Have you been planning to travel, and are you ready to hit the road? Whether you want to take photos of yourself in the new places you will travel to or images of nature to share with loved ones or sell, you will need a good camera. There are numerous options out there, so, it can be confusing if you have never bought a travel camera. It would help to choose a camera that meets your needs and fits your budget. These are the five best travel cameras you should consider buying and carrying in your backpack before starting your journey.

1.    GoPro Hero 11 Black
Vloggers love this camera because of its ability to take fantastic action videos. Initially, only extreme sports enthusiasts used action cameras like this one. These were sports like scuba diving, motocross, skydiving, and skiing. However, nowadays, it is one of the most coveted travel cameras. The camera is waterproof, so you can use it in any weather without fear. The camera is also equipped with voice-activated commands and is high quality, compact and durable. This camera can shoot a 5.3K video and connect it to your phone, enabling you to take spectacular photos from different angles. It is also ideal for taking time-lapse videos such as a sunset or busy urban life. The entire GoPro series has these fantastic features. The only downside about this camera is that you need to buy several accessories to mount it and get the best images. The accessories can be costly, and you might also require extra batteries. It costs £324 on Amazon.

2.    Canon Powershot SX740
This is a compact camera which means it has a bigger sensor than the smartphone camera, hence better quality photos. It has a long zoom feature with a sensor that has ½.3 inches. Its other features include fast continuous shooting, 4k time-lapse video, 4k video, and 40x optical zoom with zoom framing assist and optical image stabilizer. It costs about £324 on Amazon.

3.    Sony RX100
This is another point-and-shoot or compact camera you can buy when you are going on your trips. It has a sensor that measures 1 inch, plus RAW shooting and full manual controls. This is the first model in Sony’s RX100 series. There are six more cameras in this series. The RAW shooting feature is excellent if you have photo editing skills because you can later edit the image to your liking. It has a 3x optical zoom and a fast f/1.8 aperture. You can also buy the latest models, such as RX100 version V which has more advanced features and costs a bit more than this older version. It costs £194 on Amazon.

4.    Panasonic Lumix ZS70
This camera has full manual controls, OIS, RAW support, a ½.3 inch sensor, and a 30x optical zoom lens, enabling it to take phenomenal photos. Additionally, it has an electronic viewfinder, making taking pictures in sunlight stress-free. You can also get an improved version of this camera- the ZS80 for a higher price and enjoy its higher resolution and Bluetooth features. The ZS70 costs about £241 on Amazon.

5.    Fujifilm X-T30 II
This camera is lightweight and has specialized exposure dials. It is made using high-quality materials, its battery lasts long, and it looks fashionable. Its 26mp crop sensor takes high-quality photos even in low light. You can also use the film simulation profiles and autofocus system to edit your image. You can own one for £1050 on Amazon.

There are other notable cameras that you can buy as a traveller, such as Olympus Tough TG-6, Nikon Z fc, Insta360 X3, Akaso Brave 7 LE, Canon M200, Sony Alpha 7C, and Canon EOS R7. The last two are full-frame cameras, meaning they are larger and more expensive than compact and mirrorless cameras. They also capture the best quality images in low light.

These are some of the best travel cameras you can buy and use to take beautiful images on your journey. They are easy to use and relatively cheap. Choose the one you like best and start capturing unique and amazing photos as you explore the world and go on adventures.