To the left I've got an image from my normal camera. To the right is a frame from the video camera I'll be using for closeups of the commedia shows, taken from the same place a few seconds later. I'm happy with how it handled the backlit subject in a dark place.
Here are links to the shots and others.
Mildly related sidenote: Livejournal let's me format my posts much more nicely than Google+ can (so far). The above is an example of something G+ doesn't make possible.... however, I am doing more of my bigger-than-FB posts on G+ these days. I currently have a few times as many contact/followers on G+ as I have active on LJ. I don't know if this link works for non-G+ members, but try it. I'm probably stopping LJ altogether before autumn 2011.