Marc, I had a New York City designer ask me my opinion of the
Gesswein system and I will stand by what I told him…those who
use this poor resolution digital system are spending a relative
fortune to get images that present virtually no detail compared
to any of the higher end digital cameras. I think you hit the
nail on the head saying it takes “video” images, but “high
quality”? No way! With all due respect, all of the images on
your site are even grainier than the poor quality shots the Sony
Mavica line yields. They all have that super-grainy look, with
halos on the edges, looking more like drawings to me. There is
virtually no detail in any of the images on this site.
I have been doing hundreds of shots for a new site with the
Nikon CP950 and it is nothing short of magnificent in its ability
to capture detail and with its great range of manual controls.
This camera can capture virtually microscopic aspects of a
jewelry piece, matching many shots taken with my Canon AE-1
SLR… If you really think the Picture Perfect system doesn’t
match hand held cameras, I wonder what kind of digital shots you
have been looking at lately! The Gesswein system is idiot proof,
for sure, but simply isn’t even near the ballpark of image taking
of Nikon, Olympus or any number of today’s top digital cameras.
And for this poor optical system they charge a fortune! Sure,
you “never have to touch up anything” (Adobe and Corel are really
the “darkrooms” or processing labs of digital photography), and
it is immediately apparent in the Gesswein output. And that
gets reflected in poorer sales…regards, Marty R.