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Old Feb 4, 2011, 6:24 PM   #1
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Default Low-light, zoom or overall pocketable camera

Since there isn't a super camera with good low-light and zoom, can you list some good low-light pocketable options, good super-zooms, and good cameras overall? There is no price limit.

I don't want a huge camera that does not fit in your pocket. I take pictures with family a lot of times, but I also would like a camera that shoots well outside as well.


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Old Feb 4, 2011, 8:01 PM   #2
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You can have a good low light capability (such as the Canon SD4000), or good zoom (such as the Canon SX130) but it is impossible to find those two qualities together in a single camera. I know that is not good news. But, unfortunately those are the facts.

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what you are looking for really does not exist. There is no point and shoot that has a long zoom that can shoot well in low light.
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Since there isn't a super camera with good low-light and zoom, can you list some good low-light pocketable options, good super-zooms, and good camera overall? There is no price limit.

I don't want a huge camera that does not fit in your pocket. I take pictures with family a lot of times, but I also would like a camera that shoots well outside as well.
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for low light, canon s95, panasonic lx5, and olympus xz1, and the samsung ex1/tl100. These are all pocketable low light pns.

For long zoom 10x or more but still small, casio fh100, sony hx5v, panasonic zs 7 and 5. This is a good read with long zoom, that are good for pocket size and general stuff.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q210grouptravelzoom/
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The Nikon P7000 comes close with its excellent IQ and 7x zoom .

It's IQ is pretty much top notch among compacts because of its big 1/1.7'' sensor. The 7x zoom adds to the versatility.
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The p7000 is not a pocket camera, which is one the op's requirements.
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It has also been noted that the Nikon P-7000 has some constantly recurring focus problems. That is what has made me hold off on that camera.

The Canon SD4000 comes closest to the OP's requirements.

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the sd4000 does not come close either. And it does not have a good megazoom, it might have a f2 lens, but still do not shot shoot pass 400iso to good. Since money is not a issue, given the s95 or the sd4000. The s95 wins in the low light department and match up with the zoom. The olympus xz1 has a bit more zoom at 4x vs 3.5. And has a f1.8-2.5 lens vs f2-4.9 on the canon. So at the different zoom ranges the oly would be better for low light.
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Agreed shoturtle.
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