There was an eight minute difference between taking both shots. I am happy to concede both are poor shots but it is self-evident which one is the best, the upper one. As my guru Tara advised the Nikon p6000 compact will produce a better and sharper image under all circumstances than the Canon EOS Kiss x3 with a 60 mm macro lens. I would hardly describe the test as scientific however. I know what I am doing with the compact when I am digiscoping. I don't know with the Kiss x3. Even if I did I am not sure it would produce a better image. However I will try again and lock the mirror and shoot with a remote and see if I can get better results.