While traveling, it is important to have the right kind of photographic equipment with you, especially if you love taking photos. Spain is full of great photographic potential, and you will probably see countless interesting places and people that you’ll want to take photos of. So before packing your bags and heading off, decide what kind of camera you will take along.
Why Not Just a Smartphone?
The first question many people ask when faced with a question like this is why can’t they just rely on their smartphones? They sure can, if they want to take casual photos on their trip. While smartphone photography has come a long way, it still cannot quite stack up against something you’ll be able to get from a dedicated camera.
Go for Portability
While it is true that a DSLR gives you great image quality because of the larger sensor and interchangeable lenses, you could consider taking a high-end compact camera along too. These have improved a lot in recent years, providing users with full manual controls and larger-than-usual sensors in very pocket-able bodies. The best part about compact cameras is that you can always have them with you.
However, if you really need something that will allow you to take pro-level photos, I would suggest you take along a mirror-less camera rather than a DSLR. These have much smaller bodies than traditional DSLRs, and provide you with very similar kind of photo quality.
Just remember that whichever kind of camera you want to take along with you needs to be with you and easily usable to let you take the photos you want.