- There’s no better souvenir to bring home from your holiday than photographs commemorating the trip! Just one look and you’ll be transported right back to that exciting moment when you’re experiencing new things in a foreign land.
Lucky for us, there are so many cameras out there to suit every kind of travel lifestyle! And the best ones don’t necessarily need to come with a hefty price tag. We know, a visit to the camera store can be quite overwhelming. So whether you are just getting into photography or are already a seasoned pro, here are our 5 best picks for 5 types of travellers!
#HHWT Tip: Enjoy massive discounts on the Sony cameras below at the COMEX sale (6 to 9 Sep)! COMEX prices are much cheaper than the current promotions so be sure to head there for the best deals
1. For The Solo Travellers (Sony DSC-RX100M5A)
If this describes you, then it’s best to travel light. So what you’re looking for is something pocket-sized, durable and most importantly reliable. And the Sony DSC-RX100M5A is the best there is!
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For a little camera, it sure has it all. Your family and friends are bound to enjoy seeing your high quality holiday photos. And with its ability to record 4K videos, it’s perfect for vlogging! The 180° tilting LCD screen lets you frame your selfie shots without awkwardly cropping your forehead or backdrop. Not to mention the fact that you can shoot up to 960fps too. Slow motion food shots, anyone? Best way to savour its deliciousness via video
With faster and more precise autofocus, you’ll never have to worry about letting moments pass you by.
Intrigued? Check out more inspiring pictures from the Sony DSC-RX100M5A here!
Sensor size: 1” (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type: BSI-CMOS
Image stabilisation: Optical
Flash type: Built-in flash
Processor: BIONZ X
ISO: Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-12800)
Price: $1299 at COMEX | $1499 Usual Price on Sony Singapore
2. For The Thrill Seekers (Sony FDR-X3000R)
Dive off a cliff, jump out of an airplane or trek through tropical trees – does this sound like your kind of adventure? Then this action camera is just what you need to look back at those exhilarating moments you live for.
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The Sony FDR-X3000R captures your unique point-of-view (POV) shots in high-definition 4K. This compact action camera comes with a convenient live-view remote and an underwater housing that’s water, dust and shock proof – which makes it perfect for your adventure and underwater scenes! And what’s more, this tiny camera reduces excess motion and vibration so your movies are sharper and smoother.
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Mesmerizing timelapse, slow motion shots – you name it! With various mounts, incredible image and audio quality, the extend of this camera’s capability is only limited to your imagination. I mean, would you look at these pictures shot on the camera?
Sensor size: 7.20 mm
Sensor type: CMOS
Image stabilisation: Balanced Optical SteadyShot
Audio: Built-in stereo microphone
Processor: BIONZ X
WiFi & Bluetooth: Yes
Price: $719 at COMEX | $799 Usual Price on Sony Singapore
3. For The Old School Sentimentalist (Konica Hexar AF)
Make your trip even more fun and memorable by using Konica Hexar AF. Released in 1993, this compact camera wins many hearts with its vintage, sleek design and film quality. Film is hard to find nowadays which makes the photos from the Hexar even more special
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With a high quality 35mm lens, the Hexar uses an infrared focusing system but you can choose to switch to manual if you prefer. Whichever you choose, you can expect high definition photographs with fine details, perfect for capturing memories during your trip! A huge plus point of the camera is its silent mode. You probably won’t even realize you’ve taken a shot!
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Comfortable on the hands and made to be enjoyed by camera enthusiasts, the Hexar adds a unique touch of versatility and personality in every film.
Lens: 35mm fixed focal length lens
Film size: 35mm
Price: $889 on Ebay
4. For The Backpackers (Kodak HD Power Flash 800)
If you’re looking for a holiday away from social media and the Internet (and don’t mind waiting for your film photos to be developed) then this single-use disposable film camera is the perfect companion on your travels. Plus, the long anticipation of how your photos will turn out is thrilling, don’t you think?
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Cheap, compact and easy-to-use, what this old-fashioned camera lacks in zoom, settings and screen preview, it more than makes up in durability! For a disposable camera, it’s surprising how sturdy the design and material are so don’t fret if you drop it during your backpacking trip. You can also just stuff it in your bag without a second thought! Now, you can fully focus on exploring worry-free.
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Best of all? There’s no need to bring chargers. Just head over to any convenience store for an AA battery and you’re all set!
Flash type: Built-in flash
Film format: 35mm
ISO: Auto, 800
Price: $21.40 on eBay
5. For Photography Enthusiasts (Sony a7 ii)
If you’re serious about taking home stunning shots, then this gorgeous powerhouse is a worthy addition to your photography arsenal. Sony has one of the most incredible full frame mirrorless system which makes their cameras lighter without compromising on quality – perfect for travelling!
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With a hybrid autofocus system, the a7 ii locks the right spot faster and more accurately. It works best in good lighting but there’s no worry even when you’re shooting at night! Your footage will still come out clean with barely any noise. Plus, you can shoot high definition videos with a7 ii’s professional video features
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If you thought photos won’t do your travel experiences justice, think again. With the a7 ii, the opportunities are endless! Creating immersive, quality content just got a whole lot easier. Be it in stills or videos, the incredibly amazing shots you bring home will elevate and sweeten the memory of your journey – just like these!
Sensor size: Full frame 35mm (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type: Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Image stabilisation: 5-axis image stabilization
Flash type: External flash
Processor: BIONZ X
ISO: Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 50–25600)
- Body only: $1599 at COMEX, $2149 Usual Price on Sony Singapore
- Body + Lens: $1999 at COMEX, $2549 Usual Price on Sony Singapore
So there you have it, folks! Be sure to choose the camera that best matches your travel lifestyle – because getting to relive your travel adventures forever is priceless. And if these cameras have already won your hearts over, there’s no hesitating anymore!