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We are a generation of photographers; certainly, the most photographed generation too. But, sometimes our handiest tool - our smartphones - just won't cut it when we need to capture the hustle happening around us.
Traveling to exotic lands can be eye-opening and, at times, downright overwhelming. Travel photography is all about getting in the thick of it, and experiencing life as it unfolds before your eyes. By taking the time to slow down and compose a photograph, you can become more immersed in your surroundings, focus, and interact with the environment in a more meaningful way. To help you record your next outing, take along one of these simple, effective cameras:
Considered one of the best-designed digital cameras, its ergonomics and pocket-ability make it perfect for everyday use. With its 28mm lens and 16.2 MP APS-C CMOS Senor, this camera is professional and sophisticated, yet unassuming. In fact, its pure stealth! $696.95 at B&H Photo.
For purists, shooting on film is still gold. And for lovers of travel photography, there is only one film camera. There is a reason why Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Gilden, Garry Winogrand, and Boogie all chose Leica as their go-to brand. Buying one of these vintage beauties is a great way to enter the Leica club. Though newer than the legendary M3, which started it all, the mechanical M6 includes a useful through-the-lens light meter. And with all the necessary frame lines in its rangefinder, this camera is pure bliss. We would recommend a 28mm or 35mm lens to take advantage of those tight spaces. No other camera shoots better photos. $1500 average for a used body. Currently, there are a few available on Amazon.
When it comes to digital cameras, none has a bigger following. Modeled after classic rangefinder designs, this stout camera is majestic. Sporting a fixed 35mm lens and a 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, this camera's ease of use and versatility makes most other cameras feel underdeveloped. $1299 at Best Buy.