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The Classic Critic

A Review-Based Student Publication of Townsend Harris High School

The Classic Critic

Resurrection of Digital Cameras

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We all had an old family camera that held so many memories. Thanks to  smartphones, that camera has been collecting dust and sitting unused for quite some time. However, Digital cameras from the early 2000s are making a comeback as they  are becoming more popular and trendy. My Peers and I compared the Sony Cyber-shot Dsc-w150 (2008) to the Kodak Pixpro FZ45 (2023) in picture quality, battery performance and price to weigh the differences.  

 

As of 2024, the majority of people buy digital cameras in order to get that vintage aesthetic in their photos. In the Kodak PixPro FZ45, the photos look clear. When photographing a person aimed at a background, the camera can capture the details of the background as well as the person in the photograph. Using the photo to the right as an example, you can see how the camera captures details of the clouds and the clear water while also perfectly capturing the two people in the image. Meanwhile, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W150 is not as clear as the Kodak PixPro FZ45. Given that the camera was manufactured in 2008, the images will be less clear and definite than those produced in 2023. For example, the image still shows the background of the trees, sky, snow, and people, but it is less clear and definite than the previous image taken with the other camera. When focusing solely on a person, especially when taking a photograph, both cameras do an excellent job of focusing on that person while blurring out the background. Of course, the Kodak PixPro FZ45 would do a better job, but the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W150 can still focus solely on the person or people being photographed. The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W150 produces more vintage-looking images, whereas the Kodak PixPro FZ45 produces more modern-looking images.

 

Kodak Pixpro FZ45
Sony Cyber-shot Dsc-w150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Since the duration of a digital camera’s battery depends on numerous factors, such as usage, it is difficult to determine the exact battery life of an average digital camera. The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W150’s battery should last for about 330 minutes, or 5.5 hours, when fully charged. The Kodak PixPro FZ45 has a battery life of about 120 pictures. When comparing the two cameras, the differences in battery life are visible. There is a time limit on one camera and a picture limit on the other. 

 

We will now be comparing the two digital cameras’ prices. Depending on whether you purchase the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W150 from Amazon or Ebay, the price can vary from $90 to $150. The Kodak PixPro FZ45 can be purchased for $99.99. Considering that the Kodak PixPro has better picture quality and a longer battery life than the Sony Cyber-Shot, spending about $100 for it is definitely reasonable. However, the Sony Cyber-Shot is the better choice if you want your photos to have a more vintage appearance and you don’t give any thought to battery life. 

 

When comparing the two cameras, the Kodak PixPro FZ45 and the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W150, I’d have to go to the Kodak in terms of the better quality of pictures. The quality of pictures are a lot clearer and it is able to grasp a lot of detail of the background and the subject in the picture. However, when taking pictures for the vintage aesthetic, I’d have to go to the Sony Cyber-Shot. I am a big fan of the vintage aesthetic but I do not think that this will outweigh the more clear and defined pictures of the Kodak. When it comes to battery life, if I were going on a trip or vacation I would definitely be taking the Kodak as it lasts longer since it depends on the amount of pictures you take. I personally don’t really take that many pictures so the battery life would be no problem for me. However, if I were to go out with friends or family, I would definitely bring the Sony Cyber-Shot because it would give me enough time to take photos with everyone. In terms of pricing I would most definitely go for the Kodak camera because it is cheaper, but also the image quality is so much better than the Sony Cyber-Shot. If I wanted a more vintage look for my photos, I would definitely buy the Sony Cyber-Shot, but I would have to work hard to find it at a lower price because Sony no longer manufactures them.

 

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