Now I know this isnt a SLR which I probably should use, but. I really do like this camera. I take photos of a lot of bands in my city and normal setting is dark with stage lights.
When I take the photos using auto or even the custom settings, flash and non flash, the exposure ranging from -2 to +2, maybe black & white, and ISO of either 400 or 800. Sometimes the pictures come out with a lot of noise and some don't. Is there a way to limit the noise without using the flash? I know more light in the lens will do this, but I want the "cool factor" effect with stage lights on the subject.
Based on what I have told you do you, what would be the best settings to use for these types of photos?