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Old Aug 13, 2002, 9:19 PM   #1
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Default Problem with shooting in low light situations, which camera

I've used the Canon S40, Minolta Dimage X and Nikon 2500 on several vacation trips.
However, all three cameras disappointed me a lot when I took photos in low light situations, on cloudy afternoons as well as in the night time.
I am a novice in photography, so I am looking for a digital camera that would take care of the low light situations for me and readjust lighting automatically so that the pictures will come out bright.

Which camera would be best for my purpose?
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Old Aug 13, 2002, 9:30 PM   #2
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dorae,
some low lighy with 3040

http://www.pbase.com/cologs/las_animas_co
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Old Aug 13, 2002, 11:06 PM   #3
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Default Some suggestions...

There are two major factors which influence low light photography possibilities. Lens speed and ability to focus in low light.

Of my 18 digicams one of the best in low light situations is the Sony DCS-F707. It's a 5 megapixel camera with a holographic focus aid as well as infrared focus capabilities for focus and shooting in complete darkness without alarming the subject before the flash goes.

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Old Aug 14, 2002, 12:25 AM   #4
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I have to disagree with Lin, for most there are THREE major factors, the first being the household budget. I notice Ritz get 1k for those great Sony's.
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Old Aug 14, 2002, 12:36 AM   #5
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my budget is betw 500-800 dollars.
i am looking at compact digital cameras especially.
any of you know of a good compact camera that fares well in dim light situations?
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Old Aug 14, 2002, 12:39 AM   #6
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ive got the Sony DSC-P51, its great in low light and exellent quality in low light too...

wit the Super CCD HAD ull see no noise in the pictures at all..

in slow shutter u need a tripod so when u get sony gte a Tripod as well
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Old Aug 14, 2002, 12:40 AM   #7
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Gary's right, price is a factor. Of course for the price of one of those Harley's you could get 20 of these at full retail... :-)

Actually, the prices for the F707 are all over the place from $604 to $999. Here are links to current competitive prices:

http://www.nextag.com/serv/main/buye...0&core=&page=1

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...11d32296d3fdac


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Old Aug 14, 2002, 12:45 AM   #8
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i dont recomend the F707 its bad everything of it is bad exert the megapixel
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Old Aug 14, 2002, 12:49 AM   #9
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i dont recomend the F707 its bad everything of it is bad exert the megapixel
Do you actually have the F707, or is this something you have read?

I've had one since they were available and that's certainly not my experience, nor is it the experience of most who use the camera....

I noticed in your post above that you have another Sony model, yet you talk about the "Super CCD" which is a Fuji sensor, not a Sony sensor - I'm confused...

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Old Aug 14, 2002, 12:51 AM   #10
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dorae,
You really have night difined low light, in-out doors, tripod handheld, flash off=on and at what size the cam is as the very small tend to be trade off size for performance.. just like laptops.
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