Hints and Tips
How much kit is enough to ensure you capture the moment without being worried every step of the way that you may lose a small fortune?
One camera and one action cam is all you need really, unless you're a professional photographer!
Quite simply a GoPro or any equivalent will serve you well. Make sure you buy some extra batteries and have a waterproof case with you. The beauty of these handy little cameras is that they will last you a long time. IDev is still using his which he bought back in 2013, it may not shoot in 4K (many people don't have a 4k TV anyway!) but it gives a crystal clear image on all our devices.
There are plenty of second hand complete action camera setups for about £200 which will serve you perfectly well. You'll generally get a few batteries and accessories included in that.
You could end up spending thousands here which really isn't necessary. Again, unless you're a professional photographer then a DSLR with a single lens will be absolutely fine.
As the camera manufacturers are continuously bringing out new versions, it is always possible to pick up a bargain online. A DSLR a few years old will have all you need, then make sure you have a lens which gives you enough zoom e.g. 18mm-200mm. Whilst this may be considered by some higher-level photographers to serve as a bit of a 'jack of all trades, master of none' it will mean that you only need to take one lens away with you, and you won't need to swap lenses over whilst out and about, risking getting dirt or sand in the body of the camera.
Don't forget to take all the correct chargers and batteries; in order to save space Dev bought a new DSLR battery charger which charges two batteries and can be powered by micro USB (the same as all devices we're taking).