Travel friendly digital cameras which will help you record the best moments of your vacation
Travel friendly digital cameras are meant to be light in your hands and have a lightning fast shutter speed. Other than being lightweight, it would an added bonus if it were light on your wallet as well. Choosing a holiday destination can be as difficult as getting the right travel friendly digital camera for yourself. Thankfully, there are plenty of travel-friendly cameras flooding into stores right now that are light in weight but heavy on features.
Here are 5 of the best and latest travel friendly digital cameras, from compact system cameras to cheap action cams for the adventurous.
This is what the phrase “punching above its weight” looks like in the camera world. The Fujifilm X-T20 is a mid-range, compact system camera that weighs much less than its peers at 383 g but it’s got the dials and customisations of its big brothers.
You can change the aperture on its lens, or the exposure, shutter speed, and drive mode with dedicated dials on the top of this camera. And that’s in addition to the excellent Q shortcut menu that appears on its 3-inch touchscreen.
Fuji also adds 4K video shooting to this camera as well as an Auto lever if the settings get too much, and it boasts a 24.3-megapixel resolution, 91-point auto focus system, and wi-fi connection for quick sharing.
On the downside, it’s not weather-sealed and its phase-detection area is limited, but this camera holds up well as a lightweight, less expensive investment.
Price(INR) – Body Price – Rs. 1,17,999
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compact system camera shoots up to 18 frames a second in autofocus mode.
Olympus’s newest flagship compact system camera with a 24-megapixel sensor takes an already good camera design and makes it is faster, better, and smarter.
Able to shoot 18 frames per second in autofocus mode, dustproof and splashproof, with five-axis image stabilisation, and a 50-megapixel high-resolution mode, this camera has enough features to challenge even the most diehard DSLR fan.
The fact that it offers a crisp electronic viewfinder also helps, as does its wi-fi connectivity, and meagre 574g weight.
Body Price – $ 1,999
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10
The Panasonic Lumix LX10 is one of the better travel friendly digital cameras with a reasonable price. The camera features a Leica lens, an f1.4 aperture, and a 20-megapixel sensor. This pocket-sized camera with a 24-72mm zoom and 20.1-megapixel sensor also offers a handy 4K photo mode that shoots up to 150 frames at every press of the shutter button, and a three-inch LCD screen that flips up for shooting selfies.
Other standout features include an f1.4 maximum aperture to give a genuine shallow depth of field, and a post-focus mode that lets you select the subject of interest after you take your shot. It does have a flaw in its design, however: the slick surface can feel slippery in the hand.
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
The 3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera is capable of recording 4K video and 16-megapixel photos. Call it one of the most portable among other travel friendly digital cameras and that too at a good price.
This camera is almost $400 cheaper than a top-of-the-line GoPro so it’s little wonder that users have to make some compromises to use it. Despite the difference in price, it packs in a lot of features, including 4K video capture, a 170-degree wide-angle lens, wi-fi connectivity, and a case making the camera waterproof to 30m.
More than the usual accessories are also included, such as handlebar, car and helmet mounts. The downside is that the accessories feel flimsy, the menus are tricky to navigate, and the screen hard to see even in good light.
This is an action camera for those on a tight budget or who plan to be very rough with their toys.
Price – $179.95 AUD
Panasonic Lumix GX850
The Panasonic Lumix GX850 is a pocketable compact system camera.
This tiny compact system camera has some of the features of a digital SLR camera but a body small enough to (just) fit into a pocket.
With a flip-up touchscreen to frame your selfies, a kit lens equivalent to 24-64mm, wi-fi connectivity, and Panasonic’s handy 4K mode for shooting action, it would make quite the handy travel companion.
Price – $549.99
Travel to explore and capture each moment in detail. Look back on the fun things you did with your loved ones on your next reunion. For life is short and the world is wide.