Before I got my handy dandy brand spanking new Nikon D90 (DSLR), I’d been using my Nikon Coolpix S10 (point and shoot) that I got back in October 2006. The Coolpix S10 has a 10x optical zoom as well as macro mode. Because I’m curious, I wanted to see how it compared to what I’d get with the kit lens that came with my Nikon D90.
First caveat is that the 18-105 kit lens does not have macro mode. But, since the D90 shoots at 4288×2816 vs. the S10’s 2816×2112, I thought it worth seeing what would happen if I took a closeup with both cameras and compare the image.
I took both images at the highest resolution possible and as close as I could possibly get. Additionally, with the S10, I shot in macro mode. Then I cropped both pictures down to the same size, 800px x 600px.
This first picture is taken by the S10.
This next picture is taken by the D90 with the zoom at 105.
The point and shoot wins. I guess this means I’ll just have to get me a macro lens, huh? 😀
2 thoughts on “Because I’m the curious sort – Nikon Coolpix S10 vs. Nikon D90 18-105 Lens”
If you want to take some photos in closest distance with more details, buy Micro Lens. Actrually Nikon is Rich for Micro Photography Associations and Lens comparing Canon, Sony and Olympus. 🙂
Binku, I know, believe me, I know. 🙂 I love macro photography, and my little point and shoot has served me well within its limitations. But I’m also a geek who has to do comparisons like this, so…
I still have to do some research to figure out what, exactly, I want to get for a macro. 🙂