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Hey guys, a friend of mine is shopping around for a good small point and shoot that takes good night/dark shots. I have a 20D and I'm not too familiar with Canon's lower end products. Anyway--she needs it typically for indoors (bars, clubs, venues, etc). Thanks for any help yall can give :)

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I would recommend Fuji's superzoom products. ISO's range from 50+ - 1600.

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Oh. And Neat Image. Hehe.

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dissembled wrote:
Oh. And Neat Image. Hehe.

What image? I'm confused. lol Thanks for the suggestion!!

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It's a noise reduction program Jamie - assuming that your friend is using high iso, they''ll probably be wanting it :)

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High ISO setting in digital cameras amplify the signal coming from the CCD. This is good in low light photography, but the downside is that it also amplifies random noise from the circuits, which appears as 'speckles' on the image. Software such as Neat Imageexternal link will clean up those speckles. An alternative programme that does the same thing is Noise Ninjaexternal link. Full details of what they do can be found in either of those links.

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Of course, you'll want a camera that creates 'nice' noise at high ISO speeds.

While noise reduction software is useful, it lowers the details of your photos ,giving them a somewhat softer, more plasticy feel. I personally like that softer look....but many people don't.
Unfortunately, most digital camera manufacturers uphold the belief that sharper is better. Which of course is a load of doo doo.


If you really want a Canon camera and don't want to try the Fuji I advised you, I'm not gonna try and stop you..Admittedly, while the Fuji is equipped w. high ISO speeds, the noise created at those higher settings often convert your photos to an impressionistic like painting.

I would still recommend it though if your friend likes smaller prints.

If your friend really wants a Canon..then i'd recommend waiting untill May to get the S3 IS.
Canon promises less noise and the option for ISO 800! 400 ISO would no doubt be useable w. larger prints! ^^

If a money is an option, however, (GAH! :P) then I'd just recommend getting any one of Canon non-superzoom Powershot cameras along w. a tripod.

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