Good point and shoot digital camera with variable ISO

Discussion in 'Photography' started by condor_222, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. condor_222

    condor_222 Guest

    Dear experts,

    I have a Nikon L1 camera.

    This has a fixed ISO sensitivity,
    and I often shoot in low light situations.

    What is your recommedation for a good reliable
    digital point and shoot camera with:

    - variable ISO. What is the max ISO?
    - video capabilities
    - 5 megapixels or up
    - 3x zoom or better

    Thanks a lot!
    condor_222, Oct 22, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    Go to (or any other good review web site) and check
    the reviews for Fuji's Fnn series (F10, F11, F20 and F30). The F30
    is the latest and best model, has a 6.3mp sensor, has video
    capability and a 3x zoom lens. It may not be widely available
    though. I think that the F20 is a slightly low end version in this
    line of cameras. The F30 tops out at ISO 3200. Don't be fooled by
    other brands offering high ISOs. Many of them may be much "noisier"
    at ISO 200 or ISO 400 than the F30 is at ISO 1600. Dpreview's
    multi-page review of the F30 is located at

    and the Conclusion web page concludes with this:
    If you read the entire review you'll see that the F30 doesn't fare
    quite as well in bright light, but it explains how to easily
    compensate (using a different metering mode, using the "Chrome"
    setting, or doing a bit of post-processing with the computer.)
    ASAAR, Oct 22, 2006
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  3. What is your recommedation for a good reliable
    I love my Canon powershot S70. Small, easy to use, great pictures,
    full automatic control and full manual control if you want/need it.

    Like all P&S cameras, the flash is mediocre.

    I've enver used the video feature.

    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Oct 22, 2006
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    Raanan Guest

    you should check-out canon sd series..
    it's really cool :) and gives you all the things that you asked for.

    I had one and i really liked the pictures it made and the fact that is
    so small makes you have more daily pictures.. which i really like.

    mybe sd500 or the sd400 (diffrent in MPixels)

    Raanan, Oct 22, 2006
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    John Smith Guest

    Depends. Do you need the "auto ISO" function to do something sensible, or
    is adjusting the ISO manually acceptable? I've got a Canon A520 with a
    usable ISO range of 50-200 (it goes up to 400, but the noise is a serious
    problem at that level). The big problem, however, is that "auto ISO" seems
    to be synonymous with "ISO 50": it never changes the sensitivity.
    John Smith, Oct 22, 2006
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    mrsgator88 Guest

    After breaking my Kodak, I was at Target and saw a Sony DSC-S600 for $118 on
    clearance. Got a 512mb memory stick pro on ebay for $15. Its 6mp, goes to
    1000 ISO, 3x zoom (31-93mm equivalent). Very quick although sometimes the
    focus "hunts" when you press the shutter. Haven't made prints from it yet
    either. But fits your needs.

    mrsgator88, Oct 23, 2006
  7. I picked up a factory refurbished Kodak C340 on ebay for $76 (Kodak
    itself was the auctioner). It has variable ISO of 80, 100, 200 or 400
    or auto, a 3X optical zoom, and it's 5 megapixels. It has mutliple
    program modes and you can override things like exposure and white
    balance. Not bad for $76. My real cameras use film but this is OK for a
    Michael Weinstein, Oct 24, 2006
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