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Old Jan 1, 2010, 2:32 PM   #1
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Default Canon G11 or Nikon P90

Mainly focusing in image quality. I know that the Nikon has a huge zoom, which is nice but not my main priority.
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Old Jan 1, 2010, 9:41 PM   #2
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The G11 has the better image quality at all ISO's, particularly at higher ISO's (low-light).

mainly focusing on image quality, the G11 is the winner hands-down.
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Welcome to the Forum. We're please that you dropped by.

Clearly the Canon G-11 is the better choice, if image quality is your priority. The Nikon P-90 shows some noise even at base ISO settings. The G-11 is one of the few P+S camera very capable of using numerically high ISO settings while maintaining very good image quality.

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The G11 has the better image quality at all ISO's, particularly at higher ISO's (low-light).

mainly focusing on image quality, the G11 is the winner hands-down.
I currently own the P90. I can vouch for its amazing zoom, and its superb images outdoors. however, once the lighting gets poor and the ISO level raises, image quality suffers big time. It's also somewhat slow with
auto focus as well.
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 8:35 AM   #5
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hello fbords,

I also confused with same question. Right now I am looking into P90. But after reading ur comment there is somehow need to think on p90. Its realy making difference at low light? and ""slow with auto focus"" I did not understand what u say. Please explain in detail.

I need camera for in general use.
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The problem with the P-90 is two fold. firstly, it is a bit slower to focus as the light level decreases. Secondly, the P-90 is prone to showing noise,as the ISO is numerically raised to ISO 400 and above.

If you are using the P-90 at a numerical ISO setting below ISO is 400, you will not have substantial problems at all.

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But in specification they gives ISO 6400, Then also after ISO 400 or above, it starts showing noise?
So what hapeenes after raising it ove 4000 or 5000?

For normal use, Is this much affected? Or for indoor pictures?
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That is exactly the problem
, while there are indeed numerically higher ISO settings well above ISO 400, the noise begins at ISO 400 and increases decreasing the image quality measurably.

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So how the performance belowISO400 for P90?

I am not knowing too much about ISO.

So can upto ISO 400 is sufficient for low light photography?
Or its really affected in indoor photography?

Then when flash came up in the middle?

And after all, Can we going with P90 or not?
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From some members that posted about the p90. It is find below 400 iso, but gets really bad on anything higher. So the P90 will not perform well indoors low light and at night.

That is the main problem with P&S camera, they have higher iso available, but with the smaller sensors. Noise becomes a problem for them as you get to the higher iso.

The P90 is a good daylight camera, but if you take indoor and night shots where the light is not the best. It may not be the best choice for the reasons mention.
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