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Glare Concern With Canon Rebel Camera At High Altitude

by David
(Devon, UK)

Canon (1000D) Rebel XS Camera

Canon (1000D) Rebel XS Camera

"Good afternoon. I have an EOS 1000D (aka Rebel XS) and a Power Shot SX120 IS, and am wondering which to take on a trip to Nepal where there'll be a lot of glare at altitude. I could take the Power Shot for size (weight reduction is important) but I'd be worried about the glare, or I could take the EOS and use a polarizing filter. Could you please advise.
Many thanks."

Hi David!

Thanks for your question about a choice between a Canon Rebel XS (1000D) and a Canon Powershot SX120 for an upcoming trip to Nepal. My quick answer is that I wouldn't dream of visiting such an amazing place as Nepal and only be armed with a point and shoot camera like the SX120. A DSLR with interchangeable lenses, a hot shoe, and a larger sensor are just 3 important advantages that come to mind immediately.

Rebel XS Versus Powershot SX120 Size

I understand your desire to have a smaller and lighter camera for easier transport. The SX120 weighs about 1/2 of what the Rebel XS weighs-not counting the lens, and it's smaller and easier to carry. Your going to NEPAL, an amazing place to photograph and you'll get better image quality with the Rebel XS. Additionally, with the Rebel you have the ability to utilize some worthwhile accessories to enhance your photography.

Eliminating Glare With Your Rebel XS

Yes a polarizing filter is a smart addition to take along and use when photographing the higher elevations. You can easily find a circular polarizing filter that will screw onto the lens you're using with your Canon Rebel XS.

Theoretically, you could hold a polarizing filter in front of your SX120, but that would be an awkward way to force the issue.

I hope this helps!

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