I bought a Nikon P7000 compact camera a little while ago (the Canon 450D belongs to my girlfriend, and sometimes I cant borrow it). I was a little curious how it performs in macro photography. So, again, I photographed my little train. First the full shot:
Not so bad. The barrel distortion is clearly visible. This picture is taken from about 2cm distance from the object, with the lens at its widest setting. As I zoom in, minimum focus distance quickly increases, and the widest mode gives the largest magnification of the object.
Now the crop of the details (the object is about 6.5 mm wide in real life):
So, it is very possible to read those little characters on the train. Comparing with the other two Macro tests I have made in the past, I draw the following conclusions:
- Nikon P7000 beats Canon 450D with 18-55mm kit lens
- If Macro Effect filter is applied to the 18-55mm lens, its a draw
- The SLR camera wins when equipped with a Macro Extension Tube