For Christmas 2009 I received a brand new Nikon Coolpix S630 camera after my trusty Sony Cybershot got lens burn from some ill advised sunset pictures. I am a firm believe in my amazon wishlist and was torn between the Nikon, which was rated #1 by Smart Shopper, and a Panasonic Lumix, which was rated #1 by my brother, so I left it to the gifter to decide.
In the beginning I enjoyed the Nikon, but soon it showed its shortcomings as the white balance was terrible despite all my fiddling and color saturation poor or, even worse, with a blue wash, plus it had warped ideas about focus. It could take a blurry picture while I was standing still in a sunny field. Color me unimpressed, which would be a shade of blue.
A few months later my husband was gifted a Kodak EasyShare M530. A sweet little camera, but the performance wasn’t much better than the Nikon. Still I used it primarily anyway, because I was so irked by the Nikon.
After many disappointing blog photos I decided it was time to upgrade. I realize a true upgrade would be a SLR camera, but I’m just too lazy (and broke) for that, so I went back to what I originally wanted and bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7. The question now is, does it actually take a better picture?
I’m interested in your feedback. I have taken the same picture with all three cameras. All are unedited. Which do you like best?
Which do you vote for, camera 1, camera 2, or camera 3?