M spent the past weekend with me even though I was gone for more than half of it. I had to get up at 6:30am the last three days to babysit. I also tutored on Saturday afternoon and Monday afternoon.
M and I did find some time on Sunday to walk around Newport Beach for an hour or so. [We took some pictures in a photo booth and I lost two games of ski ball to M!] M and I also walked around and took some photos together outside. I had my little point-and-shoot camera, as usual, but also brought along my old Sony DSC-F828.
I've had the Sony F828 since 2003. It's only 8 mega-pixels and somehow manages to take better photos than my 12 MP Nikon S630 (bought in 2009) point-and-shoot.
Here is a good example of what I'm talking about. The first two photos were taken with the Nikon S630 with two different settings to try and get the background to show up.
Notice how the background is overexposed in both of those first two photos? Below is the Sony F828 photo. The colors are better and you can see the background. Clearly a big difference!
I didn't actually plan to compare the cameras, it just ended up happening when the first photos with the point-and-shoot didn't come out well. Otherwise, I would have brought my other Nikon to compare. I just so happened to have those two on my because I use them to take photos and video in the first grade classroom.
It's crazy that a camera that is 6 years OLDER with fewer mega-pixels would take better photos than one with newer technology! What I love about the Sony F828 is that I can always rely on it to take good photos. Because of it's age, it is the camera that I can take everywhere (including on vacations) and don't have to worry about. It's never failed me; night time, day time, low light, bright light ... this camera does an awesome job.