Traveling is, of course, amazing. Meeting new people and seeing so many new things, it’s absolutely the best. But while seeing everything is great, photographs are truly the best tribute one can make. With photos, you can share them with your friends and family to help spread a part of the experience. You also have the photographs to look back on later, to reawaken old memories and re-live the thrill. As a freelance photographer and blogger, the ability to take good pictures is especially important to me, not only for sentimental reasons but for business too. That’s why I’ve created this post, the whole purpose of which is to take the best cameras 2016 has to offer currently and compare them to find the one I really want. I’ve scoured the internet and found my top four, and listed the website I found them on, their prices, and various details about them. Keep in mind, this list is only tailored to myself, but is definitely a great start for anyone looking for a camera. These are wonderful and informative websites that can help anyone in the right direction. So without further ado, here they are:


Nikon Coolpix p610 price: $429.95

  • 60x optical zoom
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for smartphone and tablet compatibility
  • Dual viewing systems: a swiveling Vari-angle LCD and high resolution viewfinder
  • Built in GPS


Nikon 1 AW1 with 11-27.5mm lens price: $796.95

  • EXPEED 3A image processing engine
  • Waterproof to 49 feet
  • Shockproof to 6.6 feet
  • Dustproof design
  • Freezeproof to 14° F
  • 3.0” 921k-Dot LCD
  • Pop up waterproof fla


Olympus TG4 price: $349.99

  • 16 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with RAW capture
  • Wi-Fi for wireless sharing
  • GPS and eCompass
  • Waterproof to 50 Ft
  • Crushproof to 220 lbf
  • Shockproof to 7 feet
  • Freezeproof to 14° F


TomTom Bandit price: $341.95

  • CMOS with 16 megapixel
  • Wi-Fi remote control functions
  • Built in GPS receiver
  • Splash proof

After deciding that being as life-proof as possible, the Olympus TG4 looked the best. I’ll be the first to admit that I am a little (read: a lot) clumsy, and something that could survive dropping long distances or trips through water is definitely a better option. The TomTom Bandit is definitely my second option, and I might look at getting it later on. It’s meant to be mounted, something like a GoPro. I’d love it for the Kayaking trip that I’m planning, something that can capture the entire trip without too much hand usage. That will be a later post, about the trip itself and some research into buying a kayak/kayaks. But for now, I’ll be scouring the internet for the best deal on the Olympus. I have a camera currently, but it’s an older model and a lot of my shots come out shaky. I mean, one can’t expect to have only perfect shots, but it’s still time for an upgrade. After choosing the Olympus I also decided to look into some accessories. On the same website I found it on, I also found:

  • The PT-056 Underwater housing, listed at: $299.99
  • Mini tripod, listed at: $9.99
  • Premium tough accessory pack, listed at: $39.99

I’m pretty excited to make this investment; my prints will be available for sale soon. I choose only my best shots, but an amazing camera means more amazing photos available to purchase. If this list was at all helpful or at least entertaining, feel free to shoot me a message. I’m also available on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for reading, and check back again for future posts!


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