You’ve chosen you bag, shoes, and packable jacket but you’re still not sure what’s the best travel camera to take on your trip. You’ve entered….
“The Great Camera Dilemma!”
Depending on your level of skill, this can be a very daunting task. You’re investing so much time and money into your venture so you want to be sure you capture all of the magical moments. Since most people don’t have Scrooge Mcduck as their uncle, price is one of the biggest factors. To help you make a decision, we’ve broken our selections down into 3 levels, Jetsetter, Traveler, and Backpacker, high, medium, and low cost respectively.
First decision Mirrorless vs DSLR
Previously, if you wanted to upgrade from you point-and-shoot travel camera the only option was SLR or single-lens reflex camera. Now with new technology, numerous mirrorless cameras are available. What is a mirrorless camera? “Compact system cameras (CSC) are often referred to as mirrorless because, unlike single lens reflex (SLR) cameras they don’t have a mirror to bounce light from the lens up into a pentaprism (or pentamirror) viewfinder.” – www.digitalcameraworld.com This allows Mirrorless cameras to be much lighter and more compact than a DSLR. While one type of camera isn’t necessarily better than the other, it just depends on what you plan to do with it.