Earlier I took this photograph with my camera:

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I had to photograph it outside because inside the camera just wasn’t giving me good images of the object. And even this one does not look as good as reality.

It’s very difficult with this Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-8, and it seems to me that macro photography used to be easier with my old Nikon Coolpix 7900.

Does anyone know of a good point and shoot macro camera? I don’t want to spring for a DSLR just to take macro pictures, as I am not a professional photographer and don’t want to spend thousands of dollars.