And for some reason, I see so many people walking around with expensive, unwieldy camera equipment that they don’t know how to use. Here’s the deal: unless you’re a professional photographer, it’s entirely unnecessary to spend all that extra money on a big, shiny camera.
Spending more doesn’t mean you’re getting better quality images—it just means you’re getting more advanced features. And unless your skill level has developed beyond the technical capabilities of your camera, there’s no need to spend more for the sake of these top-of-the-line features.
With all of this in mind, I set out to find the best camera equipment I could, at the best size and price. Sure, mirrorless cameras are one way to go, but they’re also much more expensive.
My research brought me to the conclusion that the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (also known as the 100D in the UK) is the best DSLR camera for traveling. It’s the same size as a mirrorless (maybe even smaller) and it’s very affordable. I’ve been shooting with it for nine full months, and I couldn’t be happier.