Saturday, May 30, 2009

Such fun!

We bought a new camera yesterday, a Nikon CoolPix P90. I'm still in the process of setting it up to Laurie's and my preferences*, but I took a few quick shots of a humongous (and frantic) ant that crossed my path. I took them again with the old Olympus (SP55OUZ), for comparison.

This one is from the Olympus:


And this is from the Nikon:


The colour seems better with the new one, and it gives me more detail. And I had a better ratio of acceptable shots to lousy ones with the Nikon, too.

I think I'm going to go redo all my carpet beetle and spider photos. The other thing we're hoping for with this camera, is a better zoom on distant birds. We'll do some experiments on that, tomorrow.

*Reading manuals and doing setups is my job; I actually enjoy it.

Oh, and the ant has been set free to continue her journey.

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2 comments:

  1. After clicking on both pics, it's easy to see how sharp and crisp the Nikon photo. Really quite spectacular.

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  2. I'm quite pleased with it! A bit of learning to manipulate the controls, and I'll be eyeballing my pet spider.

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