GoPro Tips

Finding the Best Camera For Travelers in 2022

Apr 28, 2022


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 HERO10 Black. CNN just named the camera on its "ultimate spring travel packing list" for 2022, and when you start using it, you'll understand why.

Portable makes perfect

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. The entire GoPro range is engineered for maximum portability and extended use, from the HERO10 Black to the GoPro MAX (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.

Keeping the 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 HERO10 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 HERO10 Black (or the HERO9 Black) with GoPro's 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.

Engaging content capture and vlogging

Nothing short of sparkling, crisp resolution will cut it for serious content creators and vloggers on their travels, and the HERO10 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 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 Light Mod can make all the difference to the viewer, elevating your video output to professional-level sharpness. Similarly, the HERO10 & HERO9 Black Camera Media 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 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 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 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 range of cameras and accessories to find the kit that matches your own personal style and needs.