With all the camera choices out there it is easy to get overwhelmed, especially if you have never bought a camera before. Today we are sharing our top picks for the best travel cameras on the market in 2019.
When looking for a travel camera these are the top things you should consider.
- Price Point – Cameras can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. You first should come up with a price point you are comfortable with. Make sure to research the cost of lenses and accessories too.
- Wifi – This is a must for me. Wifi allows you to download your images directly to your phone. This comes in handy when traveling.
- Weight – You don’t want to be lugging around a twenty-pound camera bag. Trust me I have done long hikes with a lot of camera gear. It is no joke.
- Brand– There are three camera companies leading the way in camera manufacturing. Sony, Nikon, and Canon have been around for a while and they are the most popular brands. Other companies know this and design lenses for these brands. You will find far more lenses and accessory choices for these brands. While there are some other amazing cameras out there, they just don’t have the lens line ups that these other three brands have.
While I know it is tempting to try and save money by buying an older model of camera, I really recommend buying the latest model. With how fast camera technology is changing you really want to try and stay on top of it.
If you aren’t looking to break the bank the Sony a6000 is a great option. With a lens, this camera will run you about $600. It has Wifi, an amazing auto-focus system and only weighs 1.76 lbs. It has 24.3 megapixels and ISO capabilities up to 25600. Plus if you buy it through Amazon you get three free months of Adobe Creative Cloud…bonus! If you are on a budget then this would be our first choice.
The Sony a6400 has everything that the a6000 has and more. It is weather sealed and has an LCD screen that can flip up and over to face you, which comes in handy for selfies or vlogging. It has a more advanced auto-focus system and can record 4k video. This is our top pick for hobbyists. This camera with a lens will run you $998.
Also an excellent choice. The Rebel has Wifi, 24.2 megapixels, ISO capabilities up to 25600, and a large lens line up. Also, lightweight weighing in at 1.2 lbs. The Rebel with a kit lens will run you about $750.
The Canon EOS M6 is another great mirrorless camera option. It has Wifi, 24.2 megapixels, high-speed continuous shooting, and ISO capabilities up to 25,600, and it weighs in at less than a pound. With a lens this one will run you about $700.
BEST FOR PROS
If you are looking for a full frame camera with all the bells and whistles these cameras are for you. Full frame DSLR’s weigh a lot, they are not ideal for travel photography…unless you want a workout. With that in mind, our picks for pros are all mirrorless options.
The Sony A7 iii is our top pick for pros because it has so many excellent features and it comes in at the lowest price. It has Wifi, 4K video, 24.2 megapixels, ISO capabilities up to 51,200 (even higher for stills), it weighs in at 1.44 lbs. This camera has a ridiculous focus system. With a lens, this will run you about $2,200.
The Canon EOS R boasts 30.3 megapixels, Wifi, ISO up to 40,000, and it weighs in 1.46 lbs. If you own a Canon DSLR already and want to make the switch to mirrorless this may be the way to go. You can buy an adapter so that you can use your lenses. This camera with a lens will run you about $3,0000.
The Nikon z7 has Wifi, ISO capabilities up to 25,600, 45.7 megapixels and it weighs in at 1.29 lbs. If you already own Nikon lenses this may be the way to go since you can buy an adapter for them. This camera body alone will run you close to $3,400.
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