Digital Cameras for Nature Photography
My Overview and Buyer's Guide Updated for 2020
Revised and enhanced for the new decade, here’s my overview (opus) for birders, biologists, field naturalists or anyone else who might be looking for a point-and-shoot camera for taking better photographs in nature. Rather than simply suggesting “the best” cameras on the market, I explain how you can choose wisely among my various reviews and suggestions. It depends a bit on knowing yourself and who you want to be outdoors. Read, learn, purchase, point and shoot »
View or download some free resources on nature photography, including advice for birders with point-and-shoots.
Birds and Super-Zooms
A gallery of images illustrating the power and range of super-zoom, point-and-shoot cameras for ordinary (or extraordinary) birders like you.
Thanks for your reviews, they’re just what most of us who take photos for on-line posting or PowerPoint presentations need before purchasing a camera.
I had the SX50 and am now using a SX70, the images from the SX50 are definitely superior to those from the newer camera. BUT, the SX70’s viewfinder and controls are much better than the SX50’s. Although I still have a SX50 and use it for low-light situations, the SX70 is my go-to camera for day to day photography as long as the ISO can be kept at 400 or below, preferably 200 or lower.
Thanks, Woody. Your comments — and subsequent images — will constitute a future photo post on this camera!
Thanks, Bryan. Very timely review of digital cameras! I’m getting the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS so I don’t always have to carry my big Nikon and lenses. Your photos, as usual, are superb (…and that’s more than what camera is in use!).
Great to hear from you, Ernest. Thanks very much for the kind words. Let’s try to catch up over the winter. I hope to hear about your latest adventures or publications!