Super Stars: 3 Digital Cameras with Astrophotography in Their Blood

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With features designed to make astrophotography easy, these digital cameras should be no-brainers for Astro fans.

There are cameras out there designed to make specific genres of photography easy. There are cameras designed for wildlife, sports, portraiture, and more. Believe it or not, there are even cameras designed just for Astrophotography. Whether you like capturing the Milky Way, deep space objects, or star trails, these cameras will help you do it all with ease. If you’re ready to shoot the stars, check out these three incredible cameras.

All the cameras we’ve listed below are perfect for Astrophotography. You’ll be able to capture the gorgeous colors of a nebula. You’ll see the insane amount of stars in the Milky Way. You can even create star trails with ease. If you want to capture images of the night sky that will make jaws drop, check out these impressive cameras.

Canon EOS Ra


In our review, we said:

“The Canon EOS Ra is a mighty fine camera. The build quality is fantastic, overall image quality is excellent, the camera is weather-sealed and has a wonderful LCD and EVF, and the images from the camera during daytime use are great too.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor

Buy now: $2,499

Pentax K1 Mk II


In our review, we said:

“Another great feature that Astrophotographers will love is the Astrotracer technology. This technology works in conjunction with the built-in GPS to make sure you get beautiful star and Milky Way shots. The Astrotracer takes into account the earth’s rotation as you perform long exposures on the night sky. You can get 5-minute exposures using this feature.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor.

Buy now: $1,796.95

Pro Tip: Astrophotography is an incredibly rewarding genre. It’s quite staggering when you see the beauty in the night sky. There is a learning curve when it comes to astrophotography, but no fear. This guide will teach you everything you need to know so that you can capture the Milky Way and more. If you need to learn about camera settings, the 500 rule, how to manually focus, and more, grab a copy. Best of all, it’s very affordable.

Olympus OMD EM1 III


In our review, we said:

“The starry sky AF feature on the Olympus OMD EM1 III works in two different ways. There is an accuracy priority that makes focusing a bit slower. Additionally, there’s a faster option too. You should ideally just be using accuracy combined with Live Composite. Then, just hang out wherever you are with friends and have fun.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $1,599

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.