Dedicated wildlife camera – a nutty idea?

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David Lumsden Regular Member • Posts: 498
Dedicated wildlife camera – a nutty idea?

Lately I’ve been asking myself whether there could possibly be any interest in, or market for, a dedicated wildlife camera. Since I can’t seem to come up with an answer myself, I thought I would ask the question of the members of this appropriate forum.

What I have in mind would be a camera that was designed and built solely, or at least primarily, with the photographer in mind who goes out into the field looking to capture bird or wildlife images, or, for that matter, sports and action. The idea is to build a camera with a very limited and specific set of capabilities that would satisfy basic needs of a wildlife photographer and minimize the retail price by leaving out everything else. Something that would retail around the price point of a quality telephoto prime lens.

Something like this…

  • Fixed 600 mm F1.8 lens
  • Extended optical zoom feature
  • Shutter priority
  • Shutter and aperture dials
  • Auto ISO
  • Excellent autofocus in all focus modes
  • Fast burst mode with continuous live view
  • No flash but pop up red dot sight instead.
  • Raw plus JPEG with in camera raw developing
  • Stills only


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