Why do you need one that performs well in low light situations? What will you be taking photos of in low light outdoors? A compact ultrazoom that does will in low light will be hard to find. On your list the reviews here said:
-Nikon S9300 - there are are better choices.
-Sony Cybershot HX9V - ok but Lots of detail smudging and mottling of solid color. Corner blurring can be strong.
-Canon SX260 - good
-Fuji Fine Pix P770 EXR - You mean F770? Not reviewed here but Fuji F cameras haven't had a good review since the F70.
Here is a 2011 compact super zoom comparison. Canon SX230 was best so I presume the SX260 would be good now. The Pan ZS10 didn't rate well but the ZS15 review says it is much improved so that may be one of the best options now. Olympus SZ series may be worth looking into, also.
I've owned several older model compact ultrazooms and have been most happy with Fuji F70, Pan TZ5, and Pan ZS3. Fuji 70 does better in low light than the panasonics. But the Pan's have more zoom. I haven't bought a newer model than those because the new ones don't seem any better. But out of the new ones the Pan ZS15, Canon SX, and Oly SZ30 interest me the most.
Last edited by bascom; 07-06-2012 at 08:00 AM.
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Canon 300HS, Fuji F70, Panasonic ZS15.