Seattle Residential: I Do That: Kodak/Nikon Comparison

Kodak/Nikon Comparison

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.





Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 21 commentsGlenn Roberts • January 23 2011 09:48AM


WOW!  What a difference color makes. 

If I had seen the first without the second I'd have admired it.  However, with the second in contrast, there is no contest.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor (Atlanta Communities) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) over 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841 (Ben Kinney Brokerages Leadership at our Keller Williams North Seattle Office) over 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Roseanne Campagna, Kent/DesMoines/Blk Diamond/Renton/Maple Valley, WA (John L. Scott RE Maple Valley, WA ) over 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 9 years ago

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...

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices (Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 9 years ago