Everyone is an amateur travel photographer these days. This is not a bad thing: anything that encourages people to be more courageous gets our thumbs extended. But there is always room for improvement and a new camera, of course, to take your photography to the next, frightening level. Here in this post, we are going to cover the best camera for travel photography.
Canon EOS 250D
The Canon EOS 250D is the first entry-level DSLR to feature 4K movie capture, and it replaces the popular EOS 200D in Canon’s line-up. In fact, the dual-pixel CMOS autofocus system for Live Pixel and Live Mode, inherited from its predecessor, makes the camera particularly good for tracking action when shooting video. The virtually silent autofocus performance of the 18-55mm kit lens is another bonus. The 250D is a very efficient package for stills, not just for video. It is beginner-friendly with an optional guided user interface and Creative Assist mode, which works natively with a fully clear touchscreen. The camera is also able to grow with you as you learn new skills and techniques, Canon’s excellent quick menu provides intuitive and quick access to important settings. One of the most compact and lightweight DSLRs on the market, the 250D is a camera that you can take anywhere and everywhere. Our only real criticism is that, in shooting viewfinder-based scenes rather than scene-based modes, the autofocus system is fairly basic. There are only nine Air Force points and only one of them is cross-type, capable of resolving in detail in both horizontal and vertical planes.
Sony a7R IV
Not only is the Sony a7R IV one of the best mirrorless cameras, it has been developed to meet the expectations of professional photographers. It has a 61MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor, 15-stop dynamic range, UHD 4K30 video recording, and a native ISO of 100-32000, so it is capable of performing well in all types of lighting conditions. We also love its powerful, one-of-a-kind BIONZ X image processor, which allows you to capture textured scenes with great sharpness and detail, but with significantly less noise. But the best part is its real-time autofocus tracking, for stills or video, and also for animals. This high-end mirrorless camera is at the pricier end, but is well worth the investment for amateurs and professional travel photographers who want the highest quality of output and camera.
The D810 from Nikon is an unprecedented choice for photographers looking for an alternative to the Canon 5D Mark III. This camera competes directly with its Canon counterpart – and sometimes wins. The D810 has more megapixels than the 5D Mark III (36.3 vs. 22.3), offers Wi-Fi connectivity, and has little video capability (1080p video at 60 fps). The downside is that the D810 is slightly more expensive than Canon and has a lower burst rate, meaning it can take fewer shots per second. This camera is ideal for travel photographers who want lots of megapixels and don’t want to carry around heavy DSLRs. Deciding between the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D810 can decrease brand loyalty and personal choice.
Panasonic Lumix GX80
The Panasonic GX80 has a smaller and lighter camera body similar to a traditional rectangular ‘rangefinder’ camera. Make sure you get it with Panasonic’s retractable 12-32mm f / 3.5-5.6G VARIO ASPH. Kit lens. This is equivalent to 24–64 mm in terms of 35 mm, offering a slightly smaller zoom range than a regular kit lens but in a much smaller package. You can also squeeze the GX80 into a larger pocket, a smaller size that is partially enabled by the Micro Four third sensor. Most controls are accessed via buttons and menus instead of a dedicated dial, although physical controls include a tilt screen with touch-sensitivity, and a pop-up flash with a hotshot. If you can find room in your bag for ultra-wide-angle lenses and telephoto lenses, you’ll be ready for anything.