I took this with a Sony Cybershot camera. It was a 2MP camera from the very early days of digital. There were earlier cameras of course but this is when digital first really started to come into it's own. This camera had a big lens and quality glass and a quality sensor. I actually got quite a few great photos with it. I still have the camera but it has problems now especially when shooting macro stuff. I know this isn't a Canon camera but I wanted to post this just to show people that they don't need the very best cameras to get decent shots. I think it's decent anyway. Let me know what you think. Clearly there was some trouble with the white shirts and there was too much of a green tone because of the sun shining brightly on the trees but I don't think it blew out the whites at all (well maybe a little on the collar which got more light) and there isn't even much pixelation for a 2MP camera shooting white on white in the bright sun (not direct sun fortunately). Remember this is a cropped photo too so the limitations are there but I would have expected worse.
BTW this is my father in law. He passed away more than 10 years ago. Cameras can do great things IMO. I know this photo means a lot to my wife and her sister.
PS - I obviously was looking for total realism here. I was never a big fan of airbrushed work although I know many people like it. I'd rather show life with all the wrinkles and spots. The best shots of my parents, who are also gone now, are airbrushed and I much prefer this image of my FIL. It's just my taste I guess. I'm not knocking anyone for doing airbrush type work. There is certainly a market for it. Many people pretty much demand it. But this image is almost like looking at my FIL in the flesh. We've had an 8X10 of this hanging up for many years and my sister in law noticed it recently and she loved it. She said it was like he was standing right there. So I gave her that one. I can make more. I never throw away a photo. I keep a digital copy (several actually) for just such occasions.