Camera or Cell Phone for Travel Photos?

I am wondering how many of us still rely on a camera when taking travel photos? I see more and more travelers using tablets or cell phones now. How about you?

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32 Answers

I haven't owned a camera since my SLR 201 was stolen from me and I'm happy with my phone and tablet.

I am the photog and if we are going someplace new, I bring my Nikon DSLR. It is worth lugging the camera bag. Europe and the South Pacific have been worthwhile destinations. Otherwise, my iPhone takes great pictures.

As an aside, I don't get easily annoyed but fellow travelers who insist on using their iPads as cameras need to be a bit more situationally aware. When raising up their iPad, they block out the view for everyone standing behind them.

Monique uses her digital camera and I have a waterproof one. We have new phones but they are expensive and can get busted up if jostled.

I still prefer a camera. Guess I'm old school.

Camera...... but I just got a new set of lens for my cell phone..... I'll test it out on my next cruise.

My wife insists on the digital camera. I usually use my phone (when I think of taking picturesBig Smile)

DD & DH use their cell phones. I am the world's worst photographer, so I don't bother taking pics much anymore. I agree with the point about those who use tablets blocking other peoples' views. That drives me bonkers even quicker than a selfie stick does.

Will be interested to hear your experience.

It depends on where my destinations are going to be. I know for Alaska, I will be bringing my good DSLR.... This last cruise, I was perfectly fine with my phone camera.

OMG the selfie sticks!!! That drives me bonkers!


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