This page may contain affiliate links that pay me a small commission. There is no cost to you. You can review the affiliate statement at the very bottom of this page if you want more information. As an Amazon affiliate Canon Camera Geek may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, at NO added cost to you.

Camera And Lens Recommendation For Event Photography

EOS R High ISO For Event Photography

EOS R High ISO For Event Photography

Good morning.

I'm writing for some recommendations. I do a lot of photography for my organization at events and we're in the market for a new digital camera. I'm looking for something that has a silent shutter and can shoot in low light without a flash (both of these are important in order to capture moments and subjects during meetings or events without being disruptive.) Along side of that I'm looking for a lens in which I can zoom in on people from across the room while they are speaking/presenting.

Do you have any recommendations for me?

Thank you for your time.


Hi Bridget, Thanks for asking about a camera and lens combination for shooting dimly lit events without a flash and with silent shooting. Generally speaking, you should look at a Canon camera with larger individual pixels. In other words not too many pixels jammed onto the sensor. Smaller pixels are not as good a collecting light as larger pixels.

All of the mirrorless cameras shoot in silent mode now and you can also silence your auto-focusing feature. See the full frame cameras below with reasonable pixel counts.

Canon camerass For Event Photography

Canon R. 30.3 MP
Canon R8. 24.2 MP
Canon R6 M II. This might be my next purchase. 24.2 Megapixel
Canon RP. Very affordable for a full frame camera. 26.2 MP
My Canon R7 has 30 MP jammed onto an APS-C crop sensor camera, but still has solid low light noise levels.

Canon lenses For Event Photography

24-70mm. A favorite for wedding photographers is the f/2.8 version of the 24-70mm
16-35mm. The f/2.8 version of the 16-35mm lens is a solid choice for shooting indoor events.
The Canon f/2.8 70-200mm is great for zooming in on your subjects from across the room. You'd want the RF version, not the EF version.

You have lots of choices, Bridget. Feel free to comment back.
Hope this helps!


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Canon Geek.

Author Bruce Lovelace
Bruce Lovelace Signature

Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of Canon Camera Geek. Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the Photography Tips website.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram  and Flickr  Join the tribe of followers on YouTube. Bruce also runs photo workshops and provides 1 on 1 digital photography coaching.

Canon Geek on Google My Business

You might like these

Search for articles on this Site:

Recent Articles

  1. Canon T3i Accessories-The Must Have T3i Gadgets And The Like To Have

    Apr 02, 24 02:02 PM

    The Canon t3i-Canon 70D-same accessories
    Great accessories for your Rebel Camera? Here are some ideas for Canon T3i Accessories that will help you improve your photography with your Rebel camera

    Read More

  2. Power Up Your Photography-Top Alternatives to the Canon 270EX II Flash

    Apr 02, 24 12:13 PM

    270EX II Alternative
    Unleash Your Flash Potential: Better, Cheaper Options Than the Canon 270EX II. Exploring Powerful Canon 270EX II Alternatives

    Read More

  3. Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 vs f/2.8: Focal Face-Off! Which Wide-Angle Wins?

    Mar 26, 24 01:37 PM

    Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0 IS Lens
    There are 3 modern versions but which Canon 16-35mm lens is best. Helpful side by side comparison of the specs that matter. Helpful Canon EF 16-35mm lens guide

    Read More

  4. Is The Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens Any Good. First Impression and How to Use

    Mar 26, 24 09:45 AM

    Bruce and 50mm f/1.4 lens
    Canon's Nifty Fifty: Friend or Foe? A Photographer's First Impressions of the 50mm f/1.4 My review with sample images. Is the Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens Any Good

    Read More

  5. Best PowerShot Accessories And Why They Are Essential For Beginners

    Mar 23, 24 12:22 PM

    Canon Powershot accessories header
    You've got your Canon Powershot camera, but now you need to know what are the best Powershot accessories to start with for beginners. Helpful guide.l

    Read More

Sign up for a monthly update

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Canon Geek Newsletter.