What To Look For In A Great Travel Camera

What To Look For In A Great Travel Camera

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What To Look For In A Great Travel Camera
For the average traveler, a big fancy DSLR camera is overkill. They're normally much more big and bulky than the average person wants to deal with, expensive, and have features that most people aren't ever going to use. For most people on vacation, a reasonably high-end compact camera is going to be just the ticket - the right balance of size, price, and features. When picking outthe perfect camera to travel the world with, I identified six parameters for the perfect compact travel camera: Under $400 dollars -If you're not a pro, there's no need to purchase pro-level equipment. And honestly, buying a more reasonably priced camera means you won't be too heart-broken if it's lost or stolen. To keep the price inline with affording the best compact camera for the average traveler, I decided it should be kept under $400 in price. Image Quality -This, more than any other parameter, is the most important thing to look for when deciding what camera to buy. Look at the end-result - don't try to assume that more
megapixels or a brand-name lens is going to automatically produce great images. To get a feel for the image quality, you can go to Flickr and search for all photos by a particular camera model, and compare those to any other model you're considering. Optical Zoom -This is important for versatility sake. You only have one camera with you, so you want it to perform in all situations. When you're traveling, there will always be situations where you can't get right up close to your subject - lots of optical zoom will take care of that. And don't be fooled by cameras that use tons of digital zoom to make up for lack of optical zoom. Digital zoom is just never as good as optical. Never. Portability -The problem with camera's and portability is this - the higher-end you go, the less compact and portable they become. That might not be 100% true, but it is about 95% true. No one wants to carry around heavy, bulky gear when they're traveling. And many larger DSLRs and their lenses need an entire separate bag just for themselves. So now your carefully planned backpack will have to be checked, just so you can carry-on your camera. Not an ideal situation for most fast and light travelers these days. GPS -This might not be important to everyone, but since we are looking for features expressly for travelers, I decided to include this. If you don't want the GPS, that's fine. But for those that want to geotag their photos, this is a necessity. Megapixels -This isn't as important as a feature as many people think. All you need is enough megapixels so that you can print pictures at the size you want. The more megapixels you have, the larger your print can be before it gets distorted. Now you know what to look for, but you might still be wondering, "What camera did he find to meet all these requirements?". Well after lots of searching, we did eventually decide on one -what we simply considerthe best compact camera for travel. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Andy_Kremer/1269385
What's The Best Travel Camera For Me?
Taking pictures have become an integral part of our daily lives. What travel or vacation trip would ever be complete without your trusty digital camera? With a lot of options to choose from, you have to consider several factors before making a purchase. From small compact cameras you can fit in the back of your pocket to larger ones with bigger LCD screens, you want to be able to look beyond the compact design and portability. It's important to do your homework tofind the travel camera that's best for you! Is Bigger Better?A small and compact design is recommended for travellers that want sleek models to carry anywhere --- in your purse or pocket. Others may want the larger-sized cameras so that it's easier to hold. Buying the camera goes beyond the size, but it would be best to also think about this ahead of time. What Features Do I Consider?A lot of cameras nowadays take pride in megapixel ranges. You will find that resolution can go from 8 to about 12 megapixels, depending on your use. Anything that goes beyond 12 may not be
recommended if it will not be used for professional purposes, and may also be quite pricey. The camera lens and flash would also be key, depending on how you intend to use it. If you're going on a trekking trip and intend to take pictures of flowers, animals or landscape, you will need large zoom lens. For adventure events like sports activities with your kids, fast response times would be best. Under low-light conditions, you would need a camera that has a good flash. Choose a basic model that has all-around features if you're still undecided. AAs or Built-In?Your travel camera should have sufficient battery life to last until your vacation ends. Two options are available: a rechargeable one with AA batteries, or a slim battery that's rechargeable and goes with the camera. AA batteries would be suited for replacement since you can buy a lot of spare ones. They would also be less costly. The slim batteries, on the other hand, are built in but are quite durable and it carries less weight than the AA types. How About Memory?In most travels, you will not be close to your laptop or PC to download the images immediately. A camera with good memory is key! There is nothing worse than photo corruption or deleting photos to make space, so it's better to purchase one with around 4 to 8 GB. A 4 GB memory card can already hold about a hundred images and a couple of videos. Recent models also offer High Definition or HD quality recordings, so that will definitely be a plus. Movable DisplayWhen you want to take your own picture with family and friends, it will also be helpful to check if the display is movable. This is particularly effective for timed photos or awkward angles where you can't see the LCD display. Also make sure to keep up with the trends to find the one that meets your needs. Camera models vary and update quite frequently, so it would be good to shop around to avoid making a bad decision and findthe best travel camerafor you! Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Peter_Sibierski/706277
Great Travel Camera:
What to Look For in Your Next Travel Camera
In order to get the best pictures of your holidays, you will need toacquire a great travel camera that handles well in every type of environment. You will want a multi-faceted digital compact that has several key features which will ensure that each and every photo turns out the way you expect it to. Reliability is the most important factor to look for. You want to be assured that every time you depress the shutter release button, the results will be spectacular. You will need to have something that is easy to use, has well-placed buttons, and is lightweight. This will allow you to take pictures at the drop of a hat. You don't want to miss any photo opportunity that presents itself. Your digital images should record every memorable moment of your holiday. Another important feature of a great travel camera is its resolution. Image sensors that have a large amount of megapixels will provide crystal clear pictures that can be enlarged to many different sizes. This allows you to print off your vacation photos from wallet sizes all the way up to poster prints. They will also look great on your computer. Lens quality and zoom capability are also important. Look for wide angle to telephoto
high-precision lenses. You will be able to photograph objects and people from a distance without having to walk right up to them. With the wide angle feature, you will be able to capture the surroundings as well as the focal point. A large viewing screen (LCD) is also important. Your new purchase should allow you to see your pictures quickly and clearly so that you can continue capturing your vacation moments. Screens that are too small or are not clear can drastically slow you down, and you might miss great photo opportunities. A high quality video recording function is a great bonus as well. You will be able to capture live footage of your travel destination or of your family at their favorite vacation spot. There are times when video is more appropriate than a photo. Going on vacation with the perfect cameraallows you to take great photos. A really great travel camera needs to have the features that are necessary to properly capture life's memories. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Wayne_Rasku/286280
Choosing a Travel CameraHave you ever been amazed by the majestic landscape before you and thought to yourself, "if I only had my camera" or missed capturing an action scene because it took too long to get your fancy SLR camera out of the bag? I've been there many times myself and finally did something to stop the frustration once and for all. I consider myself a semi-professional photographer and was something of a camera snob for years. I have several high end SLR cameras, both digital and film, which I still use when I am really focused on getting the perfect shot. There is no question that they let me take higher quality pictures with better control of the result but they don't do me any good if I don't have them with me. My camera snobbery ended rather abruptly, however, when I was on a last minute business trip with colleagues who happened to be amateur photographers themselves. I was in the midst of moving and my best camera equipment was in storage so, at the last minute, I borrowed a little Casio pocket camera that my wife uses for snapshots in her real estate business. My colleagues knew they would be traveling long before I did and had easy access to their equipment so they naturally brought their best SLR cameras. I had a bad case of camera envy and thoughts of buying yet another high-end camera for a very long series of flights. The trip, you see, was to India and had already been arranged to allow for a side trip to visit some of the most spectacular and historical sites in the country. I was looking forward to the Taj Mahal, Mysore Palace, Aga Kahn Palace and the Red Fort along with a string of palaces and monuments. Not to mention the amazing sights one can expect when visiting such a diverse culture when planning to drive through much of the countryside. As we were landing in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), I was thinking that a few thousand dollars
isn't really that much to add another camera for my collection. It would be easy to explain to my wife as we were flipping through the pictures when I got back home. Yeah, right! Cameras and other electronic luxuries have a steep markup in India, at least in the stores that I could get to without a major detour. The cost of even a basic SLR was pretty steep and anything I would be proud to add to my collection was clearly going to lead to a crucial conversation with my wife. And so plan B was born. I would rely on my colleagues for the really good pictures while taking a few snapshots here and there with the camera I had from my wife. I actually even ended up taking a few pictures with the camera which came with the cell phone I was carrying at the time. When we returned from the trip and had a chance to compare pictures, a curious thing happened which has changed the way I look at casual photography. As we went through the pictures online, it was surprisingly hard to tell the difference in quality between the pictures taken withSLRcameras from our group and my little Casio or camera phone. In a couple of cases the pictures were mixed up and we had to resort to checking file names or file sizes to determine which camera was used. I'm not saying that the lower resolution pictures would be as good as those from higher resolution SLR cameras if we were trying to produce large format prints or crop pictures to emphasize small details . For the common task of running through a set oftravel photosin a slide show, however, even the 3 megapixel shots from my camera phone were good enough that most viewers needed to see them side-by-side to notice a difference. It became obvious that I was able to get many quick pictures of surprises as we were driving or walking while the rest of our group were considering if the scene would still be around by the time they got their SLR ready. I also took many more pictures since I was "just taking snapshots" while the SLR gang was striving for "fine photography". So, which camera is best for travel photography? In my view it has to be the one you actually have with you and ready for those surprise shots. Don't fuss that you left your good camera at home when you have a surprisingly good camera phone at your hip. It was only a few years ago that the rule of thumb was a 1 megapixel camera for decent digital photography. Today you can get a 10 megapixel camera for less than $200 and 3 megapixel camera phones are pretty common. I'm not about to toss my SLR collection and I still use them regularly for planned photography outings but I now take a lot more pictures with these little pocket cameras because they are so easy to take everywhere. If you give it a try, I would bet you will find your experience is similar. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Anthony_Orling/292935