Best DSLR for wildlife photography

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 24 Jul 2020
Best DSLR for wildlife photography

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When it comes to buying a professional-grade camera for wildlife photography, you have to look at features like the image processor, continuous shooting system, AF system and optical image stabilisation and zoom lens support. Only if the DSLR ticks all these boxes should you buy it. To help you find the right DSLR, we have compiled a list of four DSLRs ideal for wildlife photography, keeping these features in mind. Note that these cameras are available on Amazon and have been selected based on their listed features.

Fujifilm X-H1

If you are looking for a DSLR for wildlife photography with an efficient image stabilisation system in it, then the Fujifilm X-H1 is a good option to consider. It has a 5-axis in-body image stabilisation mechanism to start with and also has a 5.5 stop in-body image stabilisation compensation effect, which should enable you to capture those high-speed shots without any blur, as claimed by the brand. The camera uses a 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III optical sensor, which should reproduce good quality images. Furthermore, the camera has a fast-speed AF system, which should enable you to focus on those fast-moving birds and animals with ease. Finally, this camera has a rugged and durable finish, making it dust and water-resistant (as per the company claim). This makes it ideal for those outdoor shoots. This level of durability is not something that you get at this price point.

Nikon D7200

If you are looking for a DSLR that has a reliable continuous shooting system in place, so as to enable you to perform professional-grade wildlife photography, then this model from Nikon should do you justice. The fast motor lets you capture 100 (JPEG fine/large) continuous shots at 6fps, which should enable you to get that perfect shot of a fast-moving falcon or a cheetah, as per company claims. To further aid your cause, the camera sports 51 AF points and an advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor, which should enable you to focus on fast-moving subjects quickly. Finally, the camera uses a 24.2 CMOS crop sensor to capture the shots with ample details, and the brand says its quality is good enough to support large printouts as well.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

If you are looking for a full-frame DSLR for wildlife photography, then the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is a premium and powerful option to consider. It houses a 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor, which reproduces images at a high quality – one that’s good enough for large prints and image cropping, as per company claims. This should make this camera ideal for wildlife photographers who often print their work to present it at exhibitions. It uses a powerful DIGIC 6+ image processor, which reads the images fast enough to enable you to perform burst photography at 7fps, as per company claims. Furthermore, it combines with an efficient AF system that has 61 AF points (41 cross-type) to deliver good performance under most user-case conditions while shooting fast-moving subjects, as claimed by the brand. Finally, it supports wireless connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC, which comes in handy while shooting in the wild remotely.

Canon EOS 90D

If you are looking for a DSLR that produces high-quality images and supports high-speed continuous shooting, then the Canon EOS 90D would not disappoint you. To start with, it comes with a 32.5MP CMOS APS-C sensor, which should produce high-resolution pictures that you can use for large prints as well, as per company claims. Thanks to the advanced and robust DIGIC 8 image processor, it supports a high-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps (as per the company claim), which should enable you to capture the perfect moment in a fast-moving scene. Moreover, the 45-point (all cross-type) AF system should enable you to focus on those subjects efficiently, as per company claims. Finally, you can shoot remotely as well with this camera, as it supports wireless connectivity options.

Ashwin Nair

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