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Best compact holiday camers especially for night/low light shots?


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Initial post: Nov 16, 2012 3:12:00 PM PST
M. Vawda says:
As per the title, what would you recommend for a point and shoot?

I've read the LX7 is pretty decent?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:44:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2012 8:53:42 PM PST
Neo Lee says:
Sony RX100 if you have the money. Otherwise, Olympus XZ-1 is pretty decent and the price recently dropped to $200 which is so cheap for a good camera like the XZ-1.

LX7 having a smaller sensor but larger lens is on par with the XZ-1, at twice the price.

If you use an iPhone or an Android smartphone, you might want to check out the Samsung EX2F with Wi-Fi. It performs as well as XZ-1 does if not a little bit better. You can wirelessly remote control, take photo, download, edit and upload the photos off the camera from your smartphone.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 6:48:01 PM PST
I have a Canon S100 point & shoot. I got it for low light.
Its key points are
1) fits in my pocket
2) high build quality
3) fast 2.8 lens (low light)
4) iso 6400 (low light)
5) sharp images
6) 1080p video with "autofocus while recording" feature.
There is a new S110, but it may not be as good for low light use.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 12:00:13 AM PST
John Diaz says:
I've been on the hunt for an acceptable low light compact camera for quite some time. I bought the LX7's previous model, the LX5. I haven't played around with it enough, but from the little I've tested it out in low light, I've been pretty happy. Here are examples of what I've gotten with the LX5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnd2442/8177891916/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnd2442/8177856243/

Another option is micro four-thirds cameras with interchangeable lenses. I'm very happy with my Panasonic GF3. With the prime 14mm or 20mm lens, it is quite compact, and the shots are wonderful. I got the LX5 as a hopeful alternative of a camera that could take acceptable low light photos without having to worry about lenses and being a bit slimmer than the GF3. I haven't quite made my mind up yet if I can tolerate the LX5's low light photos over the GF3, since I know the GF3's photos will be superior.
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