Best DSLR cameras for capturing great low light photos

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 11 Sep 2020
Best DSLR cameras for capturing great low light photos
Best DSLR cameras for capturing great low light photos

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If you have taken pictures in low-light conditions from your smartphone, you must have noticed the presence of grains in those pictures. You can see them even in photos taken from DSLRs that aren’t made for low-light photography. You need to look for cameras having a wide ISO range and an efficient combination of AF system, image processor and an optical sensor to render grain-free images even in poor lighting conditions. If you are trying to find such a camera, here are four such DSLRs that you can consider. Note that these products have been selected based on their listed features.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

When it comes to low-light photography, the AF system plays as crucial a role as the ISO range, as it enables the camera to detect and focus the objects quickly across most lighting conditions. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV excels in that, as per company claims, thanks to its 61-point efficient AF system delivering robust performances in such situations. Furthermore, it uses a 30.4 full-frame sensor, which can capture more light, thus helping in low-light photography. The camera uses a DIGIC 6+ image processor, which churns out images in quick succession, which should enable you to perform accurate burst photography. The camera has a weatherproof build as claimed by the brand, making it ideal for photographers who shoot in extreme outdoor conditions.

Nikon D850

Here is a DSLR camera that uses a high-resolution optical sensor of 45.7MP, which should render images in print-worthy quality. The Nikon D850 uses a full-frame sensor and a robust image processor that can perform continuous shooting at 7fps, enabling you to capture those perfect in-between shots, as per company claims. It can operate anywhere between the ISO range of 100-25600, which should help you capture good-quality grain-free pictures under low lighting conditions, as claimed by the brand. Helping the cause is the efficient 153-point AF system, which should enable you to track the subjects easily and quickly focus them. As a result, you should be able to capture blur-free pictures, as per company claims.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II comes with a wide ISO range of 100-40,000, which should enable you to capture grain-free pictures in most low-lighting conditions, as claimed by the brand. With such a wide ISO range, you can expect the camera to work efficiently even while shooting videos in low light, as per company claims. It has a 45-point all-cross type AF system combined with the 5-axis image stabilisation system, to enable you to capture fast-moving objects without any blur and shoot good-quality videos, as claimed by the brand. The camera uses a 26.2MP full-frame sensor and a robust processor to churn out good quality pictures, which can be used for large prints and image cropping, according to the brand.

Nikon D750

The Nikon D750 is a mid-range full-frame DSLR that uses a 24.3MP optical sensor and an EXPEED 4 image processor to render good-quality images. Thanks to the monologue body design with added depth, the big camera should not feel that bulky and hence be easy to handle. It comes with an ISO range of 100-12800, which can be further expanded to 50-51200, which should deliver good performances under dim lighting conditions. Furthermore, it has a robust AF system and image processor, which enables you to capture pictures at a 6.5fps. As a result, you should be able to capture accurate blur-free photos during continuous shooting in most scenarios. Finally, it comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options, enabling you to transfer files on the go and also perform remote shooting.

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