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I must add

most all point and shoot cameras over two or three hundred will do what you ask. The key to low light photos is ISO (a number meaning the sensitivity setting of the image capture hardware.. usually runs from 79 to 3200, and roughly corresponds to the old ASA film "speed") and shutter speed, which cam be up to full seconds, but requires a tripod usually. High ISO can be hand held at reasonable sutter speed (anything over 1/60th of a second is likely to have engh blur that you can't enlarge it beyond 5x7 or 8x10

there are exceptions to all I just said.

Also, there are about 150 other "features" of digital cameras that you don't know if you need them or not until you spend time doing it. So it is advisable to buy one that isn't TOO expensive, but is good enough so yu can take good photos. Then you can go spend three grand on a camera and ten thousand on a lens to take bird photos....

(In response to this post by cswilliam)

Posted: 11/14/2017 at 4:09PM


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