Smaller bodies, bigger punch, stellar images. Whether you’re on safari or in the city, these new mirrorless digital cameras will help you capture priceless vacation memories.

 

DSLR Cameras: Sony AlphaSony leads the field in easy-to-use subject tracking, a key feature for taking photos on safari (just aim the camera at a lion on the move to frame it within the larger field of view). The new a6600 is sealed against the weather and comes with a larger battery, so you won’t run low on juice, even if you can’t recharge for a day or two. $1,800 with an 18-135 mm lens; sony.com.

DSLR Cameras: Sigma FPThe Sigma fp is the smallest-ever full-frame mirrorless digital camera, allowing it to capture ultracrisp images with the field of view typically reserved for bulkier cameras. It’s compatible with Panasonic, Leica, and Canon lenses, and can fuse in-camera GIFs within still shots and live-stream to computers via UVC connections. $2,199 with a 45 mm lens; sigmaphoto.com.

DSLR Cameras: Canon EOS M6 Mark IIThe body of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is nearly as a small as the Sigma fp’s, but when it comes to DSLR cameras, it’s more affordable. The camera shoots 4k video at up to 120 frames per second, snaps autofocused stills at up to 30 frames per second, and, via an adapter, fits with almost any Canon lens ever made. $1,099 with a 15-45 mm lens; usa.canon.com.

DSLR Cameras: Fujifilm XT30Traditionalists will love the Fujifilm X-T30. It’s a slimmed-down version of the X-T3, but retains the pro model’s larger sensor for exceptional clarity and the physical knobs to quickly adjust modes, shutter speed, and exposure, rather than toggling through menus. $1,199 with an 18-55 mm lens; fujifilm.com.

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