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If you want to get serious about your images, you need to get serious about your camera. Smartphone images won’t do when you’re traveling to some destination you’ve dreamed about for years. Here are the best camera options for travelers.
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a compact mirrorless digital camera, marrying the small size of a compact and fine image quality – assisted by its interchangeable lens mount. Yours for $1699.
The Fujifilm X100S is a superior point and shoot camera, a large sensor compact model – meaning that its image quality is better than compact cameras. Of course, you will pay for that high quality to the tune of $1,380.
Olympus OM-D E-M1
At $1099, the Olympus OM-D EM-1 is a mirrorless digital camera, giving slightly less quality than a DSLR but with lens interchangeability to ‘close the gap.’
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
$898. The Sony Cyber-shot is a large sensor compact model point and shoot camera, providing better-than-average image quality (better than any compact for sure) even without the adjustability provided by a lens mount.
Canon Powershot G5 X
$798. The Canon Powershoot is a point and shoot camera, meaning that it trades great portability for the picture quality of a DSLR. It also mean that it lacks the capacity for an interchangeable lens. Luckily, what’s built in is built well.
Olympus OM-D EM-5
A slightly more affordable Olympus OM-D at just $999, the EM-5 is a a compact mirrorless model, providing great image quality, especially once you find the right lens to attach to the lens mount. Meanwhile, it’s small and lightweight, almost like a compact.
Sony Alpha a6000
At $548, the Sony Alpha dominates its niche – it’s a mirrorless compact. While lacking some of the DSLR’s bells and whistles, it delivers excellent quality.
Canon EOS 70D
The Canon EOS 70D is a $999 DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera, meaning that it provides the best quality image possible, but is a bit large and bulky.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
$399. The affordable Panasonic Lumix is a solid point and shoot compact camera, which means it’ll give you a distinctly better image than your smartphone,
Sony a NEX 7
Small yet excellent image quality, the Sony a NEX 7 is a mirrorless digital camera with a lens mount that lets you affix exactly the right lens for the shot. $828.