TRAVEL CAMERAS FLY BUYS
Find your ideal travelling companion. searches out versatile cameras that won’t take up your baggage allowance
ll of us are tempted to pack whatever camera kit we can lay our hands on when going on holiday. The trouble is that you can easily find yourself exceeding the size or weight allowances for carry-on luggage at the airport, to say nothing of the pain of lugging around a heavy bag all holiday. You could simply take a single superzoom lens with your D-SLR, which can cater for most situations. Even so, after hours of sightseeing that sort of weight dangling off a neck strap will feel like a burden. So what are the alternatives?
Well, how about leaving your D-SLR kit at home? There’s a lot to be said for a lightweight, compact camera with a built-in lens when you’re off on your travels. Even so, there’s a big difference between regular compact cameras and ‘bridge cameras’ that have monster zoom lenses and handle more like a D-SLR. Another option is to buy a Nikon 1 compact system camera. They tend to be much more diminutive than D-SLRs, and the lenses are typically smaller too. Or, if you’re determined to stick with a D-SLR, then try a small body like the D3300 or D5500.
Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of these options.