Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Low Light DSLR Cameras

1. Panasonic DC-FZ80K Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I've had the Panasonic DC-FZ80K for about two weeks now and it's been great! I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Low Light DSLR Camera well. The different modes are useful.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"Work Horse."

No focus peaking, even in live view. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Very good camera for the size. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. Again, slim margins for a lot of money.

Overall Score
4.3


(1465 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Low Light DSLR Cameras

2. Sony ILCE6000Y/B Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 76 6

Sony ILCE6000Y/B First Impressions

"Greats products!"

Just buy this, you will not regret it. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. The Sony ILCE6000Y/B has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. My family pictures will be great from now on.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses
  • Amazing quality in half the size & weight of conventional DSLRs, World's fastest auto focus6 at 0.06 seconds and 179 AF points, Shoot 11 frames per second so you never miss any of the action.
  • Capture life in high resolution and in low light with 24MP APS-C sensor and 2 lenses provide the tools you'll need to start shooting immediately, Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC.
  • What you see is what you get with built-in OLED viewfinder, Easy and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro, Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video, Convenient features and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro.
  • Monitor Type: 7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT. Focus Type- Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF). AF Illuminator range-Approx. 0.3 – approx. 3.0 m (with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached). Flash Range : 16 mm (focal length printed on the lens body)
  • In the Box: AC adapter (AC-UB10), Eyepiece cup, Lens cap, Lens hood, Lens rear cap, Micro USB cable, Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50), SEL55210, SELP1650, Shoulder strap.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6000Y/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE6000Y/B Final Thoughts

"Nice job again, Sony!"

The Sony ILCE6000Y/B has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. I love all the accessories included with my new Sony ILCE6000Y/B camera. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. I love this camera a lot so far! Thank you Amazon and thank you Sony!

Overall Score
4.5


(1054 Points)

3. Canon Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 82 3

Canon First Impressions

"The camera is awesome."

These are a lot of megapixels. The Canon has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. This all with my Canon . That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Low Light DSLR Camera well.

  • Canon EOS Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Zoom Lenses with 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent speed and quality
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light.;Lens Mount : Canon EF mount
  • Focal length and maximum aperture: 55-250mm 1:4-5.6
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.85m/2.8 ft
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend!"

Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. I would highly recommend this Canon and bundle. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses.

Overall Score
4.7


(855 Points)

4. Canon T6 Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 82 3

Canon T6 First Impressions

"Great starter bundle."

I have always gotten great results with my Canon T6. These are a lot of megapixels. I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Low Light DSLR Camera. This Canon T6 is built tough. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens (Black)
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS C) image sensor and high performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent speed and quality
  • ISO 100 6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light. Compatible with Eye Fi Cards. Multimedia cards (MMC) cannot be used
  • Built in Wi Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device
  • 9 point AF system (including one center cross type AF point) and AI Servo AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results. AF Assist Beam Effective range : Approx. 13.1 feet. / 4.0 meter. Periphery: Approx. 11.5 feet. / 3.5 meter
  • High performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon T6
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon T6 Final Thoughts

"Seriously amazing."

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Very good camera for the size. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on.

Overall Score
4.7


(855 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Low Light DSLR Cameras

5. Canon E15CNEOSRT6LENSX Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 82 2

Canon E15CNEOSRT6LENSX First Impressions

"Images turn out great!"

This is a great entry level camera. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. I love all the accessories included with my new Canon E15CNEOSRT6LENSX camera.

  • Canon T6 EOS Rebel DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens and SanDisk Memory Cards 16GB 2 Pack Plus Triple Battery Accessory Bundle
  • Canon AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full Canon USA WARRANTY
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS II + 75-300mm III Double Zoom Lenses
  • Equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for highly detailed, vibrant photos and videos even in low light.
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera Body | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens | EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens | EOS Shoulder Bag 100ES (Black) | LP-E10 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | LC-E10 Battery Charger for EOS Rebel T6 | Eyecup Ef for Digital Rebel Cameras | RF-3 Body Cap for Canon EOS Cameras | EW-400D Neck Strap | Battery Cover | IFC-130U Interface Cable | Canon USA 1-Year Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens | EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens | 58mm Wide Angle & Telephoto Lenses | 2x Replacement Batteries | 2x Sandisk Ultra SDHC 16GB UHS Class 10 Memory Cards | Compact Bounce Zoom Slave Flash | 8mm UV, CPL & ND8 Filter Kit | LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen | Dust Remover | 12" Red Tripod | 58mm Tulip Lens Hood | 50" Pro Tripod | Paintshop Pro X9 Digital Download | Wired Shutter Release Remote and More!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E15CNEOSRT6LENSX
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E15CNEOSRT6LENSX Final Thoughts

"This was my choice."

The camera is highly capable and flexible. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. The Canon E15CNEOSRT6LENSX has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days.

Overall Score
4.7


(429 Points)

6. Canon 1483C010 Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 83 8

Canon 1483C010 First Impressions

"The Canon 1483C010 delivered."

5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Low Light DSLR Camera well. I got it at the best price for this kit. So pleased with all the features. Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. Basically, when doing astro-photography.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Kit
  • 30.4 MP full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting;Aspect ratio 3:2
  • Up to 7.0 frames per second continuous shooting speed
  • 61-point AF system with 41 cross-points for expanded vertical coverage
  • ISO range 100-32000 with 50-102400 expansion. Providing approximately 12 stops of dynamic range, even in low light
  • 4K video recording at 30p or 24p and in-camera still frame grab of 8.8MP images. Weight: Approx. 31.39 ounce / 890 gram (Including battery, CF card and SD memory card). Approx. 28.22 ounce / 800 gram (Body only; without battery, card, body cap and eyecup).Compatible Lenses:Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S and EF-M lenses)
  • Touch-screen LCD monitor.Providing approximately 12 stops of dynamic range, even in low light
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1483C010
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1483C010 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE my Canon 1483C010!"

This is an excellent camera for beginners. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. Absolutely great Low Light DSLR Camera for the price.

Overall Score
4.5


(328 Points)

7. Canon Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 89 3

Canon First Impressions

"Lenses are everything."

However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. The different modes are useful. I would highly recommend this Canon and bundle. The pictures were clear and a came out great. I really love the features on this body.

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body – Wi-Fi Enabled Bundle with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
  • 26.2 Megapixel Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45 point All Cross type AF System. Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses (excluding EF S and EF M lenses)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase detection & Full HD 60p
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100 40000. GPS, Wi Fi, NFC and Bluetooth low energy
  • Standard focal length 50mm lens is effective in a multitude of shooting situations and ideal for day-to-day shooting
  • Elements/Groups: 7/6; Diaphragm: Blades 8; Filter Thread: Font 58mm
  • An f/1.4 maximum aperture provides clear imaging in low light situations and shallow depth of field
  • Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) operation is fast, smooth and virtually silent
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"This was my choice."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I've been more than happy with this Low Light DSLR Camera. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. The software also defaults to save your original pic. Overall, very happy with the purchase.

Overall Score
4.7


(296 Points)

8. Canon E15CNEOSRT6X1 Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 74 6

Canon E15CNEOSRT6X1 First Impressions

"Loved that camera!"

I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. My family pictures will be great from now on. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that.

  • Canon T6 EOS Rebel DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens and Two (2) 16GB SDHC Memory Cards Plus Triple Battery Tripod Cleaning Kit Accessory Bundle
  • Canon AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full Canon USA WARRANTY
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4+ Processor for excellent speed and quality | ISO 100–6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright to low light. | Continuous shooting up to 3.0 fps to capture action shots. | Full HD Video for easy-to-use video capture.
  • High-performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand. | Large, 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 920,000 dots shows fine details and provides easy viewing. | 9-point AF system (including one center cross-type AF point) and AI Servo AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results. | Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC provide easy sharing connectivity.
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera Body | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens | LP-E10 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | LC-E10 Battery Charger for EOS Rebel T6 | Eyecup Ef for Digital Rebel Cameras | EW-400D Neck Strap | IFC-130U Interface Cable | Canon USA Warranty
  • BEACH CAMERA EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens | Deco Gear Camera Bag for DSLR | 58mm Wide Angle & Telephoto Lenses | 2x Replacement Batteries | 2x Sandisk Ultra SDHC 16GB UHS Class 10 Memory Cards | Compact Bounce Zoom Slave Flash | 58mm UV, CPL & ND8 Deluxe Filter Kit (Set of 3 + Carrying Case) | LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen | Pro Dust Remover | 12" Spider Tripod | 58mm Hard Tulip Lens Hood | 58" Tripod | Corel Paintshop Pro X9 Digital Download
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E15CNEOSRT6X1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E15CNEOSRT6X1 Final Thoughts

"Lenses are everything."

But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. Very good camera for the size. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon E15CNEOSRT6X1. Just buy this, you will not regret it.

Overall Score
4.4


(105 Points)

9. Canon T6 Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 78 3

Canon T6 First Impressions

"For personal use."

I've been more than happy with this Low Light DSLR Camera. This is a fantastic Low Light DSLR Camera. I received it and it works well with my other Canon lenses. I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Bundle With EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + Advanced Accessory Kit - Including EVERYTHING You Need To Get Started
  • 'WHOISCAMERA' CANON CAMERAS FAVORITE DEALER - Includes Canon Full USA Warranty.
  • 'WHOISCAMERA' ADVANCED HANDPICKED BUNDLE - Canon DSLR Camera T6 Body - EF S 18-55 mm Lens - SanDisk 16 & 32GB Cards - Telephoto & Wide-Angle Lenses - 3PC FIlter Kit - Professional SLR Gadget Bag - Slave Flash - Spider Tripod - Card Reader - Wireless remote Control - Camera Grip Strap - Memory Card Wallet - Lens Pen - Screen Protectors - Microfiber Cloth - Cleaning Solution - Cotton Swabs.
  • INCLUDED WITH THE CANON EOS T6 CAMERA - Battery Pack LP-E10 - Battery Charger LC-E10 - Eyecup Ef - Interface Cable IFC-130U - Wide Strap EW-400D
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GO PRO - Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity - 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor & high-performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light - EOS Full HD Video - 19-point all cross-type AF system - Enhanced Creative Filters - High-speed continuous shooting.
  • THE 'WHOISCAMERA' PROMISE – ‘Satisfaction guaranteed’ is all fine and dandy, but we'd much rather you be absolutely THRILLED with your order, so we’ll move heaven and earth to make that happen!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon T6
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon T6 Final Thoughts

"This is it you guys!"

I've been more than happy with this Low Light DSLR Camera. This is a fantastic Low Light DSLR Camera. I've been more than happy with this Low Light DSLR Camera. Very good camera for the size. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have.

Overall Score
4.6


(70 Points)

10. Canon 1159C003 Low Light DSLR Camera

User Ratings: 68 10

Canon 1159C003 First Impressions

"Much fantastic."

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon 1159C003. Works great for my daughter and her film school.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital Camera: 18 Megapixel 1080p HD Video DSLR Bundle with 18-55mm Lens TTL Flash 48GB SD Card Mini Tripod Filter Kit & Charger - Professional Vlogging Sports & Action Cameras
  • CANON DIGITAL CAMERA: Rebel T6 DSLR camera kit with wifi & nfc wireless connectivity plus a 32GB and 16GB SanDisk Ultra memory card; Perfect interchangeable lens camera for pro and beginner photographers alike
  • SHOOTS PHOTOS & VIDEO: Capture vivid 18 megapixel photos in both raw or jpeg formats along with full 1080p HD videos at ISO 100-6400 for stunning photographs, home movies or vlogs, even in low light
  • PROFESSIONAL QUALITY IMAGES: Ideal SLR for amateur photographers, hobbyists, vloggers, and seniors the Canon EOS T6 features 3.0 frames per second of continuous shooting and a 9 point autofocus system
  • WARRANTY: Canon Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens with Focus FC-1000 18-180MM Zoom Intelligent TTL Flash for Canon Cameras, 58mm 3-Piece Filter Kit, Focus 58mm 2-Piece Wide & Tele Lens Set, Focus Camera Canon LP-E10 Rechargeable Replacement 1600mAh Li-ion Battery & Charger, SanDisk Ultra 16GB and 32GB SD Card, 12-Inch Spider Tripod and Focus DSLR Accessory Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1159C003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1159C003 Final Thoughts

"Modeling, it's fine."

I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. This camera just feels good in the hands. This all with my Canon 1159C003. This all with my Canon 1159C003. Just what my wife needed for her travels.

Overall Score
4.3


(65 Points)

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