02-28-2023 06:54 PM - last edited on 03-02-2023 08:59 AM by Danny
I do not have much photography experience, however I should be able to take a clear photo with point and shoot (my iPhone photos are good). I have a new Powershot xs 70 hs and despite my best efforts, nothing seems crisp with or without zoom. I have tried auto and other settings without luck. How do I know if it is me or the camera? Bought it on Amazon so no one to take it to and ask.
02-28-2023 07:27 PM
Can you provide an example image?
As a test, on a sunny day either outside, or indoors if there is lots of light coming in, take a photo of something very detailed.
03-01-2023 12:04 PM
03-01-2023 12:05 PM
03-01-2023 04:15 PM
This particular image looks good.
Since you're mentioning cropping, I do wonder with such a small sensor if this camera will have poorer results if cropping.
I don't think you're doing anything incorrectly otherwise.
03-01-2023 04:39 PM
I tried to upload it without cropping but the program said it was too large. As this looks good, the others were just probably me. I will keep working with it. Thanks again
03-01-2023 12:09 PM - edited 03-01-2023 12:09 PM
I did as you said. Today is bright but not full sun. I took these at 25-27 feet (I measured) on auto. Cropped them so the program would allow upload but otherwise didn’t change them. I am seeking to determine if (1) It’s me and I need practice, (2) this is the expected performance of this level of camera, or (3) there is/may be a factory imperfection and it needs to be exchanged. Thank you so much for your help!
03-01-2023 01:39 PM
One more example from far and close of the same flowers on the Mountain Laurel
02-28-2023 07:49 PM
02-28-2023 07:50 PM
The female is the best shot I have done. The male is the usual. Thanks!
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