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Old Sep 21, 2009, 6:46 AM   #1
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Default Sony DSC H20 vs Nikon P90 vs Cannon SX20 IS

Looking for buying new digital camera. From the three shortlisted, which
one would give me good

1.picture quality for landscapes
2.Good indoor/low light picture quality
3.Good battery life.
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 2:49 PM   #2
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Default The CLEAR Winner is the Sony H-20 Camera!

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Unfortunately none of your three camera choices are very good with indoor/low light picture quality. Of the three choices, based on my own experience, the Sony H-20 is the best in a low light level environment.

Out of doors, all three of your camera choices are about equal. Regarding battery life, the winner among the three is the Sony H-20.

The Sony H-20 also has the very best built-in flash range, and the added advantages of being smaller than the other two cameras and cost less. I have attached a Sony H-20 photo sample for you as well.

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Old Sep 22, 2009, 1:58 AM   #3
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So which camera would you suggest for good indoor (and outdoor ofcourse) quality.

I am not looking at SLRs.

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If by good indoor photos, you mean when using flash, the Sony H-20 is the top choice due to its great flash range (up to 23 feet).

As I mentioned previously, none of the cameras on your list are very able when not using flash in low light level lighting conditions. The Sony can use ISO 800 and still produce adequate photos, The Canon SX-20 and P-90 show copious amounts of electronic noise when used at ISO settings above ISO 400.

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The good about the H20 for indoor photos: strong built in flash. The bad, the lens starts at 38mm. In confined spaces you feel like moving back further and further from the subject in order to get it all framed only to bump against the wall before you could frame everyone.
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Unfortunately none of your three camera choices are very good with indoor/low light picture quality. ...
Think the same...

Do you know where can I find canon 20 is sample videos?
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Perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel on the the point and shoot cameras that have a real low light capability. www.dpreview.com just posted a selection of photos that they will use in their future review of the Fuji F-70 EXR camera. The ISO 1600 photos look very impressive, and the image quality was surprisingly good. I hope that helps.

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