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Which camera to take backpacking?!?

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1. Posted by pflorida (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Hi everyone,

Hoping someone can help me please... I'm going backpacking around Oz in June & don't know what camera to take with me..

I currently have a really good Samsung Camera that I love but I'm worried about breaking it/losing it etc, I've also considered buying a GoPro for taking pictures under water snorkeling etc but don't know if its worth buying one just for my year backpacking..

If anyones travelled before and has any advise that would be much appreciated!!

2. Posted by Unboundly (Budding Member 57 posts) 1y

Hi pflorida,

It mostly depends on what you need/like/want in a camera... will you be taking professional photos, are you looking for a wide-angle lens, better zooming quality etc. ?

Here's a link to my favorite DSLR options for travel if you're looking to invest in a new camera: -snip-, or you might consider shopping for a good camera bag if you decide on bringing the camera you already have. Here are my suggestions: -snip-, hope it helps!! ;)

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3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2424 posts) 1y

You already have a camera that you love and (I assume) know how to operate very well... so I can't imagine why you wouldn't take it? Why settle for an inferior camera that you're not accustomed to?

Countless people travel all the time with camera packages that are WAY more expensive than anything Samsung produces and with common sense and street smarts they get along just fine.

Cheers,
Terry

4. Posted by elmo-m (Budding Member 14 posts) 1y

Yea as terry said as long as your careful you should be alright taking your current camera.