Low light action shooting is difficult for any camera.
That is why you see the professional photographers using about $10,000 worth of photographic equipment to get good photos at such events.
There are two cameras that have possibilities:
Fujifilm S5200 and S9000. (5 and 9 megapixels)
They have 10X lenses but do not have image stabilization.
What makes them attractive is their ISO settings that go to 1600.
Few non-DSLR cameras have such settings.
Fujifilm is using their 5th generation sensor which is proving to produce low noise.
Each jump in ISO setting (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600) doubles the amount of light.
I'm looking for digital camera suggestions for a camera that's good for indoor sports photography (i.e., ice hockey). I need a camera with a good zoom lens, image stabilization, and works well in low light conditions without a flash.
I would like to keep the cost under $800. Am I dreaming? Does a camera exist that meets these requirements? It seems like cameras with the combination of a good zoom (10x-12x) with image stabilization, struggle in low light.
I've heard ice hockey photography is one of the tougher things to do. Has anyone had good luck with a particular camera?