Best Camera And Equipment To Buy For Travel Photography In 2019
October 7, 2019

Well, Travel Photography is all about moving from place to place and capturing pictures everywhere you go. So you must own a camera which will make the task easy for you while you are traveling. 


A travel camera should be compact, portable and capture amazing quality pictures. It should be very versatile with different requirements in one body. However, your camera needs to suit your requirements and goals. 


If you are looking forward to taking pictures very professionally for professional purposes, then you can go for a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. 


But if you don't want to deal with a lot of settings and complications, and just click beautiful pictures then a Compact camera will best suit your requirements. 


Before we dive into the best Travel cameras in 2019, have a look at the important things you should consider before buying a new camera. 


  1. Size

  2. Simplicity

  3. Image Quality

  4. Zoom Range

  5. Price


DSLR & Mirrorless Travel Cameras

These cameras are best for the Image quality, with interchangeable lenses and amazing features to function with. But they are also very bulky and difficult to carry around. 


 1.Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III:

It is a comparatively compact Mirrorless camera, with a 16.1MP sensor which is a little smaller than the APS-C format. This small camera is packed with features like twin-dial control layout, 5-axis in-body stabilization, 4K video and a wide selection. 


This camera is best compatible with the 14-42mm EZ ‘pancake’ lens which offers a 3x zoom range in a super-slim barrel. 


You can get this camera at ₹ 65,990/- 


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2. Panasonic Lumix GX80 / GX85:

The GX80 has a small and compact body like the typical rectangular ‘rangefinder’ cameras. It is compact enough to fit into a jeans pocket. The controls and features can be operated via menus and buttons. 


You are absolutely ready if you have an ultra-wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens alongside to fit in your bag. 


If you are buying a Lumix GX0, then you should definitely get it with Panasonic's retractable 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 G VARIO ASPH, which has a slightly smaller zoom range.


You can get this camera at ₹ 86,351.20


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3. Nikon D3500:

The Nikon D3500 is a very travel-friendly camera that you can fetch at a cheaper price. It is an entry-level DSLR camera which is a lot cheaper than any other camera. However, it lacks features like vari-angle rear screen and 4K video instead of which you get HD video quality. But you can definitely compromise these features for saving price.


If you go for this camera, then definitely get the Nikon’s retracting 18-55mm AF-P VR lens. And for hardcore travellers a, 10-20mm AF-P lens is the best choice. 


Buy this camera at ₹ 27,999


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4. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D:

The new Canon EOS Rebel SL3/ 250D is definitely worth the expense than the previous Canon EOS models. It is packed with a fast and responsive Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus. This DSLR can also shoot 4K videos. 


It is indeed a little bigger than the compact mirrorless cameras, but if you plan to carry a bag around, then it's a good deal. The best thing about this camera is its compatibility with a wide range of lenses.


You can buy this camera at Rs. 41,500/- 


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Compact Cameras

These are smaller and lighter cameras which are best for travel. However, they have their own limitations. The lenses are not interchangeable, so you must do thorough research of your needs before buying a compact camera. 



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1. Panasonic Lumix TZ200/ ZS200:

The TZ200 is one of the very few compact cameras which come with a long zoom and a good size sensor. The long-range zoom goes up to 15x, covering a 24mm wide-angle view to a 360mm telephoto view. 


You also get the option of shooting RAW images and 4k videos. 


This will cost you about Rs56,779 / -


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2. Canon PowerShot G1 X III:

This compact camera is unique for its DSLR sensor and a zoom lens. It is unbelievable to get a DSLR size APS-C sensor in such a compact body. You are definitely going to pay a price for this camera, but the image sharpness and quality is something you might not get in any other compacts.


It will cost you around Rs 92,232/ -


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3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99:

A camera with a big zoom and most compact body is the HX99. Most compatible with travel photographers. The camera weighs only 242g, with a 102mm x 58.1mm x 35.5mm body configuration. 


But this small body somehow manages to pack a 24-720mm equal zoom lens and 4K video feature.


The camera will cost you about Rs 33,100/- 


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4. Olympus TG-5:

Olympus is a super tough action camera for adventure addicts. It is all that you can ask for, while you are on an adventurous journey. The TG-5 does not have any specific lenses fixed in it. But it is still a better fit for travel photographers because of its waterproof, shockproof,   crushproof and freezeproof design. Basically compatible to shoot in any situation.  


It also allows you to shoot in RAW mode and 4K videos.


It will cost you about ₹ 32,490/- 


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These were the best travel cameras for you in 2019. But apart from cameras, there are a set of other things which you must also consider buying for Travel photography. 


Here Are Best Equipment For Travel Photography In 2019


1. Breakthrough X4 Circular Polarizing Lens (CPL) (Buy)


2. Formatt Hi-Tech Elia Locardi Signature Edition ND Filters (Buy)


3. Peak Design Leash Camera Strap (Buy)


4. Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Buy)


5. Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod (Buy)


6. LaCie Rugged Mini Hard Drive (Buy)


7. The Universal Lens Cap by KUVRD (Buy)



These are my suggestions for 2019, the best travel camera. I suggest you to thorough research and spend your money wisely figuring out your needs and expectations from your photography.


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