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Old Oct 31, 2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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I am advanced amateur and looking for $200 camera that takes good no-flash pictures indoors.

the price point takes me out of S95, EX1, LX3 category, so I am looking for a general P&S that take reasonable high ISO, bigger lens etc. I realize I will have to compromise in zoom etc.

Would appreciate any input.

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Old Oct 31, 2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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There is nothing in that price range, that comes close to fitting your requirements. You need to at least double the figure, the S95 is in the range of what you are looking for --- Sorry.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 1:35 PM   #3
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You can try to get a refurbished Fuji F70EXR or F72EXR on the US ebay site. Some of them are as low as $120. Go to dcresource and look for the review. It's good in low light, especially in the low light EXR mode. The downsides are: 1. You would have to get it shipped to Korea. 2. Some people are not happy with the reduced 5 megapixel images in the low light EXR mode (they're too small), 3. it is a camera which can take getting used to if you want to use it well.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 2:28 PM   #4
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It won't match the S95, but it does have an F2.0 lens and decent high ISO performance.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSho.../dp/B003L77Y5S
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G'day gyc

I would go with five-o's suggestion ... the camera seems a "cutie" but with an f2 lens may answer most of your needs at this time

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Old Oct 31, 2011, 8:24 PM   #6
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thanks for suggestions, will look into SD4000IS...
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Old Nov 1, 2011, 5:19 AM   #7
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Recently I bought a Canon IXUS 115 HS for my friend and I'm satisfied with its low light performance as per its price tag of 8,000 INR (~ $170 USD)
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The SD4000IS is about as good as you will get in the price range you are looking at.
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I use the SD4000 as a backup for my DSLR and took it on vacation to New York. With the F2 lens, it does not default on auto to that high of ISO. A couple of shots. Times Square at ISO 125 from a moving cab, museum at ISO 125 and 800. This is not, however, a DSLR and would be good for small prints only which is just fine for album family shots.
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nice pictures indeed, very good. gychang
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