Sunday, April 8, 2012

Comparing Cameras: point and shoot vs. SLR

We are having fantastic weather this weekend. Perfect weather for Carol's visit. The cherry trees on campus are still in bloom so we headed there yesterday to take photos. We brought both our Panasonic Lumix waterproof point and shoot camera (I know some of you are probably sick of hearing about this camera, but really, we cannot say enough good things about it) and our Cannon Rebel XSi. We took turns with both - some of these are my photos and some are Ryan's. I wanted to compare the photos. I am happy to say that the Panasonic Lumix performed very well. It is amazing what you can do with a camera that fits in your pocket. One of the keys to taking good photos with a point and shoot camera is being familiar with all of the settings, this makes a huge difference. The second two photos above were taken in the macro zoom setting. The photos below were taken with the SLR camera. Of course, I still love the Cannon Rebel and all three lenses we use.

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