Recommended Gear for 2020-2021 Season

Here are links to my recommended gear. 
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Top THREE BRIDGE CAMERAS  which are great for beginners and intermediate that will deliver excellent results without having to know a lot about photography. 


BRIDGE CAMERAS

Bridge cameras are my preferred recommendation when it comes to photographing Antarctica if you don't want to spend the time learning a complex interchangeable camera system, carry all the excess weight or make the hefty investment. A Bridge camera is just what it implies...it's a bridge between the point and shoot cameras and professional cameras. They can save you significant amounts of money, produce wonderful results and come in a much more compact package saving space and weight. 

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# 1) SONY RX10 SERIES

The SONY Rx10 IV is my absolute favorite when it comes to a bridge camera. The results  are outstanding, it's weather sealed and user friendly. There are plenty of online resources to teach you how to get the most out of your camera and you would need to spend nearly 3x as much to build a Mirrorless or SLR system that would give you the versatility and quality you get in this all in one package. 
Available on Amazon for $1,598 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SONY RX10IV ON AMAZON!

If you don't feel you need the latest and greatest, you can save quite a bit by getting the SONY RX10 MKIII for much less. A new one will save you over $300 and you can find a used one through Amazon Warehouse for around $800. You likely won't miss the features found on the MKIV if you're not a serious professional.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SONY RX10 IIII  ON AMAZON


#2) Panasonic Lumix Series

The Panasonic Series is another wonderful contender when it comes to bridge cameras. They don't offer as many advanced features as the Sony Bridge Camera line, but they certainly offer up fantastic looking photos. The latest model, the LUMIX FZ1000 II is about 1/2 the price of the Sony and packs a respectable 20.1mp sensor and 1 maximum 400mm focal length. This is more than enough for almost anything you a may encounter in Antarctica. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 II ON AMAZON

Chances are that if you're just a beginner, you won't miss a lot of the features on the Mark II and can save $250 by going with the Mark I. It's worth it take a few minutes and compare which one is best for you. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 I ON AMAZON



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