How to Choose the Best Camera for Travel: The Ultimate Guide - I

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What is a vacation without stacks of fantabulous memories, and no we are not talking about the ones that are stored in some part of your brain. We are referring to tons of clicks that capture the moods, magnificence and essence of that dream holiday you just took!

Whether you are the ‘take it and post it types’ or ‘take it and keep it types’, one common thread that joins the two is the right camera. And on this trust us, what is good for one may not be so for another . Even the costliest of equipment can prove to be a dud when the handler is not ready to explore the nitty-gritties of the equipment. And buying the right camera is quite a daunting task considering not everyone is such an expert! But well, we are here to give you a short tutorial on how to pick that perfect camera that is made just for you! 

Cam Cats

Broadly speaking there are three types of cameras- Point and Shoot, DSLR and Mirrorless. Now while deciding on a camera, determine a few things like your purpose, simplicity v/s features, time you are ready to put into learning the tricks of the pics and your budget. First let us understand a little about what these three categories really mean.


Point and Shoot

It is not a gun for god’s sake! We are peace loving people here! So point and shoot is your compact camera which is completely automatic. Right from focus-free lenses, auto-focus to auto system for setting exposure limits and their main USP is simplicity of operations. They have built-in flash and various modes to help one capture high quality images under different light conditions.  



Digital Single Lens Reflex camera directs the light from the lens to the viewfinder by using a mirror. They have large sensors and you can change lenses to click supremely high quality images. Manual control over features sets DSLR cameras apart and the same feature ensures better captures.



These are relatively new innovation and do not have a mirror reflex optical viewfinder like DSLRs. This actually makes them really light and compact like Point and Shoot cams. What makes them like DSLRs is the option to use multiple lenses though not as many as a DSLR is made to handle. These cameras also come with various sizes of sensors although their large sensor versions are obviously much more in demand. 


Which One to Choose?

To make that big decision simple we will just lay down the hard facts for you right here. Weigh your pros and cons and begin the hunt for that perfect camera at Bohotraveller. We are also giving our personal favourites under each category to make it a cakewalk for you!

Our Top Picks

When we started we told you, Bohotraveller is going to make it really easy for you to buy that camera. Here, our experts give you their top picks under each category.

Point & Shoot            

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-RX100 IV: 20.1 MP : World's first1 20.1 MP 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS, High resolution 4K movie recording with direct pixel readout, Super slow-motion movie, High frame rate up to 960 frames per second!

 Olympus Tough TG4: 16 MP waterproof camera (upto depth of 50 metres) with 3 inch LCD. Colour red is a great take-home but it is available in discreet black too. It is also Shockproof up to 7 feet and Crushproof up to 220 lb. Gives you 1080p HD videos and supports wi-fi, GPS and e-compass.

 Canon Powershot G7 X: 20.2 MP with an LCD screen that tilts up to 180 degrees and total of 32 GB memory! Super flexible angles and super awesome clicks is what this camera promises and delivers!

 Leica Q : This is one of the bestselling cameras on Amazon (goes out of stock rather quickly!) in spite of the hefty price tag! 24.2 MP Full-Frame CMOS, Electronic Viewfinder, 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen, full HD capabilities complete with built-in wi-fi connectivity is what Leica Q boasts of! Oh and it does have those killer looks!

 Sony RX 1R II:  24.3MP full frame CMOS sensor with 5 frames per second continuous shooting. It gives you an option between electronic and optical viewfinder. A 3 inch LCD with 1,230,000 dots to match…..this one is worth the price!



Nikon D3300: It is amongst the best entry-level DSLRs! It comes with 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus. 5 frames per second continuous shooting and 11 AF points with 3D tracking make it a complete package!

Canon EOS 100D: 18 MP with 18-55mm STM lens kit is one league below the Nikon D3300 and hence a little advantageous on the price. It gives 4 frames per second of continuous shooting and is a light weight at 0.8 lbs.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: This one boasts of 20.2 MP CMOS sensor and a super speed of 10 frames per second! It has dual pixel CMOS and full HD video capability with custom Movie Servo.

Nikon D810: 36.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter and a 91,000 pixel RGB sensor makes Nikon D810 the camera to look out for! It also gives you option of small size images of 16 MP.

Nikon D5: Now this one is hitting Amazon stores on March 24! This hot pick is 20.8 MP and has a high speed of 12 frames per seconds for 200 shots with AR/AF!! 3.2” touch screen and Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system has us in nail-biting wait phase!!Not too light on your pocket though.



Fujifilm XT 10: With world’s shortest lag time of 0.005 seconds, XT10 further boasts of 16MP X-Trans CMOS II Sensor W/ EXR Processor II and 2.36M dot OLED Electronic VF. Sturdy Magnesium body is designed for stability and enhanced grip.

 Olympus E-M5 II: Blur reduction capability along with 16MP Live MOS sensor with 40MP High-Resolution Shot Mode. It has a large 2.35 Million dot electronic viewfinder, in-built Wi-Fi and captures spectacular HD images.

 Leica SL 601: Photographers love Leica and again this one is amongst the best because Amazon goes out of stock on it pretty frequently. SL 601 comes with 24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and an impressive speed of 11 frames per second.

 Sony A7R II: We are featuring the interchangeable lens version of A7R II. It is the world's first mirrorless camera with full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor-42.4MP. It has 5-axis in-body image stabilization and 4K movie recording with full pixel readout.

 Samsung NX1: Again a bestseller on Amazon, it comes with 28MP Back Side Illuminated APS-C Sensor. NX1 can shoot at up to 15 FPS at full resolution and has the newest Wi-Fi standard. Adobe photoshop lightroom makes it all the more amazing.

Still not convinced enough? Well Bohotraveller is not going to leave you mid way still wondering about the camera jingle jangle. We will soon be coming up with comparison of the features of our top picks because our experts like to back up what they say! What's more, we will soon be coming up with an article on best camera accessories. Stay tuned..

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