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Old Feb 26, 2011, 6:17 AM   #21
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Well thanks to you guys I have learned more, do not shoot through the windows.................lol
Thank you, I appreciate your help and making me think about what I did wrong. As for the zoom, I think the sharpness looks great for 10x and also 10x plus 4x digital zoom, if it wasn't for the windshield those shots would have been very usable shots. Whats your opinions ?

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Old Feb 26, 2011, 9:36 AM   #22
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The Nikon S8100 does reasonably well. We will have to wait to see how the S9100 does.

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The Nikon S8100 does reasonably well. We will have to wait to see how the S9100 does.

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Given the same low light iq and a 10x zoom what would you recommend that would be better than the s8100 ?

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What's the Sony R1?
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Given the same low light iq and a 10x zoom what would you recommend that would be better than the s8100 ?

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Well nothing with a 10x zoom in a pocketable format has good low light IQ. It's simply not possible to get a decent sized sensor into the camera along with the long zoom, nor do any of these cameras have a bright enough lens. The choice must always be made between low light and zoom if you want a pocketable camera. As the size of the sensor goes up, the size of the lens has to go up and of course the camera grows in size along with it. Some people search and search, insisting that this camera must exist, but it is a fact that it can't exist.

Now keeping with the 10x zoom, if you're shooting still objects with a stacking mode, I think the HX5V does best. I despise my HX5V, but Sony did an amazing job with the in-camera stacking and panoramic stitching in terms of reduced ghosting. Aside from that though, all of the backlit CMOS cameras do very similarly in low light. They do very poorly, but slightly better than their CCD counterparts. However, Nikon's F3.5 at the wide end puts it at a disadvantage to several cameras within its class in terms of low light.
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