If you’re a regular traveller, it’s totally worth investing in a good quality, long-lasting camera to document your adventures. After all, without epic travel photos to post on social media, did you really take the trip? These days, smartphone cameras are just as good as your standard compact camera - so we’ve decided to stick to cameras that bit more hi-tech: DLSR’s, camera’s with cool features and a wide lens range. Here’s our pick of the top 6 cameras of 2017 with something to suit anyone, whether you’re a beginner or pro…
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FOR CREATIVE PRO’S
1 OLYMPUS E-M5 MARK II
£899 (without a lens)
For creative enthusiasts and camera nerds, the Olympus E-M5 Mark II is your match made in heaven. This high-end award-winning camera system captures clear, sharp blur-free shots - equipped with a lightweight body. Its take-anywhere size is perfect for travelling. With over 40 different lenses to choose from, pro photographers and tech lovers will adore the quality and sheer brilliance of this Olympus star! It also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity to your phone for instant picture sharing! A great choice if you’re willing to spend that little extra (and so worth it for the spectacular shots you’ll get in return).
Available to buy from Olympus.
FOR THOSE VERGING ON PRO
2 CANON EOS 750D
This Canon DSLR camera will not let you down. Achieve stunning shots in any situation thanks to the 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sensor. It also comes with a pull-out touch screen and Wi-Fi connection to transfer images to your smart phone. The camera is also great for taking high-res videos/movies in full HD with a cool feature that tracks movement to ensure your videos are smooth. It comes with an 18 - 55 mm lens if you buy from Amazon now for under £600.
Available to buy at Amazon
FOR SOMETHING LIGHTER AND SIMPLE
3 PANASONIC LUMIX GX80
This Panasonic Lumix GX80 is a great option if you’re looking for a brilliant mirrorless camera. Unlike DSLR’s, mirrorless cameras don’t feature a complex mirror system which means they tend to be lighter, smaller and simpler to use! However, they still allow you to change lenses. A great option for travelling as it’s easy to pack (and it looks super sleek).
Available to buy at John Lewis
4 NIKON D5600
A reliable, cutting-edge camera brand. This is an excellent piece of equipment to purchase if you’re upgrading from a beginner camera - so great for intermediate photographers. Equipped with a 24 megapixel camera, touch screen plus a SnapBridge feature that allows you to transfer files from the camera to your phone, it’s a great choice. It even has a time-lapse movie mode and excellent opportunities to create something photos others will appreciate.
Available to buy at E-Infinity
5 NIKON D3400
Perfect for beginners. This is a great purchase for those interested in photography and buying a proper DSLR for the first time. If you’re simply looking for a great camera that will do an awesome job (and you’re not too fussed about all the hi-tech expert features) then this is the camera for you. Offering a 24 megapixel camera and a touch screen, there’s nothing more you can want if you’re a beginner or a young photographer looking to take cool, quality pics on holiday. With an interchangeable lens and SnapBridge Bluetooth connectivity to get your shots onto your phone, it provides all the advanced features you need to get started in the photography world. Start with this and you’ll learn the ropes and be ready for a pro camera in no time.
Available to buy now at E-Infinity
CHEAP(ISH) AND CHEERFUL
The cheapest of the bunch but certainly adequate for amateurs. This point and shoot camera offers a 20 mm ultra wide angle lens and full HD video. Its best feature? A built-in 60x optical zoom to give you the superb shots you need - and at a great price! Batteries are required (and come in the box if you order from Amazon). Of course, it has some downfalls lacking some of the cooler features - but coming under £300 it’s easy to use, captures good, clean shots and if you’re not a photography buff this is a great choice. While this camera may be overshadowed by tough competition, it’s unlikely you’ll find a camera this efficient at this price.
Available to buy now from Amazon.
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