2 August 2013 by Permi Krishna
It is almost a tall order to find good compact cameras for low light conditions, since compacts mostly give you a blown-out, unnatural look on using the camera flash. Better output will result from cameras that include features to optimize low-light performance within the mandate. Two features that you should look for in compacts touted as low-light performers are sensor size and lens brightness. The more the sensor surface area, the more the light taken in at a time. Look for sensor area of 1/1.7" (43.3mm²) and over. A brighter lens will open wider, allowing more light on to the sensor. The lower the f-number, the larger and brighter the lens - so look for f/2.0, or even f/1.8. If however such hardware is missing in your preferred compact, ensure that it is capable of higher ISO sensitivity.