Hi ! My name is Richard and I'm from Southampton. Before the digital age I kept Contax SLR / Zeiss lenses. In recent years I've been using a Kodak P880 bridge and a Canon S60 powershot as a back up compact. Both very nice camera's, but a few weeks ago I bought a 10 month old Samsung EX1 on ebay on impulse mainly due to the fast 1.8 wide angle lens. So far Iv'e been very impressed with the EX1, and low light shooting is sensational. My 6 year old Canon had rave reports regarding it's macro capabilities and the EX1 has luke warm macro reviews - so I put them to a very unscientific test In my model cabinet I keep a 1/18th scale model of Graham Hills Lotus 49 ( sad I know ) I set both camera's on macro and took the best hand held shots I could manage using the cabinet lighting. The white helmet marks are dust This is the Canon S60 shot at 1/2 second at F2.8 ( widest aperture ) Here's the EX1 shot at 1/ 15th second at F1.8 ( widest aperture ) For a hand held jpeg taken at night straight out of the camera, without sharpening in the photoshop I reckon the EX1 macro is pretty acceptable . Getting close to 10.45 pm so must go and search some low light werewolf snaps.