What are the best digital cameras for traveling?

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    #1Fujifilm X-T20

    Fujifilm X-T20

    This mirrorless digital camera is a small and lightweight device with a fast autofocus, which allows you to take quality images. It is the perfect tool for travellers who need a tough camera for taking amazing outdoor shots.


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    Hugo Barron
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "This is my favorite camera for bringing with me when I'm off traveling. It's a very good size and packs away easily. But it still takes the same great quality photos that you can get from a big bulky camera. It's pretty rugged too, I've dropped on rocks and pavement and other than a couple of scratches it's come thru just fine."
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    #2Sony RX100 IV

    Sony RX100 IV

    The Sony RX100 IV is one of the best cameras available on the market that allows you to record in super slow motion. It's especially recommended for those interested in capturing great cinematic images and videos. 

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    Susan Banks
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "This is one of the smallest, yet highest quality cameras you can get. It's compact and lightweight, and very easy to use. As far as digital cameras go, it's got all the bells and whistles, but none are as small as this one is."
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    #3Sony Alpha a6500

    Sony Alpha a6500

    With this mirrorless digital camera, you can have a powerful and fast device for taking the most beautiful pictures. It is an amazing tool that includes a 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor.


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    Rose Richards
    Written on February 17, 2018
    "I am a travel fanatic and I was looking for a digital camera that suits my needs. When I found the Sony Alpha a6500, I was impressed! The quality of this device is AMAZING due to its 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor. The pictures look so beautiful and clear, which is important when you are taking pictures around the world. Additionally, you can change the lenses as it is a mirrorless digital camera. "
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    #4Fujifilm X-T2

    Fujifilm X-T2

    The Fujifilm X-T2 is Mirrorless Digital camera with a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor. It features the X-Processor Pro engine increases response times, achieves faster AF, lower noise and better color.

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    Yan Fu
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "If you are looking to take professional level photos on your next vacation, the Fujifilm X-T2 might be the right camera for you. In testing it, I have found that it provides good low light performance and solid build quality. It isn't cheap for this level of quality, but if you're looking for the best do yourself a favor and check it out."
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    #5Ricoh GR II

    Ricoh GR II

    The Ricoh GR II is one of the latest wide-angle compacts and is based around a large APS-C-sized sensor. Also, one of its greatest advantages is that it has Wi-Fi which allows you to control the camera remotely.

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    Juan Ortiz
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "I bought a Ricoh GR II for traveling in Thailand and it worked out great! For the price it beats out it's competitors in mobility and image quality easily. I now have great pictures and memories of my trip with my family!"
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    #6Canon PowerShot G9 X

    Canon PowerShot G9 X
    The Canon Powershot G9X Digital Camera produces impressive image quality and stunning videos. It is a camera that helps you capture inspiring images even in low light with detail and color.
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    Victoria Pan
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "My aunt always keeps the light in her living room low, so for her birthday I thought it would be difficult to take pictures. Was not a problem at all for this device. All of our facial features and expressions came through really well without distracting shadows that I'd get with a poor quality camera."
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    #7Sony DSCW830

    Sony DSCW830

    Sony DSCW830 Digital Camera is a portable model with 20.1 megapixels. It features an 8x optical zoom and can record high-definition videos. Enhance your photos with preset effects like Toy Camera and Beauty Effects suitable for portraits.

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    Jerry Black
    Written on February 23, 2018
    "The point and click cameras made now are incredible and this Sony doesn't disappoint. Easy to use, takes great pictures and videos; 20.1 megapixels. Battery life is strong; camera is lightweight; completely automatic. Good camera."
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    #8Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is an accurate mirrorless camera for professionals who love to take amazing pictures! Among other things, this device has a 20.4-megapixel sensor and a 3" fully articulated screen. It is the perfect camera for taking outdoor photographs.

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    Carolyn Lewis
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "This camera is excellent. It takes high resolution pictures and is fantastic for taking outdoor pictures. This would be a good camera to travel with to take pictures and make memories from the scenery you saw on your trip. The only drawback is that it's quite large, so I would make sure you have a good travelling bag for the camera."
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    #9GordVE KG5261

    GordVE KG5261

    GordVE KG5261 is a 12MP waterproof digital camera with 4x digital zoom and 5MP CMOS sensor. This waterproof camera can be used underwater below 10 feet and it can support micro SD memory card up to 32GB. 

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    Stephanie Barnett
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This camera is a solid choice for the price. While the picture vividness wasn't quite as good as it might have been with a more expensive model, it got the job done and I am satisfied with the overall result. It did help me to capture some very fine memories on my last snorkeling expedition. I am not sure how well this camera will hold up over time, but for now I am satisfied with my purchase."
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    #10Samsung ST150F

    Samsung ST150F

    Samsung ST150F is a 16.2-megapixel smart Wi-Fi digital camera with 5x optical Zoom and three-inch LCD screen. It can record videos at 720-pixel in HD, and also has SMART features to share photos instantly. This is temporarily out of stock. 

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    Ernesto Rojas
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "As someone who uses cameras daily, the Samsung ST150F is a pretty good camera for traveling. Its slim design and wi-fi features come in hand when out and about. "
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    #11SVP Aqua 5800

    SVP Aqua 5800

    SVP Aqua 5800 is an 18MP dual screen waterproof digital camera with 4x digital zoom and can be used underwater up to 10 feet in depth. This waterproof camera is only compatible with MicroSD cards with up to 32GB external memory card. 

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    Judith Richards
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "The SVP Aqua 5800 is absolutely a great traveling companion for your vacations. It tests the limits or your water adventures, ensuring that you will capture those wonderful pictures to add to your memories. It's definitely a must have for your trips!"
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    #12Canon PowerShot D30

    Canon PowerShot D30

    Canon PowerShot D30 is a waterproof digital camera ideal for outdoor trips and underwater experience. This camera is designed with a built-in GPS tracker and an LDC monitor that works even under the bright sun.

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    Sharon Russell
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I love bringing this camera with me when I travel because it can easily fit in my bag. It has all the features you need for all of the different aspects of outdoorsiness!"
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    #13Nikon COOLPIX A900

    Nikon COOLPIX A900

    Nikon COOLPIX A900 is a 20MP digital camera with 4.3 to 151mm focal length, 35-times optical zoom lens, and 70x dynamic zoom. It can also record videos in UHD 4K at 30 fps and has a tilting LCD. 

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    Matthew Guerrero
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A nice little camera that I took on my most recent vacation. I wanted something to take pictures when it wasn't practical to take a phone on a long hiking trip. I chose this camera and was happy with it. It's simple to just point and shoot and let the camera do everything for me. A really good buy for me."
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    #14Nikon COOLPIX B700

    Nikon COOLPIX B700

    Nikon COOLPIX B700 is a digital camera with 20.2MP and 60x optical zoom lens. Its is uses a rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL23 and can record UHD 4K video at 30P. It also includes a built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. 

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    Craig Kim
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Cutting-edge technology allows this camera to be one of the best digital cameras in the market, especially when it come to traveling. I love traveling and have taken this camera to over 5 different countries. The added Wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity is a huge plus. "
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    #15Nikon COOLPIX AW120

    Nikon COOLPIX AW120
    Nikon COOLPIX AW120 is a 16.1 megapixel WiFi and waterproof digital camera with GPS and full HD 1080p video which is built to support water and under temperatures. However, this waterproof camera has been discontinued by the manufacturer. 
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    Margaret Larson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This is a cute little camera, great for travel. Easy to store and easy to use. I keep mine with me whenever I travel."
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    #16Olympus TG-3

    Olympus TG-3
    Olympus TG-3  is a 16-megapixel waterproof digital camera that allows people to take photos in the most extreme conditions ever. It is a Wi-Fi enabled device which lets you record HD videos.


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    Saúl Quiroz
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Very poor. I wanted the best of the best and this isn't it. To boot, they don't even make this model anymore. For the high price tag i can definitely find something at least as good and most likely better. I will need a few more features for my travel needs. "
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    #17Vexilar FS800 Fish Scout Underwater Camera

    Vexilar FS800 Fish Scout Underwater Camera
    Vexilar FS800 Fish Scout Underwater Camera is specially designed for ice fishing applications. It is a useful device that comes in black and white colors. This is currently unavailable. 



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    Louis Gardner
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "The camera did great for our scuba trip."
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    #18Olympus Tough TG-5

    Olympus Tough TG-5

    Olympus Tough TG-5 is a waterproof camera with three-inch LCD designed for people who love adventures and want to take outdoor pictures. It has a fast F2.0 lens, and Action Track Sensors that lets record locations and temperature.


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    Jonathan Pearson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Olympus Tough TG-5 waterproof camera is great if you like to take underwater pictures when at the local pool and you are doing something you probably shouldn't"
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    #19Nikon 1 AW1

    Nikon 1 AW1

    Nikon 1 AW1 is a shockproof and waterproof digital camera suitable for traveling with a 14.2 MP HD lens with approximately 15 fps of continuous shooting frame rate. It is built with a compact design and built-in GPS for geo-tag options.

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    Hannah Lynch
    Written on February 21, 2018
    "I like taking pictures and the phone camera just doesn't cut it for me. I gave the Nikon 1 AW1 a try. I really enjoy using it, particularly the geotagging feature."
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    #20SVP 5800 Underwater Camera

    SVP 5800 Underwater Camera

    SVP 5800 Underwater Camera has a dual screen with 2.7-inch LCD display in the back. It can take a video underwater up to three meters in depth with 18-megapixel and 4x digital zoom. 

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    Ryan Burns
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This isn't a camera, this is a toy that takes photographs. I bought one for my trip to Manila; not only did it last 30 minutes on a charge, it only managed to handle exactly 3 feet of water before giving out. Luckily I found a replacement camera from some tacky gift shop, but I couldn't replace the photos I already took. Save your money."
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    #21Canon PowerShot SX730

    Canon PowerShot SX730

    Canon PowerShot SX730 is a 20.3-megapixel digital camera with 40x optical zoom and three-inch tilt LCD and Digi 6 image processor. It also has a Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity. 

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    Zachary Austin
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I'm tough on my stuff and this little camera can take a beating! I have a fancy camera that I use in the studio, but when I travel nothing beats the convenience and features of the PowerShot SX730. I can connect it with Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth and share my pictures on the go so all my friends back home can keep up on my travels. I won't bore you with the technical specs, but coming from a professional photographer: this is more than enough."
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    #22Sony DSCHX90V/B

    Sony DSCHX90V/B

    Sony DSCHX90V/B is an 18.2-megapixel digital camera with three-inch LCD screen, 30x optical zoom, and a built-in retractable viewfinder. It also can be connected to smartphones through Wi-Fi with NFC.

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    Amber Hicks
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The flip up eye piece is what helps make this camera worth having. An absolute must for outdoor sunny days, and while zooming in on far away objects.Could qualify as a best digital camera for traveling. "
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    #23Samsung Multiview MV800

    Samsung Multiview MV800

    Samsung Multiview MV800 is a 16.1-megapixel digital camera with 5x optical zoom, adjustable LCD screen enabling you to shoot from any view of an angle. This has been discontinued by the manufacturer. 

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    George Young
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I can't imagine why they discontinued this camera, unless maybe it wasn't selling well because of price. Because when I found this on clearance, I jumped at it. It has most of the features I want, from zoom to settings. Good quality pictures, easy connection and transfer to my computer or other storage devices, and the screen doubles as both a viewfinder and a way to look at what you've just shot. Battery life is solid too, though I also have a portable battery that I can charge this or my phone from that fits in my pocket. This camera fits into my life really well, and lets me share all the things I do with others who aren't there."
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    #24Samsung WB2200F

    Samsung WB2200F

    Samsung WB2200F is a 16.4-megapixel compact camera with three-inch LCD screen and 60x optical zoom. It has an NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity to share your photos instantly. 

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    Nicole Parker
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It's great for those starting with HDR photography. Easy enough to learn how to use, and a good price for the features."
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    #25Nikon COOLPIX B500

    Nikon COOLPIX B500

    Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera boasts a 16MP lens and 40x optical zoom capacity. You can control and sync this camera to your smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. B500 can also capture 1080p high-definition videos at 30 fps.

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    Reyna Jaramillo
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "I picked this up so I could have something besides my phone to take pictures. This digital camera is compact and provides some of the best pictures I have seen. The resolution is great on the pictures. I was even able to use the video feature and caught a few action shots of my last vacation. It is portable and light as well. "

Summary

Best What are the best digital cameras for traveling
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Fujifilm X-T20Electronics 9 Paid
2Sony RX100 IVElectronics 8 Paid
3Sony Alpha a6500Electronics 6 Paid
4Fujifilm X-T2Electronics 5 Paid
5Ricoh GR IIElectronics 5 Paid
6Canon PowerShot G9 XElectronics 3 Paid
7Sony DSCW830Electronics 2 Paid
8Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark IIElectronics 1 Paid
9GordVE KG5261Electronics 0 Paid
10Samsung ST150FElectronics 0 Paid
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