There are a number of things you will need from your camera in order to successfully take photos at night

  1. Your camera needs to be able to shoot in full manual mode.
  2. it will need to be able to set the ISO manually 
  3. it will nedd to be able to set a shutter speed up to at least 15 seconds 
  4. The ability to shoot in raw ( this will allow you to best edit the resulting images)
  5. The ability to change the white balance and set a custom temperature.