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The best Sony low light digital cameras can capture images of at least 18 Megapixel resolution and allow you to easily share them with the help of the WiFi connectivity feature. At different kinds of lighting conditions, these cameras help you to effective capture action shots and portraits. Under the Alpha product line, with the sensitivity range of atleast 1000, moderate optical zooms, LCD screen size of over 3 inch and Full HD 1080p video recording capability, the below listed top rated interchangeable cameras can be purchased at a price of at least $800.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony A7 II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Sony A5100
Sony Alpha A7S
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony A7 II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Sony A5100
Sony Alpha A7S
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Mar 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2014
Jul 2014
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
43.04 mm
13.23 mm
28.2 mm
43.04 mm
Max. ISO Speed
12800.0
25600.0
25600.0
25600.0
102400.0
Camera Type
Compact
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-like (bridge)
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Optical Zoom
2.9 x
8.3 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.

  • - Macro performance not quite as good as some competitors.
    - Battery life not as good as predecessor (but still fair for its size).
    - Slightly below average saturation levels and hue accuracy.
    - Still can't capture RAW files and JPEGs at the "Extra Fine" highest quality setting.
    - Default Wi-Fi camera app lacks robust functionality; need to install additional (free) app.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV offers serious video improvements over the RX100 III, but it is very expensive for a compact camera.


  • Sony has made some good improvements to what is already an excellently performing camera, but there are still a few small problems with the RX100 IV which make it just slightly less than perfect. Even if you can put the extremely high price aside (especially as that will drop as time goes on), it remains disappointing not to see a touch sensitive screen on a Sony RX100 - if for no other reason than setting the AF point would be much easier and quicker with one. It’s also frustrating that you have to switch off raw format shooting to make full use of some of the functions on offer here, too.


  • The Sony A7 II is the best all-round A7-series camera yet, offering significantly improved ergonomics and customisability, more video options, faster autofocusing and startup times, better build quality and the headline-grabbing and very effective 5-axis image stabilisation system. It is slightly bigger and quite a bit heavier than the original A7, but that's a small price to pay for the improvements that Sony have made.


  • - Wifi with NFC and downloadable apps.


  • The Sony A7 II is a superb camera that has all the benefits of a full-frame sensor without the bulk. It has good AF, superb image stabilization and produces very high quality images in a wide range of conditions.


  • - Somewhat narrow and vertically uneven coverage from built in strobe at wide-angle.
    - Many apps are payware, and often surprisingly expensive compared to much more complex smartphone apps.
    - Performance is degraded slightly if you shoot in raw format.
    - Default colors somewhat muted compared to most cameras.
    - Corners can be a bit soft wide-open, especially at telephoto.
    - Rear control dial is too small and has poor feel with little feedback.
    - Very versatile 24 to 200mm-equivalent zoom range.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II could be considered the on the market. Where most bridge cameras offer little more than an oversized lens, the RX10 II blends a useful zoom range with a wide aperture, a larger than average sensor, tough weather-resistant construction and a wide selection of advanced features.
    Its 1-inch sensor may still be smaller those used in DSLRs and most CSCs, but it gives much-improved image quality over the 1/2.3-inch sensors in typical bridge cameras.


  • - The Sony RX10 II is a versatile stills shooter, but it stands out even further on video.
    - Quicker backroom computing power is one of the most important upgrades since last year’s model.
    - It’s an excellent EVF, though, among the best available at present.
    - The Sony RX10 II isn’t small, and it certainly isn’t cheap.


  • The Sony A5100 is proof that appearances can be deceptive. Although it looks almost identical to the previous A500 model, the new A5100 is a much more capable camera, especially when it comes to focusing and recording video. It's also a much more compact alternative to its big brother, the A6000, especially as it offers a lot of the same features and even out-performs that model in a few areas.
    One of the main reasons for considering the A5100 is the significantly improved Fast Hybrid AF system that's trickled down from the A6000.


  • A well-performing camera that has just a few small let-downs. A good range of features for the beginner photographer.


  • The Sony A5100 won't appeal to all as it's sometimes fussy to use given its lack of control dials. If that's what you're after then look to the Sony A6000 which caters for such needs, along with the addition of a viewfinder and hotshoe which the A5100 lacks. Whether you venture into buying additional E-mount lenses in the future or not almost doesn't matter with a camera such as this.


  • If low-light shooting is your thing, then the Sony A7S should be right at the top of your shopping list. Offering a killer combination of massive ISO range, 15-stop dynamic range, sensible 12 megapixel resolution on a full-frame sensor, truly silent shooting mode and autofocusing down to EV-4, the new Sony A7S is the most capable low-light camera that we've ever tested.


  • It's a great camera but its comparatively low pixel count and high price mean it's unlikely to have wide appeal amongst enthusiast photographers. However, it will find favour with those who need to be able to shoot in near-dark conditions or want lots of control over video.


  • Just like the original A7, the A7S is mini marvel with a massive sensor. It's the new 12-megapixel chip that's the main point of interest as image quality is the cleanest out of the current trio of A7 cameras available. That will benefit those who spend a lot of time low-light shooting using ISO 1600 and above. And there's plenty available above that thanks to the headline maximum ISO 409,600 option. But despite glorious image quality the A7S is not a £700 improvement compared to the original A7 model in our view.


Top 5 sony low light digital camera:

  1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
  2. Sony A7 II
  3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
  4. Sony A5100
  5. Sony Alpha A7S