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Best travel camera

Looking to improve your travel photography?

Your camera is a big part of your holiday, but with so many to choose from, how do you decide? Whether you’re skiing, site-seeing or sunbathing, focus on these key features to get the most from your travel pics.

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How to take the best travel pictures?

Working with Canon, we’ve picked out some top tips on how to use your camera and get the most out of your travel pics. Focusing on:

  • Why all-round lenses and lightweight lenses are best.
  • Taking panoramic landscapes, city and portrait images.
  • Capturing the interior and exterior of buildings.
  • Ways to tell a story.
  • How to create interesting images.
  • Recreating an atmosphere.
  • The best way to use video.

Camera features to consider

The cost

Think about your budget. As you’ll need accessories too, such as batteries, memory cards and multiple attachments.

Size matters

Compact cameras are great, they’re lightweight and can easily fit inside a bag or pocket. They don’t take up much room but still include all the key functions.

Is it mountable?

Attach your camera to your wrist, head or chest, and watch from a brand-new viewpoint. This also helps with stability, avoiding any shaky images.

Battery life

This is dependent on what you’re doing. So make sure you have chargers, adapters and spare batteries at the ready. And check them before you set off!

Water resistant

Action cameras tend to be fully shock and waterproof. Meaning you’ll get those flawless action shots, without having to worry about your camera getting damaged.

Get connected

Wi-fi or Bluetooth tends to be a key feature these days, so you can stream or upload your jealous-inducing pics on the go. And voice recognition means you can snap away with ease.

Choosing the best compact camera...

For action shots

Action cameras encompass all you need. From wide angled lenses, high-resolution videos and mountable attachments. You can capture every viewpoint, with crisp, clear images, and upload on the go. Check the frame rate of your camera too, as the speed of shooting will help capture more moments.

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For city scenes

Mirrorless cameras are compact versions of a DSLR. Using multiple in-built settings to effortlessly produce high quality, creative and flawless pics. Stick with the manual shooting mode or really test your photography skills and play around with the interchangeable lenses. Looking to print your pictures? Find cameras with higher megapixels, to get a better quality image.

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