THE BEST MIRRORLESS CAMERA FOR TRAVEL
OYMPUS OM-D-E-M10 MARK II
– Great Image Quality
– Tilting Touch Screen Display
– no mic input
– no weatherproof sealing
The Olympus OM-D-E-M10 Mark II is a great mirrorless camera for entry-level photographers or those who want good photos on a budget. It was first introduced in 2014 and had remained a popular ‘intro to mirrorless’ camera up to this day.
One of the things we like about the Olympus E-M10 Mark II is its compact design, so it’s easy to carry around. It weighs 390g when loaded and has 120 x 83 x 47mm dimension. It captures high-quality photos with neutral and accurate colors. In fact, in our first use, we were surprised that outputs require minimal editing only! It comes with a 14-42mm kit lens as basic, which is good for casual photography. As in other cameras, it’s recommended to get a better lens in addition to this one; lightweight zoom lens are particularly recommended for travel.
The Olympus E-M10 Mark II also has HD video. Other notable features include a 5-axis image stabilization and lightning-fast auto-focus, which we find particularly useful for capturing moving subjects when exploring around. Lastly, it has a large high-res electronic viewfinder and tilting LCD screen.
The Olympus E-M10 Mark II is lightweight, easy to use and offers high-quality photos within a reasonable price range. It’s perfect for everyday and family use and, complemented with other lenses, as a main shutter for portrait/travel photography we use for our blog.
SONY ALPHA SERIES
– Quick Autofocus
– 4K Video
– Short Battery Life
– No Microphone Input
After years of using Nikon DSLR’s, I was so happy to finally get my hands on a Sony a6300. I started off with a Sony a6000 first but as my video needs grew, I eventually made the upgrade. As someone who loves to travel, the Sony a6300 is so much better than a DSLR in my opinion. It’s about half the size, which makes it so much more conspicuous, and it’s about half the weight as well. The Sony takes incredibly sharp photos, has top-of-the-line tracking, and has some of the best video functions on the market. While you won’t find as many lenses yet as you’ll find for a Nikon or a Canon, the lens selection is growing fast and they already have anything I would need for the road. Currently, I have a wide angle for star shots, a zoom for wildlife, and the kit lens for everything else. It’s also super fast, allowing me to take photos on the fly. If I were to add a “pancake” lens to the camera, it could fit in my jacket pocket. It’s light, beautiful, and perfect for what I use it for