It's normal for a lens to distort a face when you shoot too close. There is no way to correct it other than to use a longer focal length and back away from the subject.
I have a new baby, and recently bought the nikon s9300 to take nice pix of her. We are not photography buffs, just wanted to upgrade from our OLD coolpix. The camera is awesome for nature shots etc, but the wide angle lens makes all our up close pictures SO distorted. I know that i can move away and then zoom in, but in reality i am always laying around with baby taking pix of her at close range. So we are returning the nikon to costco, and are looking for something that DOES NOT HAVE WIDE ANGLE LENS. But they all seem to! Ive tried using the macro mode on the nikon s9300 and its still distorted. And even not super closeups are distorted; like standing 3 feet awat from father in law his head loooks like a crazy conehead if it is in edge on the frame. So annoyed, tired of my precious baby pix looking unrealistic!
What camera should i get to avoid this???? Everything i see at best buy etc says 'wide angle' on the lens. Am i missing simething or what?? HELP SOON, babys growing fast!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!