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Best all around compact point and shoot?

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Solid Knight    519

I'm looking to upgrade my point and shoot to something that isn't total fail when it comes to taking pictures in the dark/dim settings. I also want the camera to do a fairly good job at taking pictures in a purely automatic mode. Any recommendations?

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Andre    9

Sony EXMOR sensor does a pretty good job in dark situations. Canon G12 and Nikon P7000 would seem to do so as well because they have a slightly larger sensor than a normal point and shoot.

Have a look on http://dpreview.com/ for comparisons and reviews.

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Singh400    184

I think the first place you need to start is by setting a budget. Then work around that.

I own Sony DSC-W70 & Sony DSC W320. Both are excellent cameras (IMHO). The former I had for 5 years plus and is still going strong, the latter I've only had for a few weeks but for ?70 it was a bargain!

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RealFduch    11

I'm looking to upgrade my point and shoot to something that isn't total fail when it comes to taking pictures in the dark/dim settings. I also want the camera to do a fairly good job at taking pictures in a purely automatic mode. Any recommendations?

You need a camera with fast lens (and bigger sensor). Panasonic LX3; Panasonic LX5; or even Panasonic GF1 with 20mm F/1.7 lens are all very good in dark.

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Nashy    1,662

I am bias towards Olympus.

Their MJU series of cameras are brilliant, and well priced.

Edit: I have the MJU9000. It does what I need it to do.

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Buttus    1,239

i have the little Canon SD1400, and it shoots well even at ISO 1600... very little noise

but i agree with the previous post, check dpreview.com, because there's some new cameras that were made for dark situations, but i can't recall their names...

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Solid Knight    519

Anyone have experience with a Lumix ZS3?

Note: I've seen the Lumix LX5 and LX3. Good cameras but I'm looking for something a bit smaller.

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Argote    73

If money is no object then the best compact P&S camera on the market right now would be the Canon PowerShot S95. Some higher end Panasonic and Sony cameras are also pretty good.

IMO Olympus P&Ss are not that good in low light.

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Nashy    1,662

Havent had one issue with night photos with my Olympus.

I did on my older ones though. Shockingly bad.

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Elliot B.    1,786

I bought a Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR a year ago and it cost me ?200 but even for a camera of that price, night shots are poor.

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