The right camera will guarantee you the best photographs when travelling
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DEPENDING on what type of holiday you are taking will probably determine which is the best camera for you to take travelling. And if the terrible thought of perhaps saving some money crossed your mind by using a smartphone, think again.
You may be taking one-in-a-lifetime images, so why take the risk of bringing home inferior photos. Cameras these days are not that big and they do loads of things that smartphones can’t even think of doing. With their larger sensors, they can capture images in low light and with their interchangeable zoom lenses and will leave a smartphone standing.
Small and big can be beautiful
There are a lot of considerations to take into account. Probably the most important one will be size. Compact cameras that you can put into your pocket may be convenient to carry around, but if you are looking for quality images, then the bigger the camera with its larger lenses and sensors, the better the photographs..
So, if you are going on an adventure holiday, where you will be moving around a lot and on bumpy and uneven terrain, then this action camera Olympus TG-6 could be for you. And if video is your game, the GoPro Hero 9 is your action camera.
Circumstances can also dictate. If you are on safari, you would be looking at using a long zoom lens, while a small camera with a prime lens would do the trick for a quick snap shot in town.
Should you be recording a home video then a Sony ZV-1 will provide you with superb footage, while an older model model not geared up for video, Panasonic ZS200 / TZ200, will do the trick.
One that fits the best bill for travel could be the Panasonic Lumix TZ00, as it’s compact, has a large sensor with a zoom, includes additional features, so little to complain about.
Little extras to consider
Being prepared will get you the perfect shot, as a lot of things can go wrong. Your lens might get scratched, memory cards could get lost, and camera batteries might run out of juice. Photos can be blurry and need longer exposure, but if you have a small tripod, that could solve your problem.
Other gizmos worth bringing with you might be a remote shutter, selfie stick and a memory card case. Also, check that you have extra batteries and that they are the right size, as they can be expensive.
What the professionals use
To give you an insight into what professional photographers use, here is a top five of the cameras for 2021:
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera
- Nikon D850 DSLR camera
- Sony A9 Mark II mirrorless camera
- Canon EOS 1D X Mark III DSLR camera
- Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera
- Sony A7R Mark IV mirrorless camera