The best camera for wildlife photography

Best camera for wildlife: image by Patrice Bouchard
(Image credit: Patrice Bouchard)

Picking the best camera for wildlife photography is an essential step to take if you're serious about capturing unforgettable images of animals. A smartphone just won't cut it, unfortunately. So what are the key things you should be looking for when picking up one of the best wildlife cameras?

A good wildlife camera needs to fast, in a number of respects. Being able to shoot a good number of frames per second is critical, as a second may be all you have before a wild animal makes a run for the undergrowth! A camera that can rattle off a good number of shots before its buffer fills up will highly increase your chances of capturing the moment. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.