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That said, it is possible to capture day-to-day constellations and nebulae without having to shell out on anything too professional.The Sony Alpha 7S is ideal for celestial shots thanks to its full frame sensor and massive 40-409,000 ISO range, both of which make it great for low-light shooting.The S33 is absolute child's play to use thanks to the kid-friendly menus and a design that's easy for tiny hands to grip.What's more, you can buy it in a range of bright colours, making it easier to spot if it gets mislaid.Price: £308Whether you're snapping birds in the New Forest or taking pictures of big cats out in the wild, chances are you won't be able to get too close without scaring off (or being eaten by) the animal in question. In order to get a decent shot from a safe distance you need the best zoom possible, and that's exactly what the catchily named Canon Power Shot SX530 HS offers with its whopping 50x zoom.There's also a speedy 10 frames per second burst rate, so you can reel off numerous shots with one touch of the shutter button, or capture it all in full HD video.The TZ70 also has a built-in viewfinder, which is something of a rarity in a compact camera.This should definitely be top of your packing list. Top tip: Download the free Panasonic Imaging app and you can use your smartphone as a remote control for taking selfies.
While you could use an action camera like the Go Pro for underwater shots, the ultra-wide lens tends to add a 'barrel effect' to images.
What's more, Go Pro has a much larger range of accessories than any other maker, including body harnesses, helmet mounts, surfboard fixtures and even a mount for dogs.
We've seen some pretty incredible Go Pro footage, including surfing pooches, great white sharks and ski-slope acrobatics, but the Hero 4 is just as effective at capturing your daily bike ride to work or a bit of light skateboarding.
The waterproof gadget is packed with stellar specs including new night shooting modes and top-notch audio.
But the Hero 4's real headline feature is its ability to record in 4K at a decent frame rate (30fps).