18 BEST AND RECOMMENDED TRAVEL CAMERAS & DRONES OF ALL TIME

Choosing the best travel camera for your journey can be a daunting task, especially with so many camera options available on the market. But don’t worry, in this post we will help you find the best travel camera for your needs.

There are several types of travel cameras available (Point-and-Shoot, High-End Compact Cameras, Mirrorless, DSLR) and each has its benefits. Point & Shoots are the most portable and least expensive, but they also capture lower quality images. High-end cameras are similar to point-and-shoots, but capture high quality images. Mirrorless cameras are best for travel as they offer the compactness of a point-and-shoot but the image sensor of a DSLR. DSLR’s are the heaviest option out of all of them, but they also capture professional quality images.

In the end it really comes down to what type of traveler you are and what features (size, image quality, price, etc.) are important to you. We, for example, are lightweight budget backpackers, so portability and price are very important to us. However, we also have a professional blog to run, so good image quality is equally important. Based on that information we decided to go for the Sony RX100 III, a high-end compact camera that fits into our pants pocket and has a large image sensor.

Once you know what features are important to you, check out our recommendation for the best travel camera for each type.

COMPARISON TABLE OF THE BEST TRAVEL CAMERAS

Below is a list of the best cameras for travel. Click on the camera name to read reviews and check prices.

ImageCameraTypeRating
Panasonic Lumix FZ80Point-and-Shoot
(4.4/5.0)
Canon PowerShot SX720Point-and-Shoot
(4.4/5.0)
Sony RX100High-End Point-and-Shoot
(4.3/5.0)
Panasonic Lumix LX100High-End Point-and-Shoot
(4.0/5.0)
Canon Powershot G16High-End Point-and-Shoot
(4.5/5.0)
Fuji X-T20Mirrorless
(4.7/5.0)
Sony A7 IIMirrorless
(4.3/5.0)
Sony Alpha a6000Mirrorless
(4.5/5.0)
Canon Rebel SL2DSLR
(4.5/5.0)
Nikon D3400DSLR
(4.6/5.0)
GoPro Hero6GoPro HERO6Action Camera
(4.0/5.0)
YI 4KYI 4K+Action Camera
(4.0/5.0)
Insta360 OneInsta360 One360 Camera
(4.2/5.0)
Samsung Gear 360Samsung Gear 360360 Camera
(3.6/5.0)
Ricoh Theta SRicoh Theta S360 Camera
(4.0/5.0)
DJI Mavic ProDJI Mavic ProDrone
(4.2/5.0)
DJI Phantom 4DJI Phantom 4Drone
(4.0/5.0)
DJI SparkDJI SparkDrone
(4.1/5.0)
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