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Old Nov 10, 2006, 1:32 AM   #1
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I'm looking for the best low-light camera options -- either in a still camera or a camcorder that takes good stills in the 3-4 megapixel range. My main requirement is that I need to use extreme zoom (10x to 12x) in a relatively low-light environment. For example, from the audience I'm wanting to capture on-stage photos during a chorus concert. There's not a lot of fast action, but I'm wanting sharp, focused shots at (usually) maximum zoom with no flash.

(Not asking for much, eh?) :G

I've had better luck with my Sony TRV-27 DV camcorder taking low-light still pictures than with my new Canon A610, which goes into "shaky-warning-mode" at the slightest increase of the zoom and therefore produces blurry pictures. The Sony, which is better about taking less-blurry pictures, unfortunately, shows a high amount of noise in low-light conditions. And is showing it's age with its fairly low-resolution photo (1.2 mp) capability.

I've read the Sanyo Xacti all-digital camcorders take fairly impressive low-light no-flash pictures and has a stabilization feature to help prevent blurred photos. Any feedback on this?

Can anyone help me discover a camera or camcorder that would meet my needs?

Thanks in advance for any advice anyone might have!
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Old Nov 10, 2006, 10:23 AM   #2
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Look at the reviews for the Fuji's...they're cameras are much better than others in ISO performance (low light ability).
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Old Nov 12, 2006, 2:00 AM   #3
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Pick anyone of the fuji superzoom camera in the market today.
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