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travel camera suggestions please
« on: June 13, 2015, 09:45:28 PM »
My daughter's boyfriend is fortunate to be taking 6 months off to travel from the UK to Australia then New Zealand and over to the US before returning to the UK in late December and wants a small GOOD camera for the trip. He is not a photographer so it needs to be easy to use. 

As he won't have a laptop to download the files to I'm guessing they may have to be kept on the cards.

Can members suggest any suitable cameras to look at.? Cost is a bit of a problem and he may only have about £100 for it. I also guess he would be willing to look at second hand ones. Not too much time as he leaves next month - July. Thought I'd put that in incase of any later input :)

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Re: travel camera suggestions please
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 11:27:05 PM »
You can get pretty good deals on the A6000 with kit lens and it is small and light.  Not sure of 2nd hand market.
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Re: travel camera suggestions please
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 12:48:08 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion John (chappo1). Unfortunately that model is out of his price range - even as second hand here in the UK :(

Daughter saw the Sony H300 on Amazon for £99... a list here: Amazon Sony H300 List and the £99 offer: H300 - 1st in the list anyway... and has some good reviews. However I think it would be too big as a travel camera to lug around for 6 months as he is back packing - but I could be wrong. I've suggested a visit to the local Jessops camera shop (one about 5 minutes walk from where they both work) to have a look and handle some.

He may have to up his price limit...
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 12:26:08 AM »
There are other brands than Sony Frank, but daughter will know where lenses could be obtained if it is a Sony :wink: :wink:  ...john
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2015, 11:20:43 PM »
Many P&S cameras today are extremely competent cameras and can be obtained on eBait for a good price. They usually take SD cards and don't need the super fast cards that we use. He could just buy cards as he needs them. If he wants to shoot video also, then that may limit his choice a little, though I am sure he could find a good P&S that will do all he needs.
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Re: travel camera suggestions please
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 09:47:21 AM »
Like John, my first thought was an A6000 - I have recently got one myself for just that reason, small and light for when I'm out with the family and want to get some shots, but not wanting to take the full camera bag.

Unfortunately you won't find one as the price (they are excellent value, but not that cheap!).

It would be worth looking in the classifieds on the various photography forums - on TP there is an RX100 for under £200 (or was, when I looked yesterday), so bargains are there to be had.
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Re: travel camera suggestions please
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 09:22:14 PM »
Sony RX100 ($448) Probably the best choice for a travel photographer. Among its features are a large 20.1-megapixel sensor, a fast Carl Zeiss zoom lens, and RAW capability, all packaged in a lightweight and durable body. If you are also interested in taking travel photos, read this article http://weedit.photos/2017/how-to-take-travel-photos/ I am a travel photographer with 6-7 years experience, and i can say that there are really some useful tips for amateur travel photographers. Good luck :)

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Re: travel camera suggestions please
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 11:33:09 PM »
Marry,
Good suggestion as they are great little cameras but the last post on this thread was 2015....john
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Re: travel camera suggestions please
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 10:28:13 AM »
Hi

Apologies to all... maybe I should have locked this to show it was no longer looking for information?
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