Travel Cameras

What do you look for when you buy a camera and especially one you want to take with you on your travels? These days people are trading in their bulky and heavy DSLRs for lighter mirrorless cameras while some are perfectly content with using their phones. Many people have the idea that the more expensive and fancy the camera is, their photos will magically turn out how they want it to. The photos I took above were taken with entry level and pro cameras with different price ranges. Can you tell which photo was taken with a camera that cost $500 or $2000, or if it was taken with a mirrorless camera or a DSLR?

Photos come to life because of the person behind the camera. Don't think of any photo as good or bad and base it on Instagram worthiness, because it's your work and what you thought was worth taking at the time. Use those photos you wouldn't post a stepping ground to improve on. There's a lot that goes behind a photo: composition, subject matter, emotions, story and even good lighting. Also, everyone gets a little help from Photoshop or Lightroom, and voilà! 

Here are some popular mirrorless and DSLR cameras that are perfect for traveling.


Canon 80D - $1188

Canon 6D - $1699

Canon EOS Rebel T5 - $549.99

Olympus OM-D E M5 II - $899.99

Olympus PEN-F - $1,199.99

Nikon 1 J5 - $499.95

Nikon D500 - $1,999.95

Fujifilm X-T1 - $1,299

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 - $679.99

Sony a7 II - $1,999.99


What camera are you currently using and do you have a dream camera?