With so many cameras out there is can be confusing to know what type to get and understand all the jargon that goes along with it.
Now I may not be a professional photographer or a camera buying expert, however here are a few things that I look out for when buying a camera to go travelling with.
For some context, I use the Canon M50 and below I will list the things I was looking for in a camera which brought me to my decision.
But please remember to do your research and fact-checking when buying your own, because what you need in a camera could be very different to me.
1. Camera Type
I knew that I didn’t want a compact point and shot camera and that I didn’t want to use my phone camera either.
For me, a DSLR was the right choice as I was able to change the lens to suit what I needed the camera for and that I also wanted to take my photography to the next level.
I didn’t want a camera that was too bulky as it would need to fit in my backpack and be compact.
This narrowed down the look of the camera quite a lot but also brought me to mirrorless cameras which I had never heard of before, this required me to do a lot of research which I recommend you do the same as well.
3. Camera make
For some people, this is important for others it isn’t.
I chose canon but only because I know others that use them and I had used canon in the past so went with them.
4. Price tag
This played a large part in the camera I chose I knew that a DSLR would be expensive but I also knew that the prices within this group can vary massively and is an important point to think about
5. Lens Choices
For me knowing that there was a range of lens available for if and when I decide to buy more.
The mirrorless cameras for canon at the time didn’t have a lot of choices but they did have an adapter for the mirrorless to use the regular DSLR camera lens, I am sure other makes have done this also but knowing that for the camera I wanted this was an option is something that helped confirm my choice.
Hope this has given me some things to think about when looking for a camera, but remember always do your research.
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Enjoy navigating the globe