April 2021 // The Travel Edition

USB charging - Many cameras now allow charging of their batteries through the USB port. This popular port, thanks to mobile phones, can now be found in many airports, hotels and restaurants. It will provide a great backup to your standard charger or a lightweight charging option. Silent mode - Most cameras now offer a silent mode where the camera uses an electronic shutter rather than the mechanical shutter. Absolute silence can be very helpful in a variety of locations and the electronic shutter is the quietest way to capture an image.

punakha, bhutan

bursa, turkey

settings: f2.8 @ 1/400 iso 400

settings: f4.0 @ 1/10 iso 800

Dual card slots - If you’re being hired to bring back images or the images are very important to you, backing up your data is a must. Saving duplicate images in the camera may save the need to bring a computer as well as protect against a memory card failure. I’ve rarely had corruption problems, but I’ve never lost an image when saving photos to two memory cards. GPS - Remembering exactly where you were when an image was taken can be especially difficult when you are in a new location, unfamiliar with the language, or quickly moving from place to place. Turning on your camera’s GPS (if it has one) will use a bit more battery power but can be a lifesaver when it comes to identifying your specific location. No GPS? A quick snapshot of a location sign can do the job. Wi-Fi Remote & download - Most new cameras allow for the ability to connect with a smart device for remote viewing and shooting, as well as a limited ability to download images. The remote feature can be quite handy if you need to mount the camera in an unusual position but need to see what the camera sees. Wi-Fi downloading can be slow and clunky for a large batch of images, but if you’re looking to send out a few select images, this is a great way to get them from your camera to your phone.

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