Best Travel camera?

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Best Travel camera?
Feb 10, 2014

Family member (student) is taking a once in a lifetime trip to South Africa (some safaris). Family member previously travelled to AU with a Canon G12. G12 was good camera at right price with numerous keepers.

However, family member expressed a desire to take a better camera after realizing how important pictures became ~6 months later. The last trip saw some minor thefts (cell phones) so I am keen to avoid sending too expensive of a camera. Here's what we're looking at. Most other students used cheap P&S's (struggled) or a smartphone (connectivity was appreciated).

  1. Canon SL1 with kit lens. Price is right. Not great reach for animals but does a good job with almost everything else. Same could be said for Nikon 31/32/3300s that seem to throw in a 200mm at the right price.
  2. Fuji X100/X100s. Great images. Can you live with that focal length for the entire trip?
  3. Fuji XA1/XM1. Bit more flexibility though you'd probably looking at the XC200 for reach.
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