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Worldwide travel:

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ASIA

AUSTRALIA

CANADA:

CHILE

CROATIA: Plitvice Lakes NP

ECUADOR & Galapagos Islands

EUROPE

FRANCE gallery search

GREECE

ITALY: Venice, Dolomites

MEXICO gallery search

NEPAL

NEW ZEALAND

NORTH AMERICA

NORWAY 2011

Patagonia: ARGENTINA, CHILE

PERU:

SLOVENIA

SOUTH AMERICA

SWITZERLAND

THAILAND: Bangkok

TURKEY

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USA travel articles:

Alaska

Arizona

California

Colorado

Hawaii

Idaho

Indiana

Kentucky

Louisiana: Cajun & Zydeco music

Maine

Michigan

Minnesota

Montana: Glacier National Park

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Oregon: favorite images

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington: favorite photos

West Virginia

Wyoming: Yellowstone, Tetons

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BEST 2017 TRAVEL CAMERAS reviewed

Top recommended travel cameras (pocket, midsize, DSLR, full frame) as of February 2017:

Research by Tom Dempsey recommends the following portable cameras and gear best for on-the-go photographers. Yearly advances now put the sweet spot for serious travel cameras in the size range from 1”-Type to APS-C sensors (read article).

Sony RX10 III camera

The world’s most versatile midsize camera: Sony RX10 III has a weather-sealed 25x zoom 24-600mm equivalent, bright f/2.4-4 lens.

As smartphones typically blur shots in dim light and zoom poorly, upgrading to (A) a pocket-size 1″-size-sensor camera (read my review) will help make bigger prints. But for publishing, I prefer (B) a midsize Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III camera (price at Amazon) with versatile 25x zoom lens which outshines APS-C sensor systems anywhere near its weight class — read my RX10 III review.

Traditionalists wanting more lens choices and optical viewfinder may pick (C) a bulkier DSLR-style camera with APS-C sensor. Elite photographers seeking dim-light images at high ISO 6400+ may prefer a heavier (D) full-frame sensor camera

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A. World’s best pocket-size camera:

Panasonic Lumix DSC-ZS100 (buy at Amazon) (2016, 11 oz, 25-250mm equivalent lens) outguns all pocketable 1″-sensor rivals with a versatile 10x zoom (read my ZS100 review).  Other options:

  1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 (IV, III, II, or I) (price at Amazon) only zooms to 3x but is noticeably sharper and brighter than ZS100. Add a Sony AG-R2 attachment grip. Fit into Tamrac Digital 1 Photo Bag with extra Wasabi Power NPBX1 batteries. Save money with used or earlier III, II or I versions — read Tom’s Sony RX100 review.
  2. Pocket superzoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (2015, 8.6 oz, 24–720mm equiv 30x zoom, EVF).
  3. Cheapest: Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (2015, 5 oz, 25-300mm equiv lens, 1/2.3″ sensor).
  4. Underwater, shockproof, dust-resistant: Olympus Tough TG-4 (2015, 8.7 oz, 25-100mm equiv) compromises image quality but is good for underwater movies.

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