The best camera is the one that you have with you when there is something exciting to shoot. Often, this is exactly the situation on the road. Sure, serious photographers carry a camera with interchangeable lenses to all their journeys, even to long trips, but the camera may be safely waiting in the hotel room for the next morning’s excursion to the mountains when it is needed on the street. Another important factor is that the smartphone camera must be good in all situations because you never know what is around the next corner.
Right after a credit card and a passport, a camera is perhaps the most important thing a traveler must remember to take along on a trip. Well, there are many other important things to pack, but especially people who travel frequently or for work, use a camera in so many ways that it really is an important tool on the road. Here are suggestions for cameras that have been tested to perform well in various travel situations.
No matter how many languages a traveler masters, there are plenty of moments during journeys in different parts of the world when a local language skill is desperately needed. Translation applications on a phone can help if both the traveler and the local have enough patience. The closer to natural interaction the translation tool is, the better the communication will be. Google promises that its new headphones – Pixel Buds – will translate your speech to a local language and local speech to your language on the fly.
Good cameras come with optical image stabilization (OIS) feature that reduces handshake and general movement caused by the person who is holding the camera. The result is smoother video clips and sharper still images. OIS has its limits, and that’s why stabilizers have been made available as accessories both for large cameras and smartphones. These electronic stabilizers let the photographer walk, cycle or drive while shooting a video. Now, Google’s engineers have managed to pack all the modern image stabilizing technology into the new Pixel 2 smartphone.
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Everyone who travels – tourists, professionals, digital nomads, remote workers – rely on their computing devices to be in touch with the home base or to get their work done. One key thing people take for granted at home – Internet access – is not always available on the road. Once a traveler realizes what it really means to be disconnected for a few critical hours or perhaps for days, it becomes obvious that the whole computer setup must be prepared for travel. The setup relies on offline tools.