Kodak/Nikon Comparison

Home Builder with Retired

New Camera Photo

Since I won a Kodak wide angle M580 camera last, several people have comment that they want to see pictures. Returning on the ferry yesterday afternoon from Bainbridge Island I took a picture of Seattle. Compare it with a shot from about the same distance I took last summer with my Nikon CoolpixS550.

First, with the Nikon

Nikon S550 shot of Seattle


And now the Kodak M580

Kodak M580 shot of Seattle


Do I know if I was in exactly the same place? No. I actually think I was closer with the Kodak.

And of  course, the wider angle lens makes a difference. I took some pictures in a house yesterday and was pretty pleased with the results. I'll share a comparison of those another time.

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Glenn Roberts



Comments (21)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Amazing..............I agree with Lenn 100%..............

Jan 23, 2011 02:00 AM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Glenn, the first photo it looks like you were higher up a little compared to the 2nd photo. Water is also different in the Summer compared to Winter. I happen to like both photos. I do like wide angle lenses too.

Jan 23, 2011 02:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nice pictures. Have fun with your new camera and share your best photographs. I am using a Canon PowerShot G11 but would enjoy trying a new Kodak model for comparison.

 The colors of winter in Maryland.

Jan 23, 2011 02:05 AM
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Unbelievable!  What a difference.  That's some GREAT advertising for Kodak :)!  You should make them pay you for this blog :)!

Jan 23, 2011 02:06 AM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

I love both photos, regardless of the camera.  A beautiful view, Glenn!

Jan 23, 2011 02:18 AM
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

very cool Glenn, now you have a new toy to play with and get to master...

Jan 23, 2011 02:22 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Lenn - The first was taken mid day and the second at sunset which changes the color. THe color is what mde me jump up and take the picture.

Roger - I do too.

Jackie - I was on the same deck of the same boat. Maybe the tide was in :)

Roy - I am having fun.

Brenda - Well, they gave me the camera.

Margaret - I never tire of the view either. On a clear day, MT Rainier is just off to the right.

Gerry - There is always that learning curve.

Jan 23, 2011 03:06 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Glenn - Great shot! You caught the lighting on the city perfectly! I can see this being used a bunch in your promotional materials!

Jan 23, 2011 03:27 AM
Nevin Williams
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Cary, NC
Senior Mortgage Advisor

Glen - That is a huge difference..WOW!  Thanks for sharing this with us.

Jan 23, 2011 03:34 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Peter - It was a pretty amazing moment from that aspect.

Nevin - Thank you, and thanks for the cooperative posting thing. I'll get used to it and start using it more.

Jan 23, 2011 03:47 AM
Courtney Cooper
Cooper | Cartwright - Seattle, WA

cool shots - I love both of them - so very different, but both completely attractive and very representative of our beautiful city:)

Jan 23, 2011 04:37 AM
Roseanne Campagna
John L. Scott RE Maple Valley, WA - Maple Valley, WA
Kent/DesMoines/Blk Diamond/Renton/Maple Valley, WA

Love the reflections with the Kodak - much more interesting to look at. The other one looks good too, but more for a slick ad shot.

Jan 23, 2011 05:17 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Courtney - Well, we do love our city. And the viaduct is coming down, which will make that part of the waterfront so much more enjoyable.

Roseanne - The colors and reflections are fun.

Jan 23, 2011 05:55 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Oh, dear -- what's going to happen when Cinnamon sees this -- I'm cooked!  This is really terrific!

Jan 23, 2011 10:22 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Tish - Wait until you see the room comparison I'll post some day.

Jan 23, 2011 10:55 AM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING GLENN!  Wow - nice!  Since I can't win one I might as well go by one -- it does make a huge difference!  I hear the camera isn't all that expensive!  Congrats again! -- G

Jan 23, 2011 09:20 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Every camera has its own personality and every person behind that camera has a way of looking at the world that is unique. I do love that wide angle...

Jan 24, 2011 11:56 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Very interesting comparison!  Bet your sellers will love how their home is presented with the wide angle!

Jan 25, 2011 01:22 PM
Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner
Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268 - Iowa City, IA
Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices

I like both photos too Glenn. Although I do agree, a wide angle lens is special.

Jan 25, 2011 01:30 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Glenn--both cameras take good shots, but the wide angle takes awesome photos.  Thanks for this post and congrats again for winning.

Jan 26, 2011 02:08 AM