CHDK camera best suited for astro time-lapse

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CHDK camera best suited for astro time-lapse
« on: 21 / March / 2015, 11:59:09 »
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Okay, I have been using an ELPH 300HS for lots of time-lapse over the past year.  I find myself most interested in astro time-lapses.  I have learned quite a bit in this time with lots of testing and have become mush more proficient with my techniques.  I have taken a hell of a lot of pics with this camera, the shutter count has to be extremely high. 

So i'm looking for a step up to a better performing camera.  Better handling of high ISO noise would be good. A larger sensor, native RAW, manual control, faster lens (aperture) and other generally beneficial aspects are a plus.  I figure probably the most important be that the camera is proven to work well/stable with CHDK and time-lapse related scripts.

The camera need not be the absolute latest and greatest.  I actually prefer used or refurb.  A few models in my head are the G11 or S110.  I'm just not as familiar with Canon's line of cameras as I am with Panny and Sony.

Thx

I may have not posted this in the correct forum section.  Apologies if that's the case.
« Last Edit: 21 / March / 2015, 12:20:56 by El Pistoffo »

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Re: CHDK camera best suited for astro time-lapse
« Reply #1 on: 21 / March / 2015, 14:04:21 »
A refurb G1x might be a good choice. If you are in the US, canon sells them direct at very competitive prices http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/cameras/refurbished-powershot-digital-cameras/powershot-g1-x-refurbished
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Re: CHDK camera best suited for astro time-lapse
« Reply #2 on: 21 / March / 2015, 15:16:26 »
A refurb G1x might be a good choice. If you are in the US, canon sells them direct at very competitive prices http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/cameras/refurbished-powershot-digital-cameras/powershot-g1-x-refurbished
Definitely the G1x.  If the cost is an issue then a refurb'd  G15 or G12 would be my second and third choices.
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Re: CHDK camera best suited for astro time-lapse
« Reply #3 on: 21 / March / 2015, 15:54:51 »
The G1X looks very promising, a 1.5" sensor.  Time to start saving $.

Thx guys.


 

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