I purchased 2 compact and found that they were poor for night shots of illuminated city lights (nice pics on LCD, but lots of noise/blurry when print outed or viewed on computer).
Thinking of DSLR: which one is good especially for night scape shots? As I travel, I do not intend to cart around my tripod (too troublesome and inconvenient). Prefer hand hold and shoot. The Olympus 510 focus is too dark in nigh light scenes, but when I up the ISO to high, the pictures come out nice, but grainy. When viewed in magnified form, the images are not too sharp. Maybe I was using wrong lens (was using 50-150mm)?
What DSLR camera and lens would you recommend for this type of shooting? I read that Canon 40D with OS lens can be used to take good pictures hand-held, or should I stay with Olympus 510 and change the lens. Tried the E3 (last weekend, launched in Malaysia) for night shots or poor lit shots...but this is bulky.
Thank for your advice.