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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-M10 II


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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
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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

great 'carry-everywhere' camera

If you need better autofocus in a Micro Four Thirds camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a better choice thanks to its hybrid phase/contrast system.

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Outstanding image quality and performance make this classically designed rangefinder model a must have for anyone looking to upgrade from a point-n-shoot or just someone looking for a compact ILC to travel with.

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fantastic travel camera

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The TG-3 is a worthy successor to its predecessor, and follows it as our Editors' Choice for rugged compact cameras.