by PistonCupChampion - 9/4/12 8:53 AM
In Reply to: budget camera by cjoshuak
That's not what I would call high ISO. Any compact camera can give acceptable ISO 400 images if you only print small, or view the images sized to fit a laptop screen.
Fast is a different issue. A camera needs time to focus and calculate exposure. Compact cameras don't do that well in low light. It helps to anticipate the shot by pre-focusing, i.e. pressing the shutter button down half way to engage the autofocusing and exposure systems.
You haven't said what you need high ISO for, but since you also asked for fast, I would assume you want to capture a moving subject indoors. There is no small camera that can do it well, certainly not those that are cheap. ISO 400 would not be nearly high enough, because you also need a fast shutter speed to freeze movement. The only way to get what you want with a small camera is to use the flash.
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