It’s not that easy to find the right camera equipment for trekking tours. Of course, you want to capture all the sunsets and rainbows and waterfalls and animal sightings as best as possible for yourself. However, factors such as weight, robustness or battery life play a much more important role if you use the camera for the whole day.
An ideal camera for trekking and hiking should meet the following criteria
Low weight: Weight plays a key role. Especially on longer tours, several kilos can quickly add up. However, the less weight you carry around with you, the more fun you will have hiking and the more efficient you will be. Ultimately, of course, it is always a very personal decision as to how much image quality and flexibility you want to sacrifice.
Small pack size: The size of the camera and accessories also play an important role in trekking and hiking tours. Not only because they take up space in the backpack. But also because you always want to have the camera and at least the most important accessories as handy and quickly as possible.
A camera that is too large can quickly become limiting or at least annoying. This is especially true if you have to package it with waterproof material.
Robust housing and inner workings: You should protect an ideal camera for trekking against splash water and dust. For this, packaging specialists will be of great help. They can help you get the packaging materials durable enough to protect your gadgets.
Carry the photo equipment in your hand luggage
Depending on the destination of your trip, there are different transport items for your photo equipment. It might be a shoulder bag on city trips, or a backpack when hiking.
It is important that you observe the maximum dimensions. Even if the checks are only random, you shouldn’t take chances.
Even more critical than the size of the hand luggage is the permissible maximum weight. If you are carrying a large amount of photographic equipment on a plane, you will inevitably have to contend with the carry-on weight limit. Unlike checked baggage, there is usually no way to increase the weight limit for hand baggage at an additional cost. It is therefore advisable to think carefully in advance. Decide what must remain “on the person” in any case and what can possibly also go in the checked baggage.