Squad Goals Trip VS Solo Adventure

For you it’s always been black or white. You either vouch for an all-in trip or you’d rather switch off completely and have the nature as your only companion when on holiday. 

Whether your spirit screams party or zen, surely you still want to master your photography and capture the essence of your so dreamed time away.

Whilst you are packing and checking your flights, here’s a breakdown of how to decide which is the best compact cameras to tickle your fancy.

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It’s tradition, the #squadgoals time. Summer means friends, friends mean epic times. Booking your holidays with your besties is the one thing easy to do because you think like one mind, you all know exactly what you’re expecting from this special time together. Iconic destination: check. Fab outfits planned day by day: check. Using your smartphone Instagrammable shots: wrong. A compact camera is what you need, the SuperZoom is the best-mate you must have.

The name says it all: zoom on your holidays, focus on the details that will make this trip the greatest ever whilst saving that precious space on your meticulously planned luggage. You can really have it all, your iconic shots and the room to take back those shopping bags you cannot say no to.

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It’s time for you to explore your composition skills and become the voyage hashtag guru you deserve to be. Travelling opens minds and your friends are your best inspiration: your wanderlust vibes have found their bff in the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90, a real gem to please your aesthetic. 

Enjoy the 30x optical zoom Leica lens DC VARIO-ELMAR with excellent clarity quality and 24mm wide angle that will allow you to shoot your friends whilst walking through the rich streets of Porto, including enough background to catch the essence of the city.

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You can nail your focus game with the Panasonic DFD (Depth From Defocus) reaching 0.1 second AF speed and playing around with the different modes, from Touch AF, great with selfies, to 49-point AF points, if you are up to challenge your composition craft, and Low light AF, perfect to kill the night life shots. Have fun with the Panorama selfie mode combining great places and special friendships moments.

You can really champion the quality of your work thanks to the shooting RAW option and allow yourself to edit your shots to perfection in post-production for a month worth of #tbt.

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Although your contents don’t need to wait until you’re back home to feed you with glory, Canon PowerShot SX740 HS has your back. Shoot crisply up to 40x optical zoom plus record in 4K, benefitting from the 5-axis stabilisation, to make those amazing best friends feelings come across. The Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth connections will accommodate your posting rush; geotagging on social media will be a piece of cake with the GPS location data included in each file. 

This beautiful compact camera owns the high-quality game with 20.3 Megapixels, and the CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 8 processor: all you’ll have to do is shine bright like a diamond. 

Show must go Solo

At last you are ready to take this leap of faith and go alone on your outdoors adventure. There’s nothing more exciting than reconnecting with nature, and for you the best way is doing it alone. You know where you’re heading but you have not planned your hiking route into too much details: you want to experience freedom at a slow pace, letting the elements lead the way. Your backpack is almost full with spartan essentials but there’s only one thing left to decide: what camera to trust documenting all the beauty you’ll see and feel.

From the hidden waterfalls to the silent wildlife spotting moments, a Bridge camera is the compact companion you don’t want to leave behind. This versatile stunner is the affordable and handy alternative to a DSLR which will give you the chance to benefit of an unbelievable built-in zoom lens and manual controls in a solid and super practical size.

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You won’t have to break the bank to shoot showstopper images with the Sony Cyber HX350. Take full advantage of the 20.4 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and the BIONZ X processor to create those sharp mountain landscape shots you can only get early in the morning after a sweaty but worthy hike. Play with the 50x optical ZEISS lens with f/2.8-6.3 aperture and catch some unique birds of prey action from the peak you have so bravely reached.

Away from your 9-5 routine, you can finally invest time into composition and study the best angles your imagination will take you to with the 921k-dot Xtra Fine LCD and WhiteMagic technology to enjoy a crystal-clear viewing.

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In case you want to bring your moon photography to the next level, there is only one choice: Nikon Coolpix P1000. Explore every composition you have in mind with a beyond the limit 125x optical zoom, equivalent to 3000mm, that will make you relive Neil Armstrong’s landing. You can count on the Nikon’s Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) with 5 stops of optical image stabilisation to reduce shake in low light conditions and wind distortion along with the EXPEED processing engine, even when on high zoom performance.

The VR Active mode will also support a more stable viewfinder and monitor visualisation combined with the ultra-sensitive CMOS sensor and the f/2.8-8 NIKKOR lens that will provide you with strong support in low light. Capture the miracle of uncontaminated nature in motion in 4K up to 30fps or Full HD (1080p) up to 60fps; just before dawn, test the Super-lapse mode and seize the sunbeams touching the horizon of the hilly lands of Mam Tor or make a wish with the Time-lapse mode, great for experimenting star trails and falls. Your eremite getaway can still share your masterpieces with the world with the built-in Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth connection to transfer your shots straight to your smartphone and post proudly on social media. 

No matter what makes you happy this Summer, the time of your life with the friends of always or your own into the wild adventures, you should not sacrifice the quality of your memories. The most suitable compact camera choice will make you the best dream catcher, the hero of your own holidays.

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