Published on September 13th, 2018 | by Sunit Nandi


How to Choose the Best Low Light Cameras for Travel

If you are someone who loves to travel then there are high chances that you love photography too because most of the nature-obsessed people out there just love to capture the moments in their cameras. Not only the travelers, in fact, now is that time when almost every other person calls himself a professional photographer just because he owns an expensive camera. However, the truth is that a professional photographer is the one who knows how to take a brilliant picture even in the toughest condition.

It’s a misconception that the more challenging the shooting environment is, the more expensive the camera should be. However, the reality is that one should learn and have the right type of camera for the type of environment he has to shoot in. For example, if you have to shoot in a concert then it is but very obvious that there will be little to no light over there, and in such a situation you need nothing but a low light camera that can help you take some dynamic range shots.

Now, if you are someone who is looking for the best low light cameras, then you need to stick with this article till the end. You see, there is a great variety of low light cameras out there and you will easily get confused on what to buy and what not to buy. So, here we are with a few things that you should consider before getting a low light camera for traveling.

1. Sensor Size

Sensor size is always important when it comes to professional photography, but when a person has to shoot in a low light condition then the sensor size becomes more important. Now, if you want to capture most of the light then full frame cameras will be the best for you. The full frame cameras come with sensors that are equal to 35mm film cameras. On the other hand, there are a few downsides to the full frame cameras, the thing is that they are heavier and much more expensive than the MFT counterparts or the crop sensors. So, it all depends on you and if you are ready to spend some extra money then buying a full frame camera won’t hurt much.

2. ISO

If you are a photographer then you already know what an ISO stands for and if you don’t know it then, ISO is basically the measure of light that the sensor of a camera can capture. Increased ISO results in the increase of the shutter speed and hence you can easily capture shots of the objects that are moving. The only downside to a higher ISO is the noise that comes with it. Higher ISO means higher capturing noise in the picture.

In short, you have to understand that a higher ISO does not always come with favorable results.

3. Noise

Noise is basically the distortion that comes in a picture when the ISO is a way to high. And this can actually become a great challenge for someone who is trying to shoot in a low light condition. Noise can actually destroy a digital photo, and that never looks good. So, you have to understand that while you are shooting in the dark, you have to keep the ISO levels down to reduce the noise in the picture.


These are the few things that you should consider before getting yourself a low light camera. Use these tips and buy the camera accordingly, we assure you that you won’t end up disappointed with your choice.

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