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What camera is good at dark?

by camera_errol / January 14, 2008 10:56 AM PST

I would like to shoot object with light projected onto it's surface (dots or lines) in dark environment. The object is small similar to the size of mobile phone. How can I archive good result on the light spots? most of them are blur or the color is not clear some blue color at the edge or strong white color in the middle of the spots.

What setting on the camera is suitable?
What camera should I buy? (the budget is around $400 us to $800 us)
Another setting on the light spot or environment should I take care?

Regards,
camera_errol

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Re good camera in the dark...without flash
by Papa Echo / January 14, 2008 4:24 PM PST

...that calls for a DSLR. Get it fitted with a prime/standard lens with at least f/1.4.

Others do not have a big enough aperture to get in enough light, and small sensors produce noisy pictues at higher ISO, sometimes to the point of being useless.

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Re good camera in the dark...without flash
by camera_errol / January 15, 2008 10:16 AM PST

I have shot a photo with NIKON COOLPIX L11. The image has lot of background noise even in back environment (little red white spots noise on the surface). I only what the light spots which I cast/project onto the surface of the object. Here is link. http://community.webshots.com/album/562147898TNlijW?vhost=community

Any suggestion on what camera Model should I buy? I am not good at camera knowledge. Thks!!


Regards,
camera_errol

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tamvetam
by tamvetam / November 19, 2012 7:11 PM PST

All of camera are good at dark if you know how to use it in the best way. When you take a picture in dark, the first you turn on the flash and <span id="INSERTION_MARKER">shutter speed fastest, and then you take a photo. The photo is better if you are professional. Have a good time Wink

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a little helpful
by Adacherry / November 22, 2012 4:59 PM PST

The DSLR camera may be better. But it is not a problem to choose a special kind of camera. Any camera can be good at dark if you master the time of exposure.

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