It's been a few weeks since I've had my new camera and after having gotten used to it then switching back to the old camera, I saw a huge difference!!!
I get so many wonderful comments complimenting my photograph on this blog and a lot of the time the photos do not justify the comments. I've been so frustrated and disappointed in my work over the past 6 months to a year so am much happier having a camera that actually focuses and doesn't have a hard time in lower light.
So, in this post I've put together a few images that I have taken on both cameras to show the difference. To make it fair I left the cameras on auto (something I very rarely do as it the photos usually suck compared to those when you manually set it to the proper settings). Let me know if you can see a difference. To me it is very drastic!! I'd also like to point out that because I re-size the images to fit my blog the quality difference isn't noticeable but it is a mad difference.
A quick lowdown of the features etc of each -
Model: Nikon D5000
Lens: 18-55mm (standard)
Bought in: February 2010
Cost at the time: £600
Worth Now: £280 (approx)
ISO: 200 - 3200
Monitor: 2.7 inch flip out screen
Model: Nikon D7100
Bought in: May 2015
Cost at the time: £750
Worth now: £580
ISO: 100 - 6400
Monitor: 3.2 inch
Extra: 2 memory card slots
And now some comparison photos...
As you will hopefully be able to see from the images above, overall the old camera (D5000) makes the images alot darker/duller and, although it's not obvious on the blog, the quality of the D5000 is ridiculously bad and pixelated compared to the D7000. I hope that once posts start going up using photos taken on the new camera you will be able to see the difference and understand that I haven't been being ungrateful for your praise but that the photos really, truly did not deserve it.
Let me know what you thought of this post and whether you'd like to see a similar thing comparing photos taken on auto as opposed to taken with manual settings!