really off topic but i need to ask…. | Debbie's Caribbean Resort Reviews Forums

I look at so many that post pics for others and have to ask what kind of cameras do most of you use. I am in the market for a new camera, 1st wanted a mega zoom but then heard they are not great in low light… so now looking at just point and shoot ( i am not wanting a dslr as i know nothing about how to use them). any suggestions of a good P&S that is great in low light????? i have a fuji f70 exr right now and i am very disapointed in it with low light when it’s supposed to be super good for low light? so suggestions please
There are a whole lot of cameras out there. I am using a waterproof camera for snorkelling, but its performance on land leaves something to be desired. A good place to start looking is here:

www.dpreview.com/

….get some ideas about performance and price, then go to your local retailer and get your hands on one. Blacks had a deal that you could buy one and bring it back within two weeks if you didn’t like it. If they are still doing that, it sounds like a good way to go…..

DSLRs are great but I don’t take mine to Cuba. Too expensive, too heavy, not handy to carry around so you would miss the good shots anyhow. JMHO

The Fuji F70 is a very good camera, lin04. Maybe drop by a local photo shop and tell them what’s wrong. Could be just a simple setting or a reset to factory settings.
If you decide to get rid of it, I’ll take it. I use very simple Olympus cameras for travel photos. $100 variety. Wouldn’t kill me to lose them.I travel with a small laptop and copy the memory cards to it and to flash drives every day so I have backups in case ….These photos were all taken with two of my "disposables ;)":

picasaweb.google.com/prolab/CayoLargo?authkey=Gv1sRgCLTUkYaJm5rjdg#

Here’s another good site to check specs. etc for cameras. I use a Sony DSC-H7, which has a 15x zoom (for taking pics of wildlife a decent zoom is almost a necessity) but the camera is getting old by todays standards. For a P&S it works quite well even in low light. At the beach we use an inexpensive non-zoom P&S. The fine Cuban sand will quickly mess up most zoom lenses.
www.dcresource.com/buyersguide/

For indoor taking pictures you have to go with high end model cameras. Join the forum and ask questions on the web sites posted by eeeefarm & cubavisitor. I have Kodak P850 12x zoom 5 mega pixels and I am very happy with it.

thanks ! i check out both sites and boy is my head spinning now with way too many options!!! phew….

yes the fuji is a good camera ( takes great daytime pics but not low light) the reviews were great so that is why i got it, i don’t even see the F70 still on the shelf already it’s the F80 now! in such a short time…if i take it back to where i got it from and ask them to check it out i can bet it will be sent back to the factory and who knows who long that will take or what it will cost to do so??? i have had it almost 1 year now.

wossa Guest I leave for a 10 day liveaboard to the Maldives at the end of the month and I have just bought a Canon S90 with the underwater housing. I have also been looking for a point & shoot that allows for high performance in low light conditions, and the Canon S90 (IMHO) comes out as probably the best in the current market. This camera also allows you to shoot in ‘RAW’ format, which for me, is better for editing at a later stage. I mainly use mine underwater where natural light is obviously very limited.I use to get sucked in thinking the more mega pixels the better the camera, but I think it’s more to do with the type and quality of the processor that ultimately gives you better pictures.I have very little knowledge of the techincal side of photography so I like to keep it as easy and simple as possible. My last trip I used a Canon Ixus 110is (pictures in the below link) which again was just a point and shoot with some good to average results for this type of camera. I never expect miracles and my aim is just to have fun taking pictures and hope that some come out to remind me of my trips. I will post some pictures I take with the S90 when I get back in mid October.My underwater pictures from March 2010.

warrens.smugmug.com/Underwater/Maldives-2010/11454350_ezEEr#806219938_3WwuL

CMOS and Four Thirds technology fixes the problem with light scatter during long exposures so there may be relief in sight. Hope it takes off.

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