Through conflict I have changed my tune when I am travelling with other people. So I would choose more compact equipment etc ... and if I cannot wait for that sunset I will skip it. I am looking for a premium compact, although some might just use their smartphone. Through a handful of people I know locally who are into photography they tend to travel alone, or they go together the partner goes that way and the photographer goes the other way. If it is by yourself or you with likeminded shooters you can do any trips you want, like the entire trip fishing, diving or snorkeling but when you are with general people (non photographers) what sort of environment do you travel to? One might do a few days on a walking track living in a tent or the provided camping huts, carrying food and water but for the majority of the trip how is it .... I also found no one really cares about your pictures. For me, the ones that do more is my camera club. But then again photography can be a wide range, not everyone does hardcore landscapes and still prefer to sleep in and have their coffees etc. I found that most people are not into photography but more into snapshots of family and friends. Then begs the question, all that great equipment isn't needed always. It's to be viewed o the TV screen for once and then stored away or shared on social media. That's a question for next time. Many might only print the odd 8x10 or the odd A3. I think people at my camera club is guilty of that, and at times we get discounts from our local lab to support us.