Many nature and bird photography experts would say you have to use a DSLR. Understandably, you can get really good pictures with a DSLR. However, the cost of a DSLR is far more than I was willing to spend. (Aside: I didn’t even buy the camera; it was a gift. Thanks Mom and Dad!) Since my goal is not to take the world’s best pictures but to explore the world of birds and take pictures so I can identify them, I determined that I would be able to use a point and shoot camera with super zoom instead.
After doing some research and exploring a few websites about birding*, I was able to settle on a camera: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H400. Here are some of the specs:
- 20.1 Mega Pixels
- 63x Optical Zoom
- Optical Image Stabilization
- Burst Shooting
All the pictures you’ll see on this site are taken with this camera. While I know that a DSLR can offer some superb settings and options, I am content with my point and shoot!
*This website was particularly helpful: http://birding.com.co/birding-with-a-point-shoot-camera/