Nine top cameras for birders

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SONY A6500

Sony A6500
Sony A6500

A 24.2-MP model that can shoot at up to 11 frames per second. Its Eye AF technology focuses on and tracks your subject’s eye.

Max frame rate: 11 fps

Sony | | Check the price on B&H!



Canon EOS T7i
Canon EOS T7i

This model features an optical viewfinder with a 45-point all cross-type AF system to help enable more precise focusing and a 24.2-MP sensor.

Max frame rate: 6 fps

Canon | | Check the price on B&H! 



Nikon Z7
Nikon Z7

This new mirrorless camera has a 45.7-MP image sensor and integrates with Nikon’s DSLR system, including NIKKOR lenses.

Max frame rate: 9 fps

Nikon | | Check the price on B&H!


A version of this article appears in the holiday gift guide in the November/December 2018 issue of BirdWatching magazine.


Originally Published

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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and 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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