Wildlife Cameras – What to Look For?

Posted: July 2, 2013 in Cameras
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Wildlife photography is an art of capturing images of wild animals with the help of advanced wild life cameras. These pictures can be captured by a photographer working either with a hand-operated camera, or by a motion-sensor-operated camera mounted to a fixed point. But for high quality and desired great wildlife pictures, you will certainly want a camera with some features and the capability to control your own settings.

SG550 with LCD viewer

Here’s what to look for:

Optical Zoom: Particularly during shooting wildlife you are required to stand far away to keep from surprising the animals and also to protect yourself from the attacks of aggressive creatures, optical zoom in wildlife cameras is a must. Opt for a high optical zoom lens is necessary to capture many animals in the wild.

Macro: This will allow you to stand just inches away from your subject to get a close up, especially when capturing small subjects. Without this feature, you would have to stand about a couple of feet or more away to capture a clear shot.

Mega pixel: Choose a camera with a high mega pixel that will let you to get close ups of wildlife. The higher the mega pixel, the larger your image will be without losing quality.

Shutter Speed: Shutter speed in important in any wildlife camera and is great to have when taking photos of wildlife. With this you will be able to control how long the shutter stays open while capturing a photo.

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