The Best Travel Cameras to Capture the Perfect Shot in Practically Any Environment

Canon camera with strap
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For Aerial Footage: DJI Tello Drone Boost Combo

If you're looking to get the perfect aerial shot, look no further. The Drone Boost Combo comes with three batteries and a three-battery charging hub, so no matter where you travel, this drone will cover every angle of your adventure. Its user-friendly controls make it an ideal drone for beginners: Flying it is as simple as using an app on your phone. Each battery lasts up to 13 minutes, giving you plenty of time to scope out and record breathtaking scenery.

Buy It! $149; walmart.com

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Great for Videos: Canon PowerShot

This stylish camera may look retro, but it's packed with modern features like a touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC (near field communication — so you can transfer pictures from your camera to your smartphone with the touch of a button, for example). It even has a compress time function, which is ideal if you want to, say, make a mini movie of a friend's wedding ceremony. It comes in solid black as well, but we love the brown and silver combo for all the vintage vibes.

Buy It! $429 (usually $530); amazon.com

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Best Value: Polaroid 18.0 Megapixel Digital Camera

For such a great price point, this 16 megapixel camera takes surprisingly great pictures. It can both snap photos and record videos, not to mention its point-and-shoot design is super easy to use. With more than 200 five-star reviews, this camera is great to take on vacation and to capture special memories at home. One reviewer says, "My wife and I took it on our recent vacation to Africa and the photos and videos are incredible."

Buy It! $44; walmart.com

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For Instant Prints: Fujifilm Instax 9 Mini Camera

There's no need to pick up prints or leave keep digital files untouched: You can share the moment with friends and family immediately with the Fujifilm Instax Camera. From bachelorette parties and cruises to birthday celebrations and baby books, this updated take on the popular instant cameras from the '90s is a must. It even comes with a selfie mirror so you can make sure you look picture perfect before snapping the shot. Bonus: A 10-pack of exposure film is included with this bundle.

Buy It! From $71; bedbathandbeyond.com

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For Underwater Adventures: Akaso V50 Pro Camera

For all you watersports enthusiasts, this find is for you. The entirely touch-screen camera comes with a waterproof case, so you can dive up to 30 meters deep and still take pictures without damaging the camera. Thanks to an electronic image stabilization function, you'll be able to minimize shakey videos or blurry photos. And it's so compact, you can pack it along with all your travel essentials in your carry-on so you don't have to mess with baggage claim lines.

Buy It! $120 (usually $171); walmart.com

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For Aspiring Photographers: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera

Amazon reviewers rave that this Canon camera is the perfect step up from a point-and-shoot model while still being user-friendly. The super-fast autofocus feature minimizes lag time, and you can choose to compose your shots with the built-in optical viewfinder or the rotating LCD screen. But don't just stay behind the camera: Set the timer so you can be in the shot, too!

Buy It! $549 (usually $600); amazon.com

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For Adventure Junkies: Akaso 4K Sports Action Camera

This small camera can be mounted on just about anything. From hiking gear to helmets, the Akaso sports action camera will ensure you never miss a moment. Bring it along on your next snowboarding trip to capture your ride down the slopes, or take it on your skydiving adventure so you can relive the moment. No matter where you take it, this camera is meant to withstand extreme environments thanks to its durable waterproof case.

Buy It! From $60 (usually $86); walmart.com

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