Landscape Photography Cameras

Compare the 10 Best Landscape Photography CamerasJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best cameras for taking beautiful photos of landscapes
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Pixpro AZ252

Kodak Pixpro AZ252

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A low cost and amazingly highly rated bridge digital camera, good for portrait photography
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DSC-HX80

Sony DSC‑HX80

106 Reviews
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£228.95

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Dec 2017
A recently released and very popular compact digital camera, good for sports photography
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AZ401

Kodak AZ401

7 Reviews
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£99.00

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Dec 2017
A top-value and newly released bridge camera, with great user reviews and a giant 40x optical zoom
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Pixpro FZ53

Kodak Pixpro FZ53

23 Reviews
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£55.99

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Aug 2016
An affordable and excellently reviewed compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
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Cybershot DSC-W800

Sony Cybershot DSC‑W800

927 Reviews
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£71.28

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Jul 2016
An affordable and very highly rated compact digital camera, with good features
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87

Luxmedia Z250

Praktica Luxmedia Z250

3 Reviews
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£64.94

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Sep 2015
A staggeringly highly rated and low cost compact camera, good for everyday photography
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Cybershot DSC-WX500

Sony Cybershot DSC‑WX500

967 Reviews
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£239.00

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Sep 2017
A newly released and very cheap compact digital camera, with good features
#8

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Z212

Praktica Z212

5 Reviews
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£84.99

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Sep 2015
Good for landscape photography, this is the best rated camera under £100
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87

PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

406 Reviews
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£249.50

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May 2016
A top-rated and top-value compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
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83

DMC-FT30EB-

Panasonic DMC‑FT30EB‑

39 Reviews
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£105.00

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Apr 2016
An affordable and best selling compact camera, good for wildlife photography
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87

PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

963 Reviews + 1 Award
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£199.99

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Mar 2016
A remarkably cheap and best selling compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
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86

Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

457 Reviews + 4 Awards
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£163.99

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Jan 2016
A multi award winning and bargain price bridge camera, with good features and one of the biggest optical zooms available
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W1024

easypix W1024

181 Reviews
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£46.92

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Aug 2016
The highest scoring camera under £50, with great user reviews and good features
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IXUS 185

Canon IXUS 185

158 Reviews + 1 Award
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£79.00

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Jan 2017
A low cost and very popular compact camera, good for landscape photography
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83

Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33

473 Reviews + 2 Awards
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£77.00

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Nov 2016
An affordable and fairly new instant digital camera, good for everyday photography
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IXUS 175

Canon IXUS 175

19 Reviews
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£69.99

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Jan 2016
An affordable and positively reviewed compact digital camera, good for sports photography
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89

Lumix DC-TZ90

Panasonic Lumix DC‑TZ90

20 Reviews + 2 Awards
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£370.00

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Oct 2017
An award winning and new compact digital camera, with great features and an affordable price
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360 Cam

LG 360 Cam

120 Reviews + 3 Awards
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£179.99

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Mar 2016
An award winning and top-value compact camera, but with only average features
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Instax Mini 90

Fuji Instax Mini 90

189 Reviews + 2 Awards
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£119.33

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A top-value and award winning instant digital camera, good for landscape photography
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Powershot SX430 IS

Canon Powershot SX430 IS

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£159.90

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An enormous optical zoom and affordable bridge digital camera, with good features and great user reviews

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QWhat is the difference between an SLR, Mirrorless and Compact cameras?
ASLRs and Mirrorless cameras are both powerful cameras with changable lenses for a large amount of flexibility. Mirrorless cameras tend to be smaller and lighter than SLRs (because they don't have to include a mirror to bounce light onto the sensor) but are not quite as powerful.

Compact cameras are small fixed-lens cameras meant for casual photography and everyday carry. In previous generations compact cameras were significantly less powerful than other types, but modern variants are almost as powerful as SLRs.
QWhat is the difference between optical and digital zoom?
AOptical zoom uses the hardware of the camera to physically move the lenses, enlarging the captured picture. Digital zoom uses software to further enlarge the picture. This means digital zooms can go far beyond the range of optical zooms, but the quality is much worse, and degrades sharply as the image is zoomed in.
QWhat is an 'image stabiliser'?
AAn image stabiliser detects and compensates for small judders and shakes while filming, meaning the resulting images are far smoother and still.
QWhy is a big sensor size important?
AA larger optical sensor produces better quality images, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed photos.
QWhat is GPS function on a camera?
AGPS allows the camera to tag each photo with exactly where it was taken.
QWhat is the difference between 'waterproof' and 'water resistant'?
AThere is a small but important difference between waterPROOF and water RESISTANT - waterproof means that the camera can be submerged underwater for an extended amount of time with no adverse effects. Water resistant means that the camera can suffer limited exposure to water without any problems - normally this is limited to heavy rain or liquid splashes, not total immersion.
QWhat are the benefits of instant cameras?
AInstant cameras have been seeing a revival in recent years - modern versions work similar to the classic Polaroid cameras, but use modern thermal-reactive paper. They allow immediate printing of photos when out and about - perfect for parties! However the paper is expensive to buy, and you can easily blast through a pack of 10 shots very quickly.

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Landscape Photography

Given the portable nature of cameras, it’s unsurprising that they are used extensively to take photos of beautiful landscapes all over the world - from desolate hills to tropical beaches and everything in between! However not all cameras are equally suited to take landscape photos: here we have tried to rank the best cameras to take stunning landscape shots for your next holiday!

We’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away, and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

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How to Choose a Digital Camera That is Good for Landscape Photography

Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

Optical zoom is how much the camera is able to enlarge the image it's taking, allowing you to get a close-up of faraway objects. With landscape photography, this means you'll be able to focus in on specific areas of the landscape from far away, in order to achieve the most interesting and unique shot.

Maximum Image Resolution

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Image resolution is a measurement of how detailed the photos taken by the camera are. A higher resolution means a single image is comprised of more pixels, leading to greater detail. This is important with a landscape cameras, since it allows all the detail from the landscape to be picked out in greater clarity, allowing for a far more visually impressive shot, rather than just a blur of green hills and blue skies.

Weight

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

Weight is important for a landscape camera, since finding the perfect shot is going to involve a lot of travel. Therefore a lighter camera is going to be far more comfortable to walk with.

Waterproof

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Landscape photography means heading outside, and Mother Nature isn't always nice. A waterproof camera means that if you get caught in a sudden downpour, your camera won't be damaged or ruined.

Electronic Compass

An electronic compass allows the digital camera to record the direction it was facing when the photo was taken. This is then encoded into the metadata of the photo.

An electronic compass uses a mixture of GPS and an inbuilt magnetic sensor to ascertain what direction the camera is facing when a photo is taken, and records this information as metadata with the image. When used alongside GPS data, it can be used to build up a complete 'map' of photos from a shoot, which can be helpful if you range far and wide taking landscape photos.

Battery Life

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

If you're out and about finding wonderful landscapes to shoot, you don't want to be running out of battery and have to cut your trek short. Therefore a bigger battery life means more shots before you need to recharge the battery.

GPS (satellite)

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

GPS (global positioning system) functionality on your camera means that it will be able to pinpoint exactly where each photo is taken, and record this as metadata on the image. This can be very helpful for landscape photographers, since you'll be able to find out exactly where you took that wonderful shot, rather than having to try and remember where you wandered.

Anti-Dust Function

An 'anti-dust' function on a digital camera is a way of making sure that no particles of dust are trapped between the lens and the camera body when changing lenses. There are several different systems for doing this, but most rely on small focusses vibrations to dislodge dust particles and help keep the lens clean.

Dust can play absolute havoc with the delicate components of digital cameras. If you are shooting in areas with a lot of sand, such as deserts or beaches, a dustproof camera will help protect against damage to your gear.

Dustproof

A dustproof digital camera is one that is resistant to dust, and is sealed so that dust and sand can't get into the lens or the mechanics.

Dust can play absolute havoc with the delicate components of digital cameras. If you are shooting in areas with a lot of sand, such as deserts or beaches, a dustproof camera will help protect against damage to your gear.