I did photography long before I started blogging, I usually take shots with my phone as I don`t like to carry my SLR around. Don`t get me wrong I love my 5D but it`s quite heavy with the different lens you need to carry, flash, battery pack and other accessories. It`s great for studio shoots or special occasions but I felt it was too much for taking decent shots on travels.
I felt I was falling short on potential shots due to the lack of zoom of phone and has mentioned SLR was not an option I wanted to explore so I started to look at alternative.
I spoke to a few photographer friends and started to look into point and shoot cameras. There are lots of options out there and you don’t want to pick one out just on it`s price point. After looking at different model and brands I decided to stick to Canon and I got the PowerShot SX620 HS. The camera is 20 mega pixels and has a 25x zoom and that was enough features for what I intended to use it for. The other feature that is quite nice for travel is that it can synch to your phone creating its own Wi-Fi between your camera and phone. You can also upload your pictures directly to your Google Drive when you have Wi-Fi access. The full HD video capability was also something that attracted me and quality is pretty good.
I first took it out on a weekend trip just to try it out and I was pretty amazed at the quality and features that little thing was giving me. I was planning a trip to Italy and that was one of the main reasons I wanted that type of equipment and felt pretty confident it would do the job.
That trip has come and gone but I was super happy with the results I got out of my camera. For something that fits in your pockets I was able to get some memorable souvenirs from that trip and quite a few shots that I don`t think I would have done better with my 5D.
All the shots below were taken with the SX620 HS on different trips and rain or shine shots always came out awesome.
BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD