What is wrong with my new Canon Powershot camera?
I did my research and narrowed it down to a few models. In the end, we went with Canon Powershot SX420, with 42x zoom and 20 MP. Reviews were pretty good.
I hate buying things online, especially something like a camera. So I tried BestBuy first and strangely enough, they had already ran out of this model even though it had gone on sale just the day earlier. No other nearby stores had it.
So I checked Amazon.ca and they had a very good deal going on. So I bought it and got it last week.
Man, to say I am disappointed with the picture quality (and the camera itself overall) is a massive understatement. So much so that I am thinking there is a defect with it or something. Heck even the LCD display is not clear or crisp. And when I upload the pictures to my computer or iPhone, they look like they were taken with an old and basic camera.
And it is not even about whether I am using the right settings or mode for the picture. I am taking simple pictures where the 'Auto' mode is enough. I even showed the pictures to other family members and they too agreed that a camera by Canon with such specs should do a lot better. Needless to say I have emailed Amazon (third party seller store) to return this crap.
My question to you guys, could a camera be damaged to cause it to produce such low quality pictures. I don't think it was damaged during packaging or transport as it looks perfect with no scratches. But are there other parts that could be defective from the start that cause it to take pictures of such low quality despite its high specs?