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The compact size of Canon's EOS RP may tempt you into picking one up as a travel camera – certainly, it's smaller in size than many of Canon's own DSLR cameras with smaller sensors. However, there's only one native lens (and a few when using the adapter) that will allow you to really retain this compactness. The RF 35mm F1.8 Macro is an excellent and reasonably affordable option, and adapting the likes of Canon's EF 50mm F1.8 STM, 40mm F2.8 STM and 24mm F2.8 IS USM would allow you to build a reasonably sized travel kit of primes.

What we're really waiting for is a native-mount kit zoom of some sort that doesn't break the bank, and won't break your back. The RF 24-105mm F4L isn't necessarily a huge lens (though it offers a hugely flexible zoom range), but cheap and cheerful it ain't.

Canon's excellent RF 24-105mm F4L IS is a little on the bulky side for the RP, but does provide an flexible zoom range.

There are some other niceties as well that will appeal to travelers, including attractive out-of-camera JPEGs, plus a provision to process Raw files in-camera. This means you're less likely to need a laptop with you, if all you want is to just get some files off to social media using the camera's wireless connection. Battery life isn't great, but the RP will charge over its USB-C port. On the downside, if you like to mix stills and video in your travels, the RP won't be of much help for the latter – if you have a reasonably modern smartphone, chances are its 4K video will be leagues ahead of what the Canon is capable of in most lighting conditions.

Photo by Richard Butler