Digital cameras can basically see in the dark now

So hot it may steam up your favorite lens.

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Tom Regan
November 23, 2016 3:49 PM
In this article: a99ii, cameras, gear, iso, photography, sony
Digital cameras can basically see in the dark now

We all love a good camera. But for many, photography isn't a just a hobby, it's a way of life. While you could put faster film in an analog camera to boost low-light performance, digital cameras offer flexibility at a level we couldn't have dreamed of 20 years ago. They've now progressed to a point where top-of-the-range devices have ISO performance so impressive that they can capture video in almost pitch-black conditions.

Testing out Sony's new A99 II, YouTuber Bramans shows what can be achieved with ISO boosting alone, recording a crystal clear image in a room lit by only two candles. Of course, this parlor trick isn't unique to the A99 II, or even Sony cameras. But for those that don't follow the ins and outs of the digital camera world, the video is the perfect illustration of just how far we've come. As for the A99 II itself, we've already started putting it through its paces, and early indications are that it's shaping up to be a very good camera -- and it wants to be, for the price.

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