My Favorite Camera For Travel

When I was preparing for my 3 week trip to Thailand, one thing that was really on my mind was what type of camera did I want to bring?

I have a Nikon D3300 which is a digital SLR. While it is an incredible camera, it is also pretty bulky and has a lot of accessories that would have taken up a decent amount of space in my one carry-on backpack.

I wanted to buy a middle-of-the-road camera. Not quite another dslr yet not just a $50 digital point-and-shoot camera either.  I wanted one that would still take great quality pictures with higher megapixels, excellent zoom options, lightweight, affordable, and was sturdy yet didn’t take up a whole lot of room in my bag.

After comparing different brands and types of cameras, I came across the perfect one that I could take with me!

The one I decided on was the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. It’s about $300 which was perfect for me!

It has 16 megapixels which was very comparable to my Nikon. The quality of the pictures taken were incredible!

It also had zoom options up to 50x optical zoom! Check these two pictures out! The first one was taken from our hotel room balcony; the coconut was on a thatched roof two buildings over!

This second picture is a close up of the full moon on Haad Rin Beach in Koh Phangan. I was VERY impressed with these! Whenever I usually try taking a close-up picture of the moon it always ends up blurry but this camera captured it PERFECTLY!

Even the video quality at the optimal zoom was very impressive!

Even though the zoom is powerful the lens does not come out very far so I felt as if it was pretty sturdy and that it had a small chance of getting damaged while carrying it around in my backpack or day purse.

Because of how sturdy I felt it was, I chose not to purchase a carrying case for it. I opted to just have it loose in my bag. It was also very light so I had no problem carrying it around with me during the day.

I fell in love with this camera and will take it on all my future travels!


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