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Old Aug 17, 2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hello there, I need you guys' expertise and help.

I'm going to Europe in September, and I'm looking for a digital camera that is small, and it takes excellent pictures in low light conditions. For example in nightclubs, pictures of bridges and buildings that are lit up at night etc. Please let me know what u would recommend. The price range is under $500
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Certainly the Fuji F-40 should fill the bill nicely and it uses SD chips as well.

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hehe, i'm also going abroad, andlooking for something like this.

the f-40 sounds nice, since it also takes SD cards, which i have plenty of. but i guess it's somewhaton the high end ofprice range, esp. since it's a newer model.

is there something else that might work in the 120-150 range? i mean, i guess i'm willing to compromise - after all, i'm moving up from an old nikon coolpix that didn't even have audio with its video. :roll:
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The Fuji F-20 is on sale at Amazon for $(US) 149.95.

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nothing with SD though?

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oh well, i guess i can get an xD card cheaply enough...

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EDIT: hmm... they really are much more expensive than SD's...
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nothing with SD though?

:sad:

oh well, i guess i can get an xD card cheaply enough...

thx

EDIT: hmm... they really are much more expensive than SD's...
They are more expensive, much slower and have less capacity (max 2Gb). Fortunately Fuji offers the dual-slot xD/SD on its latest models (so we can get rid once and for all of these xD).
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Old Aug 25, 2007, 12:51 PM   #7
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I'm looking for a digital camera that is small, and it takes excellent pictures in low light conditions.
P&S usually arent good for low light conditions; expecially if using above ISO200 as there too much noise with a small sensor.

If using a tripod and setting a slow shutter speed (<60secs), then yes, you will get good results.

You might want to get a camera that uses AA instead of Li-Ion, or stuck up on batteries, ormake sure your charger can be plugged into the European outlets.


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The Fuji F30 has the best high-iso performance of any P&S I've seen. This is what will help the most in low light.

As for ultracompacts, I gotta recommend the Canon SD series. Great little cams for the money. I have an SD600 and it's verry fast/quick to use and given what it is, gets great results. (paid $215) There are also SD models with image stabilization that will help tremendously.

Pentax A30 has Shake Reduction that is very effective also. I don't know how the camera handles though.




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I bought a recertified (refurbished) Fuji F20 from Newegg at a very low price. I like it. It's like an F30, but without the manual controls and its ISO settings goes to just 2000 instread of 3200. I think it's a bargain.
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I agree that your purchase of a refurbished Fuji F-20 is surely the most cost effective solution to a low light shooting situation.

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