While some travellers prefer being the trending travel enthusiasts by using heavy duty Digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR)s with wide focal length and zoom there are some that would rather use a polaroid.

Travellers who mostly prefer treks like to travel as light as possible so the best option when it comes to cameras are point and shoos or SLRs. A lot of people are mistaken when it comes to deciding about a camera, they prefer the longest focal length possible and zoom range, but that isn’t the only thing that should be kept in mind. Some cameras give you a 55 * 250 mm lens but doesn’t give you good image quality or International Standards Organisation (ISO), high shutter speed, especially when it comes to point and shoot cameras. To help you choose well below are mentioned the five best cameras for travellers.

  1. Nikon 1 J5 20.8MP SLR Camera

This SLR designed by Nikon is light weight (263gms). It is equipped with built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi. It clicks brilliant images in low light. The camera comes with Auto-Focus. The added features are built in flash, auto red-eye reduction. These features make it, the perfect camera buddy for all travellers.

Cost- Rs.25,950/-

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  1. Olympus Stylus 1s

The Olympus is an action-packed camera with built-in WiFi and a touch screen display. The camera is equipped with a 28-300mm zoom lens, a high resolution viewfinder, hybrid control ring that can toggle between digital and analog focusing.  It has a side zoom lever, built-in-flash and 1080p HD movie recording.  This SLR is rather heavier than that of the Nikon 1 J5. The camera weights about 402 g.

Cost- Rs.39,890/-

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  1. Sony Cybershot RX100 20.2MP

Known for their cameras, Sony comes with a light weight, cheap camera that is perfect for travellers. It is packed with 3.6X Optical Zoom, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar Lens as well as full HD recording. Although it is not equipped with WiFi like the other two cameras, Olympus and Nikon this camera can deliver good pictures. It weighs only 240 grams which makes it light to carry and not too heavy for your pocket.

Cost- Rs.27,200/-

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  1. Nikon COOLPIX P7800 12.2 MP 

With a 7.1x Optical Zoom Lens, LCD Monitor 921k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder, Full HD 1080p ,Video Recording at 30 fps Lens-Sh. This camera provides you with your most basic requirements to get a proper picture. Usability and expandability much like a DSLR with exposure dial, quick menu button, and function buttons for frequently used features. This camera comes with a unique in-built memory storage capacity of about 4GB. The Nikon COOLPIX weighs around 399gms which is not so heavy, but not pocket-friendly either.

Cost- Rs.27,700/-

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  1. Sony Alpha A6000L 24.3MP Digital SLR Camera

This light-weight DSLR weighs 345gms and has a 3 inch LCD display. The max Shutter Speed of 1/160 seconds and is good for excellent low light photography. This little DLSR is slightly on the expensive side but it is worth the money and investment.

Cost- Rs.47,490/-

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Text By Franklin Newman

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