Which DSLR camera is best for travel photography?


When it comes to landscape and travel photography, there are several cameras that are highly sought after for their image quality, dynamic range, and overall photographic performance. When you take that amazing trip to Norway, Switzerland, Alaska, Hawaii or The Rockies, you want a camera that will capture those amazing moments and remind you every day of that amazing trip.  Here are some of the top cameras often chosen for landscape photography:


  1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: This full-frame DSLR offers a high-resolution sensor (30.4 megapixels) and excellent dynamic range, allowing for detailed and vibrant landscape images. It also has a rugged build and weather sealing, making it suitable for outdoor shooting. This camera is also great for portrait photography.  Sitting at around $2500, this camera is a good choice for those who want a great camera for landscape photography.


  1. Nikon D850: Another full-frame DSLR, the D850 has a 45.7-megapixel sensor with exceptional image quality and dynamic range. It has a versatile ISO range, , and an advanced autofocus system, making it popular among all photographers whether experienced or novices.  Listing at around $2500, the Nikon D850 is another great choice for all photographers.


  1. Sony Alpha a7R IV: This mirrorless camera features a 61-megapixel full-frame sensor, which delivers incredible detail and image resolution. It offers a wide dynamic range, excellent low-light performance, and a compact form factor, making it suitable for travel and outdoor photography.  At a price point of $2500, this camera is at the medium price range of a full frame camera.


  1. Fujifilm GFX 100: If you’re looking for even higher resolution, the GFX 100 medium format camera from Fujifilm is a great choice. It includes a huge 102-megapixel sensor that captures stunning levels of detail and dynamic range, making it ideal for landscape photography where image quality is second to none.  In fact, this is my personal camera of choice and the one that I use for almost everything.  The images are crystal clear and gives stunning detail.  The price is hefty, but, it is worth every cent.  The price point for this amazing camera is at around $5500.  Though it put a major dent in my pocket book, I am very happy that I invested in this truly wonderful camera.  Below are a few images captured with the Fujifilm GFX 100s.


  1.  Pentax K-1 Mark II: Known for its rugged build and weather sealing, the K-1 Mark II is a full-frame DSLR with a 36.4-megapixel sensor. It boasts excellent image quality, in-body image stabilization, and unique features like AstroTracer for astrophotography.  The price point  on this camera comes in at about $1800.


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Here are a few images photographed with the Fujifilm GFX 100s.



Girl standing in a wildflower field with cows in the background Girl sitting in a grassy field with a pink dress and a very blue sky.







These are just a few examples, and the “best” camera for travel and landscape photography ultimately depends on personal preferences, budget, and specific requirements. It’s recommended to try out different cameras and lenses before making a final decision to see which one feels most comfortable and suits your shooting style.



As stated above, I own and use the Fujifilm GFX 100s.  The detail from this amazing camera is second to none.  My next vacation, I will use my Fuji camera to capture my vacation images so that I can re-live my vacation over and over again.  To see a list of some of my most favorite camera equipment, click here.


Happy traveling!  Until next time.


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