Best DSLR + lens combo for low light, indoor kid shots

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
teddoman
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advantages of professional full frame cameras

Rich Rosen wrote:

A full frame sensor will give you greater dynamic range, better low light performance and great latitude in cropping. All of these cameras give you good low light latitude, but you also should

Dynamic range and latitude in cropping I get. What exactly is the type of better low light performance? Some examples would be great. I'm trying to figure out the typical advantages in marginal low light or motion situations to decide if it's worth the upgrade to me. Is it the difference between getting certain shot in focus vs not getting it in focus on a Nikon D5100 because the D5100 was focus hunting, or lost track of the subject, or the subject tracking was just running a bit behind the subject (the latter happens on my compact all the time), for example? Just trying to figure out what it means in concrete photography terms to go with pro full frame equipment.

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