Sensor Size and Lens Aperture

by PistonCupChampion - 1/23/13 6:23 PM

In Reply to: Compact Came?ra recommendation by JCDTaiwan

Low light performance is tied to sensor size and lens aperture. Bigger is almost always better. As sensor size grows, lens zoom range diminishes in order to keep the camera small. Almost all these cameras have a 3x lens. The Nikon P7700 has the longest at 7x.

Some high end choices:

Canon G1-X
Fujifilm X100
Sony RX100

Some mid-range choices:

Canon G15
Canon S110
Fujifilm X10
Nikon P7700
Olympus XZ-2
Panasonic LX7
Samsung EX2F