Christmas vacations: which camera to buy before you leave

Christmas is approaching and you need to start preparing what you need to go on vacation: here are the best travel cameras

Smartphone cameras are slowly replacing them, but cameras are trying hard to resist. With the market in dire straits, SLR and compact cameras are trying to carve out their own niche in the market by adding new features and ways to use them.

More and more people are leaving their cameras at home, preferring to occupy the camera's space with clothes and food, especially when it comes to going on vacation. Despite the quality achieved by the photographic compartment of smartphones, the images taken with your mobile device can not be compared to the quality of photos taken with a camera, especially if reflex. Also, if you're going to visit an exotic place, cameras provide greater stability and security.

Many companies have produced shock, dust and water resistant cameras that are ideal for safaris and adventure travel. These cameras are very compact in size but ensure that the quality of the images you take is excellent, even in the most extreme situations. If you're packing your suitcase for the Christmas vacations, remember to bring along one of the cameras in our buying guide

Fujifilm XP90

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Are you leaving for a month of surfing in Hawaii and don't want to miss a single moment of your training? The Fujifilm XP90 is the right camera for you: the Japanese company has created a "rugged" camera that is practically indestructible and suitable for even the most extreme situations. The camera can be used up to a maximum of fifteen meters (fifty feet), resists falls up to a maximum of 1.75 meters, dust and frost to minus ten degrees. From Hawaii to the Arctic Circle, the Fujifilm XP90 adapts to all different situations. Moving on to the technical features: the camera mounts a BSI-CMOS sensor with 16 million pixels that allows you to take sharp photos even late at night or in dark rooms. In addition, the Japanese company has developed a technology (Underwater) that allows you to reproduce images taken underwater with the same colors of the sea. Thanks to the "Burst Mode Button" you can shoot burst images without losing quality (up to a maximum of ten consecutive shots in one second). Logically could not miss the recording of videos: the Fujifilm XP90 makes videos in FullHD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080: the roar of a lion or a meeting with a shark have never been so real. The price is less than 200 euros.

Hasselblad X1D

For the photographer who never has to ask. Let's make things clear right away, Hasselblad X1D is not a camera for everyone: the cost is around thirteen thousand euros just for the camera body without any additional accessories. Such a high price is explained by the fact that the cameras are handmade and every single piece follows a long process. Moreover, the Swedish company's camera is the first compact mirrorless model that integrates a 44mm sensor into a camera that weighs just over 700 grams. The Hasselblad X1D is dedicated to a specific market niche, the one formed by photography enthusiasts who are looking for something different in cameras, devices that allow you to take wonderful images in any situation. Il sensore fotografico è da 50 megapixel, unico nel suo genere, come il prezzo della fotocamera.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

La qualità dei materiali Panasonic supportata dagli obiettivi Leica: La Lumix DMC-LX100 nonostante abbia sulle spalle quasi due anni è ancora una delle migliori compatte da viaggio disponibili sul mercato. Nonostante le dimensioni molto minute, la fotocamera offre delle impostazioni che è possibile trovare solamente nelle reflex e nelle macchinette utilizzate dai professionisti. Il cuore della Lumix DMC-LX100 è un sensore MOS Micro 4/3’’ da 12,8 Megapixel che permette di scattare immagini di alta qualità, anche nelle situazioni più complicate. Infine, impossibile non spendere due parole sull’obiettivo: Panasonic si è affidata all’esperienza decennale di Leica e i risultati si vedono. The lens offers a focal aperture of 1.8/2.8. The Lumix DMC-LX100 also allows you to record high-resolution video at 50fps. The price? On the official website it's 699.99 euros but on the main Italian e-commerce sites you can find it at a much lower price.

Olympus Pen-F

Vintage heart, top performance. The first model was launched in the roaring '60s, now Olympus has tried to relaunch the Pen-F with all-new hardware. The retro design has been leveraged by the company to give photographers special features to take perfect images even in low light moments. There is a small "crank" (Creative Dial) on the front that allows users to switch between four different modes to use depending on the situation. The camera integrates a CMOS sensor with 20 Megapixel resolution and also supports all the different types of connections to communicate quickly with the computer. Olympus Pen-F also allows you to record video in FullHD at 50 frames per second. The price exceeds 1000 euros.

Leica Sofort

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What distinguishes the Leica Sofort camera is the design: colorful, distinctive, very fashionable. But that doesn't mean that the camera doesn't have some very interesting features: the German company, as usual, has used top quality materials, which allow you to use the camera even in the most extreme situations. Dedicated to surf lovers, Leica Sofort allows you to take high quality images in any situation thanks to the different programs that the user can set. The camera also has several accessories, all to match depending on the model of Leica Sofort chosen. The price is around 250 euros, for a compact camera beautiful to see and use.

Nikon D500

Go on vacation, but with the security of always having a camera ready to capture the perfect image. For photography lovers looking for a top-performance camera, the Nikon D500 is the best the market has to offer. The camera provides an almost unique focusing system with 153 AF points and 99 cross-type sensors that allow you to cover the entire width of the viewfinder frame. The Nikon D500 allows you to take repeat images without taking up available memory space: in fact, it has both a USB 3.0 port for quickly moving photos, and SnapBridge technology that uses the wireless connection to send images to your computer. The CMOS photo sensor is 20.9 Megapixels. But the surprises didn't end there. In fact, the Nikn D500 allows you to record videos with a 4K resolution, giving users the opportunity to make even short film shorts. The price exceeds one thousand five hundred euros.

Canon Eos M3

The qualities of an SLR in the heart of a compact. Those looking for a camera that is easy to carry but at the same time allows you to take quality pictures can definitely find in the Canon Eos M3 the camera of their dreams. The camera offers a 24.2 Megapixel sensor and ISO up to 12,800 that allows you to shoot even in pitch black situations. Despite its tiny size, the camera has a set of lenses that can be mounted depending on the situation. Each image can be sent to your personal computer thanks to the wireless connection ensured by support for Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. Infine, la Canon EosM3 dispone di una ghiera completa con tutte le impostazioni utilizzate dai fotografi professionisti: allo scatto manuale fino alla regolazione dell’esposizione. La fotocamera può essere acquistata a un prezzo intorno ai quattrocento euro.

Sony α7R II

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Sony α7R II

Sony ha fatto il suo ingresso nel mercato delle fotocamere con l’acquisto dello storico marchio giapponese Konica Minolta. Negli anni l’azienda ha affinato le proprie capacità e ultimamente sta realizzando dei dispositivi veramente interessanti. La Sony α7R II è una fotocamera veramente completa e ideale per coloro che amano viaggiare e immortalare ogni singolo momento della loro avventura. La fotocamera monta un sensore da 42,4 megapixel e una ISO che può arrivare a 102400. In addition, the device allows you to record videos with a 4K resolution.

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