I recently started making pictures of small to medium sized objects (watches, coffee machines) from a short distance (50cm - 5cm). I noticed that my pictures are not very sharp and I am looking for the best way to improve my image quality.
Here is an example:
As you can see, the whole picture is blurry and not very sharp. The same thing happens at very close range, for example when I make a close-up image of the dial.
For my pictures I use a cheap 12 MP digital camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60), mounted on a tripod, with a photobox like this one:
So, what should be my next steps to improve my image quality?
- New, better camera? If yes, which kind of camera would be best for my purpose? I am not afraid to learn how to use all the different functions which come with it. But I am on a budget, up to 400$ should be fine.
- Better lights?
- Something else?