Sometimes an SLR can be bulky to carry around. These mirrorless cameras by Canon are compact and can fit in most shoulder bags rather than a large backpack.They have a high quality sensor, as well as high quality lenses that come in the package. The 18-55 is an a great general purpose wide-angle zoom, and the 55-200mm lens provides a nice long focal length for extra reach. If you already have a Canon camera then the controls will be familiar to you. It features a touch screen and pop up flash too. This camera and lens set would be an ideal addition to your travel bag.