Which compact digital camera to buy?

must be able to take good pictures in low light

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25/06/2013 at 11:43

I'm after a replacement compact camera that is good enough to take good quality photos in low light (night time, concerts etc). Not looking for an SLR as I want to have it with me all the time in my hand bag! Anyone had any good recommentations or bought any new cameras you're very pleased with recently? Thanks!

25/06/2013 at 12:00

Looks at the Canon S110 or Fuji XF1 - both are pocket-able.  Alternatively, something like the Fuji X20 or Canon G1X or G15 - larger, but excellent.


25/06/2013 at 12:23

Olympus XZ-1 is great and has an aperture of F1.8 at the widest setting so probably the fastest lens on a compact.

There's a XZ-2 around now so check that as well

On the other hand you could get an Olympus PEN series camera which are bigger but also have interchangeable lenses.

Just to show I'm not all Olympus I do have a Fuji X-100 as well 

25/06/2013 at 13:53

I bought a Nikon 1 V1. They're going cheap because the V2 is out now. Very pleased with it. It's a bit bigger than a compact but will fit in a large coat pocket.

Flickr camera finder is also useful, lets you see real photos taken with a particular camera model.

25/06/2013 at 16:44

There are plenty of compacts with f/1.8 now, though a large aperture isn't necessarily a good thing.

27/06/2013 at 11:21

Wow, I really appreciate all the suggestions! It's given me an idea of what I'm going to look at when I go shopping! I've actually asked for advice previously on here about buying a tablet, and found it extremely useful. I found it easier to ask on the forum rather than a specialist camera expert forum as It's easier to get an unbiased opinion! Thanky you all so much!

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06/07/2013 at 16:18

Hello fellow runner camera experts. Been window shopping and have narrowed down to canon sx280 or Sony wx300. Told they're both good for low light. Anyone has experience with either? Thanks

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