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Point-and-Shoot Birds

Dickcissel | Monhegan, Maine | 30 Sep 2018

You can indeed capture lovely images of wildlife with a point-and-shoot camera, but only if you know how to to use it (which is why I offer workshops). I photographed every bird below not with my heavy-duty SLR and its expensive lenses, but with various point-and-shoots costing no more than $450 each.

These “consumer” cameras do not produce images as good as what you get from expensive single lens reflex (SLR) or mirrorless cameras. But for most casual photographers, particularly birdwatchers, point-and-shoots are the way to go.