@Philreedshikes , I'm actually a professional photographer for a living.  I shoot mostly fashion and models, so most of my equipment is not well suited for the great outdoors.  I'm a Nikon guy (and yes, I know, camera brands are almost a religion).

If I'm doing an easy day hike, I'll carry my Nikon D750 or the Nikon D7000 with a 70-200/f2.8 lens.  It can be quite heavy. So, I don't carry that for anything over 5-10 miles.

On my weekend hikes, I'll carry a cheap Nikon Coolpix that I've had for years.  It shoots about 8 MP which is decent enough for wide shots and printing.  Other than that, the good old smart phone is good enough for social media.

Cajun