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Welcome to the exciting world of wildlife photography. Wildlife photography can be rewarding but it is also challenging. Animals won’t pose for selfies; you have to seek them out. They also tend to be off the beaten path in a variety of adverse conditions, including mud, dust, rain, and snow.

You can’t always get as close as you might like. They also don’t like you getting too close, so, in addition to helping you select an affordable camera body, we will also spend a bit of time selecting ideal long telephoto lenses.

You need the Professional Wildlife photography cameras listed on Video Stitch if you want to capture stunning images of animals, birds, and even insects. Normally, a top-quality camera will have amazing features such as a high megapixel sensor that plays a pivotal role in achieving great detail. A good number of them also have built-in GPS to help you automatically tag your images with location data.

They also have built-in Wi-Fi connectivity that allows for effortless setup for wireless operations. Since cameras for wildlife photography are designed to be mostly used outdoors, they come equipped with a rugged and compact body for optimum portability. Consider the ones we have reviewed below to end up with a desirable model.

  • Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Digital MILC Camera Review

The second mirrorless option on my list, the Panasonic LUMIX GH5 combines great image quality with a rugged exterior. This is the best camera for wildlife photography that can survive any weather condition. It features a magnesium alloy body is freezeproof down to -10 degrees, and it is fully weather-sealed to protect against water splashes, dust, and humidity. In addition, the Panasonic includes an image stabilization system to correct for body and lens shake and minimize blur.

This model has a 20.3 MP Digital Live MOS sensor and a fast and effective autofocus system. It offers good low-light performance. I’ve also had good results from its 4K video recording, which is smooth and has great continuous autofocus.


Another beginner-friendly alternative is the Canon EOS Rebel T5i. Built to include a hybrid autofocus system and a 24-megapixel sensor, it provides a great starting point for wildlife photography. Of course, it is not the best with these specifications, but great-quality shots are still very much possible. Besides the sensor, wildlife professionals often examine the shooting rate. The Rebel T5i offers a shooting rate of 5 frames per second, which is not ideal for advanced photographers, but it is a good place to start for novices.

Another noteworthy feature is the camera’s focal length factor of 1.6X. This means that if you want to upgrade to a 300mm lens, your results will be those of 480mm lenses. This gives you a lot of room to grow as a wildlife photographer. Not only can you explore telephoto possibilities, but low-light settings as well. T5i starts to develop noise after ISO 3200, which is more than most other cameras can do.

  • Nikon D5 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera

The Nikon D5 DSLR camera is the larger sibling of our editor’s choice and features a full-frame CMOS sensor with 20.8 megapixels, the equivalent of shooting 35mm film. The sensor acquires image data with a perfect balance of high resolution, rich tonal gradation, and refined signal-to-noise ratio for quality images. With image stabilization and a new mirror driving mechanism, you can confidently track your subject matter even during high-speed continuous shooting.

  • Sony a99 II Digital SLR Camera

The Sony a99 II DSLR camera breaks up the dominance of Nikon and Canon on our list, and rightfully so. This camera is smaller and more compact than the previous version, the Sony a99. The more manageable dimensions, refined grip, and improved hold are all contained in a strong, rigid magnesium alloy body for reliable shooting and steady handling in the field. The full-frame sensor boasts an incredible 42.4-megapixel resolution and features a back-illuminated structure with a wide sensitivity range and extra-low noise performance and uncompromised sharpness.