The best cameras for hiking and backpacking are much more affordable than you think. From compact and mirrorless to waterproof options, this post covers all the best options for your next hiking and backpacking adventure!
Whether you’re snapping the perfect shot from the summit of a snowy peak, or capturing the action from among the vibrant colors of a European street market, it’s no secret that any trip involving hiking or backpacking is guaranteed to take you places that boast truly breathtaking views.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to the types and sizes of cameras you can take, and what you choose will depend on what kind of trip you’ll be taking, what kind of photographer you are and, most importantly, what kind of scenery you’ll be shooting.
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- A lighter version of the Epic Hat
- Hands free no app, record on SD card
- Resolution: 5.0M (2560*1920)
- Image sensor: 1.3 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor;
- Video Resolution: [email protected]
- Wide angle (70°)
- Video with sound
- Built-in Microphone
- External Memory: TF card (8Gb included, up to 32Gb extension);
- Shutter Control: Electronic ;
- EV Compensation: Auto;
- White Balance: Auto ;
- Scenes: Auto ;
- Power source interface: 5V DC Input ;
- Build -in battery:3.7V,1000mah Li -battery ;
- Battery life: 180 mins;
Go Pro Hero 7
The newest addition to the roster of action cameras from household name Go Pro, Hero 7 boasts a faster processor than its predecessors meaning you can shoot 4k video at either 60fps or 240fps in slow-motion. The sharpness and smoothness of video is truly stunning and still shots also come out in remarkably high quality. Added to the rugged durability of the case, which can take hard knocks and function 30ft underwater, it’s an all-round awesome action cam!
One of Canon’s most ingenious superzoom travel compact cameras to date, the Powershot SX720 features a 40x optical zoom lens housed within a remarkably compact body that gives you the equivalent range of 24-960mm in DSLR focal length. Small enough to fit in your pocket but versatile enough to take anywhere, this little camera also has built-in WiFi and 1080p HD video recording for when a still shot just won’t cut it.
The PowerShot SX720 HS is a compact camera with a whopping 40X zoom lens, which is equivalent to 24-960mm. It has a 20.3MP BSI CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, which allows for 1080/60p video and 5.9 fps continuous shooting. Other features include a 3″ LCD with 922k dots, a Zoom Framing Assist feature which keeps subjects in the scene as they approach or retreat from the camera and Wi-Fi with NFC.
Canon PowerShot G9 X
This model by Canon is designed to be simple and easy to use, perfect for budding photographers who want to travel light but also capture pictures with quality far superior to ones they can take on their smartphones. The PowerShot G9 X offers a 28-84mm zoom lens with an aperture range of f/2-4.9, meaning you might not be able to get a wide depth of field, but your photos are going to be of a much higher quality than the ones from even the market leading smartphone cameras.
The PowerShot G9 X sits below the G7 X II in Canon’s enthusiast compact lineup, stepping away from the bulkier designs of the G7 X and G5 X with a slimmer, S-series-like form factor. It offers a 1″-type 20.2MP CMOS sensor and 28-84mm equivalent F2-4.9 lens encircled by a control dial, as well as a fixed 3″ LCD.