First off, I've purchased a Olympus TG-630 iHS, brand new. I never really had much experience with cameras, I just want one that I can point and shoot, and will produce decent images. That the camera is waterproof is quite a bonus, especially at the price I got it for. 12 megapixels only, but I've been told mps are not the end-all-be-all of cameras. It got great reviews on the internet, with the worst being mediocre, which I can deal with just fine.
So, after leaving the store, taking a few shots here and there (which looks great on the camera's 3 inch screen), I plug the thing (via some kinda port to AV) to my TV and...
Well, it looks terrible. The colors bleed out from one part of the picture to another, the picture is not really sharp, there are pixels all around, etc., etc. At first I thought I just messed up the setting. But after fiddling with it, it did not improve. Plugging in my mom's 8 megapixel smartphone shows that it had better results.
Not looking good.
Now, I took the memory card and put in my computer, and the results ranged from mediocre, to decent. Exactly what I was looking for. If I zoom in using Windows Photo Viewer, it will look terrible, of course, but otherwise, completely decent.
So what gives? Is it broken? Is there something wrong with the output? I'm not sure if there's something wrong with the TV - I tried it on my neighbor's TV, with the same terrible results. Are digital cameras really just terrible on TVs? Why does an 8mp camera from a smartphone look better (on TV)?
I need to know if this is an issue. So I can return it, if there is something wrong with it.
- My TV is a Sharp Aquos 36" (iirc), LED, 1080p
- My neighbor's TV is a Samsung, something, around 40+ inches, also 1080p.
- Laptop used for viewing is Asus N56, also 1080p.
- My camera is an Olympus TG-630 iHS, brand new. 12 Megapixels, 1080p video capable, and I'll post more details as needed.