Newbie Needs Help
I'm trying to upgrade my camera. Have a Canon A40 (2mp) that I'm guessing is probably about 9-10 years old. I'm guessing the higher mps now should produce better quality. Bought a Canon SX100 about 6 months ago and it did not have as good quality (color and clarity) when printed as the A40 so I returned it. Recently bought a Kodak Z981 (14mp) with the same results so am taking it back. Both of these cameras were recommended as top performers by Consumer Reports. I took identical pictures with the two new cameras and the A40 for comparison. Printer and photo paper were the same. I tried adjusting the settings but it did not help. This just does not make sense to me. Both cameras I bought were in the $300 range at the time so I expected better results than from the A40. Can someone give me a simple explanation or give me suggestions for a better performer? I think I would basically like a good point and shoot and don't want to spend more than $300.