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    Default good all-round camera advice.

    Hello all, this is my 1st post so hello
    I currently have a "Fujifilm JZ300" compact camera along with a good Sony DSLR.
    the thing is I want to get a new compact as my current one is ok (ish) outside but rubbish in the dark.
    please could someone point me in the right direction to a good "all-rounder"?????
    thanks
    steve

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    Hi and welcome.

    What is your budget?
    Do you mind keeping to lower ISOs?
    Do you want a long zoom?
    Do you want 1080p 60fps video?
    Do you want WiFi?
    Do you want to control your camera from a smart phone (like I do). So you can take shots from ground level or include yourself in the pics etc?

    If yes. Get the Panasonic TZ40 like I'm getting

    http://www.photographyblog.com/revie...ew/conclusion/

    If you want more from your indoor shots and not worried about WiFi and long zoom etc. Then the Sony RX100 is the answer.

    http://www.photographyblog.com/revie...ew/conclusion/



    Cheers!
    Last edited by Chris Cool; 06-05-13 at 02:28 PM.

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    I'm quite a novice, but my budget is about 200, unsure about ISO's?, a long zoom would be nice, HD video would be a bonus but not
    top of my list. not worried about Wi-Fi.

    thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Cool View Post
    Hi and welcomet.

    What is your budget?
    Do you mind keeping to lower ISOs?
    Do you want a long zoom?
    Do you want 1080p 60fps video?
    Do you want WiFi?
    Do you want to control your camera from a smart phone (like I do). So you can take shots from ground level or include yourself in the pics etc?

    If yes. Get the Panasonic TZ40 like I'm getting

    http://www.photographyblog.com/revie...ew/conclusion/

    If you want more from your indoor shots and not worried about WiFi and long zoom etc. Then the Sony RX100 is the answer.

    http://www.photographyblog.com/revie...ew/conclusion/



    Cheers!

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    I was looking at the Samsung WB150F, but I want a camera what can handle low light, unsure what the Samsung is like???
    thanks

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    The problem with small sensor compacts is the very small sensor (which is smaller than a fingernail), needs light to work. However, the way round it is to get a slightly bigger sensor (with less zoom - it's surprising how soon you get fed up with zooming in on clock towers and church steeples etc.) and a lens that can open wider to let more light in. One such camera is the Samsung EX2F http://www.trustedreviews.com/samsun...-Camera_review

    Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LeNq3Jdu5k

    Get it from http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras...82290-pdt.html

    Low F stop means more light. This video shows as low as F3.5 but the Samsung opens up even more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOpYMIlx95s

    Low ISO is the best - high ISO is noisy but OK for small web images http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7eeS5B6BQ8

    And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with your camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below.

    There are 32 video tutorials to get you started
    http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/
    The most useful is the Adjusting levels
    http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...06_Levels.html
    and for even more adjustment. The Curves tool
    http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...07_Curves.html is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster).

    My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever

    Cheers!

    .

    Cheers
    Last edited by Chris Cool; 06-05-13 at 05:34 PM.

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    Thanks to everyone for the advice. I must admit I do like both the Panasonic TZ40 and the Samsung EX2F. will all camera's with the Cmos sensor
    be better to "low light" than the CCD ones???
    thanks

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