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Your Favourite Travel Camera (or 2)

Travelling with a Camera now is almost compulsory.

Taking Photo's has become cheaper and we're not restricted to special events. 

But some folks like to have a different Camera for each occasion.


My choices are:

I'm off to the beach. Sand , salt water and high temperatures.

I find the Fuji XP Cameras are everything proof for the beach.

Drop in the sand OK. Drop in the Sea OK.

Good for family photo's - Video underwater with the Fish.

Not amazing quality but excellent for "Fun Days"


Next Camera is for the shirt pocket and a day out.

The Casio EX-H15 takes excellent quality pix.

Mixes the sunlit and shaded areas well for brilliant photo's.

Something I've always found to be a problem with digital.

It has a large 3inch screen - so I don't need my reading glasses.

And the battery is good for 1,000 shots !!

So you can get really "Snap Happy"


My last choice is when I want to take quality photo's of Architecture and scenery. Sports and Zoom into far away events.

The (Panasonic) Lumix FZ48.

I read all the reviews on line and no one could find fault with it.

And neither can I. Perfect results again and again.

3 inch Screen or through the Viewfinder.

Leica lens is a permanent fixture.

Manual or Auto. Very good quality HD Video.

Just a bit too bulky for the shirt pocket !


Fuji XP



Casio EX-H15



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Those are all good pieces of advice, GarryRF!


I too have the Fuji XP for wet days, beach, rafting, canoeing, etc.  Nice not to have to worry if it will get wet.


Usually I travel with two cameras, one a digital Canon pocket camera (fits into my shirt pocket).  Handy to have at hand and shoots nice HD video, too.  And when I want to take serious photos, I use a bulkier Canon Digital Rebel.  It is a DSLR.  Reason I like it is because of the large lens size (over 70 mm diameter).  It lets you pick up some fine detail.  My preferred lens is the Tamron 28-270 telephoto zoom, which fits all needs.

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I see I'm in good company--I'm joining the two-camera brigade for the first time in years (years ago I traveled with two SLRs, one with color film and the other B/W, and then for a while with a film and a digital).


I've been working for the last dozen years with a single compact (been through a Fuji, a Canon, Panasonic Lumix and recently a Nikon S9400). All have been good, and on an escalating curve of features. All the left-behinds are still in use elsewhere in the family.


I actually posted in the Forums last month looking for (and got) advice on adding a larger camera, looking for a little more control and especially for a viewfinder. The last resulted from trouble using the LCD in bright Arizona sunlight. With help from there and some more research, I've ended up with a Sony HX300. It's a "SLR-like" bridge camera with 50x optical zoom (equivalent of 24-1200 in 35mm terms) plus an LCD that swivels to avoid sunlight (and toggles with an electronic viewfinder). Dropped in an Eye.Fi card, and I have my other desire, wireless transfer.


I haven't had a chance to take it "on the road" yet, but I'll be testing it this weekend and taking it along next month to'll see some results here on Gumbo!

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

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