Advice on buying the best (sharpest) P+S "macro" camera

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by Stig Holmberg, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. I need advice on buying a P+S camera with the best possible macro rendering,
    i need macro shots that are really sharp and detailed.

    Currently i own a Canon G6 but i don´t think it´s very sharp in the macro
    area (for allround shooting very fine though).

    I have also tried Nikon Coolpix 4500 that is sharper in macro mode, but is
    has only 4M pix. and a bit noisier compared to current cameras and no RAW
    format.

    Some may suggest a DSLR with a macro lens but i prefer a P+S camera for
    macro because of the larger depth of field.

    All suggestions welcome, thanks.

    Regard Stig
     
    Stig Holmberg, Oct 26, 2005
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  2. Nikons seem to be the best in this arena.
     
    Charles Schuler, Oct 29, 2005
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  3. Stig,

    for the Canon PRO1 you can buy a macro lens to put in front of the lens.
    Actually this should be possible for all digicams that would accept srew on
    filters.

    However, when you are keen on excellent quality you have to consider DSLRs.
    There you get specialised 'tele macro' lenses with long working distance.
    These lenses are optimized for this type of work (correction of
    aberrations).

    As for depth of field: have a look at the Olympus 'four three' system (e.g.
    E-500). The sensor size of these are somewhat smaller than in the Canon or
    Nikon DSLRs.

    If DSL is out of question have look at the Panasonic LX1. Panasonics are
    optimised for high resolution even at the cost of too little noise
    reduction.

    Regards, Guenter
     
    Guenter Fieblinger, Oct 30, 2005
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