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Travel Cameras in 2021
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1. Canon EOS 77D

Dimension5.2 x 3.9 x 3 in (131 x 100 x 76 mm)
Weight19.05 oz (540 g)
Sensor24.2 MP APS-C CMOS crop sensor
Image processorDigic 7
ViewfinderPentamirror, 95% coverage
LCD3-inch vari-angle touchscreen
VideoUp to 1080p/60fps
Max Continuous6fps
connectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
Battery life600 shots (viewfinder mode)
ISO rangeISO 100-25600
AF systemDual pixel
Shutter speed30- 1/4000 sec
X- sync1/200 sec

The Canon EOS 77D is one of the most comfortable camera to travel with. The 77D comes between Rebel T7i (EOS 800D) and EOS 80D. The Digic 7 processor is more advanced than Digic 6 processor and has an articulating rear LCD monitor and touch screen focus support. The camera can shoot 6 photos per second in burst mode. It has a 24MP sensor and an autofocus dual pixel and an LCD top plate for data shooting. It captures video with microphone input at 1080/60p.

Price: $669

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2. Canon EOS 250D/Rebel SL3

Dimension4.8 x 3.66 x 2.76 in (12.2 x 9.3 x 7 cm)
Weight15.9 oz (451g) 
Sensor24.1 MP APS-C CMOS crop sensor
Image processorDigic 8
ViewfinderOptical pentamirror, 95% coverage
LCD3-inch vari-angle touchscreen
VideoUp to 4K UHD/25 fps
Max Continuous5fps
connectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery life600 shots
ISO range100 to 25,600
Max image size6000*4000
AF point9 point phase detection

Canon EOS 250D weighs just 15.9 oz. It is considered as the world’s lightest DSLR with articulating screen and a very compact DSLR. The Rebel SL3/EOS 250 D has 24.1 MP APS-C crop sensor, a Digic 8 image processor and a 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen which employs Canon’s famous dual pixel CMOS autofocusing system where each pixel has not one but two light-sensing photodiodes. One of its main features is that it records 4K videos at 24fps. It also shoots slow-motion videos 60fps at 1080p.

Price: $750

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3. Nikon D3500

Dimension4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in (124 x 97 x 69.5 mm)
Weight14.6 oz (415 g) 
Sensor24.2 APS-C CMOS 4 (23.5 mm x 15.6 mm)
Image processorEXPEED 4
ViewfinderOptical pentamirror, 95% coverage
LCD3-inch fixed non-touch
VideoUp to 1080p /60fps
Max Continuous5 fps
connectivityBluetooth only
Battery life1,500 shots
ISO range100 to 25600
Max image size6000*4000
Max burst5fps

This is Nikon’s lightest, simplest and cheapest DSLR. Nikon D3500 camera is for beginners with features including a 24.2 MP APS-C sensor which uses EXPEED 4 image processor. There are 11 autofocus points available while shooting with an optical viewfinder. The camera’s battery life stands at 1550 shot per charge. It does not have 4k video capabilities but it shoots full HD videos at 60/50 fps. It does not have wifi but the built-in Bluetooth helps transfer the image to the smartphone easily. The rare screen is not touch-sensitive so physical buttons are used. The display quality is very good with sharp detail colours. The information display is also very good as it shows a graphical representation of shutter speed, ISO and lens aperture.

Price: $499

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4. Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark III

Dimension3.35 x 4.92 x 1.97 in (85 x 125 x 50 mm)
Weight14.6 oz (414 g)
Sensor20MP MFT Live MOS (17.4 x 13 mm)
Image processorTruePic VIII
Viewfinder3-inch vari-angle touchscreen(1,040k dots)
LCDEVF (2,360k dots)
Video4K UHD/30p, 1080/120p
Max Continuous30 fps
connectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery life310 shots

The OM-D Mark III is well-built, very compact, quite light and comes equipped with weather sealing, a TruePic VIII image processor, a 121-point hybrid autofocus system, a sharp 2.36 million-dot electronic viewfinder and a 20 MP MFT sensor. The 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen works in both landscape and portrait modes. The camera has a 5-axis IBIS system that provides 5.5EV of shake compensation ensuring that shake will be minimized even when you use the camera to shoot stills or video with lenses that lack inbuilt stabilization. When it comes to video, the EM-5 Mark III is capable of shooting 4K at 30p and 24p, and there is also a high-speed of 1080/120p option. When it comes to shooting modes there are so many different options available such as LiveView Bulb mode, Image Bracketing, HDR, Multiple Exposure, Keystone Compensation, High Res Shot, Interval Shooting and Time-Lapse.

Price: $2499.50

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5. Canon EOS R5

Dimension3.84 x 5.43 x 3.46
Weight738 g
Sensor45MP full-frame CMOS (36 x 24 mm)
Image processorDigic X
Viewfinder0.5-inch OLED EVF (5,690k dots)
LCD3.15-inch fully articulating touchscreen (2,100k dots)
VideoUHD at 30p, 24p/4K DCI or 8K DCI
Max ContinuousUp to 20 fps (electronic shutter)
connectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery life310 shots
Touch focus in videoyes

The Canon EOS R5 is the best mirrorless camera which can be used by both professionals and amateur shooters. The camera has impressive specifications such as a 45MP full-frame CMOS sensor with an advance DIGIC X processor. Its fast continuous shooting speed is supported by CFExpress card slot and also a UHS-II SD card which allows to increase the memory capacity. The autofocus system for the pictures is 5940AF and 4500AF for videos. Even though there is a lack of 4k videos, the ability to use the touchscreen to focus on the subject is of a great advantage. The autofocus excels at face detection and tracking of animals and animal AF features is the most beneficial for wildlife photographers.

Price: $3899

6. Canon Powershot G5 X Mark II

Dimension2.4 x 4.4 x 1.8 in (61 x 111 x 46 mm)
Weight12 oz (340 grams)
Sensor20 MP 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor
LCD3-inch tilting touchscreen
Video4K/30p, 1080/120p
Max Continuous shooting speed30 fps
connectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Battery life230 shots
lensf/1.8 5x zoom (24 – 120 mm full-frame equivalent)
Image processorDIGIC 8
ISO range125 to 12800
Max image size5472*3648

The Canon Powershot G5 X Mark II is a high-end compact camera with 20MP 1-inch CMOS sensor and 5x zoom lens that opens to f/1.8 on the wide end. It also has a 3-inch tilting touchscreen with a retractable electronic viewfinder and can take 4k videos at 30fps. It also has Bluetooth and wifi connectivity which helps the user to control this device easily. The rechargeable battery is CIPA – which rates to only 230 shots so it is advisable to carry a spare one too.

Price: $899.50

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7. Olympus Tough TG-6

Dimension2.6 x 4.5 x 1.3 in (66 x 113 x 32 mm)
Weight8.9 oz (252 grams)
Sensor12MP 1/2.3 inches backlit CMOS sensor
LCD3-inch fixed screen
Video4K 30p, 1080/120p, 480/480p
Max Continuous shooting speed20 fps
connectivityGPS, Wi-Fi
Battery life340 shots
lensf/2.0 8x zoom

The Olympus tough TG-6 is a premium underwater camera with a 12-megapixel sensor, 4X optical zoom lens. This lightweight point and shoot camera is waterproof down to 15m, shockproof to 2.1m, crushproof to 100kgf and freezeproof to -10°C. the backlit 12MP CMOS sensor produces beautiful images and the f/2 zoom lens offers 8 times magnification. An accessory ring around the lens helps to attach add on lens for macro shots. The TG-6 boasts five underwater shooting modes, an integrated 3stop ND filter for long exposure photography, 20 fps shooting in burst mode, 4k videos at 30fps and a variable macro system with 4 macro shooting modes that help to shoot close-ups at distance from 30cm-1cm. these type of features are not available in GoPro cameras.

Price: $379.50

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8. Fujifilm FinePix XP 40

Dimension2.8 x 4.33 x 1.1 in (71 x 110 x 28 mm)
Weight8.9 oz (207 grams)
Sensor16.4 MP 1/2.3 inch backlit BSI-CMOS sensor (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
LCD3-inch fixed monitor (920k dots)
Video4K/15p, 1080/60p
Max Continuous shooting speed10fps
connectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery life240 shots
lensf/3.9 5x zoom (28 – 140 mm full-frame equivalent), f/3.9

The Fujifilm FinePix XP 40 is an affordable camera that takes nice pictures and shoots video in 4K. it’s a well built waterproof camera with a depth of 25m, shockproof from heights upto 1.8m, freeze proof upto -10°C. the camera has a 3inch fixed LCD, a 16.4 MP 1/2.3 inch backlit sensor and zoom lens with max aperture of f/3.9. the lens has a 5X optical zoom and 2X digital zoom, while the shutter speed maxes out at 1/2000 second, the burst shooting speed goes to 10fps for JPEG. The camera also has a still timelapse and 360° panorama shooting capabilities.

Price: $147.99

9. GoPro HERO 9

Dimension2.4 x 4.4 x 1.8 in (55 x 71 x 33.6 mm)
Weight5.6 oz 
Sensor23.6 MP 1/2.3” CMOS 
Image ProcessorGP1 chip  
LCD2.27-inch rear touchscreen, 1.4-inch front display
VideoUp to 5K/30p
Max Continuous shooting speed25 fps
connectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
Battery life101 minutes when filming in 1080p
lensf/2.8 155° FOV wide angle

GoPro hero 9 clicks good HDR images, detailed shorts. The camera has a tough resistant build with waterproofing to 33feet, a 23.46MP sensor and 25fps in burst shooting mode. Go Pro Hero 9 is larger and heavier than its other models but it is a lightweight camera. Videos in GoPro Hero 9 goes upto 5k/30p and with that the new hyper smooth 3.0 electronic stabilization results in smooth picture. The TimeWarp mode helps the camera to be in horizontal level even during camera tilts while filming. Photos can be taken in super photo mode and HDR mode. One of the cool features is that the camera can allow automatically shoot within a 24hrs timing without being present at that time. Just select the time and the camera will automatically start shooting.

Price: $399

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10. DJI Osmo Action

Dimension1.65 x 2.56 x 1.38 in (42 x 65 x 35 mm)
Weight4.48 oz (127 grams)
Sensor1/2.3” 12 MP CMOS sensor
Image ProcessorAmbarella H2
LCD2.25-inch rear touch display, 1.4-inch front display
VideoUp to 4K/60p
Max Continuous shooting speed7 fps
connectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery lifeUp to 135 minutes at 1080/30p
lensf/2.8 145° FOV wide-angle

GoPro and DJI Osmo Action are almost similar cameras. Osmo Action is only 8 grams heavier than hero 7. Its features include an f/2.8, 145*FOV wide-angle lens with a detachable lens cover. It has a 2.25 inch 16:9 touchscreen display and 1.4-inch square front display for vlogging. It also has a 12MP CMOS sensor used underwater at 36feet which is 3 feet more than GoPro. The Osmo Action shoots 4k/60p, 2.7/60p and 1080/240p videos and has an electronic stabilization system called RockSteady to smooth out bumpy moving picture. The camera is capable to shoot both JPEG and raw images. The maximum shooting speed is 7fps. The 1300 mah Lipo battery supports video recording at 1080/30fps and 4k/60fps.

Price: $285

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11. Akaso Brave 7 LE

Dimension1.61 x 2.44 x 1.26 in (41 x 62 x 32 mm)
Weight4.48 oz (127 grams)
Sensor12 MP 1/2.3” CMOS sensor
Image ProcessorAmbarella H2
LCD2.25-inch rear touch display, 1.4-inch front display
VideoUp to 4K/30p
Max Continuous shooting speedUp to 30 fps
connectivityWi-Fi, HDMI port
Battery lifeUp to 135 minutes at 1080/30p
lensf/2.8 wide-angle

The AKASO Brave 7 LE is an excellent tool for vloggers, with a host of features that deliver easy ease of use for both pro-level performances. A newborn front screen comes with the Brave 7 LE 4K action camera to help you take selfie images quickly, point of view (POV) videos with the real-time monitor just in front of the camera. Some of the Brave 7 LE features dual screens for quick selfie-shooting, 4K30FPS recording, 20MP images, gimbal-like 6-axis stabilisation. WiFi and HDMI are included in the camera and it integrates with the free AKASO GO iPhone and Android app. The AKASO Brave 7 LE comes with a great range of accessories, such as a remote control, two 1350mAh batteries, in addition to its technological features, so there’s always an extra on hand. The camera itself is IPX7 (1 meter) waterproof and includes a sturdy waterproof case that can exceed 30 meters.

Price: $149

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