2 August 2013 by

Sports/Action Photography is characterized by the use of specific cameras for action pictures which have a fast shutter speed and great image stabilization so that your images don't come out blurred. The best suited are generally digital SLR's, but expect to spend a lot more on a good lenses. Our selection of the best cameras for action shots are limited to the DSLR's which can take pictures at a rapid pace (atleast 3 frames per second).

The best sports/Action photography cameras are equipped with the following key features that are critical to capture superior shots in motion.

Excellent focusing
Best sports action cameras need to be able to focus fast to keep moving objects in focus either using auto focus or manual focus using the lens ring. Also the AF needs to perform well in low light conditions.

Continuous mode shooting
Continuous or burst mode allows for capturing a series of shots in quick succession so that you can choose the sharpest. Typically cameras come with burst mode of 3 fps (frames per second). The best digital cameras for sports can go up to 10 fps. For the best action photos, you need to be able to click at the right moment and also freeze the action, meaning a picture with very minimal blur.

ISO performance
The best sports action camera needs to perform well at high ISO's. Since sensitivity to light is greater at higher ISO's a high ISO setting is required to use the fastest shutter speed.

Faster lens
A faster lens is more sensitive to light. Typically lens of 2.8 or below is used for sports photography

If your budget for sports photography doesn't allow for a DSLR, you can go for one of the latest megazoom models which have pretty good image stabilization and perform well at high ISOs.


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera

Olympus OM-D E-M1
$1,130

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Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS 70D
$1,099

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Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G16
$499

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Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-140mm lens

Nikon D5300
$747 - $1,047

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Sony Alpha NEX-5T Digital Camera - Body Only

Sony Alpha NEX-5T
$550

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Olympus PEN E-P5 Compact System Camera

Olympus PEN E-P5
$769

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