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Budget travellers and backpackers do not like traveling with their cameras anymore. Cameras are heavier, costlier and need much more maintenance. 

But why do you need to carry a camera if you are carrying a smartphone which has a brilliant camera? But smartphones come with their fancy prices too. And most of us get confused as to which camera is the best when it comes to smartphones. So which are the best phone cameras for travel photography? Is there a best phone camera? That is really hard to answer in a world of too much information and options. But I make it simple for you. Here is a list of smartphones, both budget, and high-costing, which have the best of phone cameras in the world.
 

1. Apple iPhone 7 Plus

 
Image of Best Phone Cameras For Travel Photography : iPhone 7 Plus
This is undoubted; most travel bloggers prefer iPhone7 with its best camera phone in the world. iPhone 7 Plus takes fabulous photos. Being the bigger of the two iPhone models, this one incorporates a grouping of 12MP cameras at the back that converges to give the absolute best chances relative to any cell phone cameras available. Shots are brought with the 28mm-proportionate wide-edge focal point, the 56mm-equal fax rendition, or both, contingent upon what the telephone thinks will give the absolute best. Moreover, this sleeky phone also takes into consideration decent additional elements heated into the Photo application, such as giving a blurry background in Portrait mode.
It doesn’t tend to over-exaggerate colors and neither does it attempt to adjust for camera failings with software. However, it prompts precise white balance and exposure over an extensive variety of photograph kinds. Landscape and other open air shots tend to turn out well and notwithstanding when the lighting conditions aren’t perfect. Low-light execution is incredibly enhanced from the past model, and you’ll now get usable shots in all conditions, even during the evening or in dim rooms. Both the 7 Plus and  7 incorporate optical image stabilization. However, just the Plus has that favor double camera setup. If its all the same to you, this is the model to get for the best iPhone travel photos.
Camera : 12 MP Wide-angle(ƒ/1.8 aperture) and Telephoto(ƒ/2.8 aperture) cameras
Price : 32GB – INR 67,30o, 128GB – INR 76,200, 256GB – INR 85,400
 

2. HTC U11

 
Image of Best Phone Cameras For Travel Photography : HTC
The HTC U11 offers a great rear camera having a 12mp sensor, f/1.7 aperture lens and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). There’s additionally the alternative to press the side buttons of the cell phone to initiate the camera, and also take photos. There’s a 16MP selfie camera, 4K video recording, and various mics to enable 3D sound recording. The HTC U11 is additionally waterproof. However, it’s vital to ensure the safety of the phone, as it has a glass front and back. ISO velocities of ISO100 and ISO800 can be physically chosen, yet the camera will utilize higher ISO speeds when required in auto or scene modes.
Camera: 12 MP, f/1.7 lens(26mm equivalent), Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video recording, MicroSD slot.
Price: INR 51,990
 

3. Huaweii P9 – C0-Engineered With Leica

 
Image of Best Phone Cameras For Travel Photography : Huwaei
The champion element on the Huawei P9 is without a doubt its cameras as it highlights 2x camera with f/2.2 Leica lenses; one colour and the other, b/w. The phone likewise has a 5.2-inch screen and is equipped for recording Full HD video.
The P9 looks awesome and delivers great performance, thereby, making it one of the best phone cameras for travel photography. The camera produces extraordinary images and provides multiple features. The individuals who utilize their cell phones for taking photos routinely, especially selfies, will discover the auto mode is truly simple to utilize and you’ll be more than content with the shots it delivers. Plus, there is also a touch manual feature where you can get your photography done manually by utilizing the ISO extend from ISO100 to ISO3200.
Camera : 2 x 12MP (Colour, Black/White), f/2.2 Leica lens(28mm equivalent), Optical Image Stabilisation(OIS), FullHD video, MicroSD slot.
Price : INR 39,999
 

4. ASUS Zenfone 3 ZOOM

 
Image of Best Phone Cameras For Travel Photography : Zenfone
This mobile phone is the perfect camera for travel bloggers. Furnished with a considerably more (2.3x) fax than the iPhone, Zenfone gives you an opportunity to zoom in and catch points of interest that most cell phones cannot. Tuning into criticisms in the past model, Asus has incorporated a devoted sensor to make photos wealthier and all the more consistent with life. While it can battle a little with troublesome exposures, the dynamic range is noteworthy. White balance is great and low-light photos are outstanding relative to other expensive contenders. 
Camera : 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera, f/2.0 aperture, 6P Largan lens
Price : INR 16,999
 

5. Google Pixel

 
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For a marginally more affordable alternative, consider Google’s Pixel. It additionally has picture adjustment incorporated with the camera, with a 12.3MP sensor, and quality f/2.0 lens. This is reflected in the nature of pictures you will get, particularly in low-light conditions. When you are taking low light photos, there is no doubt about this phone’s superiority. Its provision for picture adjustment truly helps in this situation. In better lighting, you can expect sharp, good exposure and pictures full of details, particularly on the off chance that you utilize the prescribed HDR+ mode. The self-adjust feature is super-quick.
The Pixel camera is effectively a match for costlier options like iPhone and Samsung, which makes it one of the best phones for travel. Free critiques have appraised the telephone’s photograph quality over an extensive variety of conditions. If that cannot make you happy, Google gives you unlimited capacity to store your photos in Google Photos. Don’t think about storage anymore. Take as many pictures as you want; ALL THE TIME!
Camera : 12.3 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera.
Price : INR 41,900 (lowest), increases with storage preferences
 

6. Samsung GALAXY S8

 
Image of Best Phone Cameras For Travel Photography : Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S8 utilizes the same, effectively great, camera as the S7, with a 12-Megapixel rear camera with double pixel innovation and a splendid f/1.7 aperture. In addition to that, S8 also has an 8 MP selfie camera with Auto Focus. The screen is a great 5.8-inch Quad HD+ screen that overwhelms the front of the phone while keeping up an indistinguishable minimal size from the past telephone. The phone can catch 4K video and on top of that, 9 MP stills when in video mode. It is dustproof and waterproof to a profundity of 1.5 m for up to 30 mins.
With the capacity to extend the memory with a microSD card and extreme Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the screen and back on the phone, it is optimal for the individuals who love to get out on the town and take loads of pictures, regardless of the climate. It works at an exceptionally great speed and you can utilize the volume control as a shutter button. ISO speeds from ISO50 to ISO800 can be selected when in manual mode. Some say this is the best phone camera.
Camera: 12 MP, f/1.7 lens (26mm equivalent), Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video recording, MicroSD slot.
Price : INR 57,900
 
The world is changing. Photographers are traveling to places and documenting things in smartphones. So it is not a problem if you choose a smartphone for your photography. A good image is a result of a good eye. The camera comes secondary. Choose any item from the above list and just go, live your life and show the world what you are seeing.
Picture Credits :

  1. HTC
  2. ASUS
  3. Huwaei
  4. iPhone 7 Plus
  5. S8
  6. Google Pixel

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