Best compact for gigs
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12-10-10, 12:50 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
from my experience you can't get by with cameras on that budget. Since gigs often have actively moving subjects (on top of being relatively dimly lit), you need fast shutter speeds to avoid unintentional motion blur. Since aperture gets higher as you zoom in, you will have to resort to bump up ISO.
with these bridge/compacts, you'll need to get up to 1/30 sec shutter (even that is on the margin for getting sharp captures, safer would be 1/60), and assuming your aperture reaches about F4.0 when zoomed in, you have to bump ISO to about 1600 or 3200 (if available depending on model).
If you're gona use the photos for web or screen viewing, you can probably apply Noise Ninja and resize them down enough until the noise becomes least noticeable.
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