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Hello everybody,.

This is my first post even if I have been reading lot's of topics.

I am looking for a camera that I could use indoor or in low light condition without using the flash.... I am not looking for a slr camera.

Does it exist?.

If yes, I would be glad to have your advise.

ThanksGC..

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Hello everybody,.

This is my first post even if I have been reading lot's of topics.

I am looking for a camera that I could use indoor or in low lightcondition without using the flash.... does it exist?.

If yes, I would be glad to have your advise.

ThanksGC.

Yes, there are a lot of cameras that you can use in low light without a flash. More or less all of them, in fact, although you will need one with image stabilisation to help prevent camera shake (you cannot hold a camera completely steady for more than about 1/30 second)..

The important issue is what sort of image quality you want. If you will be looking at pictures on a computer monitor, or will be making only small prints, some compacts are good in low light - the ones with the larger sensor (1/1.7"), like the Fuju F40D, are better than the ones with the smaller sensors (1/2.5")..

If you want 'good' image quality (e.g. clean, sharp 10 x 8 prints taken at ISO800) you need a DSLR. These start at about 300 for a Nikon D40 or Pentax K100D which are both excellent and will massivly out-perform any compact..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #1

Fuji has the best low-light proformance non-DSLR that is reviewed here:.

Http://www.consumersearch.com/...and_video/digital-camera-reviews/review.html.

Fuji has discontinued the F31 which had the best of all the consumer camera low-light abilitys and is replaced by the F50. The newer camera has more resoluton with the same size sensor and thus a tradeoff sacrificing the low-light capabilitys. Finepix F40fd which is still available is thus the best choice.Will..

Comment #2

I agree. Fuji is known to have the best lowlight abilities...

Comment #3

Thanks for all those quick replies.

The only choice in small camera would be the fuji 31 or 40 then.

If I was going to slr, what kind of lens would I need, F.2.8 lense?.

Than I would probably come to a budget of 600 pounds (camera + lense).

GC..

Comment #4

You'd probably want a f2/35mm or f1.4 or 1.7 50mm lens for a DSLR in low light, something with shake reduction like the Pentax or Olympus SLRs would be a good choice too for low light although the better high sensitivity noise performance of APS-C cameras would sway me to a pentax K100D..

I thought you said you weren't looking for an SLR...

Comment #5

Fuji F20 or F30 or F31F40 is quite OK.

The esp for lowlighthigh isominimal noise..

Comment #6

He fuji F20 is quite good in low light; same sensor/lens as the F31 still easy to find at low cost...

Comment #7

Guygeneve wrote:.

The only choice in small camera would be the fuji 31 or 40 then.

Yes. But these don't have image stabilization (helpful for static subjects). Canon SD950IS, SD870IS, Nikon S700, S510, L15 have that (I.S) while having good IQ at higher ISOs (grainy but retain enough details) and are ultra-compacts..

If I was going to slr, what kind of lens would I need, F.2.8 lense?.

Maybe f1.8 or better prime lens..

Than I would probably come to a budget of 600 pounds (camera + lense).

Yes. Maybe more.Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612..

Comment #8

F20 same sensor? I thought not. Fujifilm is not specific enough a lot of times about which sensor they have in various specification postings. If you see Super CCD, that doesn't say much. There are now at least 8 versions of that. Read the reviews/tests performed at this web site of the F30/31 and F50. You will see that the noise is lowest on the F30/31.

You can check that out too. Apparently the best performance so far for a sensor on a compact camera (or Fujifilm at least) is either the F30 or F31 which are apparently the same. Don't ever be fooled by the 12 megapixels put into the F50. More junk is still junk. More megapixels are good for certain uses of the photograph, but 12 does not look better than 6 on a computer monitor looking at the entire photograph..

Comment #9

The low light of static subjects would need a tripod or something to stabilize the camera. So any camera that can do a clean 15 s or 30 s exposure is good..

If you don't want so low light and don't want to use very long exposure times (more than 1/30 s) you need fast primes (f/1.4) on a dSLR body that can do goos ISO800 or ISO1600 photos.VictorBucuresti, Romaniahttp://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m268/victor_petcu/http://picasaweb.google.com/teodor.nitica/..

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