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On average, I get at least one comment or email per week asking the same question: What camera do you use when you travel"
I’ve answered this question on my FAQ page, but decided that today I would take my answer one step further and give you a peek into everything that’s currently in my camera bag.
So here we go with my favorite travel photography gear!
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
I upgraded from the Olympus PEN series to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II in the second half of 2015. I waffled back and forth over whether to stick with an Olympus mirrorless camera or maybe give Sony a try, but in the end I decided to stick with what I knew. (And, also, I wasn’t prepared to spend over $5K on the Sony camera I would have wanted.)
I don’t regret this decision at all, as the E-M5 Mark II is an incredible camera! Here’s what I love about it:
It takes amazing photos! All the images you’ve complemented me on in the past 1.5 years have been taken with this camera.
It’s small(ish). This OM-D model is not as tiny as my previous Olympus PEN cameras, but it’s still a heck of a lot smaller than your average DSLR. It easily fits into the handbag I usually take with me when traveling.
I can go full manual, or use pre-set settings. This camera gives you all the control you need, but also can help you out when you’re not sure exactly which settings to use.
It has a flip-out back LCD screen. This is super handy for video, low-angle photos, and even selfies since I can swivel it around a full 180-degrees.
It has built-in wi-fi, which makes transferring photos from my camera to my phone (hello Instagr...