Low Light Compact - unhappy with Sony T100

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  1. Cunny

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    Just got a Sony T100, specifically for low light environemnts such as restaurants, bars and pubs.
    After a couple of test photos in the house, I would describe the images as grainy. Not very happy really, my mobile can make comparable images.

    This seems to be a common criticism of the Sony compacts, so I'm assuming it's not my sub-standard photo taking skills.
    Which compacts do perform well in low light environments?
     
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    As far as compact P&S cameras go, I believe the Fuji F30, F31fd and F40fd are far and away the best low light performers. Nobody else comes close.

    The sensors on all these P&S cameras are tiny and the more megapixels you try to squeeze onto them, the worse the images become in anything less than perfect lighting. I'd take a 6MP Fuji over a 12MP (or 10MP) anything else if low light performance (and/or stopping action) is important.

    Look up reviews of the Fuji range here - http://www.cameratown.com/reviews/index.cfm/hurl/mfg|Fujifilm.
     

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