It is always great to be able to combine the passion for traveling the world with that for photography. Unfortunately, a bad choice in travel photography equipment can make the whole experience a nightmare. This is why choosing the best compact camera for travel is important.
This article will guide you through the best compact camera options and lightweight cameras to travel with.
Best Compact Camera For Travel: What To Look For
You might not be traveling on assignment, but for pleasure. Then you will want to keep the travel photography element as simple as possible.
When choosing the apparatus to travel with, listed below are the most essential facts to consider:
- Keep the pounds and size of the complete photographic setup low;
- Keep the threat of theft in the brain. You might like to consider not really bringing your most recent full-frame camera with a complete selection of professional lenses;
- Make use of fast zoom lenses more than fixed ones. This increases your kit’s portability and versatility;
- Reduce the number of accessories you have to a bare minimum;
- Pack everything in a comfy bag that will not scream ‘Costly Photo Equipment Inside’.
- This will not mean you need to compromise about image quality.
Best Compact Camera For Travel
What many many people don’t realize, is that to take great photographs you certainly do not need a DSLR camera.
In today’s marketplace, there are various compact cameras that suit you perfectly and deliver superb images. But, what’s the very best compact camera for your travels?
1. Apple iPhone 11 Pro (64GB) - Silver
- Carrier - This phone is locked to simple Mobile from Tracfone, which means this Device can only be used on the Simple Mobile wireless network.
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- 5. 8-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display
- Water and dust resistant (4 meters for up to 30 minutes, IP68)
2. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Compact Camera
$598.00 in stock
2 used from $578.97
- In body 5 axis image stabilization for blur free stills and smooth 4K video
- 16 megapixel live MOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor
- 4K 30P video plus HD 120 frames per second high speed video
- Timeless, easy to use body design; Compact & lightweight with 2 dials, arrow pad and shortcut button
- 3.0 inch tilting LCD monitor with intuitive touch screen operation and touch AF 1 step shutter release
3. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Camera
$797.99 in stock
6 used from $669.88
- Large Four Thirds sensor - 17 MP [4: 3 aspect] high-sensitivity multi-aspect Four Thirds MOS sensor. 4: 3, 3: 2, 16: 9, 1: 1 multi-aspect modes taken from 21. 77 Megapixel total count
- Leica DC vario-summilux lens - 24-75 millimeter lens [F1. 7-2. 8], with power optical image Stabilizer (O. I. S. ) to effectively compensate for hand shake, minimizing Blur during zoom shooting
- 4K video & 4K PHOTO - Panasonic’s exclusive 4K PHOTO technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K Ultra HD video to extract them as photos. You’ll never miss that moment again
- Macro shooting - macro photography at 3 centimeter at wide-angle and 30 centimeter at telephoto. Photographs of flowers, plants and more reveal the fine details nearly invisible to the naked eye
- Camera body viewfinder and display – compact digital camera with electronic viewfinder EVF [2, 764k-dot], and large 3-inch touch sensitive monitor [1240k-dot]
4. Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof Camera
$400.96 in stock
3 used from $320.00
- Waterproof (50 feet /15 meter), dust proof, shockproof (7 feet / 2.1 meter), crush proof (100 kgf), freeze proof (14 degree Fahrenheit / -10 degree Celsius), anti-fog
- High resolution F2.0 lens, maximum 8x zoom, true pic VIII, back illuminated CMOS image sensor
- Variable macro system comprised of 4 macro shooting modes, magnified shooting up to 1 centimeter from the end of the lens
- 5 underwater shooting modes including underwater microscope, 3 underwater white balance modes
- 4K movie and full HD 120 fps high speed movies can be recorded. Battery life - Approx. 340 Images (using Toshiba SDHC UHS-I Card Exceria with is on, based on CIPA test standards). Approx. 50 minutes (under standard JEITA testing). Approx. 110 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used). When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes
5. Sony Cyber‑Shot RX10 IV
13 used from $1,153.93
- World’s Fastest AF acquisition speed of 0.03 sec. Optical image stabilization technology developed by Sony is valuable for handheld still and movie shooting, especially in low light or at the ultra-telephoto end of the zoom range up to 600 mm
- 315 phase-detection AF points covering Approx. 65% of the frame. Light etering mode- Multi pattern, centre weighted, spot (Standard/Large), entire screen average, highlight
- ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-600mm3 F2.4-F4 ultra-zoom Lens
- 20.1 MP 1" back Illuminated Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor w/ DRAM. Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA) -5 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches, 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches (from front of lens to monitor). Weight-2 pounds 6.7 ounce (Battery and SDXC Card included) / Approx. 2 pounds 5.1 ounces) (Body Only)
- 24 Fps4 continuous shooting up to 249 frames with AF/AE tracking. Filter diameter:62 mm.
6. Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Digital Camera
6 used from $669.38
- 20.1 Megapixel 1.0 inches Stacked CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
- 5x Optical Zoom Lens (24 120mm f/1. 8 2. 8) with Optical Image Stabilizer
- 4K 30p / FHD 120p Video. Operating Temperature: 32 104°F / 0 40°C
- Pop up EVF with 2.36 Million Dots, Touch and Drag AF
7. Sony RX100 III 20.1 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera
13 used from $350.00
- 209 MP 1"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor ; Optical zoom:2.9x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
- Operating temperature:32-104°F / 0-40°C.24-70mm equivalent F/18-28 lens
- Continuous shooting up to 10 FPS
- Pop-up electronic OLED viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots
- ISO 160-12800, expandable ISO 100, 125, and 25,600
8. Sony RX100 VII Premium Compact Camera
4 used from $978.00
- 20. 1MP 1. 0 Type stacked CMOS sensor, Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 24 200 millimeter F2. 8 F4. 5 large aperture high magnification zoom lens
- 0. 02 sec. High AF speed, 357 point focal plane Phase detection AF and 425 point contrast detection AF
- Up to 20 fps blackout free shooting, using up to 60 times/sec. Af/AE calculations.Dioptre Adjustment:-4.0 to +3.0 m-1
- Ai based real time tracking for stills and movies, and touch tracking. Real time eye AF for human (stills and movies), and for animal (stills only)
- 4K video with s log3 and Interval Shooting. Microphone jack and vertical position data recording. Active mode image stabilization in 4K video recording, and Movie Edit add on compatible
9. PANASONIC LUMIX ZS200 4K Compact Camera
- BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX ZS200 20MP MOS Sensor 4K 30p Video LVF Digital Camera with advanced point and shoot accessory kit, a 64GB memory card, and a 12-inch spider tripod, a charger and battery pack, and a 6-feet HDMI-to-microHDMI cable
- VENUS ENGINE PROCESSOR: The ZS200 Venus Engine enables the high-quality image capture and high-speed signal processing required for 4K video recording. Enjoy superior noise reduction and high ISO while shooting at maximum ISO12800 / Extended ISO25600 with dramatically improved sensitivity, color reproduction and resolution
- LIVE VIEW FINDER: Experience excellent viewing clarity even in bright light comes from a 0.21-inch 2,330K-dot equivalent live view finder. This live view finder features a high magnification ratio of approximately 1.45x / 0.53x (35mm camera equivalent)
- AUTO FOCUS: Thanks to Depth From Defocus, it enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing, 6 fps burst shooting with AFC and 10fps with AFS. The camera also features sequence composition which allows you to compose an action-packed shot from the 4K photo file
- PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
10. Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Digital Camera
- ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-720mm High Magnification Zoom and High Image Quality Lens
- Stunning 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
- Upgraded BIONZ X image processing engine and newly implemented front-end LSI ensure outstanding image quality
- Versatile operability and shooting functions including Eye AF, EVF, Control Ring, Touch Focus/Touch shutter, 180°Tiltable LCD and more