While most travelers have a smartphone to snap a quick selfie with or shoot a quick boomerang or story for their Instagram, taking high-quality photos sometimes requires an actual camera. Some people still like to shoot with film but most digital nomads and travelers like a good digital camera. There are many different kinds, such as compact, waterproof, DSLR, and the list goes on. Here are four that will take those beautiful shots that will immortalize your trip.
Panasonic Lumix TZ200/ZS200
This is probably the best all-around travel camera. It is small like the digital cameras of old but with the power of 20 megapixels. It also has the ability to zoom out for giant landscape shots and zoom in for close-ups all with the same lens. In addition, it allows you to take a 4k video so you can shoot or film whatever you come across with incredibly high quality for a camera that is not a DSLR.
Olympus PEN E-PL9
Another digital camera that is easy to pack is this one. However, it should be noted that it does not have a viewfinder, but instead a rotating screen. If you are used to lining a shot up on a smartphone screen then this point and shoot will be easy to use. It is the camera of choice for many a blogger or Instagram influencer as it allows for easy selfie taking with the rotating screen and it has 16 megapixels which produce both sharp night and day images.
If you are a fan of the GoPro but are looking for something more handheld that can be used for extreme situations like water shots, mountain climbing, and hiking without fear of it getting broken then choose this one. It has 12 megapixels, is waterproof up to 50 feet, freezeproof up to -10 degrees Celsius and can be dropped 7 feet without worry of breaking the whole device.
The list would not be complete without at least one DSLR, so if you are price conscious while still wanting high-quality images then this one will do the trick. It has 24 megapixels and a retracting lens which makes it substantially smaller than most DSLR cameras and therefore easier to pack. But you may want to invest in an extra lens or two to maximize its power and capture all of the images you want from starry nights to elephants on the savanna. Just make sure to choose the camera that suits the kind of environment you will be shooting in and the type of shots you like to take.