My employees chipped in and got me a digital camera. I travel (domestically, internationally) a great deal and like to photograph some of the restaurants and inns I visit. I recently took some interior photos in fairly low light conditions and am disappointed by the bluriness. I tried to hold the camera steady, but didn’t do the best job. Apparently, the lens on this camera (not an SLR) isn’t particularly “fast,” meaning it doesn’t gather light very well and thus makes a somewhat long exposure necessary. I do NOT like to use flash, as flash alters the mood and floods everything with brilliant white light.
A tripod is too awkward to carry, but I could travel with a monopod. Problem with a monopod, in my estimation, is that it eliminates movement on one axis (up-down), but not on the other two axes (L-R, Front-Back).
In short, will a monopod do a reasonably good job of steadying a camera, given a reasonable exposure?