Last Updated on 06/15/2017 by Chris Gampat
Double Exposures, in the original meaning, was when a photographer exposed a frame of film twice. When done by accident the results were likely bad, but when done artistically, with forethought and intent, the results could be really special. Obviously these days with digital sensors there is no frame to expose twice, so our cameras must be programmed to mimic this. Some rely on photoshop to mimic this effect, but for many, getting it in camera is the preferred method.
As noted above, not all cameras offer such functionality. So if this is a feature you are looking for, which cameras should you be considering? Here are some great camera options that we would recommend.
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon’s 5D Mark IV is a popular choice for serious photographers. It is full of most of the features and functionality a photographer could want – including multiple exposures. It is not a cheap camera by any means, but if this is a camera you have been considering, sit well knowing it has multiple exposure capability.
Canon 5D Mark IV On Amazon – [amazon_textlink asin=’B01KURGS9E’ text=’Canon 5D Mark IV’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’465211dd-3734-11e7-86e9-4d0febfbd0b9′] (Read Our Review)
The X-T2, as well as the rest of the X Series for that matter, also has great multiple exposure functionality built right into the cameras. A nice side effect of being mirrorless is that you can shoot the double exposure and view it through your viewfinder to line up your shots perfectly.
Fujifilm X-T2 on Amazon – [amazon_textlink asin=’B01I3LNMAM’ text=’Fujifilm X-T2′ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e09bc020-3734-11e7-8a28-698a1b0c471a’] (Read Our Review)
Sony A7 II
This recommendation has a bit of a caveat to it. Sony’s mirrorless cameras don’t have multiple exposure capability right out of the box. But you can add the functionality by downloading the multiple exposure app through their app store. It’s a bit of an annoying process, and not our favorite multiple exposure implementation, but it is available to those who want it.
Sony A7 II on Amazon – [amazon_textlink asin=’B00PX8CHO6′ text=’Sony A7 II’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’dfd08b07-3735-11e7-8c9b-839a87a00f60′] (Read Our Review)
The 6D is starting to get a little old in the tooth, but if you are looking for a budget full frame DSLR with multiple exposure capability then the 6D is your guy. This is still a very capable camera in today’s market, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking into shooting more multiple exposures.
Canon 6D on Amazon – [amazon_textlink asin=’B009B0MZ8U’ text=’Canon 6D’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’d7d5c7aa-3737-11e7-86e9-4d0febfbd0b9′] (Read Our Review)
So there you have it, four killer options for photographers looking to pick up a camera with multiple exposure capability. We doubt many of you are considering cameras based on this feature alone. But if it is a feature you would like to have, and any of these cameras are on your list of consideration, then you now have an idea about which direction to go.