Macro photography can be fun and rewarding. There’s a whole other world waiting to be explored, and the right equipment can bring it out in exquisite detail. However, there are a few things you need to bear in mind before you start. True macro photography requires a 1:1 magnification, and you have to be able to get close enough to your subject with the right lens to achieve this. As well as a decent lens, you also need a camera that’s up to the task.
We take a look at 8 of the best cameras for macro photography, and what it is that makes them so good.
1. Sony RX10 Mark III
Why it’s great:
- 20-megapixel, 1-inch CMOS sensor.
- 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens.
- 4K video capture.
Although technically the Sony RX10 Mark III counts as a super-zoom point-and-shoot camera, you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. The 20-megapixel, 1-inch sensor is capable of capturing some stunning images, particularly when coupled with the 25x optical zoom which is equivalent to a 24-600mm range on a 35mm camera. There are a whole host of features on this camera that make is special, and although it isn’t capable of ‘true’ macro photography, it comes close enough that you wouldn’t know the difference. This is a versatile camera that packs some impressive specs into a reasonably small and lightweight body.
- The impressive features and performance come with a fairly high price tag.