Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 2, 2011, 9:57 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4
Default My old 2005 Sony DSC-W1 takes better pics then ZS3 ??

I just purchased the popular Panasonic ZS3 to replace my old Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1. I am completely disappointed and shocked. This peace of junk that was made in 2009 is taking crappier pics then an old 2005 DSC-W1?? the ZS3 adds this ugly noise/distortion/warping that ruins EVERY single photo i take out. Reguardless of lighting or settings.

Side by side the old DSC-W1 is clearer and has NO noise/distortion... what gives???? even steves digicams shows the same distortion i'm talking about.... take a look at the pictures below.

sony_w1
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_...s/dsc01289.jpg

panasonic_zs3
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2009_...s/P1000438.JPG
mudkip is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 2, 2011, 11:21 PM   #2
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

Welcome to Steve's

Please do not embed photos in forum posts that you did not take yourself. Since these are review photos from Steve's, I might make an exception (if they would have been downsized first). But, otherwise, we ask that members respect copyright and not embed other photographer's photos in forum posts here.

If you want members to see a photo you did not take yourself, please post a link to instead.

Also, if you do want to embed photos in forum posts here (that you took yourself and still hold the copyright for), please make sure to downsize them so that they are no larger than 1024 pixels on their longest side. Otherwise, please just post a link to them if you need for members to see a larger version.

I've edited your post so that those images are no longer embedded in the post, leaving a link to them instead.

As for your comments about Image Quality, you're comparing photos taken in vastly different conditions using very different camera settings. That first one is in much better lighting at ISO 100 using a flash for fill. That second one is in very poor lighting at ISO 400 with flash. They're not even close to being photos that are similar enough to use to see how two cameras compare..

If you want to compare images from two different cameras, it's a good idea to make sure you take them in identical conditions (same subjects, lighting, subject distance), with identical camera settings (focal length, shutter speed, ISO speed, focus point, etc.).
JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2011, 5:16 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,130
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimC View Post
As for your comments about Image Quality, you're comparing photos taken in vastly different conditions using very different camera settings. That first one is in much better lighting at ISO 100 using a flash for fill. That second one is in very poor lighting at ISO 400 with flash. They're not even close to being photos that are similar enough to use to see how two cameras compare..

If you want to compare images from two different cameras, it's a good idea to make sure you take them in identical conditions (same subjects, lighting, subject distance), with identical camera settings (focal length, shutter speed, ISO speed, focus point, etc.).
+1 on this. It's important that you learn the basics of how a camera works if you really hope to get the best out of it.

Also, I would like to refer you to this Flickr album, which is entirely comprised of pics taken with the ZS3. There's a reason why the ZS3 is one of the best-selling PS& cameras ever made. A good artist never blames his tools.

btw, warping/distortion? The ZS3 has a very good lens with very little distortion. Noise is always more of an issue in Panasonic sensors compared to Sony sensors, but the ZS3 didn't have a serious noise problem at all.
__________________
Disclaimer: I take photos of life rather than live to take photos and my opinions of cameras are reflected accordingly.

Last edited by FiveO; Jul 3, 2011 at 5:24 AM.
FiveO is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 PM.