If it’s true that the best camera is the one you have with you, then nowadays it’ll be most likely your smartphone. There are so many smartphones around with good cameras that, I’m sure, you will find the one that suits you best. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be an iPhone ;-)
I work with all kinds of different phones: iPhones, Samsung devices, Xiaomis, Nokias. But when I’m going out on one of my photo walks, I ususally grab my old LG G4. It has a good camera for pictures and a really great native camera app that gives you enough manual control:
You can set white balance (Kelvin), focus, ISO, and exposure. The file format of the pictures is .jpg or RAW which is great, too.
The main camera takes pictures with up to 16MP and videos with up to 4K. Its aperture starts from f/1.8.
The exchangeable battery is, in my opinion, another big plus of this phone. It comes with a capacity of 3.000 mAh.
You can still get this phone from online platforms like e-bay for as little as 70 Euros (good condition).
Photos: © Bernhard Lill