www.dpreview.com or search the threads related to the model. My opinion is all cameras are good and capable to take nice and good quality photos. From your specification, I would recommend you to get fujifilm F series e.g. F31 or F50. Fujifilm camera is good for low noise for high ISO, thus good for indoor, low lighting, candid. Also good enough for web and slides shows.
Then I think I know what it meant liao. As in converting AC to DC current there are distortation also classified as "noise" that makes the DC current distort. So I somehow or rather catch it. But I still don't understand on the ISO part. Sounds confusing.
Still abit too profound for me...in that case no one has ever use the canon 860IS and nikon s510? anyone has any comment?
As long as you know what is image noise and how it affects your image, it's ok.
This is noise. Basicly, the lesser the better. You don't want too much of them to spoil your image. When you shoot in lower light places, the camera will increase the ISO value to compensate for the low light. The higher the ISO value, the more noise.
OK noted. Thanks for the example. But does anyone have any comment on the 2 model that I mentioned?
The only good low-light PNSs are the Fujifilm Finepixes.
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K1, K3, DA*16-50, Sigma 70-200, FA31, 43 & FA77 Limiteds, DA18-135WR, DA50-200WR
I think I would stick to Canon 860IS. Reason being that I have used my father conventional camera (EOS 850 film camera) for a number of times and I quite like the turning dial on it. So I reckon the 860IS might have a similar thingy too. Now the only thing in my way is the price itself. Mustafa selling it for 629 with 1 2GB card and a cleaning kit. And the other shops that were mentioned by the forum members here also sell at a reasonable price.