2 August 2013 by

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.


Fujifilm X20 Digital Camera

Fujifilm X20
$500

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Ricoh GR V Digital Camera

Ricoh GR
$611

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Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera

Fujifilm X100S
$990 - $1,379

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Nikon Coolpix A Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix A

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Fujifilm XQ1 12MP Digital Camera

Fujifilm XQ1
$369 - $399

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Full-frame Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
$52 - $2,800

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