The Top Cameras to Take on Your Travels

Your big adventure is just around the corner, your excited and busy getting prepared. With all the magnificent sights and sounds that await you, you probably want a camera that can capture the excitement of your journey.

Whether you are after a reliable action camera, or a DSLR, there are many exciting options and a range of cameras for different purposes. Choosing one is up to your personal tastes, and needs.

Whatever you’re looking for, this list of the top cameras to take with you travelling will inspire you to explore and document your favourite destinations in new and exciting ways.

Blue Sky captured using a polarising filter

Adventurous Action Cam

GoPro HERO5 Black Digital Video Camera

A GoPro has been a staple of travel kits for a few years now. They can capture the most exciting video wherever you go.

Whether you are mountain biking in South America, rock climbing at the Appalachian Trail, base jumping in Norway, or simply taking a tour around a major city, a GoPro can capture it all.

The Hero5 Black offers 4K video, 12 megapixel images, and voice control. You can playback your shots on its 2-inch touchscreen, plus it’s waterproof.

There are plenty of GoPro accessories, from tripods to cases, or purchase a drone and you can get a bird’s eye view of your breath-taking destination.

Lightweight Mirrorless Camera

Sony Alpha A7R II Compact System Camera

Sony Alpha A7R II

Lugging around a heavy DSLR is not always possible, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality images, when choosing something smaller and lighter.

Mirrorless, or compact system cameras are more compact because they operate without the inner mirror that is in DSLRs. The Sony Alpha A7R II offers photographers a lightweight option with comparable quality to DSLRs.

It is a 35mm full-frame camera with 42 megapixels and 4K video recording. It’s so compact, you’ll even have more room in your camera bag to fit lenses and accessories.

The Most Innovative Camera

Ricoh Theta S-360 Degree Camera

Once you get home, it’s common to want to have a show and tell session with your friends and family. But what if instead of a slideshow, they could experience your trip like never before.

The Ricoh Theta S-360 Degree Camera allows you to capture a 360 image of the scenery, so you won’t miss a thing. It has a 12MP camera and full HD video recording.

Combine a 360 degree camera with a virtual reality headset, and your friends and family can go on an immersive tour and you’ll be able to return to Rome, New York, or the Taj Mahal whenever you want!

Durable Compact Camera

Olympus TG-4 Red Digital Compact Camera


Adventuring can get a bit rough, so you will need a camera that is tough. That’s where the Olympus TG 4 compact camera comes in handy. It’s the pinnacle of the Olympus Tough Series.

It is shock proof to 7 feet, and waterproof to 50 feet. It has a bright f/2.0 lens and a several Underwater modes, so it’s perfect to take with you when scuba diving, or just enjoying the water at a tropical beach.

Whatever you have planned for your trip, a durable camera is essential so you can keep snapping away no matter what the world throws at you.

Instant Memories

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Print Camera

A Polaroid camera will give you instant photos to share with those around you. The Polaroid Z2300 has an integrated printer that will print full-colour, 2×3 inch photographs. Edit your photos on the fly and save them on a dedicated SD card.

Whether you are backpacking and want to give your new friends a keepsake, or taking photos of the locals and want to show them your appreciation, an instant camera can come in handy.

High Quality DSLR

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


If size doesn’t matter to you, and quality is of the utmost importance when purchasing a camera, you’ll want a high quality DSLR.

If you plan on using photos from your trip in your portfolio, a camera that can produce the highest quality images is essential. The last thing you want is to get home from your adventure and find your photos are just not up to scratch.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will ensure you get professional, amazing photos. It has a 30.4MP Full Frame CMOS sensor, and can capture impressive 4K video.

It also has built in Wi-Fi and NFC so you can back-up your images wherever you are. Get visually stunning images that inspire, and impress with a DSLR.

Camera House has everything you need for your travel photography kit. From protective bags and cases, to sturdy tripods, and fantastic cameras. You can shop now in the Camera House Online Store, or visit us in-store for some expert advice before your big adventure.

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