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4 Outstanding Travel Cameras For Backpacking

For many people, half of the enjoyment of a trip is the memories that remain long after it’s over, and only a great camera can capture perfect memories. However, vagabonds and backpackers are always tight on space, working to cram the bare necessities into one backpack. There is often no room for an expensive camera with different lenses and accessories. With today’s technology, a traveler can find great cameras that are also compact, and will work with space constraints.

Sony NEX Series

Sony NEX Series for Backpacking TravelFor the serious photographer, Sony revolutionized the industry in 2012 with their new series of Nex cameras. Unlike the Sony SLR cameras, NEX cameras do not include in-body stabilization units, resulting in pint-sized cameras that work with E-mount lenses. The Sony camera forum has the full rundown on Sony NEX cameras, with discussions and opinions from experts. As of now the series offers the NEX-3, NEX-5, and the new NEX-7 and NEX-5N. NEX cameras are perfect for the vagabonder who is serious about pictures because they are compact, weigh little, and have separate lenses for easier storage. [Buy this from $699+]

Sony Cyber-Shot Series

Sony Cyber-Shot Series for Backpacking TravelFor the less photography-inclined vagabond who just wants pictures in order to preserve memories, there are point and shoot cameras. Today’s point and shoot cameras are being made increasingly smaller, with many the size of a small wallet. It is important, however, that the camera should still take quality pictures. The Sony Cyber-Shot series offers easy-to-use, tiny cameras with superior quality. Different models in the extensive collection offer various features, including a focus on good exposure, short shutter lag time, 3d features, and more. The Sony Cyber-Shot camera forum features reviews on many best-selling Sony cameras.
[Buy this from $120+]

Canon PowerShot D10

Canon PowerShot D10 for Backpacking TravelCanon’s D series offers the only camera on the market that is heavily proofed and made to withstand the wear and tear of travelling. The PowerShot D10 is waterproof, freezeproof, and shockproof. It doesn’t get more proofed than that. It also offers Canon’s conventional features, including 12.1 megapixels of resolution, face detection, red eye prevention, and a host of others. This is one of the only point and shoot cameras that is adventure safe, but doesn’t discriminate on quality. [Buy this from $249+]

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS for Backpacking TravelCanon is one of the largest manufacturers of point-and-shoot cameras, offering interfaces that are user-friendly and great quality. One of their newest is the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS. This ultra-slim camera has a sleek look and a 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor. It boasts the latest in digital technology, with a DIGIC 5 image processor, full HD video, 12x optical zoom, smooth skin, soft focus, and other astounding settings. [Buy this from $299+]
Whether a professional photographer or an amateur, with today’s technology backpackers can easily find compact cameras that will fit into the tightest spaces.

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About the author

Penny Talbot is a lover of travel and beautiful pictures. She has found great advice on the Sony camera forum.

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