The Achilles' heel of the small digital camera world continues to be poor performance in low light.
It is caused by the use of small CCD/CMOS sensors.
Small cameras have small sensors.
It is going to take a breakthrough in sensor technology before that changes.
There have been several efforts to improve the situation but so far, those efforts only help a little.
About 2 f/stops of improvement.
These cameras have some type of improvement to low light performance.
Canon G11 and S90
Fujifilm F200EXR, F70EXR and S200EXR
Sony TX1 and WX1
They are priced from about $350 through $500
I've had 3 digital cameras since 2002! I'm looking for one that will last a little longer than 2-3 years. I've only had Kodak's and am looking for something a little better.
I've recently purchased a Panasonic DMC-ZS1 and hate it!
I need a camera that does decent in low light situations. I'm looking at a middle of the road price range, between $150 - $300. I'd like a good zoom, and a good megapixel. Also a camera with easy to use software.
Does anyone have any good suggestions for those requirements in that price range?
Thanks in advance!