None of the Point-and-Shoot digital cameras do a good job in low light (without a flash).
The problem is caused by the small size of the cameras.
A small size camera dictates that they have to use a small CCD sensor assembly.
Small CCD sensors assemblies are subject to noise due to the overcrowding of the individual sensors on the sensor assembly.
You either have to wait for a breakthrough in technology or go to a bigger camera.
That would be a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera.
I have had a horrible time finding a camera that takes good night shots in a club/bar or even just indoors in the evening time.
I had a Kodak Easy Share that I got about 4 years ago, but it finally died and I haven't been able to find as good of quality in other Kodaks or Sony. There is a ridiculous amount of noise and the colors are never true.
I haven't tried a Canon and it sounds like that should have been the camera to get. Does anyone have suggestions for me?