DSLRs to shoot fast-moving subjects and sports photography

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 11 Sep 2020
DSLRs to shoot fast-moving subjects and sports photography

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When it comes to buying a DSLR for sports photography, the key factors that you should look for is that it has a fast AF system and shutter speed. Furthermore, the image processor and sensor play a crucial role in ensuring satisfactory results. If you have been looking for such a DSLR to capture sharp pictures of fast-moving objects, then here is a list of four DSLRs that are ideal for this purpose. Note that all of them are available on Amazon and have made this list based on their listed features.

Canon EOS 80D

Here is a mid-range DSLR with an efficient 45-point AF system that uses the DIGIC 6 image processor, which should enable you to shoot fast-moving objects accurately. The multiple AF points track the moving objects in motion, which should allow you to capture sharp pictures. The Canon EOS 80D uses a 24.2 APS-C CMOS sensor to shoot images in good quality, which can be later used for large prints or image cropping without any loss of quality, as claimed by the company. Furthermore, it can function in an ISO sensitivity range of 100-12800, enabling you to perform decent low-light photography. Finally, you can operate the camera remotely as well, thanks to the multiple wireless connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC. This feature comes in handy when you cannot be near the subject in some cases, such as while performing sports and wildlife photography.

Fujifilm X-T4

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a mirrorless camera that uses a 5-axis in-body image stabilisation system and an incredibly fast AF system, which should enable you to shoot fast-moving subjects. The inbuilt image stabilisation engine should reduce shakes. It uses the new AF algorithm to deliver an AF speed of 0.02 seconds, making it one of the fastest performers in the market. On top of this, it also has Face/Eye AF detection features, which enables you to capture sharp pictures of those fast-moving objects, as per company claims. The camera uses a 26.1MP 4th generation APS-C-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and an X-processor 4 Engine to deliver this robust performance. Finally, the camera has 63 weather-sealed points, making it resistant to water and dust (as per the company claim), enabling you to use it even in tough outdoor conditions.

Nikon Z50

Here is a mirrorless camera from Nikon that is both lightweight and compact, and yet packs a punch with its efficient AF system. The Nikon Z50 uses 209 single AF points and 20.9 million effective megapixels, which should enable you to capture fast-moving objects sharply, as per company claims. It comes with an ISO sensitivity range of 100-51200, which should allow you to click good-quality low-light photography, which is required at times while indulging in sports photography. Finally, thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth system, you can instantly share the pictures to your smartphone or laptop on the go. This feature also enables you to click images remotely.

Canon EOS 1DX Mark III

Here is a high-end professional-grade DSLR from Canon that uses a robust 191-point AF system and a DIGIC X image processor to deliver efficient continuous shooting. The Canon EOS 1DX Mark III can perform at 16fps in OVF mode and 20fps in LV mode, enabling you to achieve professional-level sports and wildlife photography. The camera renders the images using a 20.1MP full-frame sensor, which means you can use them for large prints or image cropping in the post-processing phase. The camera can operate at an ISO range of 100-102400, enabling you to perform good-quality low-light photography as well. Finally, it supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which you can use to operate the camera remotely as well as transfer files on the go.

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