It looks like you are browsing from
Go to Close
TVs & Displays
Photography & Video
Cooking Appliances
White Goods
Household
Technology
Home Digital Cameras Wildlife Photography Cameras

Compare the Best Wildlife Photography CamerasOctober 2020

Share on Facebook icon Twitter icon Pinterest icon Email icon
The best cameras for capturing high-quality photos of wild animals and birds.
Digital Cameras Coupons and Sales
The best deals and biggest price drops
All Digital Cameras
Compare every digital-camera on the market
Compact Cameras
Small, portable and powerful
Bridge Cameras
SLR features with a fixed lens
Mirrorless Cameras
SLR features with interchangeable lens
Instant Cameras
Cameras that generate physical prints with every photo
DSLR Cameras
Single lens reflex cameras
Water Resistant Cameras
Cameras able to survive contact with water
#1
Best Selling Cameras
The most popular digital cameras on the market
Award Winning Cameras
Digital cameras that have won industry awards
Latest Cameras
The newest digital cameras on the market
profile 2
Portrait Photography Cameras
The best cameras for taking portrait photos
Landscape Photography Cameras
The best cameras for taking landscape photos
Everyday Photography Cameras
The best everyday-carry cameras
Sports Photography Cameras
The best cameras for taking sports photos
Wildlife Photography Cameras
The best cameras for taking wildlife photos
Sort by
Compact View Detailed View
Scroll up to see results
Big Savings on Digital Cameras View Today's Best Deals
Rank
Kagoo Score
Average Review Rating
Price
Megapixels
Optical Zoom
Weight
Camera Type
Colour
Release Date

78

 Compare  Shortlisted
Nikon logo

Nikon 1 J4

22 Reviews

$279.98

18.4MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
192g
Info
Mirrorless
Info
Info
Dec 2015

80

 Compare  Shortlisted
Canon logo

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

 

$144.88

16MP
Info
30x
Info
313g
Info
Bridge
Info
Info
Jul 2014

80

 Compare  Shortlisted
Nikon logo

Nikon D750

 

$979.00

24.3MP
Info
3.5x
Info
750g
Info
Slr
Info
Info
Oct 2014

73

 Compare  Shortlisted
Nikon logo

Nikon 1 J5

30 Reviews

$345.00

20.8MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
231g
Info
Mirrorless
Info
Info
May 2015

82

 Compare  Shortlisted
Canon logo

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

 

$999.99

20.2MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
910g
Info
Slr
Info
Info
Nov 2016

73

 Compare  Shortlisted

Samsung NX1

 

$1,529.90

28.2MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
550g
Info
Mirrorless
Info
Info
Oct 2015

81

 Compare  Shortlisted

Panasonic Lumix DC‑FZ80K

 

$297.99

18.1MP
Info
60x
Info
616g
Info
Slr
Info
(Unknown)
Info
Jan 2017

80

 Compare  Shortlisted

Nikon D5500

26 Reviews

$426.99

24.2MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
420g
Info
Slr
Info
Info
Apr 2017

79

 Compare  Shortlisted

Canon EOS M3

 

$268.47

24.2MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
319g
Info
Slr
Info
Info
Sep 2017

76

 Compare  Shortlisted

Nikon D7200

 

$674.86

24.2MP
Info
5.8x
Info
675g
Info
Slr
Info
Info
May 2015

84

 Compare  Shortlisted

Fujifilm XT10

 

$129.99

16.3MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
331g
Info
Mirrorless
Info
Info
Dec 2015

71

 Compare  Shortlisted

Pentax K‑3 II

 

$1,075.69

24.35MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
700g
Info
Slr
Info
Info
Jan 2016

77

 Compare  Shortlisted

Nikon D3100

 

$399.99

14.2MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
505g
Info
Slr
Info
Info
Jun 2012

79

 Compare  Shortlisted

Canon EOS M10

 

$254.44

18MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
265g
Info
Mirrorless
Info
Info
Oct 2015

79

 Compare  Shortlisted

Samsung NX1000

 

$29.95

20.3MP
Info
(Unknown)
Info
217.7g
Info
Mirrorless
Info
Info
Oct 2012

84

 Compare  Shortlisted

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

2 Reviews

$218.99

20.3MP
Info
50x
Info
442g
Info
Bridge
Info
Info
Jan 2016

89

 Compare  Shortlisted

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

 

$140.00

20MP
Info
42x
Info
308g
Info
Compact
Info
Info
May 2016

81

 Compare  Shortlisted

Nikon D500

 

$1,134.99

20.9MP
Info
5x
Info
760g
Info
Slr
Info
Info
Jan 2016

76

 Compare  Shortlisted

Nikon Coolpix B700

1 Review

$999.00

20.3MP
Info
60x
Info
570g
Info
Bridge
Info
Info
Apr 2016

No matching products found.

 More Results

Today's Best Digital Camera Sales

$200 Price Drop
14.3MP
4352 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
$39 Price Drop
12MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3.6x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.1
MINIMUM
$30 Price Drop
16MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
8x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.2
MINIMUM
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
$17 Price Drop
$280
$262.49
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
$12 Price Drop
10.1MP
3648 X 2048
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.4
MINIMUM
1s
CAMERA
$10 Price Drop
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
190g
$7 Price Drop
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
6x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
190g
$5 Price Drop
16.15MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
$2 Price Drop
8MP
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
90g
$2 Price Drop
16MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
198g

Trending Digital Camera Comparisons

Sony
Alpha A6000
$429.95
$820 cheaper
390g lighter
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Nikon
D7200
$1,249.95
Better brand
15 months newer
Sony
Alpha A6000
$429.95
Better brand
Higher
megapixels
14% lighter
VS
Fujifilm
X-T10
$129.99
$300 cheaper
23 months newer
Pentax
K-50
$426.81
10 more awards
VS
Nikon
D3300
$262.49
$164 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Canon
EOS 70D
$789.95
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Slightly better
overall reviews
VS
Nikon
D5500
$426.99
$363 cheaper
Newer by three
years
One more awards
Canon
EOS 70D
$789.95
Better brand
Newer by 13
months
VS
Nikon
D5300
$352.99
$437 cheaper
A lot lighter
Higher
megapixels
Nikon
D3300
$262.49
$527 cheaper
A lot lighter
Newer by 15
months
VS
Canon
EOS 70D
$789.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
Better brand
Sony
Alpha A6000
$429.95
$367 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Samsung
NX500
$797.00
10 more awards
Better DP
Review review
score
Newer by 14
months
Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-W830
$133.99
22g lighter
Higher
megapixels
VS
Canon
IXUS 185
$94.99
$39 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-W810
$134.99
15g lighter
A little higher
megapixels
VS
Canon
IXUS 185
$94.99
$40 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-W800
$100.95
14% lighter
A little higher
megapixels
VS
Canon
IXUS 185
$94.99
$6 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-W830
$133.99
$10 cheaper
Lighter
1% higher
megapixels
VS
Canon
IXUS 190
$143.70
Three years
newer
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Nikon
Coolpix A100
$149.95
7g lighter
Higher
megapixels
VS
Canon
IXUS 185
$94.99
$55 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Nikon
Coolpix B500
$249.95
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Canon
PowerShot sx430 is
$198.97
$51 cheaper
Better brand
A lot lighter
Nikon
D3400
$329.95
$169 cheaper
11g lighter
VS
Canon
EOS 200D
$499.00
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 11
months
Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
$198.00
$111 cheaper
29% lighter
VS
Canon
IXUS 285
$309.22
20 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Nikon
D5300
$352.99
Marginally
higher
megapixels
VS
Canon
EOS 2000D
$286.97
$66 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Four years
newer
Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
$198.00
32g lighter
VS
Canon
IXUS 190
$143.70
$54 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
Nikon
Coolpix A300
$105.97
$38 cheaper
14% lighter
1% higher
megapixels
VS
Canon
IXUS 190
$143.70
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by five
months
Canon
IXUS 185
$94.99
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
17% higher
megapixels
VS
Kodak
Pixpro FZ53
$40.00
$55 cheaper
Newer by two
years
Lighter
Nikon
D5600
$459.95
$314 cheaper
22% lighter
VS
Canon
EOS 800D - Rebel T7i
$773.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Three months
newer
View All Digital Camera Comparisons
You can create your own side by side comparisons by clicking "compare" in the main table above against the products you would like to compare. Then click the big "Compare" button at the bottom of the screen to compare your selected products.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between an SLR, Mirrorless and Compact cameras?
ASLRs and Mirrorless cameras are both powerful cameras with changable lenses for a large amount of flexibility. Mirrorless cameras tend to be smaller and lighter than SLRs (because they don't have to include a mirror to bounce light onto the sensor) but are not quite as powerful.

Compact cameras are small fixed-lens cameras meant for casual photography and everyday carry. In previous generations compact cameras were significantly less powerful than other types, but modern variants are almost as powerful as SLRs.
QWhat is the difference between optical and digital zoom?
AOptical zoom uses the hardware of the camera to physically move the lenses, enlarging the captured picture. Digital zoom uses software to further enlarge the picture. This means digital zooms can go far beyond the range of optical zooms, but the quality is much worse, and degrades sharply as the image is zoomed in.
QWhat is an 'image stabiliser'?
AAn image stabiliser detects and compensates for small judders and shakes while filming, meaning the resulting images are far smoother and still.
QWhy is a big sensor size important?
AA larger optical sensor produces better quality images, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed photos.
QWhat is GPS function on a camera?
AGPS allows the camera to tag each photo with exactly where it was taken.
QWhat is the difference between 'waterproof' and 'water resistant'?
AThere is a small but important difference between waterPROOF and water RESISTANT - waterproof means that the camera can be submerged underwater for an extended amount of time with no adverse effects. Water resistant means that the camera can suffer limited exposure to water without any problems - normally this is limited to heavy rain or liquid splashes, not total immersion.
QWhat are the benefits of instant cameras?
AInstant cameras have been seeing a revival in recent years - modern versions work similar to the classic Polaroid cameras, but use modern thermal-reactive paper. They allow immediate printing of photos when out and about - perfect for parties! However the paper is expensive to buy, and you can easily blast through a pack of 10 shots very quickly.

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography is popular and rewarding hobby, but most wildlife is notoriously shy so getting close up, detailed shots can be difficult. If you can't find a full-size gazelle costume to hide in, a good SLR camera is an excellent fallback.

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

How to Choose a Digital Camera That is Good for Wildlife Photography

Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A long optical zoom helps you to get closer to distant wildlife, without loss of image quality. Ideally you should look for a lens of 300mm focal length (15x zoom) or more.

Image Stabiliser

Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes in order to make the final image sharper. There are 2 types of image stabiliser: optical and digital. Optical stabilisers stabilise the image with a moving lens inside the camera that counteracts the camera shake. Optical stabilisers are traditionally considered the best type. Digital stabilisers use a computer algorithm to remove camera shake from the image.

An image stabiliser reduces image blur that can be caused by small hand movements. This is very useful when shooting without a tripod and especially when using long zoom lenses. The best image stabilisers are optical stabilisers which are housed inside the camera lens.

Auto Focus (AF) Points

A higher number of Auto Focus points means that the camera is capable of better tracking and keeping focus on fast-moving targets, meaning cleaner, crisper photos.

Camera Shutter Speed

The minimum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

A faster shutter speed means that the photo will be taken quicker, meaning you can shoot fast-moving animals without them appearing as a blur.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A high ISO sensitivity allows you to take photos in very low light without using flash. This can be very useful for wildlife photography as the flash can be startling for some animals. The high ISO level will also allow you to take faster photos when zoomed in which will reduce blur due to camera shake.