Best low light FF Canon DSLR

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quiquae Senior Member • Posts: 1,505
Re: Best low light FF Canon DSLR

Waldemar wrote:

I think you´d need something like a Nikon D750 to get visibly (in print!) cleaner high ISO shots than from your 77D. Canon´s current APS-C sensor is pretty good.

I don’t have the 77D, but I do have the M5 which uses a very similar sensor, and I disagree. While the modern APS-C sensors do have dynamic ranges as wide as older full frame ones at low ISO, you should see at least a full stop of difference between the 77D and the seven year old 6D at ISO 1600 and above.

When I had the 6D, I usually had the upper limit of auto-ISO set to 3200, but would change to 6400 at the first sign of low light, stretched it to 12800 routinely, and even 25600 was still quite usable if necessary. With the 77D/M5 sensor, ISO 1600 is as far as I’m willing to let auto-ISO go; 3200 is a compromise, and 6400 gets selected only in a pinch. That’s still a full stop better than the previous generation sensor on e.g. Rebel T4i, but well behind what the 6D could do.

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