Point & Shoot cameras usually struggle in low light because the camera cannot let enough light in to properly expose the image without a long shutter speed. The result is usually a blurry mess. Even though your P&S camera won’t ever be as good as an SRL, the following points will generally help your low light shooting.

1) Don’t zoom in. Take all of your photos at the widest angle possible. If you want your subject to take up more of the frame, move closer instead. P&S cameras are usually best at the widest perspective the lens is capable of.

2) Tell the camera what you’re trying to do. If “night mode” is available, use it.

3) Increase the ISO or “sensitivity” of the cameras sensor. Try using ISO 400 to start.

  1. RT @chrisowyoung Using P&S Cameras In Low Light