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David Koonar’s Top Picks: Best Travel Cameras to Buy in 2021

Best Travel Cameras to Buy in 2021

It’s the holiday season, and, of course, many of us will be traveling from our cities to other cities to visit friends, family members, and old acquaintances. They say a picture says a thousand words. Well, a camera is a great way to keep beautiful memories of the breathtaking and scenic places you will see and visit in the new year.

We reached out to none other than David Koonar, a Canadian professional photographer, and we asked him about his top picks for the best travel cameras in 2021, and he had quite a lot to say. Let’s hand it over to David Koonar. 

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to cameras. Every year, the big boys who produce cameras release new products, and to be honest, these products are always so exciting.

If you are looking to buy a high-quality travel camera, one factor you should highly consider is the weight. A good travel camera should produce quality pictures, but it should also be effortless to carry about. A camera that can be put in your pocket and can be easily assembled should be favored. 

For starters, Canon has many exciting travel cameras in their catalog. An excellent place to start is the Canon EOS M6 Mark II.

This camera is dinky. It’s a thorough beauty. With a fantastic clip-on viewfinder, 90D DSLR, high-resolution images, 180 degrees flipping, 4k video capture, and a host of other exciting features, how can you say no?

The EOSM6 Mark II’s 180 degrees flipping makes it a solid contender for selfies. The Canon EOS Mark II, however, costs $849, so you may have to break your bank if you do not have much money. The $849 is the price for the body-only. If you want the body plus 15-45mm IS STM lens and EVF, be ready to part ways with $1099. 

If the Canon EOS is beyond your price range, you can go for the Lumix G100.

The Lumix is a less expensive camera, and it costs around $800. Although the price is only about $50 less than the Canon EOS, we all know that a few ten dollars can mean a lot.

The Lumix G100 comes with a 20.3MP MOS MFT sensor, shoots high-resolution pictures and 4k videos, has 3.68 M-Dot equivalent electronic viewfinder, electronic stabilizer, and directional audio with tracking mode.

Its vast features make it one of my preferred camera choices whenever I am on a road trip. Panasonic deliberately made the Lumix G100 for travelers as it remains one of their smallest cameras yet. 

There you have it. If you do not like the two cameras mentioned above, you can always try any of the ones in the list below. 

  • Sony a6400 (great for vloggers also). 
  • Fujifilm GFX 50R (I used this camera on my last trip to a zoo, and I must say, if one of those lions had gotten out of the cage, I would save the camera first. The whooping $3400 price tag is something to die for!)
  • Canon EOT Rebel SL3
  • Canon Powershot G1X Mark III

Buying Online Pro Tip

It’s 2020: I assume that most people shop online; however, you can easily buy the wrong product when you shop online—or worse, you can get scammed. Here are a few pro-tips if you intend purchasing your camera online:

  1. Ensure that it is precisely what you want: Before choosing a camera, thoroughly check its product description to ensure that you have just the right one. Check out other camera types and decide if it is the right one for you.
  2. Affordable does not mean low-quality: While you will not see a good camera that comes with a low price tag, you can always get one with a decent price tag and excellent quality. Don’t break your bank every time you want to change your camera. 
  3. Reviews: Reviews are one of the factors you must check before you buy a camera. Make sure that the reviews are verified. 

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