Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best Olympus cameras for wildlife photography are mostly the compact system cameras and DSLR cameras which support one the most important focus modes:continuous autofocus. This feature will be extremely helpful when you need preset controls and when you are not sure what you are capturing. These cameras are also best suitable for capturing action shots and the below listed top-rated cameras mostly are mid-range DSLRs. With the ability to capture Full HD videos and images of over 16 Megapixel resolution, these cameras are available at a price range of at least $1500.


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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus E-PL7
Olympus SH-2
Olympus Tough TG-3
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus E-PL7
Olympus SH-2
Olympus Tough TG-3
$599 - $800
$999 - $2,100
$449 - $650
$399 - $400
$379
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Mar 2015
Oct 2014
May 2015
Jun 2014
Focus Type
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Touch, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Touch, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Touch, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Touch, Face Detection, Live View
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View
Frames Per Second
8.0 Frames
10.0 Frames
8.0 Frames
11.5 Frames
5.0 Frames
Camera Type
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
21.64 mm
21.64 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 4.8 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.2 stars
Image Quality
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
Video
50% Positive
50% Negative
37% Positive
63% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
Viewfinder
100% Positive
100% Positive
Look and Feel
100% Positive
90% Positive
10% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
Focus
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative

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