4 Best Durable Cameras for Travel Photography

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Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and wondered what it would take for you to capture travel photographs like a professional? The first step in mastering travel photography is to have a good camera. You may believe that your smartphone is enough to capture pro level pictures, but in many cases, the images you capture are full of noise, blurry, in low light and mediocre when transferred to a computer.

There is no substitute for a great travel camera and purchasing one is an investment that can enhance your travel photographs and improve your overall travel experience. This is why we are sharing these four best cameras for travel photography and when you get to the end of this article, you will be confident in choosing the right one for you. (Photo editing services by SmartPhotoEditors)

Fujifilm X-T1

This mirrorless camera is simply perfect for travel photography because it is small, light and very easy to use. The Fujifilm X-T1 has single-purpose manual control dials that will make it easy for you to set ISO , aperture, advance mode, exposure compensation and shutter speed. This camera weighs 435g, so you can easily store it in your backpack while you travel.

Another great feature this camera has is a weather-resistant exterior and its 75 seals make this camera water and dust resistant and freeze-proof up to minus 10 degrees Celsius. Durable and lightweight, the Fujifilm X-T1 offers 16.3 megapixels of resolution that will create high-quality images.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a camera that is weatherproof and you can feel free to take it whenever and wherever you are traveling. You can be confident with the knowledge that it will stay safe in a dust storm, rain storm or even freezing water. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II also has a wider and larger touchscreen so no squinting or zooming will be necessary.

This camera can take quality shoots up to 10 frames per second, so no blurry photos,  only crisp and Instagram-ready travel shots. The camera is lighter than many other digital cameras and this is something you will surely appreciate when you are walking around during your travels.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4





Not only does this camera allow you to take high quality photos, but it is also amazing for capturing high quality video images. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an ultra-high-definition video format and provides you with more options, depending on how you want to capture the memories from your trip. For taking still shots, the camera possesses a shutter that can capture shots at 1/8000th of a second and its DFD technology helps with focus assessing and tracking.

Sony DSC-RX10

This camera is light and thin so it can easily be stashed in your backpack or camera bag until you need it. The resolution of Sony DSC-RX10 goes all the way up to 20.1 megapixels and it uses a special chip to record the entire image and helps the camera get a sense of what it should focus on. The camera also includes a pop-up viewfinder if you do not like using the main LCD display. It also offers burst shooting, so if you are traveling domestically or need a camera for adventure travel, keep an eye out for this one.


Whatever camera you choose, remember that this is just the first step to improve your travel photography skills. Because no matter how high end your camera is, the quality of your travel pictures will ultimately depend on you. Mastering your new camera and figuring out your preferred photography style takes a lot of time and practice. So, don’t wait anymore, go out, have an adventure and don’t forget to capture all of your memories along the way.


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