High-end compact cameras (S-series Canon): is the better IQ parallel to the extra $ ?

Started Jun 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
ericinho
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Re: indoors without flash - G1X images
In reply to c.hammett, Jun 12, 2012

Thanks Carolyn!

Is the G1x not more of a bridge camera than a portable? But apart from that, I actually didn't think about museum visits, so that is a valid argument for the high-end compacts. Unfortunately you don't find many comparissons of low light shooting between a high-end and low-end compacts.

But your examples certainly show that with a high-end compact you at least are able to get very useful pictures. It would be nice to see some lo-fi portable examples now

c.hammett wrote:

ericinho wrote:

@ Thanks Paul!

Good point, but how often do you shoot indoors with a portable without flash?

I shoot a LOT indoors without flash in museums and churches on trips for example, where flash is forbidden. I hate flash anyhow, so a really good compact camera with high ISO capability is important to me. I'm finding my new G1X worth every penny I spent on it. I'm used to dSLR's, but currently cannot handle one due to joint replacement in both wrists. I think you get what you pay for if indoor shooting is important to you. Here's a link to some recent images shot in Paris, many in museums, without flash, using my G1X.

http://www.pbase.com/chammett/paris_2012

and some from around the house indoors and out, without flash

http://www.pbase.com/chammett/new_canon_g1x_

carolyn

I have seen some s100 indoor pics, but nothing that would make me want to use it indoors without flash light... so don't we arrive then back to the high-end: bad - cheaper alternative: worse?

sx260: probably iso3200 or maybe 6400?

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