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National Geographic declares X-T1 and X100T to the Top 10 best Travel cameras!


X-T1 + 55-200: National Geographic Quality image taken by X-shooter Milan Miki Denkovski and shared at the FR facebook photostream here

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The X-series cameras are great for travelling. So no surprise, that the Travel Photo Section at the FXF is the most popular one.

But which are the Top 10 cameras for Travelers according to the National Geographic?

Well, their list starts with the Fujifilm X-T1, because:

Classy, retro styling in the form of a 1970s film SLR. But instead of optics, the camera uses a pentaprism, which holds one of the best electronic viewfinders yet.

This camera is quick—its autofocus is quick, its image review is quick, and it shoots tons of pictures in a row without hanging up.

The small size of the camera and lenses means that, even if you decide to carry the whole system with you on your travels, your bag will be less than half the size of a standard DSLR’s.

Pro Tip: Fujifilm cameras have very nice film-emulation modes for their in-camera JPEGS. Try shooting in JPEG + RAW with the camera set to Classic Chrome. These JPEGs have a wonderful color palette that looks like old Kodachrome slides. If you don’t like the color, you always have the RAW file to process however you like.

Later in the list, they mention also the Fujifilm X100T, because:

If you aren’t interested in carrying a full camera kit when you travel but still want to exercise your artistic side, go simple. Try this non-interchangeable-lens camera that boasts a 35mm-equivalent field of view and a hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder. This retro-looking camera boasts Fujifilm’s X-Trans CMOS sensor array. It’s a radically different way of separating colors, leading to small-sensor image quality that rivals its full-frame competitors. Only having a single field of view might seem too simple, but limited choice can often lead to better pictures. It’s nice not to be burdened with carrying too many lenses and accessories.

Pro Tip: I have always gone very basic, one camera and one lens. . —David Alan Harvey, Magnum photo collective member and longtime National Geographic photographer.

The other cameras in the list are: Canon EOS M3 :: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II :: Sony Alpha a7R II  :: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
 :: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 :: Sony Alpha a6000 :: Olympus TG-3 :: Sony DSC-RX10

Read all at National Geographic

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