Our photography specialists took the Canon PowerShot SX280 to task in this low light image test. Notice how even at 800 ISO, there isn’t a great deal of noise considering the low lighting situation. Cameras that preform well in low light are especially good for parties, as good light is often hard to find in a restaurant, bar, club or hall.
Check out these low light image samples from the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. Notice how sharp the images are with ISO 400! The ELPH series are a great companion to a Canon DSLR for more “everyday” shooting. Its compact and light weight design make it a breeze to always have the camera with you and never miss a moment.
Here are low light sample images taken with the Olympus TG-2, Olympus’ flagship waterproof (to 50 feet), shockproof, crushproof and dustproof digital camera.
With an ISO range of 100 to 6400, the 12MP TG-2 performs very well through ISO 1600.
See below for photo parameters.
Photo parameters: All images taken at largest JPEG setting, auto white balance, center focus, without flash and on a tripod using 2 second self-timer. All images cropped approximately 10% for alignment purposes and file sizes slightly reduced for comparison purposes.
The Olympus Stylus SH-50 is an advanced compact point and shoot that allows for more manual control than most cameras at this size. The SH-50 also performs beautifully in low light, with limited noise through ISO 800 and solid performance through 1600 ISO. In a pinch, you can even shoot at the SH-50’s passable ISO 3200, nearly 5 full stops faster (more sensitive) than at the camera’s lowest ISO 125 setting. ISO 6400, the SH-50’s max ISO, is noticeably noisy but still much better than we were only two or three years ago–and even quite good, as the shots below attest.
Olympus Stylus SH-50 Low Light Sample Images
Parameters: All photos were shot on a tripod at a 35mm equivalent of approximately 50mm and at an aperture of f/4.1. We then cropped the images by 25% and reduced the image size to 16 inches wide by approximately 10 inches high, maintaining a native resolution of 180 pixels / inch.