks for your reply. You're probably right, I know it would be $150 for Canon to look at it, but I'm glad you agree my shutter speeds don't seem up to par. I'm going to return the SX130 (just bought it to compare anyway), live with the problem for awhile and put the $150 into a new camera in the future.

  • James Lockhart May 19, 2011

    Sounds like good advice; apreciate the input.

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You may be right, from the details and data you've provided. Unfortunately, you would probably have to pay a service charge to prove it, and they would most likely replace the main board, and charge accordingly. I, myself, would just adjust to the problem, as it sounds like you've done, and live with it, especially since you've purchased a newer one. Of course, we're dealing with a sophisticated digital system here, and some other crazy thing could be occurring. You might try to get a used SX1 off Ebay with a cracked lcd, and swap the lcd's out, to fix the problem, but I wouldn't recommend paying too much since you can adjust to take good shots, as things are.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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