One important thing to consider is image sensor size. All point and shoot cameras (including my Panasonic Lumix FZ-30) have a significantly smaller image sensor than dSLR cameras. The Sony R1 is the exception, as it has a near dSLR size sensor. The larger sensor will significantly reduce noise at higher ISO settings. With my camera, I don't shoot at higher than ISO 400 and I notice noise at that level. That said, unless I'm shooting evening landscapes without a tripod, it's not really an issue.
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12/8/05 at 7:27am