Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Low Light Digital Cameras

1. Panasonic DC-FZ80K Low Light Digital Camera

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

Low Light video is very well done. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. The Panasonic DC-FZ80K is an awesome camera as most already know. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome.

  • 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
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"Love this guy."

It is light and easy to carry with you. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. Mirrorless has come into it's own. The Panasonic DC-FZ80K was with me at all times. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow.

Overall Score
4.3


(1466 Points)

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2. Panasonic DC-FZ80K Low Light Digital Camera

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Camera works just fine."

I will update this report once I have used it more. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Excellent two characteristics in a Low Light Digital Camera.

  • 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
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"It's range is awesome."

I bought this Low Light Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

Overall Score
4.3


(1465 Points)

3. Panasonic DC-FZ80K Low Light Digital 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 Digital 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)

4. Sony Low Light Digital Camera

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"I am glad I did."

I have used the camera for some time now. An amazing Low Light Digital Camera when paired with the right lens. Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. So far performance is fabulous.

  • Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses with 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card and Soft Carrying Case
  • 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.
  • Great for compact-to-mid range point-and-shoot digital cameras and camcorders
  • Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Ridiculous!"

The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. Let me talk about them briefly. The Sony is a great light weight mirrorless camera. The second problem is the focusing controls. So I bought this for my California vacation.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

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5. Sony ILCE6000Y/B Low Light Digital 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)

6. Nikon 26402 Low Light Digital Camera

User Ratings: 63 6

Nikon 26402 First Impressions

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

Everything about it is solid and satisfying. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. In some reviews this Nikon 26402 is said to be heavy. The initial charge using the Nikon 26402 to charge the battery took about 2 hours.

  • Nikon COOLPIX L820 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • Powerful 30x zoom that lets you shoot amazing close ups
  • 16 MP CMOS sensor for exceptional image quality and enhanced low light performance
  • Record videos in Full 1080p HD with stereo sound
  • Larger ergonomic design for easier handling and comfort
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26402
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26402 Final Thoughts

"Very nice design."

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. I would like a firmware update to fix that. Likewise, don't rule out film.

Overall Score
4.2


(962 Points)

7. Canon Low Light Digital 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 Digital 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)

8. Canon T6 Low Light Digital 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 Digital 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)

9. Canon S95 Low Light Digital Camera

User Ratings: 75 6

Canon S95 First Impressions

"She swears by it."

This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon S95. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon S95.

  • Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD
  • 10.0-megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor creates Canon's HS System
  • Capture 720p HD video in stereo sound; play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • f/2.0 lens for low light conditions or shallow depth-of-field; control ring for intuitive manual control
  • 3.8x optical zoom; 28mm wide-angle lens; Canon's Hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included),Made in JAPAN
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon S95
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon S95 Final Thoughts

"It's solid."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Where this Canon S95 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Canon's excellent system--wow! Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

Overall Score
4.5


(725 Points)

10. Canon SD1400IS Black Low Light Digital Camera

User Ratings: 61 7

Canon SD1400IS Black First Impressions

"It takes great pictures."

I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. A great camera for the money and my needs! While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon SD1400IS Black. I've researched this Canon SD1400IS Black A LOT and I only heard great things.

  • Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)
  • 14.1-megapixel resolution; 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined settings
  • New scene modes such as Miniature Effect and Fisheye Effect; Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SD1400IS Black
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SD1400IS Black Final Thoughts

"Good package of extras."

This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. I bought this Low Light Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. The Canon SD1400IS Black has many features which are very easy to use and get to. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. Some people even claim that the Canon SD1400IS Black rivals medium format quality.

Overall Score
4.1


(611 Points)

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