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Guide to the Best Cameras for Nature Photography

Nature photography allows us to capture the magnificent gifts of the earth in the purest form. Here at Camera House, we have a variety of high performing cameras suited to the environment of nature photography. We are passionate about you finding the best camera for your needs, that includes capturing the beauty of what nature has to offer.

Whether you’re looking to shoot wildlife in a fast-paced environment or simply capture the beautiful essence of what our earth has to offer, our collection allows users to explore unique camera options each featuring advanced technology best matched to your photography requirements.  

What to Consider then Choosing a Nature Photography Camera:

When selecting your perfect device, there are some key considerations to take note of. One of the most important aspects is whether protection. For photographers wishing to shoot within harsh weather environments where your device is often exposed to water or dust, we recommend opting for a camera that has sufficient weather sealing abilities. The lighting in which your photography will take place is another key consideration, as our vast range of devices are each best suited to unique lighting conditions.

There are also different types of cameras to consider including mirrorless cameras and DSLR cameras as well as high-performance compact cameras. Compact cameras are often favoured for nature photography because they are lightweight and easy to use whilst DSLR and mirrorless cameras result in excellent performance for more experienced users. Find out more about DSLR vs mirrorless cameras on our blog.

The Best Nature Photography Cameras

Our best nature photography cameras for every experience level are:

Read more below on the details of each of the recommended cameras and shop all you camera needs at Camera House!

Sony A7R IV

The Sony A7R IV is best known for its newly developed 61 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor, working to accommodate for 15 stops of dynamic range and allowing users to capture images with unmatched detail, completed with impressive colour and tone. This device embodies powerful shoot and focus speed through the inclusion of a 567 on-sensor phase-detect autofocus point combined with refined tracking algorithms, guaranteeing users quality outcomes in even the most fast-paced conditions. Are you looking for a camera that will assist you in capturing the most unique wildlife? Look no further than the Sony A7R IV, fitted with the most advanced technology to really make you say wow!  

Top three reasons why we think you’ll love this camera:

  • Impressive speed
  • Outstanding reliability  
  • Professional features to enhance workflow

Canon 5D Mark IV

The Canon 5D Mark IV accommodates for photo expression like never before seen.. Equipped with impressive features, this device is the perfect solution for photographers chasing unmatched quality and reliability in the toughest environments. Fitted with a four-stop image stabiliser, this camera neutralises the effect of camera shake in image results, while supporting better outcomes when handheld shooting. This model takes quality to the next level with the inclusion of the high-density reticular AF system, offering 61 phase-detect points, 41 of which have cross-type sensitivity allowing for precise and accurate tracking of your subject at all times. 

Known for its versatility, the Canon 5D Mark IV is a classic that’s worth investing in. Never lose an image again with the use of the GPS module that helps users to geotag each of their images and sort them according to their tagged location.. It really is that simple! 

Check out the top features of this device that you’re guaranteed to love:

  • Iso sensitivity range of 100-32000, easily expandable to 50-102400.
  • DIGIC 6+ image processor delivers up to 7fps in continuous shooting mode. 
  • RGB+IR metering sensor shooters work to capture moving subjects or complex scenes.

Sony A7 IV

The Sony A7 IV truly sets itself apart from other devices with the combination of a 33 MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor and a Bionz XR processor… accommodating for images with improved colour reproduction accuracy and noise control contributing to razor clear image outcomes. Users are guaranteed to love the advanced 120 FPS 3.68 million dot OLED quad VGA viewfinder, allowing for the creation of smoother images with minimal motion blur.   

The perfect device for the enthusiastic content creator, this camera has been equipped with powerful live stream features such as the 4K 15p UVC/ UAC streaming function with internal recording. Experience video creation with clear sound through the advanced technology that allows sound to be captured through the camera, removing the need for an additional tabletop microphone. The Sony A7 IV simply creates clearer outcomes with smarter technology and less effort required.  

Key features:

  • Bluetooth Auto Connect
  • Still/ Movie/ S&Q Dial
  • 33 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor

Nikon D500

The Nikon D500 is a true powerhouse device.. Combining the best technology into an APS-C system built specifically to capture wildlife in the purest form. Presented in a sleek design, yet doesn’t sacrifice performance as the camera is fitted with advanced technology to ensure the best photography outcomes. The design promotes luxury even on the longest shoots, fitted with an ergonomic grip to ensure comfort and stress free shooting.  

Built to withstand tough environments, this device is the perfect companion for all of your outdoor adventures. Fitted with an expandable ISO range, the Nikon D500 produces quality outcomes in various lighting conditions… After all, regardless of the environmental challenges that you’re faced with, these cameras will outstand them all providing you with everlasting memories in the purest form. 

Top three reasons why we think you’ll love this device:

  • The camera includes a powerful sensor, which paired with the advanced EXPEED processor, delivers exceptionally fast performance and enhanced image quality. 
  • Offers AF lock-on function, improving subject-tracking performance. 
  • Built-in Sanpbridge WIFI connectivity, ensuring the prompt transfer of images to connected devices.

Nikon D7500

Are you on the hunt for a camera that you can take along for all of your adventures? The Nikon D7500 boasts versatility in all aspects, making it the perfect device for the all round photographer. Offering convenience in all aspects of your photography, this device has the ability to simply save movie files to the in camera memory card.. Allowing easy access to all of your greatest memories at the click of a button! 

This design includes a weather-sealed design to ensure that your device is protected from environmental factors when shooting in tough conditions. Lightweight, yet durable, the Nikon D7500 embodies a comfortable build, allowing for endless hours of shooting! Equipped with a bright pentaprism optical viewfinder that allows for 100% frame coverage and a 0.94x magnification, this high performing camera assists photographers in capturing moments of the essence at the most realistic quality. 

Top three reasons why we think you’ll love this camera:

  • Comfortable and easy to handle
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps 
  • Expeed 5 Image Processor

Fujifilm X-pro 3

The Fujifilm X-pro 3 combines advanced technology with a film ethos, providing users with traditional film style outcomes without sacrificing modern technology. Equipped with an APS-C-format 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, paired with the X-Processor 4, the device produces high quality outcomes in both still shooting and video recording mode. Completed with an ISO 600-12800 sensitivity range, photographers are guaranteed to love the flexibility of this device when shooting amongst various lighting conditions. 

Bound to impress, the Fujifilm X-pro 3 is fitted with a hybrid multi viewfinder, combining the impressive features of both an optical and electronic viewfinder. Promoting easy use, the dedicated finder switching lever allows users to quickly and seamlessly switch between viewing types.  

Top three reasons why we think you’ll love this camera:

  • Outstanding design, with sophisticated features
  • Reliable design and functionality 
  • Room for creative expression through advanced technology

Get Our Expert Opinion on the Best Cameras For Nature Photography

Here at Camera House, we understand that deciding on your next camera can be an overwhelming decision, with a large variety of complex features and designs to choose from. That’s why our team of experts are here to help you. We understand that everyone has unique photography requirements and that’s why we are dedicated to helping you find the device most suited to you! Visit us in-store to talk to the passionate team about all things nature photography. Don’t forget to shop a range of camera lenses and camera accessories so that you’re fully ready for your nature photography adventure. Get the latest camera bags, essential camera batteries and tripods today!

Take advantage of Camera House’s knowledgeable staff in-store and online and ask them for further assistance in selecting which camera is right for you! Check out our shipping information online and enjoy flat-rate delivery Australia-wide, or check out our store locator to visit a Camera House store near you.

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