Need to low light compact my wife can use

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Need to low light compact my wife can use
4 months ago

I am in a unusual situation that my wife is demanding that I buy a camera!

Now I am a very happy DSLR user, but sometimes my wife wishes to take photo's and finds my camera too complex for her(especially with the modes I tend to leave it in)

Therefore she wants a simple camera that she can use. However I would also find a small compact useful to take on business trips, so I would like to use it to once in a while

Problem is, the reason I went to DSLR in the 1st place was the low light capabilities was so bad.

So I am looking for a compact which is pretty easy to use, but is good in low light(if that means a reduction in zoom, so be it). So preferable it has to have a CMOS sensor and a reasonable fast len.

Oh, it also can't be to expensive, so the 1st person who suggests the Sony RX1 and the like gets a slap

I am tempted by the Olympus STYLUS XZ-10, which looks a good price now. However the reviews have been less than stellar, so can anyone give some feedback on this, or an alternative camera which would do just as well.

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