I tried both modes, but my main problem is not in such situations. But like 2 posts above, when there are street lights for example, the flare is so bas even if im not putting the light in the frame, but the flare still is showing in the photoI presume you are not using night mode? The main sensor without night mode is pretty bad in the dark as you would expect, but with night mode on its pretty good. This was taken in near darkness, hand held, without a tripod even a DSLR struggle to get better results when viewing at night mode. You can even see Bokeh of the lens at night, which is kind of crazy!