Which compact camera to get?


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I'm looking to buy a compact camera that handles low-light pictures well, and hopefully of a thinner size compared to my old Nikon Coolpix. Does anyone have any good recommendations? Thanks!
 

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I'm looking to buy a compact camera that handles low-light pictures well, and hopefully of a thinner size compared to my old Nikon Coolpix. Does anyone have any good recommendations? Thanks!
Fujifilm F100fd.
 

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Is it good for macro? High ISO pics usable? Interested with the features, thnking to get it during IT fair
Macro isn't very close up. 4cm macro at the wide end. IMO very useable 6MP up to ISO1600. Even though rated 12MP, it seems to be interpolated but I think all Super CCD are interpolated. You can try this site for samples and comparison. It looks better than Coolpix S600.
 

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Some quick images..

12MP ISO 100

100% crop


12MP ISO200

100% crop
 

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12MP ISO 400

100% crop


12MP ISO800

100% crop
 

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12MP ISO 1600

100% crop


12MP ISO3200

100% crop
 

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6MP ISO 100

100% crop


6MP ISO200

100% crop
 

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Fujifilm F100fd looks good. How much is it selling now, and what is a good place to get it? thank you!
 

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6MP ISO 400

100% crop


6MP ISO800

100% crop
 

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6MP ISO 1600

100% crop


6MP ISO3200

100% crop
 

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3MP ISO6400

100% crop


3MP ISO12800

100% crop
 

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6MP vs 12MP details

6MP

6MP 100% crop

6MP crop upsample to 12MP 100% crop (using Photoshop Elements 5.0)

12MP 100% crop

12MP


The 12MP image looks like it does not contain any more real spatial information than the 6MP. There may be a slight improvement in resolution but it doesn't look convincing and IMO a waste of storage space.
 

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Thks for the effort bro..... high ISO still usable, not bad
Closest macro at 28mm. (you can't get closer with longer zoom) Not a great macro performer plus quite heavy barrel distortion at the 28mm setting. :thumbsd: Otherwise it's a good overall performer with very useable high ISO.
 

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I am tempted by Panasonic's DMC-FX500.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Panasonic/panasonic_dmcfx500.asp

25mm~125mm with OIS,
AP, SP and manual exposure control
HD (1280x720) video capture
But small sensor leh... 1/2.33" small compared to the Fuji which boasts 1/1.6" which is the main reason why it's a good high ISO performer. Of course, the F30/F31 are even better high ISO performer if you can still get them.
 

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Closest macro at 28mm. (you can't get closer with longer zoom) Not a great macro performer plus quite heavy barrel distortion at the 28mm setting. :thumbsd: Otherwise it's a good overall performer with very useable high ISO.
Compare with other compact pns camera? Sony T300? Ricoh R8? DMC FX-500?
 

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I had used a few PnS camera over the years, recently sold my G9, and bought the Ricoh GX100, as i like the wide angle (24mm) and with additional lens adaptor, it could go to (19mm).

A great travel camera for me to bring along, when my dslr was not with me.

Sadly only a few brand of PnS cameras had wide angle coverage....G9 is great too, but not wide enough for me to use indoor.

You may want to consider Ricoh GX100....cheers.
 

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