Tr avel cam­eras

For the jour­ney: Matthew Richards packs the lat­est travel-friendly cam­eras, two by two...

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It’s nice to travel light some­times, so we test run eight light­weight su­per­zoom com­pacts, fixed lens com­pacts and in­ter­change­able­lens cam­eras to com­pare the op­tions

How do you choose the per­fect cam­era for travel? Whether you’re em­bark­ing on an epic road trip, or cruis­ing the seas,

it’s good to travel light. But there is more than one type of ‘travel’ cam­era, and some tricky choices if you want to bal­ance con­ve­nience and qual­ity.

First up are su­per­zoom com­pact cam­eras, with built-in lenses that can take you from wide-an­gle to ex­treme tele­photo fo­cal lengths. For greater ver­sa­til­ity, a light­weight in­ter­change­able-lens cam­era (ILC) en­ables you to swap lenses to suit dif­fer­ent shoot­ing sce­nar­ios, while main­tain­ing a tra­di­tional lay­out, and this can in­clude both SLRs and mir­ror­less CSC (com­pact sys­tem cam­eras).

For greater space-sav­ing po­ten­tial and a dash of style you can swap from the DSLR-type de­sign to a rec­tan­gu­lar ‘rangefinder’ style cam­era, which re­moves the viewfinder pro­tru­sion up on top. Fi­nally, there’s the op­tion of go­ing for a high-end com­pact cam­era with a fixed lens, which com­bines a ‘pure’ ap­proach to pho­tog­ra­phy with pre­mium im­age qual­ity.

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