Nine top cameras for birders

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NIKON D850

Nikon D850
Nikon D850

This DSLR can create 45.7-megapixel stills, and it offers a silent shooting mode when using its electronic shutter.

Max frame rate: 9 fps at full resolution

Nikon | nikonusa.com | Check the price on B&H!

 

OLYMPUS OM-D E-MI MARK II

Olympus OM-D
Olympus OM-D

This 20.4-MP Micro Four Thirds can shoot up to 18 fps with continuous AF tracking using its electronic shutter or 60 fps with focus locked.

Max frame rate: 60 fps

Olympus | getolympus.com | Check the price on B&H!

 

FUJIFILM X-H1

Fujifilm X-H1
Fujifilm X-H1

This mirrorless digital camera includes in-body image stabilization and a unique focus algorithm that keeps track of your subject.

Max frame rate: 14 fps

Fujifilm | fujifilmusa.com | Check the price on B&H!

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and BirdWatchingDaily.com. He joined the staff of BirdWatching (formerly Birder’s World) in 2000 and has worn many hats over the years: reporter, story wrangler, photo editor, managing editor, and now editor. Originally from Omaha, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Milwaukee and holds a Bachelor’s in journalism from Marquette University. You can reach Matt at (617) 706-9098 and [email protected].

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