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Old Jan 16, 2010, 3:58 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I am looking for a good low-light point and shoot. Something fairly small that could be taken to concerts, travelling, etc.

I would also be using this camera for nighttime photography (aurora borealis, etc).

Quality at high ISO would be nice.

My price range is around $300.

Thanks!
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 4:00 PM   #2
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well. really if you want good high iso performance in a point and shoot model, you will need to up your budget to around 400$ so that you can get the Canon S90.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 4:45 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

However, in a pinch, the Fuji F-70EXR is up to the challenge as well, and it is below $200. It might be worth some research.

Have a great weekend.

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jbritz-

Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

However, in a pinch, the Fuji F-70EXR is up to the challenge as well, and it is below $200. It might be worth some research.

Have a great weekend.

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Yes, I had thought to suggest it. However, it really requires proper set-up and understanding of the EXR system to perform at its best. So I hesitated to mention to a new member.
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 1:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions! What makes the EXR system different? Also do you have any more recommendations?
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 8:54 AM   #6
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jbritz-

The EXR is different, because it essentailly uses an imager with a wholly different design. Thus it takes a whole different kind of set-up when operating within the EXR system. That requires a somewhat extended learning curve, but the results are very good.

Here is a link to what I am writing about and some sample photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4281754301/


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Old Jan 19, 2010, 10:42 PM   #7
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I believe you should buy either the canon s90 , Fuji F200 EXR , Fuji 70 EXR , or Sony WX1. The best way to choose from between these cameras is to read reviews and not the least see pictures shot with the cameras. That will give you an idea how the cameras do perform in real life. The best way to view cameras pictures is to browse through Flickr Groups. Canon s90 group http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonpowershot_s90/ .... ...... Fuji F200 Group http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/ ............ Sony WX1 http://www.flickr.com/groups/dsc-wx1/ .......... Fuji f70 EXR. http://www.flickr.com/groups/f70exr/ ..........

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