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When it comes to both travel and photography, National Geographic certainly knows their stuff. The renowned publication boasts some of the most stunning travel imagery, and hugely famous and influential photographers have had their works showcased in Nat Geo’s glossy pages over the years. In fact, the publication has become so synonymous with breathtaking photography, it’s one of the holy grails most photographers aspire to. So, when you’ve got that much clout in the photography world, people certainly take notice when you release a “best of” camera list.

Nat Geo recently published a list of their top 10 compact cameras for travelers, and it’s hard to argue with any of their choices because of their knowledge, expertise and standing in the field. You can check out their entire top 10 list here. For the purpose of this article, let’s focus on Nat Geo’s selections that all of you travelers and photographers out there can rent for a trial basis through Lumoid. Whether you’re a photography nut looking to one day get your shot in the magazine, or about to embark on a global trot and want the best camera to document it all, below is the cream of the crop you can choose from.

Sony Alpha a7RII

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This new full frame camera from Sony boasts a 42-megapixel sensor and built in 5-axis image stabilization, giving you stunning detail and crisp color. It’s also capable of recording 4K video! When shooting, the a7RII feels like it borrowed all the best features and tech from each of its predecessors. Camera body includes camera strap, tether lock, 1 battery, 1 charger, 64GB SD card and SD card reader.

Sony Alpha a6000

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Versatile and advanced! Throw the Sony a6000 in your bag and shoot amazing photos and videos on the go, wherever you are. Camera body includes camera strap, 1 battery, 1 charger, 32GB SD card and SD card reader.

Fujifilm X-T1

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Channel the analog days while adjusting the manual dials on this weather resistant Fuji body. This compact APS-C camera will capture sharp and vibrant images and is perfect for your next travel destination! Camera body includes camera strap, 1 battery, 1 charger, 32GB SD card and SD card reader.

Fujifilm X100T

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An update to one of our favorites! This lightweight, rangefinder-style camera produces incredibly sharp images and is inconspicuous – perfect for street photography as you visit cities around the world. Sling it around your shoulder and take it everywhere. Camera body includes camera strap, 1 battery, 1 charger, 32GB SD card and SD card reader.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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Shoot amazing 4K cinematic video with this DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera. This camera is the perfect lightweight option for the video enthusiast looking for great quality! Camera body includes camera strap, 1 battery, 1 charger, 32GB SD card and SD card reader.

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