I like small, unassuming cameras that don't cost very much. Apart from not having to worry about dropping and breaking one they are just like any other camera in that they can record what stuff looks like and are equally good (and perhaps in some ways better) when it comes to conveying ideas.
I'm surprised how good the IQ is these days. This is a head to head between a 16 Mpx Sony WX60 point
& shoot with 1/2.3 sensor (and Zeiss lens) and an 18 Mpx Canon EOS M
with APS sensor (fitted with the decent 18-55 Canon kit zoom, set to 20mm and
f5.6), mirrorless but comparable to an entry-mid level DSLR in IQ. The
Sony is near it's wide end, too - and at the only aperture it offers at
that focal length! This is the centre portion of a wide field of view
with no resizing of the shot at 100 per cent actual pixels, of OOC jpegs
and with no post sharpening (apart from the PS default applied at the
time of 'save for web'), just a tweak of levels and desaturation as…
Mm, it's been ages since having a dress up shoot, and probably was especially needed in reaction to all the messy slugs and snails DIY jobs that I've been spending all my free time doing lately. And it was in fact a perfect excuse for skiving off actually doing DIY for an hour.
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particularly like the way some of her landscapes mimic - presumably
accidentally - the effect of a failed in-camera sweep panorama (where the
software outputs an incomplete image with missing data rendered as a
black end segment).
Alison Rossiter was a recent MAN podcast guest. Her photography practice was transformed when having ordered large format film she was incorrectly sent a box of print paper that was decades past its expiry date.