Islands Packing List: Camera Gear

Be prepared for any shot with our ultimate camera gear packing guide for your next island adventure.

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Nikon COOLPIX AW110 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with Built-In Wi-Fi Editor Eddy Patricelli recently tested this point-and-shoot and can’t stop raving about its underwater prowess — especially useful for swimming with stingrays off Bora Bora. The AW110 is waterproof, shockproof and it captures high-quality geo-tagged images (perfect for when he neglects his notetaking duties in favor of playing photography). What more does a Tahiti traveler need? Click here to get it now. Nikon
Islands Magazine Packing List: GoPro Hero 3 Camera
GoPro Hero 3 camera I'm not an extreme surfer, nor a snow boarder. But I do like to to snorkel, and in Tahiti there's a lot to see while snorkeling. The Hero 3 captures it all, and utilizes unique camera mounts for fresh perspectives. I the shockproof case is bomber — making it easy to toss this in a bag without worries. _Click here to get it now. _GoPro
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Canon G12 10 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 Inch Vari-Angle LCD Sometimes I just don’t want to carry an SLR. But the thought of leaving my overwater bungalow without a camera is terrifying. The G12 can shoot RAW files, which appeals to the camera geek in me, yet it’s small enough to tuck into my purse so I don’t miss a shot. Click here to get it now.Canon
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Canon WP-DC34 Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G11/G12 Digital Camera When I’m swimming with stingrays, the last thing I want to do is risk getting my pricey SLR wet. This housing turns my G12 into a fully loaded underwater camera so I can snap — and splash — until my heart’s content. Click here to get it now. Canon
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full-Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Cameras For Jon and I, this is the Cadillac of cameras, the holy grail of SLRs. We’re not promising it’ll make you shoot an Islands cover, but the 22.3-megapixel full-frame sensor, superior low-light capability and the 1080p HD video certainly won’t hurt your chances! Click here to get it now.** **Canon
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens This all-purpose lens is great for roaming an island and shooting everything from landscapes to portraits. Click here to get it now.Canon
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras If you’re looking to snag a shot of a distant critter or capture a close-up of a Tahitian dancer on stage, this is the perfect lens to add to your camera bag. Click here to get it now. Canon
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Extreme 16GB Compact Flash Extreme 16GB Compact Flash Sometimes size does matter. Nothing is more frustrating than missing a shot because my memory card is full, and when I'm shooting RAW, that can happen quickly. Pack a couple of these cards in your camera bag and you’ll never miss a shot. Click here to get it now.SanDisk
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Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras While natural-light shots are my favorite, some situations call for a little extra light. This midrange Canon flash is perfect for bouncing light into those darker-than-ordinary scenes. Click here to get it now.Canon
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Think Tank Airport International V 2.0 Lugging a lot of camera gear can be a hassle, especially when traveling abroad. Enter the Think Tank Airport International. It meets all international carry-on size requirements, and while I never check my gear, I like being able to lock the bag with a TSA-approved lock. The best part? It looks like regular luggage. There’s nothing more appealing to a potential thief than a bag that looks like a camera bag. Click here to get it now.Think Tank