Any novice can take a picture but clicking an aesthetic picture is not everyone`s cup of tea. There are many types of photographers, some click nature whereas some go for abstract things, and then there are those who hog on the limelight by making a beautiful model look all sultry and sexy but there is one more kind, a travel photographer. Clicking a picture by a basic camera is a great skill and not all of us are born with the sense of framing and composition, though we might like to think otherwise.
Let us find out some key pointers one should keep in mind before buying a travel camera:
- Battery Life
While travelling, go for a camera that gives you a good battery life, instead of going for replaceable AA batteries buy a digital camera that comes with rechargeable battery. It is easier to charge anywhere in the world; all you need is a plug point and an adapter.
Most people get swayed in by the body of the camera and underestimate the importance of the quality of the lens. Travelers should go for a camera with shorter focal length as it will squeeze more area into a photograph. Wide angle cameras usually have a focal length of 28 mm which covers a large landscape you have been meaning to capture in its full bloom. Also, keep in mind the optical zoom range of a camera before you burn a hole in your pocket. 3 or 4 x optical range is usually good enough except for travellers.
Don’t get fooled by the megapixels gimmick, it confuses a lot of people because most camera companies take pride in their higher megapixel cameras but the plain truth is that it is not significant. Anything above 8 mp is good enough for a traveller, so don’t pay a bomb for a camera with higher megapixels.
Go for a camera with optical zoom as it will give you better quality photographs as compared to a digital zoom camera. A digital camera will just adjust the image in the camera itself whereas optical zoom will get up close to the image by making an adjustment to the lens.
Most travellers prefer to buy a basic point and shoot camera, is said that it is important to go for a camera that is weather resistant and water proof. Depending upon your needs go for something with high ISO levels if you like taking pictures at night, it should have a macro mode if you are a nature lover and lower shutter speed for capturing moving objects.
So before you buy a high-end camera for yourself for travelling make sure you keep the above-mentioned points in mind. Make the smart choice Mr/Ms. Shutterbug!!! Happy clicking.