Trying to pick the best camera for travel photography can be tough. There are just so many options to choose from these days! But don’t worry, we’ve rounded up the best cameras for travel and split them by type to help you zero in on exactly what you needs. We’ve got the best mirrorless cameras for travel photography, the best DSLRs for travel, the best compact cameras for travel and the top rated bridge cameras, action cameras and the best camera phone that you can get on the market today. Scroll down now to find your perfect match – whether your an expert or a beginner, solo traveler or family traveler, adventure lover or homebody – we’ll help you find the best camera for you.
– Great battery life
– 24MP sensor
– Good low-light capabilities
– Not weather-sealed
– No WiFi connectivity
The Nikon D3400 remains one of the best entry level DSLR cameras on the market today. It’s great for both still photography and video work and with upgrades available in the form of various lenses, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better entry-level DSLR for the price.
Boasting 24 mega pixel sensor, an incredible battery allowing for upwards of 1200 shots per charge and good low light capabilities the Nikon D3400 packs a punch, but it is let down by it’s lack of WiFi Connectivity and it’s standard weight (camera body + kit lens + battery) is a hefty 645g. The body is also not weather-sealed which is not idea if you are traveling in extreme conditions (dust, wind, rain etc).
But this DSLR is prefect for beginners with guide modes to walk you through it’s various functions which help lead the photographer into the more advanced manual functions and is easy to learn on and with.
CANON 100D/REBEL SL1
– Compact design with good build quality
– Good performance at high ISO
– Microphone input
– No Wifi Capability
– No Flip out screen
I purchased the Canon 100d as a total newbie to photography when I went on my first big trip… 18 months travelling around Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and West Coast USA in 2015.
I believe the model is still the smallest and lightest DSLR on the market. This was the reason I chose it. The best thing about this camera is it packs all the great features of any good DSLR camera at a fraction of the weight and size – just 400 grams, making it super easy for me to travel with it just about anywhere! In addition if you’re not travelling around so much it fits any of the Canon lens range, so the sky’s the limit.
It takes amazing travel photos and macro shots both on auto and manual, making it a great camera for learning and for intermediates. Plus my love of scuba diving has driven me to buy an underwater housing and strobes for it from Ikelite.