I recently acquired an EOS 450D 3nd Hand, in good condition.
I Picked it up cheaply, and managed to get a standard Canon 18-55 Lens for it and i thought they'd
be similar in image quality unless you were doing serious photography but wow.
The difference between the 2 camera's is huge.
Her's is just so crisp, and even at high magnification there is a huge amount of sharp detail,
i took a picture of her in my camera when she was curling the ends of her hair with one of those GHD things from 6 feet away with my Canon, when i zoomed just once or twice, i could see no definition around any edges, i could BARELY see GHD written in the big letters and the gold on black writing of the made in x-country was just a small fuzzy gold blur.
None of the edges are defined, everything seems VERY soft, and even sharpening slightly in an editing program just doesn't give me what i need.
I thought maybe with a high quality camera like this that i'd notice some softening and blurring on distant shots etc, but even in close shots, medium shots etc it's very streange. I've got a 16mp camera on my phone that can almost match the quality im getting from the 450D... am i doing somethin wrong? i tried manual and auto, tried many different shots. And the Nikon is just wiping the floor with it, i'd say there's approx 3x as much detail in each shot. Here's an example of my Canon's shots im talking about, any suggestions? Here's 3 examples.