Canon’s best travel cameras for wildlife, underwater, sports, vlogging & more

A nomadic photographer in action. PHOTO: Getty Images

Smartphones may be getting ‘smarter’ these days, but a trusty camera is still a go-to, especially when it comes to travel photography and vlogging. Now that travel is on the cards again, why not celebrate by getting a new camera to suit your travel needs? We know it is a shopping minefield out there and cameras are aplenty in the market. Yahoo Shopping helps you narrow your camera choices with the help of photography veteran Edwin Teoh*, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, with more than two decades of experience in Canon cameras. We will leave it to the photography pro to walk you through the latest and most popular cameras you should consider bringing on your upcoming trips.

This shopping reporter has also listed the top travel destinations to look out for with borders opening up. Prices of air tickets have been escalating, but the Yahoo Shopping team here (with strong wanderlust urges) has found that booking a few months ahead and using excellent sites such as Agoda, Trip.com, booking.com, and Skyscanner do wonders to help us save. While at it, always remember to get travel insurance for peace of mind.

For wildlife photography

Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera w/RFs 18-150mm lens kit. PHOTO: Lazada

Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera w/RFs 18-150mm lens kit. PHOTO: Lazada

Edwin Teoh: Canon’s latest addition to their mirrorless range of cameras is an excellent option for budding wildlife photography enthusiasts looking to capture great wildlife shots. This APS-C or cropped sensor mirrorless camera means that the edges of your photos are cropped, giving a tighter field of view. This helps to extend the reach of your zoom lenses due to an in-built crop factor which is very handy when snapping photos of wildlife from a distance.

Level up your wildlife photography with the Canon EOS R5 and the Canon EOS R6.

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 Canon EOS R5 Body Mirrorless Digital Camera. PHOTO: Lazada

Canon EOS R5 Body Mirrorless Digital Camera. PHOTO: Lazada

Canon EOS R6 Kit RF24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM. PHOTO: Amazon

Canon EOS R6 Kit RF24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM. PHOTO: Amazon

The next step up for wildlife photography will be the Canon’s EOS R5 & R6, with heftier price tags. These full-framed sensor mirrorless cameras allow you to capture all the intricate details of your wildlife subjects. Both models come with Animal Detection Auto Focus, which helps to detect and track the eyes, faces and bodies of animals.

For underwater photography

PowerShot G7 X Mark III. PHOTO: Amazon

PowerShot G7 X Mark III. PHOTO: Amazon

For those looking at underwater photography options, consider Canon’s PowerShot G7 X Mark III. This compact camera can remarkably capture images in lower light settings and up to 4K/30p high-resolution video recording. In addition, this camera is compatible with a wide range of accessories like Canon’s Underwater Case, Diffuser, Strobe, Filter and Lens protector, and Diving Tray.

For action sports, skiing

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Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body) + Free gifts. PHOTO: Lazada

Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body) + Free gifts. PHOTO: Lazada

If you are attending a motorsport, sporting event or even a live performance, the EOS R3 will likely be your best companion. It comes with the ability for fast focus area adjustment with your Eye and tracks your subjects as they zoom down the racetrack. This is especially handy for events such as Formula 1 and the upcoming Zoukout, as you often only get one chance for a great shot and need to adjust your focus area on the fly quickly. In addition, the vehicle priority auto-focus allows for the detection and recognition of fast-moving automobiles, motorcycles and motorsports, as well as your favourite band rocking to the tunes. The in-built Head Detection autofocus also works on athletes wearing helmets, goggles or face masks!

For travel vlogs

Canon EOS M50 Mark II. PHOTO: Amazon

Canon EOS M50 Mark II. PHOTO: Amazon

With the in-camera YouTube live streaming function for real-time video engagement, the option to film vertical videos in 4K is best suited for social media. Together with its wireless connectivity to smartphones and cloud storage, the EOS M50 Mark II is a tried-and-true classic for your vlogging needs. It is lightweight and compact and can also be paired with accessories such as Canon Tripod Grip HG-100TBR and Canon Stereo Microphone DM-E100 for a professional touch.

For capturing landscape pictures, an interchangeable lens system offers more versatility in terms of changing lenses and providing different perspectives. A mirrorless camera like the EOS M50 Mark II is probably the best choice. It is not only compact, weighing only 387 grams (including battery), but it also offers exceptional photo quality.

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Canon EOS R10 (RF-S18-45mm F/4.5-6.3 IS STM). PHOTO: Lazada

Canon EOS R10 (RF-S18-45mm F/4.5-6.3 IS STM). PHOTO: Lazada

Looking to take your vlogging experience to the next level? Then look no further than Canon’s latest EOS R10, which offers 4K Ultra-HD movies processed from rich 6K RGB data for higher image quality. The high-quality capture helps to minimise colour distortion while offering brighter colours, helping you make your videos pop! Vlogging often involves a lot of movement. The EOS R10 has you covered with a combination of the movie digital image stabilisation (IS) and optical image stabilisation (IS) on a compatible lens. Lastly, the EOS R10 is also lightweight, weighing in at a sleek 429 grams.

*Edwin Teoh is an industry veteran and has been with Canon for over 22 years. He heads the marketing division for the Singapore operations in his current role as Head of Marketing.

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