Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Camera Comparison Fun: Snapshot vs. DSLR

Just because I've been starting each entry lately with an update on my hacking and wheezing, I just wanted to let you guys know that yes, I am still sick. I like to think that the coughs have become less frequent (do I sound like a broken record?) but I guess I deserve it since I haven't been this sick in a while. Better to cough for a month than have the flu, M I RITE?

Just because I still don't have much of the cahoots to post about actual things going on lately, here are more backlogged photos. As many of you know, I bought a Canon XSi Rebel DSLR back on Black Friday. I've had a lot of questions about it from people wanting to know the difference in quality and if it's worth it so I thought I would post some photos that are straight-from-the-camera quality. The only thing I've done is resized and added my watermark. That means no retouch, adjusting lighting, color correcting, nothing. My DSLR is set to take pics in JPEG so I'll show you what it spits out.

First up, these are test shots that I did using my Sony Cybershot T-90. It's a camera I bought last year and it's what I use to record my HD tutorial vids.


And here are the test pics:


Overall, a little cool-toned, a little washed out but not bad quality at all. The auto-detection for settings is almost always spot-on and it seems to take crisper photos than my old OLD Cybershot from 6 years ago. :P

And here, I am using my mom's black Canon XSi with her 15-55mm kit lens. (This was just before I bought my silver XSi, and I have the 50mm 1.8/f lens and the 17-85mm 4.5-6/f lens. But this kit lens is really nice! I recommend it.)


And the test pics:


Wow, can you say color? Obviously the Canon XSi has really excellent color output, even in the cooler lighting of my West-facing window. There's just something about DSLR photos that seem so much more... REAL. There's just that much more depth to each photo and more emotion behind it. Pretty magical.

Oh, and just because I know I'll get asked, I think I'm wearing NYX Fusion lipstick here, but I'm not 100% sure. These were taken when I had gotten home from a little shoot that I'll post pics of next time. I'm also doing my favorite layering-falsies trick (longer criss-cross lashes with shorter, voluminous Sugar cosmetics lashes.)

And yes, my bangs do grow crazy fast. But these pics were taken November 7th when I still had short bangs. ;D

K, time for rest. Night!



46 comments:

  1. feel better Jen! I've had a lingering cough before and it's the worst! I felt like a wheezing dog, so i know how you feel =(. But I love that DSLR! ^^

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  2. Hi, this is irrelevant to your post, sorry jen! I know you have experience with purchasing from hautelook, does it usually take more than 10 days to arrive? I ordered the day they had the urban decay sale, and it hasn't arrived yet, a little worried. Also out of curiosity, what did you buy from that sale?

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  3. Anonymous: Yes, it takes a while to arrive from Hautelook. I think they say 10-14 business days, which is how they can get such a discounted price (they take a bulk order, then get it shipped to them from the company, then Hautelook ships it out to you.) But I still think it's worth it!

    I didn't end up buying anything from the last UD sale, sadly. I thought about getting the eyebrow pencil, but I already love my Anastasia kit so I passed.

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  4. what product are you wearing on your lips? i looove that colour

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  5. This is a good before and after camera comparison. Once you go DSLR you don't go back! ha ^.^

    Hope you feel better!

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  6. hope u get better from ur coughing soon jen! i actually just got better from it myself last week

    but WOW wat a difference in quality. i REALLY want to get myself a DSLR camera one day, tho i doubt i can use it to its full potential. haha

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  7. you're really pretty. i love the simplicity of your makeup yet the lashes and lipstick add drama to it, hence, a perfect look. <3

    take care!
    <3nikki

    ps. love your blogs btw

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  8. Really pretty, Jen!

    I've had a Cybershot T-50 myself (the touch screen one before the crazy T-100 or T-200 came out, I can't keep track of all those numbers. D:) and I notice that it has TERRIBLE quality during night shots and indoor (it turns yellow-ish and when I set it to high ISO, it turns grainy...), but I still adored the little guy so much. >___< Especially since it was a birthday present and specially bought since red wasn't available in the American stores...So I asked my parents for a new point and shoot for Christmas and birthday...a Samsung and I've loving the wide screen!

    But thanks for the comparison! The SLR, like you said, does look a LOT more "real", Cybershots (and I some a lot of point and shoots) sometimes give the picture this sort of fog-ish, dream-like quality especially with the back light...but the SLR is simply gorgeous and you've shown us what GREAT video quality your T-90 has! :D

    I realized I said a lot but not much of anything...hahaha.

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  9. Congrats on your camera purchase! I bought myself the same Canon Rebel xsi (in silver too!) last month & love it! The picture quality difference from my other little point and shoot is amazing! It makes me want to go back and re-take all the pictures on my blog!

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  10. nvm my comment, i didn't read the whole entry.. ijust did >.< lol. sorry

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  11. Wow, that is a huge difference! I still feel like a newb with my point and shoot though. I need to graduate first...lol. Feel better soon! =)

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  12. I always love DSLR pix over regular camera pix! the quality is just so much better, and i love how you can determine how long you want your shutter speed to be ... yaaay.

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  13. Wow... that is an incredible difference!!

    I'd really love to graduate from my little point and shoot but I don't know that I'd actually use a dslr or any fancier camera to really justify having it around... lol.

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  14. Okay, srsly, you have got to stop abusing your poor body and get some more rest. If you're sick for too long you'll make your body vulnerable to other illnesses~!!!! SREEP MOAR

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  15. Hey Jen! I hope you feel better after being sick! I'm suffering along with you.

    You are always so gorgeous! I learn alot about beauty from your blog and youtube, and I love ur DSLR! Your pics come out fab, but maybe it's just because you are. :P
    Get lots of rest! See ya

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  16. this was a great post even though you were sick! feel better soon!

    If readers are wondering, the reason little point and shoots will never match DSLRs is because of the lens size and sensor chip size. just imagine a point and shoot squeezing all that info onto a tiny sensor chip vs a big camera lens capturing the information onto a big senor chip. This is also why p&s never take good night shots or are dreamy-like. there are cameras that come between the two if you're not ready to make the dslr plunge. Also, higher megapixels do not mean better camera/photos. Sorry, I felt like I had to butt in. :)

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  17. Is that the Canon 450d? The quality looks amazing.

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  18. wow! What a difference! Love the color and detail from the DSLR pics. But you look beautiful in all of those pics. very cute bangs!

    feel better soon!

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  19. so pretty, now I know the difference :)

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  20. Thanks for the post Jen! Can really tell the difference btwn both cameras. Both are actually really good quality too, and you are very pretty in your pics as always =). Wow that cough has been lingering. Hope you get well soon! *Hugs*

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  21. I always like the quality of DSLR camera, once you invest on a SLR camera there is no way of going back to those digital cameras. I have the older model the Canon Rebel XTI and love the quality it does and investing at 50mm f/1.8 II is a good lens which I highly recommend.

    BTW nice pics

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  22. a DSLR is one of the things I'm saving up for -- it probably won't happen for a couple years, haha.

    You look fab!

    And I hope you get over the sick spell soon ><

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  23. many years ago, before DSL or any digicam became a norm, i was shooting pictures for school newspaper with the traditional SLR. I had to tote around a lot of gadgets and it was not funny. in the end new digital stuff came along and my old GREAT equipments couldn't even be sold as no agent would buy a non digital camera... Well, they are stored in my house back home.

    These days, I only bring one TINY digital camera with me as I have a backpack full of my son's stuff. There is no more room for DSL even though I'd love to own one. Maybe when my son goes to secondary school... He asks to use my compact all the time so it's really not wise to have a DSL on hand.

    Your post brought back a great memory. I used to process my film myself instead of sending them to the shops. Younger generations are a lot luckier!

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  24. beautiful makeup!

    I've recently started a blog and would love it if you dropped by/exchanged links with me. :)

    http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  25. Hi Jen! I love DSLR pics too but I find it so heavy to take pictures of myself... so I opt for the point and shoot at times.
    And sorry to hear about your cough! I'm having a bad cough too, so far it's been two weeks since I've had it. I went to the doctor today but he said it's not bronchitis and it's nearing the end. Hopefully we both get rid of our coughs. Feel better!

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  26. SWEET BLOG POST! I love the comparison, you gorgeous in both but the colors are definitely more vivid with the DSLR. I have such a hard time using the DSLR to take pictures of my face! It's so hard, I think I need to work on my arm just to lift the camera with one hand lol

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  27. WOW! I can really see a difference! I personally like the Canon. The color is vibrant and very clear as to the Sony which looks like the colors are not so vibrant and sort of "fuzzy"?
    Anyhow- I truly enjoy your blog and YT vids! Keep up your great work, Jen!

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  28. wow, I'm lovin the bangs & the camera is so freakin nice! What sharp vibrant colors :)

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  29. DSK Steph - You can always invest a camera remote to take picture of yourself using the DSLR camera. Those little remote are inexpensive at all.

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  30. i love the colour the Canon XSi. You are gorgeous

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  31. I was just about to ask what lipstick you're wearing. Good thing I read through the whole thing! (It always cracks me up when people ask me questions that are already answered in my post. LOL!)

    The last couple photographs of you look amazing! They all do, but I think your skin tone looks great! Our camera really washes me out from a distance, but not up close. I look paler than my Irish husband in pictures! LOL!

    Thank you for sharing these pictures with us!

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  32. hope you feel better and your hair is so shiny! :)

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  33. Such a huge difference in color and clarity, eh? I love the quality of your Canon pics.

    I'm looking to buy a tripod and remote for my DSLR in order to take better pics for my blog. Have you looked into that yet?

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  34. PetiteAsianGirl: I just recently bought a remote and I have a tripod but haven't worked with it a ton yet. I'll need to bust it out and see how it goes. :D

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  35. you look so good with bangs! i've tried so many times to pull off bangs like those and every time i regret it! but you look gorgeous!

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  36. Hello. I had a question about the wonder eyelid tape..u said it was around 17 dollars...does that include shipping? Also..what method of payment did u use..paypal?

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  40. great comparison! i reacently bought the same dslr too

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  41. I so need to get myself a DSLR... *sigh*

    BTW love the pink lips :D Looks so fresh on you!

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  42. hi jen, i was wondering what brand falsies and style type you are using? They look gorgeous! And I love your blog! It has given me a lot of confidence in using makeup! Thank you!

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  43. O__O i need a new camera! its such a difference. i find with my 'normal' digi cam my face looked so washed out and you cant see my makeup at all.. even if ive got loads on=__=

    get well soon! and yes its better to have a long cough than the flu.. flu is icky and feels so much worse~~

    love your pics^^ so pretty~~xx

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  44. You're gorgeousss! And the second camera finally does you justice!

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  45. thank you very much for this post jen, i don't really know which camera i should buy, there are a lot and that's very difficult to choose when you don't really know them^^
    by the way, i'm having a jewelry giveaway, if you are interested i invit you to take part :)

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  46. Just looking back at ur posts. I think you look like narsha from brown eyed girls. =D Jen, as silly as you are, i think you are very beautiful.

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