If you have room in your budget, it’s worth upgrading to a modern DSLR or mirrorless camera before jetting off to New Zealand. That way, you’ll be able to capture the full scope of brilliant colours and contrasts the country is known for.
Like smartphones, these advanced digital cameras are easy to use and travel with. Many models feature tilting LCD screens for selfies and vlogs, and they’re compatible with Bluetooth remotes so you can fire off the shutter without physically touching the camera. Most cameras also have WiFi connectivity, which means you can share your photos and videos with your audience while you’re on the move.
If portability is a priority, go for a mirrorless camera. Because they’re usually more compact, they’re the best cameras for travel photography. You can find sturdy, weather-sealed models that are perfect for travelling — especially if you’re going to wet, tropical places like Milford Sound.