Which Compact is best For Low Light?

Started Jan 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
Philip Kendall
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Re: Which Compact is best For Low Light?

OneDullGuy wrote:

I've been really happy with my Canon SX110 for some years now but I'm finding that it';s struggling to shoot in low light conditions. My son is a competitive swimmer and the pools aren't the best lit areas around, so I'm looking at moving to another camera but one that can shoot well with a long zoom (I'll be sitting in the stands).

Honestly, you won't get that with a compact camera at all. To some extent, you can trade off low-light capabilities against zoom (less zoom => better low-light capabilities), but low-light and telephoto reach means you'll need a camera with a bigger sensor - and that, along with the lens you'll need is going to blow your budget out of the water (pun vaguely intended).

Sorry for the bad news, but there's nothing we can do about physics

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