4th October 2004, 08:42 PM
Recommendations for dgicam for low light shooting
hi guys. i am currently using a Canon Powershot 300 and i am rather disappointed with its image quality especially under dimly lit conditions. can anyone recommend a digicam less than $800 at least 3meg with optical zoom that can yield considerable better images in low light ?
4th October 2004, 10:01 PM
4th October 2004, 10:53 PM
Maybe you can try the new fuji f810 to see whether the iso800 is acceptable to you?
5th October 2004, 04:31 PM
anymore recoomndations? i looking for one for my friend who knows nuts about iso...just one that can produce shaper and nicer pics than canon A series cameras in low light...
5th October 2004, 04:33 PM
with or without flash? if you're shooting with flash and the internal flash is too weak, get a camera that supports external flash.
5th October 2004, 04:39 PM
5th October 2004, 04:43 PM
Your disappointment is because:
Originally Posted by glyuen
- cannot focus?
- noisy digital files?
There are different recommendation for different problems.
5th October 2004, 06:41 PM
I'd have to say that most P&S digital cameras will not perform that well in low light, including some prosumer ones. By that, I mean not just image quality (especially when you have to shoot at high ISO with the associated image noise), but also focussing ability, low shutter speeds, etc.
Therefore you need to figure out what's the problem you're trying to solve (and Astin's list is a very good starting point), and then search the web (eg. dpreview) for something that addresses that problem, and see if the other limitations are within acceptable boundaries for you. Ever notice that almost all P&S digicam reviews don't give you many low-light samples, if at all ? Wonder why ?