10 Best Cameras for Blogging Shared by Travel Bloggers

A camera is an essential piece of equipment for travel bloggers. They must showcase the locations they visit with enticing, high quality images. The best cameras for blogging will also be the best cameras for anyone who wants to capture amazing travel photos.

Our camera gear includes DSLR cameras with interchangeable lenses that are pricey, not easy to transport and require time and effort to master. We will always use DSLR cameras because they meet the needs of our travel photography goals. But this type of camera is not for everyone.

We asked travel bloggers from around the world to share their favorite camera, why they like it, and a photograph taken with the camera.

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Fuji X-T10

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The Fuji X-T10 rates 4.5 stars on Amazon.

Cory Varga from You Could Travel:

I use a mirrorless Fuji X-T10 and I love this camera so much. I tried a couple of other cameras before and now that I discovered Fuji, I can’t imagine using a different brand.

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I love it because the photo colors are great, even without editing. I like using it at night. There are no blurs around the edges of my photos, unlike its competitors. With a tripod, you can get some amazing landscape photography. With photos that are sharp, beautiful, colorful, the Fuji X-T10 is a great camera for its price and performance.

For beginners, it’s also a fantastic camera to get you started. Trust me, you will want to learn more about photography because of your new camera companion. I have my Fuji with a 16-55mm lens which I use for most of my travelling photos. I have a 35mm prime lens which is simply epic for street photography and just got a 12mm wide angle lens as well.

See more of Cory’s images on Instragram and Facebook.

Fuji X-T10

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The Fuji X-T10 rates 4.5 stars on Amazon.

Helen from Helen On Her Holidays:

Before getting my first Fuji X-series mirrorless camera in 2014, I usually took photos with my phone. It took my partner getting a DSLR for me to understand how much better my holiday snaps would be if I had a camera of my own.

I bought my first Fuji at Manchester Airport on a whim just before getting on a plane to Italy. I was tempted by a deal on the Fuji X-M1 which meant that I got a free 50-220mm lens as well as the 16-50mm kit lens, and I made good use of the longer lens taking pictures of paragliders above Lake Garda.

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A couple of years later I decided to upgrade to my current camera, the Fuji X-T10. This camera shares the same 16 megapixel APS-C sensor as my old X-M1, which at 23.6mm x 15.6mm is as big as those used in most consumer-focussed DSLRs, but in a much smaller size. With lots of dials on the top panel and a user interface which moves away from the normal aperture priority/shutter speed priority it can be odd at first if you’re used to Canon or Nikon, but for me it was the perfect camera to learn the basics of camera control and get off full auto mode.

These days I travel with an 18-55mm 2.8-4 lens and a 27mm 2.8 pancake lens which is so small my whole camera fits in a small cross-body bag. The rest of the time I keep my lenses in padded neoprene lens pouches and the body in another stretchy padded pouch. I’ve tried camera bags and inserts but they just don’t work for me. I travel carry on only and don’t want the extra bulk. I do love my slim leather strap which is long enough to wear the camera cross-body and complements the vintage styling of the X-T10.

The X-T10 has been replaced now by the new X-T20 which adds a new 24 megapixel sensor, 4k video and a touch screen. It’s very tempting to upgrade again but for now, I’m sticking with the X-T10.

Connect with Helen on Instragram and Twitter.

Panasonic Lumix FZ80

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The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 rates 4.5 stars on Amazon.

Vicki Garside from Make Time To See The World:

I love everything about this camera. It packs the power of a DSLR with the convenience of a point and shoot. With a 16.1 Megapixel sensor, Full HD video recording, 20-1200mm ultra wide angle lens and x60 optical zoom – it is a versatile powerhouse of a camera that makes me happy each and every time I use it.

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The camera is so light and compact that I don’t actually need any special bag or carry case to travel around with it and it easily fits in my very unassuming cross body bag – which also has the benefit of not drawing unwanted attention to the camera.

Read Vicki’s review of the Panasonic Lumix FZ70 which also applies to the newest version FZ80. See more of Vicki’s photos on Instagram and Facebook.

Fujifilm XP

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The Fujifilm XP rates 4 stars on Amazon.

Becky Angell from Becky The Traveller:

I had planned to do a lot of snorkelling and diving on my trip to Belize. It was the perfect time to treat myself to a waterproof camera to capture the underwater beauty. The Fujifilm XP is waterproof to 20m/65ft, perfect for the depth I can dive. It’s also shock proof from 1.75m/5.8ft which turned out to be useful after dropping it in the boat, oops! Carrying it around is easy because I don’t need to worry about protecting it in my bag.

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It’s a compact camera with a setting for underwater photos. Before jumping in, I changed the setting and was good to go the entire time I was under the water. The zoom is limited but perfect for underwater.

The feature that really impressed me was the video function, I wasn’t expecting it to be that good. But when I came face to face with a shark I was really pleased with the finished video. The detail of the shark’s eye was almost too clear and a bit spooky to look back at. Check out my shark video on my Facebook page.

See more of Becky’s images on Instagram.

Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera

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The Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera is an Amazon Choice and rates 4.5 stars.

Kris from Nomad by Trade:

I use the Sony A6000 mirrorless camera. I absolutely adore it because it’s the perfect combination of quality and portability. I don’t want to have to lug around a DSLR when I’m out exploring, and the mirrorless produces high-quality images without the bulk or weight.

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I have a small carry case that fits the camera, two lenses, spare batteries, and memory cards. I can easily tuck the camera into my purse if I want to be even more streamlined, but I can’t carry the zoom lens that way.

Connect with Kris on Facebook and Instagram.

Canon Powershot G7x Mark II

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The Canon Powershot G7x Mark II is an Amazon Choice and rates 4.5 stars.

Emily Hines from Em’s on the Road:

I use a Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II. I love it because it takes high quality images and video and is small enough to fit in my purse for travelling. It is wifi enabled so I can edit photos and videos on the go which is awesome.

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You can shoot in RAW or Jpeg format which is great if I need incredibly high resolution images for print. It also shoots video in 1080p HD and give you the flexibility of shooting in selfie mode.

It is so compact, about 10 oz, so I usually just tuck it into my purse or one of the padded compartments in my backpack.

Take a look at Emily’s photos on Instagram.

Canon EOS M

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The Canon EOS M rates 4.5 stars on Amazon.

Rebecca Brianne Nelson from Bexpeditions:

At the moment my most trusted travel camera has been my Canon EOS M. I already had a Canon DSLR that I had been using daily, but wanted something a bit smaller. I absolutely love it for the smaller size, yet I can switch out my lenses and have many of the same features and flexibility I have with my DSLR.

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I enjoy that it’s much lighter on my neck and in my bag! This makes a huge difference if we’re hiking throughout the day or out and about in a large city and want to keep things light. It fits in my purse and that’s how I transport it! This way I always have it on me.

Connect with Rebecca on Facebook and Instagram.

Fujifilm X-A3

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Claire Martin from Claire’s Footsteps:

When my five year old DSLR gave up last year, I decided not to purchase another DSLR. I purchased the Fujifilm X-A3 instead. It’s got a sleek design and takes awesome photos. Although it’s still quite heavy, it’s nowhere near as bulky as a DSLR which makes travelling with it more enjoyable.​

It takes beautiful, high-quality photos and has all of the functions (shutter speed, aperture) of a DSLR, plus some fun features, like a swivel screen so I can take photos from a variety of angles and even flip it around for a selfie cam!

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The Fujifilm x-a3 is ideal for landscape shots – some of my best photos taken with it are from when I was driving across the Nullarbor plain in Australia. I haven’t quite mastered night photos with this camera yet. I’m trying to learn how to capture the ultimate starscape photo with it!  

See more of Claire’s photos on Facebook and Instagram.

Google Pixel Phone

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Yashy Murphy from Baby & Life:

I love the camera on the Google Pixel phone because it takes stunning pictures without me having to do much. There are manual settings in addition to the usual auto point and shoot. Of course I love it because my kids and husband got it for me as a present for Christmas!

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My phone is pretty much glued to my hands so it’s always with me. I take about 40 photos DAILY so the Pixel really helps me capture life on the go.

Connect with Yashy on Instragram and Twitter.

iPhone 6

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Claudia Bartsch from On Claudi9:

I am a budding blogger and also new on YouTube. I didn’t want to pay a fortune for a good camera, but I needed to use it for both pictures and videos. I have been trying a lot of cameras of friends, but none of them was producing the quality that I wanted for my photos and videos.

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Eventually I tested the iPhone 6 and fell in love with the quality. It works well when I mix the videos from the iPhone and an action camera. Check out my video where I used the iPhone.

I also love how easy it is to transport and use.

See more of Claudia’s photos on Instagram.

Blackberry Priv Phone

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The  Blackberry Priv Phone is an Amazon Choice and rates 4 stars.

Helene from Flight to Somewhere:

The camera specs on the phone are 18MP, Schneider-Kreuznach lens and f2.2. I’ve accumulated quite a collection of cameras from compacts to DSLRs, but Priv is the one I use the most for a number of reasons.

Size: It can fit in my smallest bag and even in my pocket, so it doesn’t matter if I’m going on a tour, a hike or just to a cafe down the road, chances are I will have Priv with me as it’s so easy to carry it around.

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Quality: This is even more important than size and Priv delivers the best quality I have managed to find in a compact camera so far, with crisp colours and sharp photos in most cases with little to no tuning required. Believe me, I am super picky when it comes to photo quality! With its great auto HDR setting, in difficult lighting conditions Priv managed to produce better photos than my DSLR.

Apps and connectivity: The Instagram and Facebook apps are right there on the phone, so uploading photos to my social media channels doesn’t require any transfers between devices.

Connect with Helene on Instagram and Facebook.

YOU Create the Photo, Not the Camera

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The most important instrument is the person behind the camera who creates the images. The type of camera you have does not determine the photographic outcome.

Be confident in your abilities. Get out there and capture what you love whether you use your cell phone, point-and-shoot, DSLR or video camera.

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Before any big trip, you need to invest in a good travel camera. The camera you choose can make or break the pictures you take along the way. If you’re unsure what camera to buy, check out these 10 best cameras for traveling and blogging. We also include why it’s a good pick and where you can get one of your own (or one for family or your significant other). Make sure you check out these cameras and save them to your travel board or gift board so you can find them later.    Before any big trip, you need to invest in a good travel camera. The camera you choose can make or break the pictures you take along the way. If you’re unsure what camera to buy, check out these 10 best cameras for traveling and blogging. We also include why it’s a good pick and where you can get one of your own (or one for family or your significant other). Make sure you check out these cameras and save them to your travel board or gift board so you can find them later.

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46 comments

Great list! I traveled with an Olympus mirrorless om-d em10 for the last two years and it was great! So lightweight and produced high-quality images. Just upgraded to a Sony mirrorless so now I need to adjust to carrying a little more weight.

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The type of camera you get all depends on your photographic needs. Hope you enjoy the mirrorless!

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From the list of cameras I would go with Vicki’s choice of the Bridge Camera. This camera is small enough to conceal when you are travelling to a dangerous place, most of my pics from dangerous places are taken with a bridge camera. I have been attacked in China and Poland for my Canon D1, imagine if I took it to West Africa! Also when you’re crossing borders in dangerous countries, you would be accused of being a journalist or a spy with a DSLR, whereas you can get away with a bridge.

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Wow, it sounds like you have some stories to tell! It’s definitely smart to go with a camera you can conceal.

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Awesome list. In the first half I began to wonder if any use their phone itself as camera.
I own a Canon EOS DSLR. But sometimes when I can’t carry it like when hiking its just my phone cam. My oneplus one was awesome. Just moved to Lenovo and not liking it! 🙁

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Darn you aren’t liking the Lenovo. I LOVE my Samsung Galaxy for photos and video. Camera phones have come a long way!

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This is a very useful post! I have a DSLR but it’s too heavy and it takes the entire space of my hand luggage. Actually this morning I was looking at how much a Sony Alpha 6000 would cost me. The Fuji suggestion is really interesting as well. My first bridge camera was a Fuji and I remember how amazing the colors were. I am definitely looking for a mirorless camera because they are so small but the quality is great.

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It’s nice to know what others use, and see images from the camera, to help narrow down the choices. Good luck with the decision!

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So happy to see my Canon Powershot on there, though I’d be keen on taking a class to learn how to better use it. I also have an iPhone 7, which takes pretty good photos too. I’d be keen to buy a Google phone, just to see the quality of the photos 🙂

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You can never go wrong with a Powershot! Do you have friends who have the Google phone so you can see the photos before buying it?

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I got an ancient camera body from Canon’s EOS series and I’m terrified about it falling apart soon and having to buy a new camera. I’ve been trying some newer versions of the body but they just don’t seem to compare to the old one which makes absolutely no sense! Thanks for camera inspiration, will keep these in mind when I have to change camera. May have to consider getting Fujifilm XP anyway as I’m currently relying only on Gopro with underwater photography.

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It’s hard to switch from something you are comfortable with. I’m also considering the Fujifilm XP for our ‘adventure/water’ photos and videos.

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I so glad that a fair few people mentioned Fuji cameras. I have an X-T10 and I am absolutely in love with it. I think for the price it is probably the best mirrorless out there and the perfect camera for someone who is just getting into photography a little more seriously. I am desperate to upgrade to the X-T2 but need to save up quite a bit!

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Good to know that you enjoy your X-T10 so much. Why does technology have to improve so often!? It’s hard to keep up – and my wallet is never happy!

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Wow a great list on cameras. My favorite is Canon Powershot for clear and crisp images with great zoom power. Also you have listed another ones which are mirror less and they look interesting to me. Nowadays I have started using recently launched Samsung S8 Plus Camera which is also very great in Night mode and Cloudy modes. Output of Fuji Cameras are great even more than DSLR ones.

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Good to know about the Samsung S8 – I have the S7 and love it, but I’m always eyeing the ‘next’ one up 🙂

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Great post! Definitely, I own The Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera and its one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. The images are so neat and with a pint of vivid colors in every take. I loved it! Thank you for sharing. – Mariella

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It seems that everyone likes their Sony A6000 – thanks for sharing your recommendation for the camera as well!

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Wow that is quite a hefty list of options! I am thinking of upgrading my camera so this post comes in handy. The Fuji cameras definitely capture my attention!

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Really great post and awesome pictures. I like what you’ve written especially this part: “The most important instrument is the person behind the camera who creates the images. The type of camera you have does not determine the photographic outcome.”

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Thank you Karie – we really believe it! Simple composition elements and understanding light can make a fantastic photo no matter the type of camera.

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That’s so timely, as I’ve been thinking of a new camera for a while. I love the fact that the recommendations cover some different price points and include phone cameras too.

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Great post! I’ve been looking at the Google pixel phone as a potential upgrade to my current phone. Phone specs change so fast, so I’m always hesitant to go with the newest ringer on the block. However the pixel is looking pretty good!

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I know, phones are upgrading and changing too fast!

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Great post! I just recently bought a Sony A6000, so I’m glad to see it make the list! It’s a great camera, and I’m having fun learning to use it! I’ll be exploring the rest of your site to learn some tricks!
I’d chime in that my Galaxy phone is an excellent everyday/portable camera as well!

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I LOVE my Galaxy S7 phone as well – and I think it does wonderful video too.

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This is awesome! Great to see so many Fujifilm cameras!! I started shooting with a Nikon D3200 but switched over to a Fujifilm X-Pro2 last year and I love it! I like that you included mirrorless cameras too. I never thought about going mirrorless but it is seriously such a game changer in terms of traveling light. Lovely suggestions!

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Traveling light is KEY for many people. That’s why I wanted to share alternatives to the larger cameras with lenses that we use. Good to know you didn’t miss your Nikon when you switched to the X-Pro2.

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OOH I love this post! Always curious what others used! We have a Canon DSLR, but I’m looking for a smaller alternative! Great suggestions!

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We love our DSLR as well, but sometimes, you just need a smaller camera. I hope it helps you in your search!

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Lots of people are surprised when telling them that I use my phone for videos and pics. Your post shows that I am not the only one trusting the quality of a phone. Really cool post. Happy I could contribute to it.

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Thank you for sharing with us. I also use my phone for our videos. Camera phone image and video quality has improved quite a bit!

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Awesome post, with so many great camera and phone camera options! This is a great rundown. Also makes me want to go out and buy some more equipment to play around with…eek!

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There is always something new and fun to try when it comes to cameras and phones. I love how Claudi tried her friend’s cameras before making a decision so maybe that’s an option for you!?

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I found this post so helpful, I’ve got the Olympus Pen but I’m looking for something a little different specifically for travelling. I really like the sound of the Fujifilm Waterproof one, so handy for watersports etc..

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I’m also intrigued by the Fuji waterproof one – it took wonderful video too!

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These are all awesome suggestions! I’m really interested in the shockproof and waterproof from Fuji now. Sounds fun to use. Thanks for putting this together!

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I know – shockproof and waterproof! I was thinking about a GoPro, but may look at this one instead….

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Nice roundup! I’m surprised no one mentioned the micro 4/3 system by Olympus and Panasonic! There are a number of different bodies and HUGE number of lenses to choose from.

I do wish the Pixel was a little cheaper, as I love the image quality and need to replace my iPhone 6.

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The criteria I gave was no DSLR, no camera that had interchanging lenses – so that’s probably why 🙂 High quality cameras always cost so much!

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Oooooh I didn’t realize you excluded the mirrorless systems! My E-M10 with the kit EZ lens is smaller than some of the ones included here 😂

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We only use a Nikon DSLR so we relied on other travel bloggers to share their favorites. I guess I need to do a part II and let you share about the E-M10! 🙂

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It was really interesting to read about the different cameras people use! Mirrorless cameras are really growing in popularity. I actually just invested in one and will be taking it on my upcoming holiday (It’s the Olympus Pen EPL-8). I am a bit nervous about leaving my beloved DSLR behind.

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We will always travel with DSLR cameras because that’s the type of photography we do. But the mirrorless cameras definitely intrigue me – the smaller size is so nice when travelling! I hope you enjoy the camera – the photos I see from that camera are awesome!

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I love how there are so many Fujifilm cameras on this list! We recently upgraded from a Nikon DSLR to a Fujifilm X-T2. I love how much smaller this mirrorless camera is, and the photo quality is awesome. It probably didn’t help that I’d dropped our old Nikon so all our old pictures had blurring issues, but seriously, the Fuji pictures look so crisp and clear.

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Oh no! Dropping a Nikon DSLR would be heartbreaking! I was impressed by the quality of the images from the Fujis on this list.

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