The main problem with these cheaper cameras is that the flash is not powerful enough to take good pictures in poor light. Even the build-in flash in SLR cameras are not that good. For really good indoor/night pictures, you need a separate flash.
i would like to get a digital camera. my budget is around rm400 - rm600. any good ones to recommend?.
Budget 400-600 can get you a Kodak digital camera [above 5 megapixels]...
just bump up the [ISO] when you shoot in low light [ISO 400 up]... And also the [EV] exposure level.. +0.7 to +1.5 depending on light levels. ALWAYS test a few shots first... then fire away.
Hey... its digital - so no more worries about screwed up pics AFTER it comes back from the photoshop!
Ouch! dun-la like that... surely got one that can take decent pics... he din mention GREAT pics...
[Moonstruck! no flash/handheld Nikon D60 with AF-S DX 70-300mm VR]
Actually it depends what he defines as horrible in his first post.. Maybe tbearer should post a pic he took in low light indoor condition..
As we all know, photography is all about light. no light = no photo. so low light photography is always a challenge. there are 3 main things you can alter: Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO.
- the bigger the lense aperture(the smaller the 'f' number) the more light can enter. However, most point and shoot has f value of 2.8 and above.. FYI, the recently launched Panasonic Lumix LX3 has a f value of 2.0, making it a good low light point and shoot digicam (about RM1500)
- the longer the shutter remains open, the more light entering (provided your hand is steady and the subject remain still for as long as the shutter is open)
- the higher the ISO, the sensor becomes more sensitive to light but also there will be more noise grains.
Of cos you can have flash but most pop up flash won't give you what you would like. So even pro photographer would have add on accessories for their expensive flashes to diffuse the light more evenly.
Another vote for the Fuji. Check out the Fuji F47 which is ~ Rm100 more than ur budget. I used to own the Fuji F30 which can be considered the "King" of low light photography for a compact camera.
The F47 should be able to give good/better results in low light since it uses a newer generation of Super CCD.