As promised, here’s the part 2 of the on-going comparison between the Samsung ES30 and the Nikon Coolpix L21 digital cameras.
On the previous comparison test, I only used Samsung’s Smart Auto, which while was pretty good, failed to impress due to poor lighting of the subjects. Now I played around abit with my Samsung ES30 digital camera, and I learned a few tricks with my new camera. Now in this test, I’ll be using the “Program" mode, which gives me more options to edit the settings of my shot. This is to put my camera on equal terms atleast with my GF’s Nikon Coolpix L21 as she uses difference customized scenarios and settings when taking photos and not relying on it’s “Easy Auto” feature.
Anyway, here’s the round 2 of the Samsung ES30 VS Nikon Coolpix L21 comparison shots:
I was actually quite happy and surprised with the results. In some aspects, the Samsung ES30 actually trumps the Nikon Coolpix L21 with more vibrant colors and better saturation, as some pictures from the Nikon Coolpix L21 appears dull. The sauce on the sweet & sour pork looks more… YUMMIER in Samsung’s photos.
Although when it comes to detail and sharpness of pictures, Nikon Coolpix L21 definitely blows the Samsung ES30 away. Just looking at the picture with the tofu plate, as well as the pineapple juice where you can even see icecubes floating on the juice, while on the Samsung ES30 you can barely seem them at all.
Nikon’s Anti-shake technology does a better job at making pictures crips and sharp compared to Samsung’s and I suppose that’s to be expected considering it IS Nikon and they are well-known in taking sharp, crisp photos.
Overall, I can say that when it comes to colors, I’m more inclined to choose Samsung ES30 over the Nikon Coolpix L21. Although I never showed it here, wide-angled lens tech of Samsung truly kick’s Nikon’s lens out of the water, as I get more with my Samsung than with Nikon. But on picture sharpness and detail, Nikon wins hands down. Shaky hands are nothing to Nikon’s impressive Anti-shake technology which really shows in the pictures.
Ahhh man, I think next time I’ll try to do the “Voltron test” between the Samsung ES30 VS Nikon Coolpix L21. XD Till then!!