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Which took which?

Some people believe that an expensive camera will help to take better photographs. Is that right?

Here’s a test to find out. Look at the three photos below. They were taken with three very different cameras … a very basic (and old) ‘point and shoot’ … a middle-of-the-range digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera … and a hugely expensive, top-notch professional camera.

Can you tell which camera took which photograph?

Photograph A



Photograph B



Photograph C


Those three photographs – of the little wine-producing village of Fechy, in Switzerland – were taken from exactly the same spot, at exactly the same time, with three different cameras, each one mounted on a tripod. The three cameras I used were …

… a 3 megapixel Pentax Optio point-and-shoot …
… a middle-of-the-range 6 megapixel DSLR, my Nikon D70s …   
… and my 12 megapixel, built-like-a-brick, Nikon D3.

But the photos are not shown in that order.
Which camera took which photograph?

To find the answers, click here