Five cameras to travel much better than any phone As much as the mobile phone manufacturers continue to try to seduce us so that the only camera we use is that of the phone, the truth is that on a trip using only the mobile to take photos or videos is not a good idea. However great the jump that the cameras of the telephones have taken, these are still behind the traditional ones in many aspects. One of the most important is that of battery autonomy. The amount of photos and videos that we can take with a standard camera is generally much higher. Nor should we forget that the image quality and the versatility of the objectives when framing.
Traditional machines still have powerful arguments, especially when we are traveling, compared to those of smartphones
There are other keys: as if we use a camera with an optical viewfinder it greatly improves the concentration when making a photo so framing, you can use flashes of greater power and more versatile, there are less distractions when taking a photo (that moment when you go to shoot you get a message from WhatsApp), etc. We have selected five very interesting cameras to take on a trip, and with a wide range of prices.
Sony RX 100 compact camera, because of its size fits in a pocket. (Sony)
A pocket veteran that is still excellent. One of the things that make the Sony camera catalog interesting is that it keeps its products for sale for many years, as is the case with this camera that has become a small legend. Its great quality is that it has a one-inch image sensor that provides great image quality. Something hard to see in a lightweight camera that fits in a pocket.
Another aspect in its favor is that its zoom of three magnifications (28-100mm) and stabilized, has a maximum brightness off / 1.8 in 28mm. So it is an idea to take photos in low light, it is also not crazy to shoot with it at relatively high ISO sensitivities (even at 3,200 ISO). So we are facing a compact night and also equipped with a xenon type flash, much more powerful than the led type of phones. In addition, the camera records great video in Full HD thanks to its powerful stabilizer. But best of all, it is easy to find it for about 300 euros in some stores. Of course, if we want to connect it to our mobile or use a memory card with Wi-Fi or opt for a superior model of the RX series.
Buy for € 299.33
YOU SAVE 300.67 EUROSThe Nikon D3500 with a Nikkor 18-55mm and 70-300mm lens kit (Nikon)
Nikon D3500, a simple SLR to achieve professional image quality. This is the most basic model of the Nikon SLR catalog. Recently appeared in stores, this camera provides extraordinary image quality. Obviously, its speed when focusing or its construction is not comparable to that of more professional cameras. But there is no doubt that we are facing a large machine and, in addition, as light or even more than some cameras without a mirror.
Its ergonomic design is a thousand times better than that of any phone and that many compact cameras dd, allowing to hold the camera with total firmness. Its autonomy is enormous, allowing you to shoot photos without anything holding us back for a whole day or more. Although it does not record 4K video the quality of its videos in Full HD 60 fps is correct. It is also sold with a lens kit that can be highly recommended, in which we find the typical 18-55mm lens, about three magnifications, with optical stabilization, but also a high range zoom, 70-300mm, stabilized that can be perfect to make great sports and nature photos. Its price in many stores with the basic objective is below 600 euros and if we stretch to 700 or more we can achieve it with the two objectives mentioned. If the budget does not reach us, We can always take a look at the Nikon D3400. It is similar and can be found at the demolition price.
Buy for € 493.62
Ricoh GR III
YOU SAVE 45.38 EUROSThe Ricoh GR III, to carry in your pocket professional benefits. (Ricoh)
Ricoh GR III, for those looking for the best street photographs. If there is an almost perfect pocket camera that is the Ricoh GR III. The “almost” is because some may be surprised that a camera that comes equipped with a fixed 28mm lens, if it does not have zoom, can cost around 900 euros. But the key must be found in that although it is a small camera, which can be carried everywhere, inside it houses an APS-C image sensor. Like that of much heavier machines.
This camera focuses on taking pictures with extraordinary image quality, something that achieves its image sensor with an ISO sensitivity that reaches up to 102,400 and allows you to take photos in low light. But also part of the merit is in its goal of great quality, with a maximum aperture of f / 2.8. If we add that we are probably facing one of the best-designed cameras, it is possible to use the manual controls by holding it with one hand, it is clear that we are facing a perfect camera to capture street scenes with great fidelity. By the way, if it is possible to use a zoom of about two magnifications to simulate a 50mm lens. But in that case the resolution of its 24 megapixel sensor is reduced. We only put a but, and it is important: I hope you have an electronic viewfinder.
Ricoh GR III
Buy for € 1106.13
Canon EOS 250D
The Canon EOS 250D, for those who want to record in 4K with great quality (Canon)
Canon EOS 250D, a reflex camera with 4K recording and compact size. Although Canon is finally betting on mirrorless cameras, it has not neglected its initiation SLR. They are still selling well. The company has achieved with this camera the lightest SLR in the world with a flip-up screen. It weighs 451 grams with no objective. Among its main features is 4K video recording, allowing the connection of external microphones. Something that adds a flip-up touch screen that we can even turn it completely to take selfies.
Functions that make it ideal for those who take video recording seriously. Especially if we consider that Canon has one of the best technologies to focus on video: the so-called Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The camera has a 24-megapixel APS-C image sensor and the predictable wireless connection via Bluetooth and Wi-fi. It is available from 700 euros with the basic objective of 18-55mm.
Canon EOS 250D
Buy for € 629
GoPro Hero 7 Black
The GoPro Hero 7 Black, small and hard. (GoPro)
GoPro Hero 7 Black, a camera that endures everything and weighs almost nothing. GoPro has accomplished several interesting things with this camera: the first of all is that it has greatly improved image stabilization, which provides videos that seem captured with a complex stabilization system. As we had the opportunity to check at the time. It has also improved the capture of night images, when taking photos and 4K videos. If we add that this camera is one that best communicates with a phone thanks to its hardware and has very well designed apps, we have a perfect camera to carry in your pocket on any trip.
obviously, those who will get the best out of it are those who want to achieve unusual views or use it in sports. That’s where GoPro has always given its best. But in any case, we should not think of this little machine as a camera attached to photography or action videos. Its improved image quality greatly expands your horizons. By the way, as with other previous GoPros, it does not need a cover to immerse it in water. At least if we do not dive more than 10 meters. Its official price is 430 euros, but in some stores, it can be found cheaper.