Best Cameras for Adventure Photography
You’ve planned your trip. Booked the tickets. Searched for the best accommodation. But, there’s one more thing you want to check off your list: buying the perfect camera. After all, memories need to be captured. And to get the best shot, you need the best camera.
There are several factors you need to consider before you go ahead and buy one: photo quality, portability, price, purpose, knowledge, and willingness to learn.
Cameras can be broadly put into 4 categories – Point-and-Shoot (small, compact, cheaper and easy to learn), DSLR (largest and heaviest), Mirrorless (compact, but great quality) and Action (compact, waterproof and durable; this one is a great option for water sports)
Bearing these in mind, here is our list of top cameras for travel and adventure photography:
CANON 5D MARK III
With its EOS 5D camera, Canon presents a comparatively small, affordable, full-35mm-size digital camera. With this model, Canon says goodbye to large and heavy, slow-focusing, lower megapixel cameras. The Canon 5D Mark III includes HD video recording on its full-frame sensor. This is a revolutionizing feature, encouraging the troupe of amateur filmmakers.
SONY A7II / SONY A7RII
The Sony A7 series is simply put: perfection. Brilliant image quality, 4K video capacity, wifi, light, and compact making them the perfect companions for adventure.
The Sony A7ii, a model lower than A7Rii, is comparatively cheaper. But, there are quite a few differences like 24MP vs 42MP and improved low-light performance. However, if you devote quite a chunk of your time to travel and adventure, investing more cash in the higher version is completely worth it.
SONY ALPHA A99
The A99 comes with an electronic viewfinder, making the typical viewing mirror, redundant. This mirror means you can view even while shooting action sequences. One feature that we absolutely adore is a brilliant back screen – good for candid portraits.
The 24MP, 35mm full-frame camera is our pick for landscapes, especially because of its skilfully crafted sensor.
The popular, 36 megapixel D800E is excellent for landscapes and portraits.
Wonderful image quality, decent flash and the possibility to shoot the lens wide open in full sunlight puts Nikon D800E on our list. It’s not just about the megapixels, but also about rich detailing and brilliant photographic tonality.
Other unique features include a high-speed, high-performance, image-processing engine and realizing the sharpest images possible.