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Top 8 Tips For Buying A Travel Camera

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Whether you’re a frequent flier or occasional traveller, it helps to chronicle your journey so your treasured memories stay fresh. The variety of high-quality cameras available is mind-boggling.

We help you find the perfect camera to pack.

1 Size

Many compact cameras have powerful features that will meet most photographic needs. Some compact models feature interchangeable lenses, offering the versatility of a DSLR in a small form-factor. Factor in battery life so you don’t miss any picture-perfect moments.

2 Zoom in, zoom out

Even cameras with fixed lenses offer relatively wide focal ranges and can function as wide-angle and macro lenses. They let you capture details up close or go for the bigger picture, literally. Some models even take panoramic 3D pictures.

3 Easy Sharing

Cameras with built in Wi-Fi capability let you share magical moments immediately by uploading photos to social networking sites or emailing them directly from the camera. You don’t have to wait until you get home to share your pictures with your loved ones.

4 On the map

Built-in GPS capabilities make it possible to automatically record the country where the images were taken, or get information on landmarks. Some models feature a compass to help you find your next destination.

5 Easy viewing

A camera’s display panel is an important, if often overlooked feature. It should be bright and have enough contrast so you can see pictures and menu options clearly, even in bright sunlight. Touchscreen panels boost functionality and ease of use.

6 Motion pictures

If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine what a home movie is worth. Recording full-HD (1,920 x 1,080) movies on your camera is a good way to enhance your travel memories. Some cameras even snap still pictures while recording full-HD movies, offering the best of both worlds.

7 Controlling interest

If you prefer to experiment with settings such as shutter speeds and apertures, look for models that have a manual mode, or let you customise settings for more control over your pictures.

Consider filters too as they let you explore your creative side by applying a host of imaginative effects to your pictures. You can apply the effects before posting pictures online, for added ease.

8 Great for the great outdoors

If you’re the adventurous type, consider a camera that can withstand life’s hard knocks. Some models are designed to work under extreme conditions and are even shockproof — perfect for outdoor activities.

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