Regarding vacations, at the end of the day, you might have a few souvenirs you can look at, but what you really have are the great memories you and your family made.
Photographs can help you remember these fun times forever. So which travel cameras are the best to take on vacation so you can preserve these memories for a lifetime?
Cell Phones (Easiest Solution)
A modern cell phone does an adequate job when it comes to capturing a moment and making it as easy as possible. We could even say it does an outstanding job for being a phone as well. Most modern cellphone travel cameras can handle low light situations and effects and do video.
However, the most significant advantage of a cell phone is that you always have it with you. Our constant contact with our mobile phones makes it an easy go-to option for capturing those impromptu moments.
Cell phone cameras are very similar in quality no matter which brand, be it Apple or Samsung. So as long as you have a newer cell phone, you can capture those vacation moments and then use them for cute Christmas cards, vacation slide shows, or almost anything else you would like to do.
Action Cam (Most Adventurous Option)
An action camera such as a GoPro-style camera is excellent for those individuals that are pushing it to the extreme. You can capture the world around you in a way that no other types of travel cameras can do it.
An action camera can even do still shots but is most widely known for its video capabilities. With an action camera, you can get action shots of the incredible vacation experiences you had without the worry of dropping your phone or breaking it by falling in the water.
An action camera can attach to a bike helmet, vest, or even a selfie stick to get those hard-to-capture moments and angles.
Travel Camera (Best Picture Quality)
Travel cameras, as you know, have come a long way. Sony, Canon, and all major brands make small point-and-shoot travel cameras that take some stunning photos. These travel cameras are small enough to fit in your pocket but offer advantages over cell phones and action cameras like a GoPro.
These tiny cameras are made specifically to take photos. Because of this, their pictures are clearer and of a higher resolution as well as they have faster shutter speeds that make them much better at capturing action shots or low-light photos.
So why is this important, and when would you need higher resolution photos? Suppose you are planning on creating a photo wall or taking these photos and putting them into a slideshow you want to show the neighborhood from your projector.
In that case, they will need to be a higher resolution than what you can get from a phone or even the action camera. If you do not have the higher photos from travel cameras, your wall photos, slideshow photos, or even inexpensive holiday cards will turn out grainy and look unclear.
So no matter which option you think is best for you, now you know the pros and cons of each type of camera. So hopefully, you have fun on your next adventure, and most importantly, you get a ton of photos to keep those vacation memories fresh in your mind.