Which Compact is best For Low Light?

Started Jan 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Which Compact is best For Low Light?
In reply to OneDullGuy, Jan 17, 2014

The more I read, the more confused I'm getting (or maybe that's just tiredness).

Mirrorless seem like a good option but the longer lenses seem to cost more than the body itself.

For the sake of ease, I'm wondering whether to just go with the Panasonic FZ200 which many people state is a good camera, and good good reviews on this site. The only downside I can see is the smaller sensor (1/2.3") but will this be compensated by the F2.8 zoom?

Alternatively there's the Sony NEX-5N (or NEX-C3 with enough budget left to buy a zoom lens) or the Olympus E-PM2.

Part of me is thinking that there can't really be a huge difference between them, and just to pick a name out of a hat and buy one.

Please put me out of my misery....

Well the fz200 is great at the long end. 600mm f2.8 is unrivalled. That compensates the small sensor. At the wide end f2.8 is less spectacular. Son it really depends on where you use it. The fz200 still is one of the best in class though.

If you think the sensor is too small check out the Olympus stylus 1.
It has an slightly bigger sensor . it's a smaller package with better viewfinder. And it also has an 2.8 zoom albeit only to 300mm

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