Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best Sony cameras for wildlife photography are the professional and mid-range DSLRs under the Alpha product line. Some of these cameras are also the compact system cameras which support continuous autofocus focus mode. Supporting the Wi-Fi connectivity feature, some of the below listed top-rated cameras also make use of remote control system and all of them are available at a price of at least $800.


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony A7 II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Sony A5100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony A7 II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Sony A5100
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2014
Focus Type
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Touch, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Frames Per Second
16.0 Frames
5.0 Frames
10.0 Frames
14.0 Frames
6.0 Frames
Camera Type
Compact
SLR-style mirrorless
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Optical Zoom
2.9 x
30.0 x
8.3 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
43.04 mm
2.5 mm
13.23 mm
28.2 mm
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
Focus
58% Positive
42% Negative
100% Positive
80% Positive
20% Negative
71% Positive
29% Negative
100% Positive
Video
85% Positive
15% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
100% Positive
83% Positive
17% Negative
Image Quality
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Low Light
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Ease of Use
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Negative
100% Positive
40% Positive
60% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative