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Best camera for night and indoor shots?

by worldchmps / June 18, 2007 10:37 AM PDT

If you've read my recent posts, I have a lot of questions that I'm getting out all out once. What's the best camera for indoor and/or night shots, excluding DSLR's since they're too expensive for me.

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Best Camera - non DSLR - for night and indoor shots
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 18, 2007 12:51 PM PDT

The answer is Sony R1.

But it costs $990.

Your question is too broad.

The answer will be different depending upon the price range, camera size, optical zoom, and features wanted.

All digital cameras that also have manual controls can take excellent night and indoor shots when you use a tripod.

For people who want to take photos (without flash and without tripod) in low light are going to be disappointed.
The newer Fujifilm cameras with the Fujifilm Super CCD will perform best, but still probably not up to your expectations.

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Limit to point and shoot and mega zoom cameras
by worldchmps / June 18, 2007 12:59 PM PDT

If you only consider point and shoot cameras or mega zoom cameras, in other words, no DSLR's, what is the best camera for night and indoor shots?

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Best Camera
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 18, 2007 1:13 PM PDT

Well.....that brings us back to the Sony R1.

Because the Sony R1 uses the same size CCD sensor as the Nikon DSLR.
Which means you can use high ISO settings with little noise.

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Sony cyber-shot DSC-R1...
by Papa Echo / June 18, 2007 7:25 PM PDT
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has been around since late 2005. Wonder when it is going to be replaced ?

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Sony R1
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 18, 2007 11:49 PM PDT

I don't look for it to ever be replaced.
A very capable camera but too expensive to build.
And too few buyers.
The Sony A100 (DSLR) with kit lens costs less than the R1.

The Sony R1 was designed before Sony bought out the Konica Minolta camera division.
I think the R1 was Sony's plan "B".
(in case Sony could not buy Konica Minolta camera division).

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