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Best Travel Cameras in 2023 - Ultimate GoPro Guide

Apr 19, 2023


What is the Best Travel Camera?

Whether you're a backpacker looking for adventure or a suitcase-toting city traveler, your camera is a must-pack travel essential. But not all cameras are made equally, so when you want peak performance, sharp images and vibrant colors in each recording and with every click, reach for the GoPro HERO11 Black. CNN named the action camera on its "ultimate spring travel packing list", and when you start using it, you'll understand why.

How to Choose the Best Travel Camera?

The best cameras for travelers are lightweight, portable and durable. For one thing, you don't want your camera and accessories to take up too much space in your luggage, especially if packing light is a priority. But if your vacation involves lots of outdoor activities or extreme sports, you'll need a compact camera that's easy to carry or wear while recording and taking photos. All GoPro action cameras are engineered for maximum portability and extended use, from the HERO11 Black, smaller but equally powerful HERO11 Black Mini, to the GoPro MAX 360 camera (which captured the mind-bending cherry blossom image below).

PRO TIP: Pair a portable GoPro camera with an equally portable carrying case, like a GoPro backpack. Weighing just 2.49 lbs, the Weekender Backpack is ideal for a long weekend or day trip. With a capacity of 32 liters, the Weekender can hold your GoPro camera and accessories, as well as anything else you need to pack. Plus, it's got a handy top-loading pouch ideal for keeping anything from cameras to sunglasses snug and safe.

Or you can opt for something more low-profile, like a camera-specific carrying case. While GoPro cameras already come in a reusable travel case, you can upgrade to the ultra-light Casey LITE for longer treks. Or for more rough-and-tumble use, invest in the Casey Semi Hard Camera Case.

How to Keep Your Travel Camera Dry?

You don't want to spend your trip worrying about your camera and water damage. That's why GoPro cameras are built to withstand surprise rain showers, splashing around in pool and endless beach days. The HERO11 Black is waterproof to 33ft, meaning you can make the most of your travels while recording your experiences as you go.

PRO TIP: Diving deeper than 33ft? Pair the HERO11 Black with GoPro Protective Housing + Waterproof Case. This camera housing is waterproof to 196ft and comes equipped with a flat glass lens to maintain incredible image quality on land and under the waves. The Protective Housing + Waterproof Case also provides rugged protection against the dirt and debris when you choose to go from water-based adventures to desert or off-road romping.

Which Camera Do Travel Vloggers Use?

Nothing short of sparkling, crisp video resolution will cut it for serious content creators and vloggers on their travels, and the HERO11 Black excels with 5.3K resolution and 19.6-megapixel frame grabs. But creating awe-inspiring video doesn't stop with choosing the right camera. GoPro's range of vlogging camera accessories can help you capture the sounds and colors that make those moments on the road truly magical. 

But what do you do with all that footage after you've capture it? Check out the video above to learn about what goes into a "GoPro Moment." 

PRO TIP: An extra burst of lighting courtesy of the GoPro Camera Light Mod can make all the difference to the viewer, elevating your video output to professional-level sharpness. Similarly, the Media Camera Mic Mod cuts down on ambient noise to deliver the viewer a more satisfying sonic experience. And to get the best bang for your creator buck, check out the HERO11 Black Creator Edition, which has all the above and more!

On-the-go Edits with Ease

Today's traveler needs to be able to edit images and video quickly without compromising on quality. That means being able to trim, cut and splice video, enhance content with vibrant filters and sync music and visuals for a compelling end result. 

GoPro's Quik video editing app takes editing to the next level, unlocking seamless content sharing across devices and unlimited backups, with a suite of easy-to-use editing tools that get the job done.

Wherever Your Travels Take You, Go with GoPro

Every journey is unique, and every traveler's needs are different. The GoPro Travel Camera Kit best suited to a trek in the mountains will be different from the equipment that you pack for catching waves surfing or kayaking downriver. Take a look at GoPro's full lineup of cameras and accessories to find the kit that matches your own personal style and needs.


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