Compact camera with "decent" low light performance

Started Jan 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
gwlaw99
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Re: Compact camera with "decent" low light performance
In reply to lenshoarder, Jan 28, 2013

lenshoarder wrote:

gwlaw99 wrote:

Maybe an Olympus XZ-1, Panasonic LX-5 or Canon S100 with the aperture wide open.

I've owned all 3 of these. Low light performance is critical to me. I do not like flash shots. In the end, none of these made the cut. I have a RX100 now. Here's a little comparison I did when I got the XZ-1. In many ways, you can sub in the RX100 for the NEX.

http://www.seriouscompacts.com/f61/xz-1-low-light-performance-13848/

As to OP's request, the above comparison should also help. My go to travel camera for years has been the TX5. It works well in lowlight because of handheld twilight mode. I would suggest any Sony camera which has that mode, almost all do now. I can post some more shots demonstrating that mode on my old TX5.

Except he said the Rx100 and was way too expensive for him and he wants something pocketable.

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