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Wipe my arse - low light cameras

Postby The-Bandido on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:51 pm

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Hi guys

What compacts are good for taking low light photos - looking for something quite cheap (less than £200).

Re: Wipe my arse - low light cameras

Postby Klors on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:02 pm

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None of them are especially good due to the nature of them being compacts. The smaller sensor size means the photoreceptors tend to be very small so that they can get the resolution, but this means its hard to make them sensitive enough for low-light. So you're fighting a losing battle, especially taking into account your budget.

That said, this might help you get more of an idea on what to look for...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385965,00.asp

and the individual technical breakdowns at http://www.dpreview.com have image quality comparison shots.
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Postby The-Bandido on Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:18 pm

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Thanks for that, "Canon PowerShot SX230 HS" looking like a possible option...

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Postby The-Bandido on Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:38 am

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Got the "Canon IXUS 220 HS" in the end, seems to work OK so far...

Re: Wipe my arse - low light cameras

Postby Klors on Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:35 pm

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Cool, show us some example piccies of your low-light activities :twisted:
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Re: Wipe my arse - low light cameras

Postby The-Bandido on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:43 am

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Will do. As it happens, I was experimenting with different shooting modes last night. There's a camera flash setting that features a longer exposure time, so that the background objects are lighter - that was pretty cool. Another shooting mode is one where it takes a series of shots, then runs some DSP on them that combines the shots to produce a single image that presumably has less noise and blur than the original images - it seems to work quite well.


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