Camera good in darkness

shamil1815

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HI. My name is Shamil Chandra. I do not have much idea about cameras but I am looking to buy one. I go to parties and clubs and which are mostly dark. I am confused between Nikon D3200 and Canon EOS600D because it matches my budget. I also have a keen interest in nature like skies rain plants and even iconic buildings and destination spot. Will be glad if you suggest which one to buy out of the two ASAP. My friend with a NIkon could not get bright images so I am worried. I want the camera which automatically makes everything look perfect.
 

Ubrales

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Shamil, welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums!

The Nikon D3200 will serve you well. However, I must make some things clear.

The light required for a good exposure depends on the ISO setting as well as the lens. Let us look at these one at a time.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Digital-slr-Cameras/25492/D3200.html

ISO setting: Higher ISO settings will need shorter exposure times and are useful in low light conditions. The D3200 can go from 100 to 6400 ISO. To give you an idea as to what 6400 ISO is, imagine a room with just one candle lit. 6400 ISO will enable a good exposure. There are some trade-offs to shooting at a high ISO and that is the pictures will not be fine grain. and should not be enlarged very much. An 8x10 will be ok.

Lens: Lenses with a lower F-stop setting such as 1.2 (or less) will work better in low light conditions as compared to lenses with an F-stop of 1.4 or higher (lower F-stop is better). The F-stop is a measure of the light gathering power of the lens. The lower the F-stop of the lens the higher the price.

This being said, what are your alternatives? Not much! Get the D3200 and practice.

Good luck!
 

Ubrales

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Shamil, welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums!

The Nikon D3200 will serve you well. However, I must make some things clear.

The light required for a good exposure depends on the ISO setting as well as the lens. Let us look at these one at a time.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Digital-slr-Cameras/25492/D3200.html

ISO setting: Higher ISO settings will need shorter exposure times and are useful in low light conditions. The D3200 can go from 100 to 6400 ISO. To give you an idea as to what 6400 ISO is, imagine a room with just one candle lit. 6400 ISO will enable a good exposure. There are some trade-offs to shooting at a high ISO and that is the pictures will not be fine grain. and should not be enlarged very much. An 8x10 will be ok.

Lens: Lenses with a lower F-stop setting such as 1.2 (or less) will work better in low light conditions as compared to lenses with an F-stop of 1.4 or higher (lower F-stop is better). The F-stop is a measure of the light gathering power of the lens. The lower the F-stop of the lens the higher the price.

This being said, what are your alternatives? Not much! Get the D3200 and practice.

Good luck!
 

james_44

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b/w canon and nikon, it would be best if you get to a store and play around with the settings because to me i found the canon interface more user friendly when i was starting out. if you are shooting parties and night clubs, you'll most certainly need to use a flash and a off camera flash will help you do the trick.

brightness and darkness depends on the exposure triangle i.e aperture, shutter speed and ISO. the desired results could be achieved by the combination of these three. A quick yahoo search ;) will give links to tutorials on the basics.

as Ubrales said, practise! and practise a lot!

Hope this helps :p
 
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