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If you are a DSLR, this guide isn’t for you!

2018 Spring Edition

Unless you buy some weird no-name brand Chinese camera, all the main manufacturers are getting pretty good. Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, etc. So you’re going to need something that sets them apart. And if you go on one of these famous Whirlwild Trips, you may EASILY have over 100 photo stops. When you get home, as your friends gasp at what an awesome trip you took, they may ask “where was this exactly?” And you may think, “That’s a good question, I know it was in…. some National Park… I think”.  That’s why I am madly in LOVE with cameras that has GPS built into them. They automatically embed into each photo, the exact location (down to the foot) of where you were when you took that picture. Now I’m not a camera review site. I’m going to tell you what I’d use and the price points. You decide. I was a Canon man for well over a decade, then I converted to Sony. I choose Sony for the following reasons:

1. GPS encoded in each photo (So when you upload your photos to a photo sharing website  will automatically create a map for you with photos (Google Photos is the best)

2. Automatic Panoramic, you can create a 42MP panoramic with just a sweep of the camera. This is catching on with others.
3. 4K/60 Video (smoooth, many DSLR’s can’t do this).
4. They can take 3 fast shots that you can use for High Dynamic Range (HDR), which only DSLR’s usually can.

$377 – Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera  (GPS, Panorama, waterproof, rugged, 4K video, HDR)
$448 – Sony DSChx90v/b Super 30X Zoom, 4K video, HDR, GPS)

The absolute best bags, hands down for cameras is KATA.

Remember to put your contact information on the first picture on each memory card! 

Not everyone is a thief, far from it.  The vast majority of people, if given the chance, will happy return lost items, if they can EASILY find you.  I’ve found a few digital cameras and it was almost impossible to find the owner.  However, with digital cameras, there is an easy solution to make sure that if you do loose your camera, you can easily be found.

So here is a quick and easy tip on how to make your camera easily returnable.

1. take a picture of your computer screen, with this your own text on it:

“If Found please contact

999.555.1212 or”

That’s it!