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The best Nikon digital camera for low light can be chosen from a wide range of DSLRs for professionals which the manufacturer offers. The D series of interchangeable lens cameras can be purchased at a slightly higher price of at least $1200 which can capture images of at least 18 Megapixel resolution and Full HD videos. The Nikon DSLRs can be best suited for capturing party photos, portraits, action shots, wildlife photography and vacations too at any kind of (lighting) environment.

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Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200


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Nikon D7200
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon D750
Nikon D810
Nikon D4s
Nikon D7200
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon D750
Nikon D810
Nikon D4s
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Release Date
Apr 2015
May 2015
Sep 2014
Jul 2014
Mar 2014
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
13.23 mm
43.18 mm
43.18 mm
43.21 mm
Max. ISO Speed
25600.0
12800.0
12800.0
12800.0
25600.0
Camera Type
Mid-size SLR
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Large SLR
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
21.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
36.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
3.2 in.

  • - Sensitivities greater than ISO 25,600-equivalent are only available in black-and-white mode.
    - Full-time autofocus is slow to respond, and prone to hunting or seeking in the wrong direction.
    - Metering and function buttons are tough to reach if your hands aren't large.
    - Built-in Wi-Fi functionality is rough around the edges, and has a limited feature-set.


  • Rather than completely changing the design and way the D7200 works, Nikon has made a few incremental upgrades which tweaks the camera to make it even more appealing than its predecessor (which was also pretty great). It’s designed for enthusiasts, which means that it needs to be good at a wide variety of different subject matters - and happily, the D7200 is.
    Whether you feel you want to upgrade from the D7100 is questionable and it may come down to the type of subjects you like to shoot.


  • The Nikon D7200 really pulls it out of the bag where it matters. From enhanced image quality to improved autofocus performance, it's a solid enthusiast DSLR that rights many of the wrongs of its predecessor. In particular there's no longer prevalent banding when making raw file adjustments, which is the biggest issue of the earlier D7100. For all its good, however, there's one key downside: the lack of a vari-angle LCD feels amiss, particularly considering the competition and movie mode improvements.


  • If you're not a serious shutterbug, you'll appreciate the ease of using the fast-shooting Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera.


  • While the ability to capture 4K video footage may make all the headlines, the Nikon 1 J5's change in focus to a more prosumer, enthusiast camera is actually the bigger story. The addition of front and rear handgrips, PASM modes on the shooting mode dial, a command dial and Function button all point to a change in direction for the J5, despite it still being a very affordable compact system camera.

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    The Nikon 1 J5 is a nice mirrorless ILC that makes quite a few improvements from the Nikon 1 J4. However, it still has enough minor annoyances that add up quickly to make it lag just behind some similar mirrorless models. Nikon gave the J5 a sharp touchscreen that can tilt up to 180 degrees, as well as a mode dial with plenty of automatic shooting modes that will give inexperienced photographers an easy transition to this ILC. Nikon didn't forget more experienced photographers, who can use the full manual control features.


  • The Nikon D750 delivers pro-level performance at a reasonable asking price, making it our Editor's Choice for full-frame DSLRs under $2,500.


  • Combining the design and handling of the cheaper D610 with many of the more expensive D810's features, Nikon have clearly positioned the new full-frame D750 between the two. Do you like the compactness, handling and smaller 24-megapixel files of the D610 but want the better features (especially on the video side) of the D810? Then the D750 is an obvious choice, especially when you consider that it also offers built-in wi-fi, a tilting LCD screen, 6.5fps continuous shooting, even lower-light auto-focusing and longer battery life.

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    The Nikon D750 is an outstanding Full-Frame dSLR. A great mix of performance and image quality, you will get the best of both worlds. Along with the outstanding performance, Nikon has also included some great convenience features like a tilting LCD and Built-in WiFi connectivity. .


  • - Places strong demands on your lens and ability to keep the camera steady or use a high-enough shutter speed, if you really want to extract the maximum detail.
    - Auto and Incandescent white balance too warm in tungsten lighting.
    - Default saturation, contrast and sharpening a little high for a pro model (though some will prefer the change in JPEG rendering).
    - Wi-Fi connectivity relies on an expensive, external accessory that negates the D810's weather-sealing.


  • The Nikon D810 is a high-resolution monster with incredible image quality and performance. It's expensive, but earns Editors' Choice honors.


  • The Nikon D810 is an incremental upgrade of a great camera, adding slightly better image quality and a smattering of new features to the best-selling D800/E, most notably the improved shutter mechanism and electronic shutter option which help to combat unwanted vibrations, and the beefed-up video mode. While the D810 remains an enticing proposition, it faces fierce competition not only from Canon with the venerable EOS 5D Mark III, but Sony with the smaller, lighter and just as capable A7R.


  • The Nikon D4s is an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, update of the two-year-old D4 camera, adding a raft of relatively minor improvements that add up to make the D4s a slightly better camera than its already well-appointed predecessor.
    The Nikon D4s is an extremely well built and very responsive camera that seems to react instantly to anything you throw at it. Start-up feels instantaneous, there is no shutter lag to speak of and with the right lens mounted, focusing is also very fast.


  • The D4S is a great workhorse for professional photographers. It's built to last and gets great shots in conditions that would be too taxing for other cameras.


  • A photojournalist’s dream tool but one that will remain an aspiration for ordinary photographers for some time to come. Unless they win the Lottery.


Top 5 nikon digital camera for low light:

  1. Nikon D7200
  2. Nikon 1 J5
  3. Nikon D750
  4. Nikon D810
  5. Nikon D4s