If you are about to take a vacation, you will probably want some means of taking photos to save your memories. Many of us typically just use our phones, which now come with great cameras for the impromptu photo. However, depending on how much available space you have on your phone, you may quickly find that you have to start deleting old photos to make room for the new ones. Instead of dealing with this headache, you should consider buying a travel camera. To make your search a little bit easier, we have compiled a list of top-rated cameras.
Canon PowerShot ELPH
Listed as Amazon’s Choice, the Canon PowerShot is currently listed at $159.99. Unlike some cameras where you have to buy the memory card separate, this package comes with a 32 GB SD card, card reader, a case, and an accessory bundle. It has image stabilization, which helps with those that have shaky hands, and as has the capability to do HD 720p video capture resolution. It weighs only 1 lb. which makes it ideal for those traveling.
This camera is cheaper than the previous option, coming in at $88.00. The reason or this is because it does not come with a case or an SD card. These items, as well as any extra accessories you will have to buy separately. However, it has, for the most part, the same capabilities as the previous camera. The difference is that it only has 5x zoom instead of 8x zoom. But if you are just looking for something more basic without all the extra items that come in the bundle, it is an affordable option that leaves you with greater flexibility to purchase the accessories you want.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60
If you are looking for something that is a bit more expensive but still offers a great bang for your buck, this Panasonic camera may be the one for you. It too is a bundle, coming with a SanDisk 32 GB SDHC Memory Card, a replacement battery, an AC/DC rapid charger, a full-size tripod and tabletop tripod, a carrying case, a micro HMDI cable, and finally, a cleaning cloth.
In regards to the camera, it far outpaces the previous two camera capabilities. With its 18megapixel capability, it can give you high-resolution photos. Moreover, it can do 4K Ultra HD video. As an added feature, it can connect to WiFi via the Panasonic Image App. This allows you to share photos with others as well as control the camera’s features. At $319.99, it is well worth the extra cash to get something that will last you for many trips to come.
How to pick the camera that’s right for you
It boils down to your needs. If you are just looking for something that can handle casual photo taking on your trip, then the first two cameras we have listed or any models like them would do you just fine. If you want to have greater capability, then the last one we listed would be a great entry level camera. Nail down what your needs are and what you want the camera to do so that you can make the best decision.