Looking to capture next-level travel content of your adventures this year? We camera snobs have you covered. Whether you’re a photographer, videographer, influencer, content creator, dedicated hobbyist, or simply wish to capture better photos and videos of your vacation, there’s something for everyone on this list.
We’re Andrew and Kait – Andrew’s a career videographer and video editor and Kait is a professional photographer and travel writer. Together, we have tried just about every tier of gear from less-than-stellar vlogging cameras to cinema-quality video cameras, and we’ve settled on the best possible portable gear which can fit into one camera bag for the both of us.
CAMERAS & LENSES
This is Kait’s photography camera – incredible for stunning landscapes, portraits, quick, on-the-go photos, and everything in between.
This is Andrew’s video and vlogging camera. It’s powerful and compact and always gets the shot!
A drone is the best way to get the bird’s eye view and those dreamy shots above the city while traveling. This drone is portable yet very powerful and offers an incredibly clear imagine for both photo and video.
A small action camera Ideal for when a full camera is either too big or impractical for an action shot or tough-to-access filming situation. This on-the-fly camera gives clear imaging while capturing even the wildest of content.
We have one of these lenses for each of our Sony cameras and couldn’t be happier with them! It fits the need from close up shots of food on the table to capturing further away jaw dropping moments.
TOOLS FOR STEADY VIDEO
The only way to get ultra smooth video with our mirrorless Sony camera.
A tripod and a phone stabilizer in one! Get extra smooth phone footage for Instagram stories, Tiktok videos, and YouTube shorts.
For everyday to-camera walk-throughs, get ready with me, or packing videos. This small but powerful superstar works for both phone and camera body setups. Also ideal for group photos or further away establishing shots for vertical video.
Can’t get those steady action shots without this mount! We’ve placed it on Disney park rides, tables, and even our luggage to get the perfect shot.
GEAR FOR CRISP AUDIO
Get the clearest audio possible in your videos with this directional shotgun video mic. It attaches to the top of the camera and goes everywhere with us!
Horrible name, effective product. We put this on our Rode mic for clear sound even in the windiest of conditions.
The perfect solution for a wireless roaming microphone. Pop this under or on your shirt and catch every word with clarity!
Gives an iPhone just a little bit better and more direct audio for filming straight to camera videos and Facebook or Instagram live videos.
Those Sony’s cameras can’t work without power! These last literally all day.
Charges three Sony batteries at once – perfect for docking the batteries overnight for a full day of shooting travel content the next!
When you need just a little bit more light to brighten up that phone video!
A nearly indestructible space to store your most important memories and travel content is key.
For keeping your phone from syncing to the bottom of the ocean while kayaking or doing any other water sport or for those very cool underwater shots with this waterproof pouch.