Thursday, February 16, 2006

Camera comparison

When I was in McAdam a couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do some camera comparisons. I had three cameras with me:
  • Sony DCR-TRV25 digital video camera (1 megapixel)
  • Fuji A210 digital camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • Kodak C340 digital camera (5 megapixels)
I stood at the same spot and took three photos of the same subject (NB Southern GP38-3 9801). Then I resized them all to 600 pixels high, without doing any other massaging. Here they are.

Sony DCR-TRV25 1 megapixel
Fuji A210 3.2 megapixels
Kodak C340 5 megapixels

What do you think?

It's obvious the first one is the 1 megapixel camera. It looks so much worse than the rest. 1 megapixel is barely good enough for web photos. I don't see a lot of difference between the second and third photos - do you?

Of course, I've removed much of the differences between the 3.2 and the 5 megapixel cameras by resizing the photos for display here. When looking at the original files, I can zoom in a lot more on the 5 megapixel camera before seeing blockiness.

I like the C340, and I plan to write a little review on it, but I'm holding out for something like this. One can dream, right?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

contrast between yellow stripes and green is much better on the last photo!

Train Geek said...

That's true, I hadn't noticed that in the resized photos. Some of that can be adjusted in software, which is what is so great about digital photography. That and the low cost of film. ;)