These Cameras Make Action and Sports Photography Easy for Everyone

These speedy Mirrorless cameras make sports, wildlife, and any action photography as easy as 1,2,3.

Sports and action photography have been hard to master for many. Being able to anticipate the action and keep subjects in focus can be very challenging. These photography genres are now easier than ever, thanks to Mirrorless cameras and their autofocus systems. Now, you can rely on your camera to lock on and track subjects without missing a beat. You’d think you would have to spend big sums of money to get these cameras. You can, but don’t have to. After the break, we will look at three cameras at various price points that make action and sports photography easy.

Sony A9 II

sports photography

In our review, we said:

“In a word, the AF system is magic. Pure, unadulterated magic. Put the Sony a9 II into C-AF and select wide-area focusing, and you won’t miss a beat. The same thing goes for tracking too. The Sony a9 II locks on and doesn’t let go, no matter what might get in between you and your subject. Then there’s the real-time eye AF and animal eye AF; it’s just crazy impressive.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
sports photography
sports photography

Buy now: $4,498

Canon EOS R6

sports photography

In our review, we said:

“The autofocus system in the Canon EOS R6 is nothing short of extraordinary. It’s hard to believe just how far Canon has come since the EOS R. The new Dual Pixel Autofocus II system is easily on par with offerings from Sony cameras, and in some cases, it beats what Sony can do. There are 6,072 selectable positions for stills, 4,968 focus points for video, and 1,053 zones that the AF system can choose from. This is one of the best autofocusing systems I have used. My keeper rates, even in challenging conditions, have never been higher.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
sports photography

Buy now: $2,499

sports photography

Pro Tip: These cameras are truly fantastic for sports photography, wildlife, and any action. Still, if you’re new to these genres, you need to have some basic understanding of them. With a little knowledge, you’ll be creating world-class action shots in no time. This tutorial will teach you all you need to know. You’ll learn about settings, composition, and how to anticipate action; it’s a must-have.

Fujifilm XT4

sports photography

In our review, we said:

“Throughout our time with the XT4, the autofocus system was quick and mostly consistent, even in low light scenarios. You can shoot up to 15fps when using the mechanical shutter, or up to 20 fps by switching to the electronic one.”

Buy now: $1,699

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.