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Low light wide angle cameras
You don't say but I think that you are probably after a compact camera..

The best low light compact cameras are Fujifilm - F31fd or even the F40fd but their wide angle limit is 35mm..

Otherwise, there is the Fuji S6500/S6000 which is a bridge-cam of DSLR size but with a 10.7X zoom that goes down to 28mm - wide enough for most. It's low light performance and image quality is unmatched in this type of camera..

Of course, for a little more money you could go for an entry level DSLR such as the Pentax K100 with a kit (Sigma) zoom lens that goes down to 27mm equivalent for 35mm film but it's not a great lens. Spend a little more for the Pentax lens..

Cheers..

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Sony dsc-r1-24mm /best camera for price though focus slower than dslr..

Comment #1

Couldn't agree more but, sadly, you would be hard pressed to find one..

Cheers..

Comment #2

Best option - Buy any of DSLR. These come with wide-angle kit lens. K100D super is value for money as it has image-stabilization too.Among P&S:Canon SD870IS. Best among ultra-compacts..

Panasonic LX2 - Among compacts (Especially for it's Raw mode. You can clean up noise effectively later using third party softwares.)Large one's - Panasonic FZ18 - Again due to Raw mode..

Drkitchen wrote:.

Any suggestions for this kind of camera?.

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612..

Comment #3

Everyone seems to be assuming that $ is a big factor, but since you didn't mention that it was, or HOW wide you want to go..

Best for cheap: DSLR with kit zoom. Take your pick..

Slightly more: Upgrade to better lens. Pentax K100D + 16-45 4.0 is a excellent choice.Wider: k100D with 12-24Rebel with Tokina 12-24 also great choice..

Of course, IF money is no object and you want really wide with great low light performance there would be absolutely no competitor to the Nikon D3 / 14-24 2.8 combo ..

Comment #4

I just bought a Fuji S8000fd, specifically for it's low light capabilities. It also has the 28mm-equivalent lens, but has 18x optical zoom and Image Stabilization. Haven't downloaded any pix yet, but so far it looks like it would meet your needs...

Comment #5

Hey Ajay what do you think of the low-light capabilities of the FZ18? I came home with a Fuji S8000fd in large part because the saleswoman said it would do better than the FZ18 in low-light conditions. I just read the Popular Photography comparison of the two (plus the Olympus SP-560UZ); PopPhoto seems to think that the FZ18 is an all-around higher-quality camera, including at higher ISOs...

Comment #6

1. As far as JPG output is concerned, there is little to differentiate between the two as far as noise is concerned. (Fuji has slight edge here. That is what salesman alluded to.).

2. However FZ18 lens has less fringing/distortion problems. It has Raw mode too. Raw mode helps in capturing maximum possible details at High ISO (i.e. low-light situation). You can later clean up the noise with noise-reduction softwares like Neatimage etc.

Even Panasonic's bundled software (Silkypix) will do good job at it. But that also means, you will have to spend more time on post-processing images..

Denise S wrote:.

Hey Ajay what do you think of the low-light capabilities of theFZ18? I came home with a Fuji S8000fd in large part because thesaleswoman said it would do better than the FZ18 in low-lightconditions. I just read the Popular Photography comparison of thetwo (plus the Olympus SP-560UZ); PopPhoto seems to think that theFZ18 is an all-around higher-quality camera, including at higher ISOs..

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612..

Comment #7

Which of the dslr would be the easiest to understand and use? Some have suggested to go to the Cameta sight for Olympus E330. I see the Nikon 40x is very reasonable. I really appreciate the suggestions. Some have said the Olympus 7070, Kodak P880, and Nikon 8400...

Comment #8

All consumer DSLRs have auto mode too (means easy enough to operate)May consider one with in-body image-stabilisation.e.g. Pentax K100D super, Olympus E510 or Sony A100. without I.S., Nikon D40x, Canon 400D..

Drkitchen wrote:.

Which of the dslr would be the easiest to understand and use? Somehave suggested to go to the Cameta sight for Olympus E330. I seethe Nikon 40x is very reasonable. I really appreciate thesuggestions. Some have said the Olympus 7070, Kodak P880, and Nikon8400..

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612..

Comment #9

I am not looking for a DSLR. Again I am just using for the website and my computer. No printing. Need wide angle and low light capability. The small Canons are very uncomfortable for holding...

Comment #10

The compact Fuji E900 with a wide angle adapter. Not quite up to the F30/31 but very good for a compact. Widest angle without adapter is 32mm ( not really wide )..

The Fuji S6000/6500 would be better at low light and has a 28mm equivalent wide angle. It's big..

A DSLR would be best. Almost any entry level model. Normal kit lens have a 35 mm equivalent of 28mm ( e.g. a typical 18-55 equates to 28-80-ish in 35mm terms ). At higher ISOs accept no substitutes..

If you can shoot static subjects a noisier sensor would be OK if you can expose for an extended period at low ISO. That opens up a few more options..

StephenG.

Pentax K100DFuji S5200Fuji E900PCLinuxOS..

Comment #11

Is how wide. To say "wide angle" means different things. It's liek saying "I wnat a fast camera". To some that means faster than the p/s they have that takes 1 shot every 3 seconds. To others, that means a 10FPS 1DmkIII. Wide angle could mean a typical 28-35mm compact or it could mean 10mm.

Typically landscape work can benefit down to about 24-28mm. Trying to get a whole room in 1 shot might take 12-14mm. Compacts are going to stop at about 28mm, with DSLR, you can go really wide...

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