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BEST AFFORDABLE CAMERAS FOR TRAVELING

Updated: Oct 15, 2018

Hey guys! Today I want to talk about one of the most searched topics on the internet: affordable cameras that will get you great shots while travelling. For this purpose, I've selected three cameras that work great, and best of all won't break your bank account. Notice that these are all CANON cameras, but that's due to personal preferences when it comes to video quality. I personally consider they are bit underrated, but that's because I don't usually go with the hype, I just look for good results on gear that do the job for me. I'm going to start with the most compact one all the way up.


1. CANON EOS M10

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This mirrorless camera comes with a 15-45 mm kit lens. We also find a pop-up flash on the top that will give you better photos in low light conditions, althought I prefer to use lenses that allows me to get a longer exposure when shooting landscapes and portraits. For vlogging purposes the flip-up screen is a major plus. You can choose the settings between automatic photo, manual photo and video mode. The only problem that I've noticed is that if you're shooting video with an external mic connected, you won't be able to flip the screen up, since the mic input location is on top of the camera. The mini USB and HDMI ports as well as the SD CARD slot are on the side of the body. It comes with a WIFI button that allows you to connect your smatphone and transfer files directly from the sd card. This camera has an 18 mpx APS-C sensor which has a crop factor of 1.6 with autofocus and face tracking features. Canon has updated the focus system, using a 49 point hybrid phase detection system to “fix” that is 2.4 times faster than previous cameras. Price: $389.


2. CANON EOS M50 (4K)

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This is the camera that I expect to buy really soon. The Canon EOS M50 is an entry-level mirrorless camera that features an electronic viewfinder, fully articulating touchscreen, single control dial and a 24MP APS-C sensor. For a vlogging setup, you can shoot standard 30 frames a second HD video. One of things that I love about this camera is the Dual Pixel Autofocus, that makes the focus stay crispy and is really good at tracking faces. For a slow and smoother motion you can also shoot at 60 frames a second and it looks amazing. The 4k feature is kind of limited, since it only allows you to shoot at 24 frames a second and the crop factor of the sensor kind of zooms in the image a little bit. The editing process is really slow due to the huge size of each file. Now, I must mention the built in microphone. It is awesome, the audio quality you get is crazy, but you cal also plug an external mic onto the 3.5mm external mic jack. Price: $699.


3. CANON EOS 750 D (REBEL T6I)

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My current camera. The 750D is one of Canon’s ‘advanced beginner’ DSLRs. I recently upgraded from my good old Canon Eos 600D to the 750D and I'm so excited about the video quality and the pictures that I'm taking. I can't recommend it enough. Its 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor is amazing. Again, if you are planning to start vlogging, this is a great acquisition. Heavier than the previous cameras I've listed, it still remains pretty compact. The overall quality of this camera feels great. On the side you find all the ports you need, from mini USB, HDMI and a mic input. You can flip the touchscreen to the side, which is great for vlogging or taking group pictures and selfies. The files can be transferred directly to your smartphone if you tap it to the bottom of the camera. It saves a lot of time! Now, when it comes to the autofocus system, I need to say that it's the best one out of all the previous models in this entire line. It's very fast, accurate and has little to no hunting at all. Price: $719.

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