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A Guide to Camera Gear for Travel (2024)

A Guide to Camera Gear for Travel (2024)

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

A detailed guide to help you pick camera gear for travel. Includes tips on choosing travel camera equipment, with options for varying budgets and photography styles.

I’ve been working as a professional travel photographer for the past 6 years. During this time, I’ve shot for national tourism boards and world-leading photography brands like Manfrotto and LowePro.

But, it’s been a long road to get to where I am today. I’ve been traveling and taking photos as a hobby since 2015, funding my way around the world by working online jobs, while obsessively sharpening my skills through constant practice on the road.

While practice is more important than gear, choosing the right camera kit is undeniably the most important first step for beginners.

So, to help you kickstart your journey, I’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to choosing the best travel photography gear. Whether it’s your dream to become a pro travel photographer, or perhaps you just want to find a good camera for your next vacation, this guide will cover all budgets and photography styles.

Video: My Current Travel Photography Setup

Below is a quick video showing my current photography gear setup that I carry around the world. This is a good showcase of some of the good features of my current favorite camera backpack for hiking & travel: the Atlas Adventure.

Travel photography at waterfall

Want the quick answer? Here are my top recommendations for a great beginner travel photography kit.

Designing a Photography Kit For Travel

One of the most common and obvious questions you hear from people first starting out with travel photography is "what is the best camera for travel?" This is a good question because the camera is the foundation of your travel photography kit.

Hence, everything you choose to buy, from lenses to accessories, will need to be compatible with the camera that you choose.

As you might expect, with the boom of smaller mirrorless and even micro four-thirds cameras, there are just too many options on the market.

To narrow down the search, I've selected a few that I believe are the best cameras for travel photography in 2024 with options to suit different needs and budgets. I've also included recommendations for the best lenses and accessories to craft your perfect travel photography kit around the camera of your choice.

Photographer carrying camera backpack for hiking and travel

Camera Gear For Travel: Travel Photography Gear List

Here's a useful travel photography gear list with recommendations. A comprehensive kit includes:

  1. Camera
  2. Lenses
  3. Drone
  4. Action Camera/360 Camera
  5. Essential Accessories
  6. Optional: Camera Tripod

Remember you don't need to have all of these items to take great photos. You might decide that a simple GoPro or Insta360 camera is enough for your travel photography kit. However, I've included everything that I use every day to cover all the bases of a great travel photography gear list.

Peak design camera clip with canon camera

My #1 Travel Photography Accessory

I've used the Peak Design Capture Clip for years to quickly clip my camera to my backpack's shoulder strap while hiking & traveling. In my opinion, this is the most comfortable way to carry a camera and will save your neck a ton of strain!

1. The Best Cameras for Travel

Best beginner camera: Sony ZV-E10

What I use: Canon R5

GoPro Hero 11Action$
Panasonic Lumix TZ220Compact$
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IVMicro Four Thirds$$
Sony SV-E10Mirrorless (APS-C)$$
Sony A7IVMirrorless (Full Frame)$$$
Canon R5Mirrorless (Full Frame)$$$$

Panasonic Lumix TZ220

The Panasonic Lumix TZ220 is Panasonic's flagship compact camera and is nicknamed the company's Ultimate Travel Companion. While it is technically a little more expensive than the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV, the built-in 15x zoom means you won't need to spend more on lenses.

Panasonic lumix travel camera
  1. 15x Zoom Leica Lens in-built
  2. 1-inch Mos Censor in a tiny form factor
  3. Very lightweight at 340 grams (0.75 lb)
  4. Built-in 5-axis image stabilizer
  5. Decent image quality
  1. No tilt screen
  2. Can't use different lenses
  3. The small design makes controls harder to use
  4. Softer images at telephoto end

Best for: The Lumix TZ220 is the best compact camera out there for travel. This one is best for people who don't want to spend a fortune on buying different lenses and would like to keep their travel photography gear as lightweight and discrete as possible.

Panasonic lumix tz220

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is a 20-megapixel micro four-thirds camera with 5-axis in-built image stabilization and includes a great range of high-quality compact lenses.

This is the entry-level camera in Olympus' micro four-thirds range of compact DSLR-style cameras. However, I believe that it's the best option in this price range with all the features you'll want in a low-budget interchangeable lens camera for travel.

Olympus camera
  1. Great camera form factor for travel
  2. Great in-built stabilization
  3. Flip-display
  4. 4K 30p video
  5. USB Charging (don't need to carry additional chargers)
  6. Wifi + Bluetooth
  7. Decent battery life
  8. Loads of great lenses to choose from
  1. Contrast-detect AF system isn't as good as a Dual-pixel or hybrid
  2. No mic/headphone input
  3. Slow 5fps max shutter

Best for: Olympus is a great entry-level camera for travel photography serving as a perfect platform to learn and grow as a photographer.

Olympus om-d e-m10 mark iv

Sony ZV-E10

The Sony ZV-E10 is an interchangeable lens camera aimed at the vlogging market. However, it is also my recommended camera of choice for travelers starting off with photography, as well as photography enthusiasts looking to upgrade their gear to a purposed travel kit.

While many of the features, including impressive "4D autofocus", 4K HDR recording (at full width of the sensor), and a convenient flip screen are great for creating video, this travel-friendly camera also packs in some great photography specs.

Sony zv-e10
  1. Awesome autofocus
  2. Good balance of excellent image quality and size
  3. In-built image stabilization
  4. Great battery life
  5. USB Charging
  6. 4K video recording
  7. Fast 11fps burst speeds
  8. Tilting screen
  9. Headphone and mic sockets
  1. Quite expensive for a crop-sensor camera
  2. Buttons and controls are a little cramped
  3. No UHS-II card capability
  4. Serious photographers might prefer full-frame

Best for: The Sony ZV-E10 is one of the best options, ticking nearly all the boxes for excellent travel photography gear. The images and video this thing produces are incredible considering just how compact this mirrorless body is. This is a great camera for beginners and enthusiasts serious about travel photography.

The only downfalls are that due to the small size, it is a little more difficult to use the buttons and controls than compared to some of the larger, pro models below.

Sony travel camera

Sony Alpha A7IV

These last two camera bodies see us step up into the pro-level travel photography gear. The Sony A7IV is a big step up from the super popular A7III, which I used to recommend in this constantly updated article for several years.

This updated model is easily one of the best-performing full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market and more than capable as an excellent full-frame camera for travel.

Sony a7iv
  1. Great full-frame image quality
  2. 94% autofocus coverage with great performance
  3. In-body image stabilization
  4. Many excellent lenses to pair with
  5. Dual SD card slots
  6. Oversampled 4k 60p video recording capability
  7. Great size for a full-frame camera
  8. Best bang-for-buck camera on the market
  1. Weather sealing is not as good as competitors
  2. Need a fast card for video performance
  3. Slow max shooting speeds

Best for: The Sony A7IV came in very close to taking the top spot for the best camera for travel photography. While it's a little pricey, Sony certainly offers great value for money through excellent performance and great features that make it the perfect camera for pros or those really serious about travel photography.

Sony a7iv

Canon EOS R5

The Canon EOR R5 is the holy grail of small form factor, full-frame mirrorless cameras. I've been a Canon DSLR loyalist for years, shooting on bodies like the Canon 6D and the Canon 5D Mark IV but this camera finally gave me enough reasons to swap to mirrorless.

This camera has incredible features and insane specs, but be prepared to fork out a bit of cash for it.

Canon r5 camera
  1. 45MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  2. 8K 30p and 4K 120fps video recording
  3. Insane auto-focus and tracking capability
  4. 20 FPS burst mode
  5. Completely silent shutter mode (great for wildlife)
  6. Tilt and swivel screen
  7. Great Canon build quality and weather sealing
  8. In-body stabilization
  9. New Canon RF lenses are incredible (EF-mount adapter available)
  1. Expensive
  2. CF Express cards are expensive (required to shoot in 8k)
  3. RF Lenses are expensive
  4. Shorter battery life than competitors
  5. Slightly bulkier than Sony A7RIV

Best for: The Canon EOR R5 is best for professional photographers who make a living with their gear. This camera will give you the best image quality and more than enough features for all travel photography needs. However, this is by far the most expensive camera and is very overkill for beginners or hobbyists.

Canon eos r5

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2. Best Lenses for Travel Photography

The next step in choosing your travel photography gear list is a lens or two to match your camera of choice. The truth is, there are way too many options to list and review for every camera body out there.

However, for travel photography especially, it's best to go for zoom lenses over primes. This will give you a more flexible focal range without doubling up or needing a whole bag of lenses for different shoot types.

To achieve good coverage of lenses for all shoots, consider purchasing:

  • A good walk-around lens - a versatile lens for portraits, shots of people, landscapes, food, buildings, landscapes, etc.
  • A wide-angle lens or ultra-wide - for landscapes, astrophotography, and architecture
  • A telephoto lens - for wildlife and unique perspectives in landscapes (think blown up mountain backdrops)

A Walk-Around Lens (Kit Lens)

A walk-around or general kit lens is a versatile lens that photographers use for a wide range of subjects and shoots. The focal range will depend on the sensor size of your camera but usually covers the fairly wide to near telephoto focal range.

This is typically the type of lens that travel photographers use most. However, this varies depending on the style of photography you like. For example, I tend to shoot a lot more landscapes so I actually end up using my wide-angle lens more often.

Best option for the Sony ZV-E10: Sony 16-70mm f/4

What I use: Canon RF 24-105 f4L USM IS for the Canon R5 (cheaper and lighter than the better 24-70mm f2.8L)

Panasonic Lumix TZ220N/AN/A
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IVOlympus 12-45mm f/4 Amazon
Sony ZV-E10Sony 16-70mm f/4Amazon
Sony A7IVSony FE 24-105mm F4 Amazon
Canon R5Canon RF 24-70mm f2.8L Amazon

Wide Angle Lens

For my style of travel photography, a wide or ultra-wide lens is the most fun and captivating focal range to use. Wides and ultra-wides fit an entire scene into the frame, which is great for landscape vistas, action shots, night photography, and busy streets.

Below I've listed the best wide-angle lenses for travel photography for each camera. Note that again, all but one are zoom lenses, allowing them to be more versatile. The Rokinon for the Olympus is a prime, but a great one that shouldn't be passed up if this is the camera you go for.

Best option for the Sony ZV-E10: Sony 10-18mm f/4

What I use: Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USM

Panasonic Lumix TZ220N/AN/A
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IVRokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CSAmazon
Sony ZV-E10Sony 10-18mm f/4Amazon
Sony A7IVSony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GMAmazon
Canon R5Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USMAmazon

Optional: A Telephoto Lens

Telephotos aren't a necessary lens focal length for many travel photographers. Due to their large size and limited use cases, many seem to pass them up to save room in their travel photography gear bags.

However, I've recently started shooting with a super-telephoto by Canon and I absolutely love the unique shots that I'm able to get with it. For landscapes, you can get incredible blown-up backgrounds of mountains, city skylines, or even the moon or setting sun. I also love using a telephoto for wildlife photography, allowing beautiful, up-close photos without needing to get too close to the subject.

Best option for the Sony ZV-E10: Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS

What I use: Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM

Panasonic Lumix TZ220N/AN/A
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IVOlympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3Amazon
Sony ZV-E10Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Amazon
Sony A7IVSony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Amazon
Canon R5Canon RF 100-500mm f4.507.1L Amazon

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3. Best Drone For Aerial Travel Photography

Drones have absolutely changed the game! I consider them one of the most useful bits of travel camera gear in my kit. More often than not, my favorite shot from a particular shoot will end up being captured from my drone. The unique perspectives are just too good to pass up.

Below are the current best drones for travel photography.

DJI Mavic 3 Pro958 g4/3 CMOS, 20MP$$$$$
DJI Mavic 3895 g4/3 CMOS, 20MP$$$$
DJI Air 3720 g1/1.3" CMOS, 48MP$$$
DJI Mini 4 Pro<249 g1/1.3" CMOS, 48MP$$

Please note: The Mini 4 Pro's max flight time is with a plus battery, so if you're planning on flying for extended periods, it's worth investing in that extra battery, otherwise, the flight time will be 34 minutes.

DJI Mavic 3

The DJI Mavic 3 is currently one of the best travel drones you can buy, and the drone I currently use. While it is a little bulkier and a bit more dated than some of the newer, smaller drones by DJI, it still offers the best image quality, range, and features like variable aperture and 5.1k 60p/4k 120p video recording.

The boost in image quality from this drone justifies the additional weight and expense, in my opinion.

Update: DJI has recently released the DJI Mavic 3 Pro featuring a triple-lens setup, including a 70mm equivalent lens. While I haven't upgraded yet, this drone is a nice upgrade for travel photographers from the original DJI Mavic 3 since the 70mm lens is much more useful than the 7x telephoto on the older drone.

Mavic pro 3 drone

DJI Mavic Air 3

The DJI Mavic Air 3 takes an excellent camera and turns it into a tiny drone. This thing is smaller than the Mavic Pro 3 and offers similar specs and image quality. It also features a double lens setup, including a Wide-Angle & a 3x Medium Telephoto lens.

The Mavic Air 3 is more than enough drone for most people's travel photography gear list and is cheaper than the Mavic Pro 3. However, what it does lack is a variable aperture, which will be enough to turn many of the pros away.

Mavic air 3 drone from dji

DJI Mini 4 Pro

For amateur or enthusiast photographers looking to get into aerial photography on their travels, the DJI Mini 4 Pro is going to be the drone for you. This thing is tiny and weighs less than 250 grams (8.5 oz) which makes legislation rules much easier to comply with when traveling.

Additionally, it folds down to the size of a Coke can, which is perfect for travel.

Unlike previous versions of the Mini range, the Mavic Mini 4 actually packs in a great camera! You'll get great 4K/60p video (up to 4K/100p) and 48 MP stills!

Mavic mini 4 drone from dji

4. Choosing an Action/360 Camera For Travel

Another great piece of camera gear for travel is an action camera. For some, you could easily skip this. For others, you might choose to replace your entire kit with a single, tiny, high-performing camera.

Personally, I'm a big fan of action cameras like GoPros. Similarly to drones, they've changed the game in travel and adventure photography. They allow photographers to get insane perspectives and capture quite good images and video with a camera that fits in your pocket.

Recently, the industry is changing once again. With the introduction of high-quality 360 cameras, many like myself will end up replacing their traditional GoPros with 360 cameras since they do it all, with the ability to create awesome, 360 images and video.

Below I'll include the best action cameras for travel for you to consider.

Gili trawangan turtles
A 360 camera is a great way to start taking decent-quality underwater images

GoPro Hero 12

The GoPro Hero range is the most-sold camera in history. And, the Hero 12 is the best yet.

The latest model boasts a larger Type 1/1.9 (6.3 x 5.5mm) CMOS sensor and 10-bit video with the option to use GoPro's new GP-Log video option.

Its tiny size, waterproof construction, and excellent image quality with features like a front LCD screen, 5.3K 60p recording, insane hypersmooth image stabilization, and 27MP sensor make most really rethink whether it can replace a traditional camera altogether.

Gopro hero 12

Insta360 One X3

I recently traded in my GoPro for the Insta360 One X3. This new camera is one of the funnest pieces of equipment I've used in years. 360 video and photo are really starting to take off, and I've even used this tiny camera to make professional 360-room tours for hotels!

Thanks to the single lens mode, the Insta360 One X3 is a great action camera as well. It can now record 4K 30p. Additionally, in 360 mode, it records a 360-degree view at all times, allowing you to trim and crop video to turn it into immersive perspectives even in traditional formats.

The Insta360 also has powerful 360 image capabilities at a whopping 72 megapixels!

360 travel camera

GoPro Hero Max

The GoPro Hero Max is GoPro's answer to the 360 camera. While I believe they've made too many sacrifices in their attempts to create an "all-in-one" action cam, it's still one of the best action and 360 cameras on the market.

Gopro hero max, action camera for travel

5. Essential Camera Accessories For Travel

By now, you'll probably have quite the shopping list or Amazon cart. But I'm sorry to break it to you, it doesn't end there. When it comes to crafting a perfect travel camera gear list, you can't go past some of these accessories.

Again, as I mentioned at the start of this article, the goal is always to keep things as minimalist as possible. There are loads of nifty accessories on the market but the hardest part for travelers is sifting through what you actually need.

For example, as a start, you'll want to find a suitable SD card for photography. Additionally, if you're also looking to create travel videos, with your camera equipment, you'll want to consider getting a good shotgun microphone and even a gimbal.

But, if you stick to taking photos, your kit will be lighter.

Below I've listed travel camera gear essentials that I couldn't live or work without.

Outdoor landscape photography

Lens Filters

Lens filters are arguably the most-used photography accessory. Usually, these screw onto the front element of the lens so you'll need to buy filters to fit your lenses. Below are the most commonly used filter types and why you should use them for travel photography.

  • UV filters: UV filters reduce UV light rays slightly but are better used to protect your lenses. They are fairly cheap so if you drop or scratch your camera, you can just replace a filter rather than your expensive lens.

Find UV-filters for your lens on Amazon

Bajau people of borneo
Cut harsh UV light and protect your lens from scuffs and dirt
  • ND filters: Neutral Density filters reduce the amount of light hitting the sensor. The good ones achieve this without affecting the image. This is useful for videographers to maintain the desired shutter speed for their frame rate and for landscape travel photographers taking long-exposure photos.

Find ND-filters for your lens on Amazon

Travel accessories filters 8432
Using ND filters to create motion blur and a CP filter to cut through water glare
  • CPL filters: Circular Polarizing filters reduce glare and increase saturation. If you've ever worn polarized sunglasses, you already know what I'm talking about. I often use CPL filters when shooting over water or if I want to make lush forest greens pop.

Find CP-filters for your lens on Amazon

Reef in bohey dulang, sabah
Use a CPL filter to cut glare, especially over water

Peak Design Camera Clip

A camera clip is my personal favorite travel camera accessory. These clips are made by Peak Design and allow you to easily clip your camera on and off your backpack or belt. This is a game-changer for long hikes and outdoor shoots and I honestly couldn't live without it.

Peak design camera clip

Camera Backpack

Of course, you're going to need a camera backpack to store all of your gear.

Recommending the best camera backpack for travel is a difficult task as there are just so many variables to consider. Generally, backpacks are better for travel than sling bags or big pelican cases. That's because are easy to transport, more comfortable and more secure, and discrete for traveling.

Below are my recommendations for camera backpacks based on what I've used and reviews from photographers.

Atlas Packs Adventure Pack My Pack

I recently swapped my everyday photography camera backpack to the Atlas Adventure. I've used a lot of camera backpacks in the past and this is by far the most feature-stacked and comfortable backpack I've ever used.

What I love most is the Origami fold system in the main camera compartment. It negates the need for multiple traditional camera inserts, letting me easily adjust the space to fit different gear setups.

Furthermore, the pack's expandable design is a game-changer. It goes from a carry-on-friendly 35L to a generous 60L, allowing me to fly with all my must-have electronics but still have room for trekking and camping essentials when needed on bigger adventures.

Tip: Atlas also makes a more compact Athlete Pack for the same price.

Photographer with camera backpack hiking in the outdoors
F-Stop Tilopa 50L Duradiamond

F-stop makes some of the best outdoor camera backpacks in the world. They're tailored for outdoor conditions and are comfortable for long hikes.

The Tilopa has great features with loads of pockets and a huge back-access pocket for all of your gear. The great thing about F-stop backpacks is their modular ICU systems. This means you can change up your backpack depending on whether you need lots of camera gear or more space for clothes and other things.

I was a dedicated user of the F-Stop Tilopa for quite some time before making the switch to the Atlas Pack. Don't get me wrong, the Tilopa served me well and is a solid choice. However, the Atlas Pack edged it out with some additional perks that I couldn't resist—like the innovative origami insert system, adjustable hip belts, and customizable sizing.

Photographer with backpack

The PRVKE by WANDRD is a very popular backpack for travel photographers with excellent features if you don't need a dedicated "hiking" or "trekking" pack. What's great about this bag is that it doesn't look like a camera backpack, but still has the accessibility of one.

The PRVKE comes in three sizes; 21L, 31L, and 41L. I've personally tried one on and consider it pretty darn comfortable. However, it's not designed to be a backpack that you take on multi-day hikes in the backcountry.

That said, if you usually shoot street or city travel photography, this backpack offers more than enough features and comfort.

Camera backpack for travel wandrd prvke

6. A Camera Tripod For Travel

Okay, tripods aren't always necessary for travel photography. However, if you want to step up your landscape photography game, capture time-lapses, or record stable video footage, a great place to start is to invest in a lightweight travel tripod.

At the moment, I'm using the Manfrotto BeFree GT Carbon Fiber tripod. This thing can support 12 kg and weighs less than 1.5 kg. However, I've also been using the HEIPI Travel Tripod as well, especially when weight and size is a factor, like on my recent trip to Island Peak in Nepal.

I've written another comprehensive post on the best lightweight tripods for hiking, backpacking, and travel, that will help you choose the best tripod for your needs.

Backpacking photography

Technical Camera Terms You'll Need to Learn

Understandably, when starting off with photography, there are a lot of technical terms that are utterly confusing. If you're struggling to choose camera gear for travel because you don't understand what the specs mean, let me help you out with a simple glossary.

  • Aperture or f-stop
    One of the primary settings in-camera. Aperture is the opening through which light passes through the lens to the sensor. A lower "f-stop" means a larger opening, allowing more light and a shallower depth of field. Lenses with a lower maximum f-stops are considerably more expensive.
  • Burst rate
    Burst rate refers to a camera's maximum number of consecutive photographs that it can shoot before the buffer is full.
  • Crop sensor (crop factor)
    crop sensor is smaller than the standard 35 mm sensor size (full-frame). Crop sensors capture less light since it is taking in less information in a scene. This means that you will need to purchase lenses that accommodate the sensor size of the "crop factor" of your camera.
  • Dynamic range
    Dynamic range refers to the ratio between the maximum and minimum measurable light intensities. A camera with a higher dynamic range captures more information and allows for more control when editing.
  • Exposure
    Exposure refers to the amount of light captured by the camera's sensor. A common mistake is to severely "underexpose" images (too dark), or "overexpose" them (too bright). Exposure is controlled by the camera's three primary settings, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
  • Focal length
    The focal length refers to the distance (in millimeters) between the lens and the sensor. A longer focal length results in a closer (tighter) image, while short focal lengths are used to capture wide scenes.
  • ISO
    ISO is an important setting for digital cameras. The ISO setting determines the camera sensor's sensitivity to light. For example, a low ISO of 100 is good for bright scenes in daylight, while an ISO of 6400 is very sensitive to light and should be used in dark scenes. However, higher ISO sensitivity results in more grain added to the image. Generally speaking, expensive, full-frame cameras allow for a much more acceptable range of ISO to be used without adding too much artificial grain.
  • IS or OS
    IS or OS means image stabilization or optical stabilization. This is a feature in modern cameras and lenses, allowing for smoother video and the ability to shoot hand-held with slower shutter speeds without introducing motion blur.
  • Prime vs Zoom
    This is important when choosing photography equipment for travel. Prime lenses have a fixed (single) focal range, while zoom lenses allow for a range of focal lengths to be used. I recommend choosing good zoom lenses for travel as they are more versatile.
  • Quality (image quality)
    Quality or image quality is a very broad term. When comparing cameras and lenses to purchase, image quality is usually used to determine factors such as dynamic range, exposure, aberrations, information loss, etc.
  • Resolution
    Resolution refers to the megapixels captured by a sensor (dimension). The higher the maximum resolution or megapixels, the more detail photographers get from their images. However, these days you will only notice a difference between cameras with the highest maximum resolution when blowing up the images for large prints.
  • Shutter speed
    Shutter speed is the time in seconds (or fractions of a second) that the sensor is exposed to light in order to capture the image.

Check out Wix's great guide for a full list of terms.

Olly gaspar photographer in uganda jungle

Wrapping Up

And that wraps up my comprehensive guide to camera gear for travel. I hope that it has helped you out on your mission to design the ultimate travel photography kit.

My goal is to keep this gear list as relevant and updated as possible to ensure it remains a trustworthy resource for my readers. While you're here, make sure to check out my travel guides for your next travel destination, or head over to the gear guides section for more packing & photography guides.

Thanks for Reading

I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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Tuesday 21st of February 2023

You should have probably named it something like, "Things I look for in a travel photography kit" as everyone has to deal with the same considerations, but each individual has their own priorities. Yep... you didn't mention any of my favorites! 😁

Olly Gaspar

Tuesday 21st of February 2023

Thanks for the feedback! I've done my best to keep this post as broad as possible to include as many shooting styles as possible. Care to share your favorites?

Rejs Dig Lykkelig

Sunday 18th of September 2022

Thanks for sharing this great guide to camera gear!


Wednesday 10th of August 2022

I think omitting Fujifilm from your camera recommendations is a significant oversight as they tic all the boxes of what you are looking for in a travel cameta.