Best compact travel cameras for 2019- Living the dream

Hi everyone!! Welcome again!! I hope you enjoyed my previous post where I have been introducing a little about the notions of photography… Today I want to continue talking about 2019 best choice on compact cameras.

There are few things you need to check out when you buy a new camera. First of all, what is your purpose?, do you really need that much resolution? are you going to print your photos in big format? or you only need to save your precious family memories on your computer or maybe to take some decent photos to promote your products online? In that case, no matter what sellers tell you, you don’t need a semi-pro or a pro camera. A compact model can perfectly do the work for you and you will save tons of money!!

Few things you need to look at in order to choose the right model for you:

Resolution: How big and how well define your photos will be. The bigger the number of Megapixels, the bigger your impressions can be with better quality.

Sensor size: The bigger the sensor,

Zoom Lens: This is the amount of magnification the lens can produce. A 50X Optical zoom lens can shoot to much longer distance. So the bigger this number is, the longer the distance you can shoot.

Viewfinder: The screen.

Native ISO: The lowest is your base ISO. With this you can produce the highest image quality, minimizing the noise (those tiny spots that can ruin your photo. But also, the lowest the ISO the less the light will pass through the lens. The modern model come with a base ISO of 100.

Extended ISO: Some cameras can work beyond their range. I don’t recommend using this, as you will lower your image quality a lot.

Shutter: Length of time when the sensor is going to be exposed to light. A speed of 1/1000 allows more light to get into the sensor (more time to open and close the shutter) and you will be able to freeze movement. A speed of 1/2 allows you to pass less light into the sensor (the shutter will open and close fast) and you will be able to capture movement.

Max aperture: Is expressed in f-numbers. This indicates how wide the lens can be open. An F1,4 will give you more aperture than a F32. Imagine is like your iris opening and closing depending on of how much light you need at the moment.

Here we are the Best Compact cameras for 2019

Top 3!! La crème de la crème 2019!!

Small cameras are perfect for your travels, as a gift to a friend, your parents, or even your children!! And not expensives compared to semi-pro or pro models!

Panasonic Lumix ZS200/TZ200: The best option for photo addicts!

This camera offers a great zoom and a great quality of image. You can set up the Manual mode if you want to have more control without buying a really expensive model. Also, you can connect to WI-FI and Bluetooth!! The only negative thing is the price, this camera is considerably more expensive than other compact cameras, but again it really depends on what you want to do:

  • Resolution: 20,1 Megapixels….. That’s even more than my semi pro Fujifilm FinePix HS20 xD
  • Sensor size: 1″
  • Lens: 24-360mm eq
  • Interchangeable lens: Non
  • Optical Zoom: 15x zoom
  • Viewfinder: EVF/LCD
  • Native ISO: 125-12800
  • Extended ISO: 80-25600
  • Shutter: 1/16000 60sec
  • Max aperture: f/3.3-6.4
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1,8 in.
  • Weight: 12 oz.
  • Price: $949 CAN or ” $749 US


Panasonic Lumix ZS200. Photo:


SONY RX 100: The best option to travel light!

This is clearly cheaper than the last one! But you are not going to get less. With the Sony RX 100 you could get great quality of the image too. You will get clear images with natural results thanks for the large ISO of this model. Pocked size and very light to carry anywhere! This is a great choice if you are looking something easy to carry, cheap and that will save your beautiful memories.

  • Resolution: 20,2 Megapixels
  • Sensor size: 1″
  • Lens: 10.4-37mm (28-100mm eq.)
  • Interchangeable lens: Non.
  • Optical zoom: 3.6x zoom
  • Native ISO: 125-6400
  • Aperture: f/1.8-4.9
  • Shutter: 30sec ~ 1/2000
  • Dimensions: 4 x 2.29 x 1.41 in.
  • Weight: 7.51 oz.
  • Price: $468 CAN or ” $448 US

Sony RX 100. Photo:

Canon EOS M100: The best option to improve your skills!

Before jumping to a big semi pro or pro camera, I recommend you to start with this beauty. This camera has all the advantage of a compact camera (Light, comfortable, easy to use and cheaper) with the plus of having interchangeable lens! This is awesome if you want to get really involve in photography!! Also, it has a LCD screen that can rotates 180° that will allow you to play with angles or have beautiful selfies. Self Portrait mode and a Creative Assist to guide you so you can get the shot you want! Full HD video. Last but not least, you can have WiFi connection and Bluetooth!

  • Resolution: 24,2 Megapixels
  • Sensor size: 1″
  • Lens:15-45mm (24-72mm eq.) (Kit lens)
  • Optical zoom: 3.0x zoom
  • Native ISO: 100-25600
  • Max aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
  • Shutter: 30 sec ~ 1/4000
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.4
  • Weight: 10.7 oz.
  • Price: $529 CAN (LIMITED TIME) or $449 US (LIMITED TIME)

Go for it!!

I always say the best way to achieve something is to KEEP MOVING!! If, you are interested about getting into photography the first thing to do is to get the best camera that fits your needs.

Keep Moving!! and let me know if you have any questions!!

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