The best low-light cameras

Silhouette of man with one of best low-light cameras on tripod, standing on hillside
(Image credit: Braden Jarvis via Unsplash)

With the best low-light cameras, the night opens up before you. Shooting in poor lighting conditions can be extremely challenging – sensors and film work by gathering light, after all, and if there isn't much about, you're going to have trouble making a decent picture. At least, that used to be the case.

As camera tech has got better, we've seen more and more models that can shoot at high ISO settings to gather more data, that pack in large sensors to improve dynamic range, and boast powerful image stabilisation systems that allow long shutter speeds to be used hand-held. All of this adds up to some seriously capable low light cameras. 

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Jason Parnell-Brookes

Jason Parnell-Brookes is an Internationally award-winning photographer, educator and writer. He won Gold in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and was named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014. Jason is a qualified teacher, Masters graduate and works with many high profile international clients. For Creative Bloq, he writes about cameras, photography and video and photo editing. 

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