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Old Jul 3, 2010, 5:55 PM   #11
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Oh, wow, this information is so helpful. Sounds like I need to strongly consider the FZ35. I'm excited about this possibility. Everything you all are saying does make sense to me, as to the "why" of the better quality indoor possibilities on the FZ35. Also going to follow the comparison link provided. Thanks.
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Yes, the FZ-35 hold a lot of potential and it does indeed have a more powerful built-in flash unit. However, I for one am not really clear whether you interest lies in flash photos or in photos taken indoors such as this one??

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low light indoor shooting without flash is quite a demanding job for any camera. ideally you need a mid-range DSLR with a fast prime lens and a flash .
atm you don't want a DSLR and you have said yourself that price is not really an issue. in this case why not have a look at Olympus E-PL1? it's pretty compact, but the imager is much larger than any P&S camera and will give a better low light/high ISO image quality.
for p&s cams - another vote for Canon S90 or G11 - both perform extremely well (for small sensor cameras) in low light. S90 is smaller and cheaper, but doesn't have a hot shoe - this was a deal breaker for me, although my G11 does look a bit funny with a Metz 58 flash mounted on it . Without a flash it can deliver goods as well. Really nice camera, that impresses me, the AF lock button is a bit annoying, it's too easy to press it, but I'm getting used to it. Still prefer a DSLR with a fast prime for low light indoor shooting though.

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The Samsung EX-1 does pretty well too with existing light only, thanks to its F1.8 lens.

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Here is one from the Sony HX-1-

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Sarah, the Samsung looks pretty good, Sony is noisy and the details are lost. What ISO have you used? - the EXIF data is not in the shots.
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Thanks to all for the responses to my question. I now have the Canon S90 and believe I am going to be very happy with it, at least from my initial trials. Thanks again.
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congratulations and enjoy your new toy!
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Way to go Barbara I really like the indoor shots with my S90 also...it works well...and is easy to carry to dinner or parties...
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Alex-

The HX-1 is at ISO 400. At that ISO the HX-1 is struggling a lot. As you can see the EX-1 is much better and quite a fine camera.

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