Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best Nikon cameras for sports photography are the advanced professional DSLRs under the D series which come with a frame rate of at least 3 fps (frames per second) for capturing moving subjects. The below listed top-rated interchangeable lens cameras can capture images of over 18 Megapixel resolution and Full HD videos. Sometimes for sports photography need a great optical zoom range and choose the cameras accordingly. Check the best Nikon cameras for the sports photography which most of them can be purchased at a price of at least $1000.


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Nikon D7200
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon D5500
Nikon D750
Nikon Coolpix P900
Nikon D7200
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon D5500
Nikon D750
Nikon Coolpix P900
$1,097 - $3,794
$497 - $897
$1,000
$1,429 - $2,300
$360 - $1,350
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Release Date
Apr 2015
May 2015
Jan 2015
Sep 2014
Apr 2015
Frames Per Second
6.0 Frames
60.0 Frames
5.0 Frames
6.5 Frames
7.0 Frames
Camera Type
Mid-size SLR
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
SLR-like (bridge)
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
21.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
13.23 mm
28.2 mm
43.18 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 4.4 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.6 stars
 3.9 stars
Image Quality
75% Positive
25% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
90% Positive
10% Negative
94% Positive
6% Negative
42% Positive
58% Negative
Performance
55% Positive
45% Negative
63% Positive
37% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Focus
77% Positive
23% Negative
46% Positive
54% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
Ease of Use
50% Positive
50% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
57% Positive
43% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
Video
66% Positive
34% Negative
37% Positive
63% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative

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