Small and Powerful: These Cameras are Perfect For Travel Photography

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These small yet incredibly powerful cameras make travel photography easy.

It has been a while since we’ve been able to talk about travel photography with any real meaning. The pandemic has stopped us in our tracks. Still, things do seem to be trending in the right direction. Hopefully, it will soon be safe to travel once again. With this in mind, perhaps it’s time for you to re-evaluate your travel photography gear. There have been many cameras released during the past year that are great for travel photography. The cameras we have rounded up here are all incredibly compact, but they’re mighty powerful. They’re all robust and can take a beating. These cameras have the latest and greatest autofocus systems and sensors that capture a ton of detail. Pair these travel photography cameras up with some lightweight primes, and you’ll have a perfect travel kit. Check out our five favorite cameras for travel photography after the break.

Fujifilm XS10

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In our review, we said:

“It’s easy and fun to use. The images it produces are excellent. The RAWS and JPEGS are fantastic, and the IBIS and film sims make it a joy to use.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $999

EOS M6 Mk II

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In our review, we said:

“The Canon EOS M6 Mk II is a camera that delivers fantastic image quality. I adore it. At the moment, Capture One doesn’t support the RAW files, and so we didn’t test those out. However, these JPEGs are images that I’m more than happy with. If you’re the type of photographer to simply just be satisfied with what you get out of the camera because YOU KNOW HOW TO SHOOT IN THE FIRST PLACE, then you’ll really like the Canon M6 Mk II.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $849

Olympus OMD EM5 Mark III

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In our review, we said:

“The EM5 Mark III’s autofocus is quick and accurate, the weather resistance is top-notch, and the image stabilization is arguably one of the best in the industry (having a smaller sensor helps). For the photographers happy to just shoot JPEGs, the wealth of built-in Art Filters will likely be all the editing they’ll ever need. Those preferring instead to shoot raw and finish their images during post-processing will find lots to love about the EM5 Mark III’s highly versatile raw files as well.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $999

Pro Tip: We don’t get to travel very much these days. So, when the opportunity does present itself, we need to make sure we make the most of it. If you want to capture images of your trip that will bring back all the joys of being there, you should check out this guide. This book will teach you how to become great at travel photography in no time at all.

Nikon Z50

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In our review, we said:

“Almost everything about the Nikon Z50 is nice. You’ll find that you will love the ergonomics, the way the camera operates, and the images it produces.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $856.95

Sony a6400

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In our review, we said:

“The Sony A6400’s image quality is on par with results we’ve seen out of the A6300 and A6500. Images are sharp, with lifelike colors that are rich and vibrant. For the audience that they’re catering to, the JPEGs at least will be very worthwhile.”

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Buy now: $898

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.