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Low Light?

I really don't like the look of a flash, but I'm also not very good at "tweaking"...I was wondering....is there a camera that I can just pick up and use that doesnt require a flash to auto-focus in low light situations? My past history with digital cameras has been that everytime I use a flash, it looks sourcey and hot in the middle but if I dont use a flash its out of focus. My film camera has a lens on it that almost NEVER requires me to use a flash...Do some digital cameras have lower "stops" on them? Sorry...I'm a noob. Any recommends??
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it really all depends on the lens of the camera. some lenses allow lower f-stops than others. when looking at the specs of a camera look for that figure. the lower the f-stop or aperture the more light the lens can let in therefore making it better for lower light shooting.

combined with the f-stop you can could change the iso setting. the higher the iso the lower the light you can shoot in. but the higher you set the iso the more noise or grain you'll have in the photo.

hope this helps.

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My Nikon 4500 will take shots in VERY low light.

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It'll flash a red light at me to indicate the light is too low, but it will take the shot. The problem is that I have to remember to wait for the shutter to close, and the subject can't be moving. It will look blurred if either the camera or the subject moves.

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You need to adjust your camera to the right shutter speed and aperture. Here, the digital camera manual mode is suitable when the light is low. Flash lighting is another variant for taking the picture. There's no absolute formula for anyone to get the right pictures. The proper adjustment takes years to learn. I suggest that you get to take more pictures to know whether shutter speed, aperture, flash, and/or ISO push does matter to the picture taken under the low light. Good luck.

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You should look for a camera that has an AF (auto focus) assist light.

It provides a bright white illumination in low light situations, this helps the camera's auto focus system to lock onto the subject.

They made a camera just for you, the Canon G5 or G6.
The G6 just came out and will replace the G5.

It has an AF assist light and a F2.0 lens.

Just what you need for low light situations.

You will find an 11 page review of the G6 here:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/canong6/

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