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Old Apr 5, 2010, 3:33 PM   #1
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Hello,

I take a lot of photographs of graffiti. The walls I photograph are typically 1-3 meters away and often in dark places (tunnels, etc.). I have to take the picture without the flash to avoid the reflection.

I'm looking for a pocket-size camera (certainly no bigger than the now-out-of-date sony cyber-shot DSC HX1) that performs well in low light without flash - doesn't blur easily / good stability. I'm often in the rough parts of town to take photos so a big flashy camera isn't very sensible! Battery life is important too. I am flexible on price. I don't need good video options.

I had been looking at the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 but read a review about lens flare and poor low light performance. I'd be very grateful for your thoughts on this or any other camera.

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Old Apr 5, 2010, 7:04 PM   #2
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You might want to investigate the new Sony HX5 camera. It is a fraction of the size of the HX1 camera. However, the HX5 has the same high ISO capabilities that are found on the HX1 camera.

I have attached an ISO 1600 photo taken with the HX5 camera without flash.

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And here is a 100% crop of the previously posted photo.

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Old Apr 6, 2010, 12:12 AM   #4
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For low light, the best would be a canon S90, it has the biggest sensor in the point and shoot market. Thus yielding the best low light results for a point and shoot. The sony HV5X is a step behind the s90 in low light.

Here is a link to a no flash low light shot posted by another member. It is less noise then the HV5X

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ar...ight-shot.html
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