Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV
The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV in terms of offering something for everybody. The RX10 IV ticks a lot of boxes it’s like having a bag full of lenses but with the benefit of never having to change them. There’s a very long zoom while the maximum aperture is pretty wide throughout the lens the sensor might not be as large as the ones you’ll find on a DSLR CSC but Sony’s 20-point one megapixel one-inch device has proven itself to be very capable. Regardless, you also get 24 frames per second shooting tracking 4k video quality and handling to rival a DSLR the major downside the high price if your budget is tighter don’t forget about this cameras predecessor the RX10 III.
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
The Canon Powershot SX 740 HS is something of a tale of two halves the good news is that it exhibits a fine build and is generally pleasing to use with good response across most aspects of the operation. If you want a no-nonsense camera with a broad zoom range and most of the decision-making left to it. The SX740 HS may just be what you’re after the flip side of this is that it’s missing a few features which are becoming the norm elsewhere. There’s no touch operation no option and move the focusing point no electronic viewfinder nor raw shooting still if the ability to zoom is your main concern you won’t find anything longer than this.
Panasonic Lumix ZS70 / TZ90
On a budget but want a capable all-rounder the Panasonic Lumix ZS70 / TZ90 is better than most at this level on top of a very capable 30 times optical zoom. You get decent 4k video recording an LCD that responds brilliantly to touch and is nice and clear and even raw shooting the viewfinder is also something that few cameras at this level offer and while it’s not quite perfect it does the job. Focusing is nice and snappy and face detection works really well too and the fact that the LCD flips up to face the front lets you capture selfies and curb shots with ease.
When it comes to best possible image quality full-frame is what you need time was that full-frame cameras were packed inside huge bodies which were decidedly unfriendly for travel. While Sony did a huge amount to change that with its alpha range of mirrorless cameras, it’s the Nikon Z6 which we’d recommend as a perfect all-rounder despite being the bulkiest on this page. It’s still conveniently sized for travel and gives you all the benefits of traveling with a full-frame sensor there’s also 12 frames per second shooting 4k video a tilting touchscreen and a beautiful high resolution viewfinder although still fairly limited. The native lenses available for the Z range are rapidly expanding the 24 to 70 millimeter f/4 lenses is the ideal traveling partner if you want to make things even smaller also consider the brand new aps-c Nikon Z50 which also has smaller lenses to pair with it.
Panasonic LX100 II
The first LX100 camera arrived way back in 2014 and was notable for its use of a larger Micro Four Thirds sensor in a compact camera frame. There’s still no worry about getting sucked into a wallet training well of lens buying in this 2nd gen version and the high quality 24 to 75-millimeter glass will do the job for most scenarios bar a safari handy travel-friendly changes. In the second generation, LX100 includes Bluetooth USB charging and quickie monochrome filter modes. Its sensor is also higher resolution than the original with a 21.7-megapixel chip that ends up with 17 megapixels after applying the crop the camera uses for stills it’s no point shoot camera but if you need a big sensor in a small body this one of the best around.