Travel Cameras

One of my good friends from college will leave for Europe few days from now and I noticed that her friend (or Uncle if I'm not mistaken) left a comment in her FB timeline saying something like they should get a DSLR for this trip just 'coz it produces better photos than the regular point and shoot cameras.

Digital Single-lens Reflex Camera versus Compact Camera

He has a point but I believe that's not the case for everyone. I own a Canon EOS 40D DSLR but I usually prefer bringing the smaller Panasonic Lumix LX5 for trips out of town or abroad. Why? My tote bag weighs around 1-3kgs almost all the time so I don't think it's a great idea for me to add the bulk of an SLR.

Anyway, it's a never ending issue so I really want to know which of the two do you prefer to bring when traveling and why? Cast your votes now! (Please check the poll at the top of my right side bar.)

Speaking of cameras, both have been with me for the past 3-5 years now. Told myself that upgrading will never be an option since both gadgets work good as the new ones. Anyways, I searched for compact cameras available in the market now and here are some the I really liked:

I have always been a fan of Canon and I love that the S110 has built in WiFi for easy upload online.

If I loved my LX5 then I'll surely love the LX7. This baby here is the closest I could get to owning a Leica. Hehe.

Speaking of Leica.. a girl could dream right? The idea of taking photos through the view finder or manually focusing on the subject excites me. The M9 is definitely an old school beauty that could last a lifetime.

The only Fuji I have at home are the Instax Mini 7s and Instax 210. My boyfriend swears by the photos produced using the X100s and I cannot wait to use it for my upcoming trip to South Korea. ;)

Anyway, my point is that it doesn't matter which camera you use. Better or high-end cameras does not necessarily mean you produce better photos compared to others. I know some who prefers to use their smart phones to take photos which is wayyy more convenient than bringing an extra compact camera. Besides, most photos nowadays end up in blogs, instagram and facebook accounts. I mean, will your audience even notice the difference?

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree with you! I love my Lumix LX5 to bits and I found out that sometimes it produces better photos than some early DSLRs. Also drooling over the Fuji mirrorless cameras. :D

    I think DSLRs are good if you are really into travel photography. Like CAREER MODE ON.