January 24, 2017 at 4:20PM


Best low budget DSLR for low light enviroments

Hello everyone, I have been a follower of this page for a year now, my love for cinematography has greatly increased because of it. I really never expected to try and make something of my own but now I am. Here in my town in Mexico, I know a lot of people who is in the business.

I raise this humble question, I own a T3 rebel, and I have been practicing with it, but when it comes to low light environments it really struggles a lot.

I want to know which is a great camera that doesn't struggle with low light issues, and that it also doesn't break the bank.

Also a camera that would keep up with modern standards for the following years. (4k gibberish, well maybe not that much of a gibberish)

Looking forward for your advise, thank you!.


For the best low-cost low-light camera, I would pick the Sony A6300 because it's pretty good in low-light and has wide range of video features.

To get better low-light performance than this you are going to have to spend more than double the price of the A6300. ( i.e. Sony A7S camera or Canon C100 camera )

January 24, 2017 at 10:40PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Yes Sony A6300 is a good choice along with fast prime lenses. Also look at Sony A6500, Nikon D500. But before you buy one read all the reviews and balance the pros and cons with your budget and kind of work you are going to do with it. Best of luck.

January 30, 2017 at 2:38AM

Dibyendu Joardar
Director of Photography

Thank you!
Yesterday me and my crew shot our first short.
we learned a bunch of stuff.

But thank you, I was thinking on GH5, but maybe C100..

sony A6500 also looks affordable and steady.

February 7, 2017 at 2:45PM


To find the the best low light camera that will meet your needs, be sure to check out this resource https://www.theolive.com/reviews/best-low-light-cameras/ they're all reasonably good, some are slightly better than others.

October 18, 2018 at 6:44AM


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