So, you’re going on a road trip. Congratulations! Before you buy mass amounts of snacks and start putting together playlists, you need to find yourself a good compact camera. Because let’s be honest: sometimes your iPhone just isn’t going to cut it.
Depending on your route, road trips are a great opportunity to visit under-the-radar attractions and soak up breath-taking views, and a good camera can make all the difference between accurately capturing that sunset, or not. Check out our favorite compact road trip cameras here, all of which are smart enough (and small enough!) to take photo-memories that will last a lifetime.
1. Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 III
All you need to know about this gem of a camera is that it has a pop-up electronic viewfinder and “soft background defocus.” Comes in handy on a super-sunny day roadtripping, and the 2.8x optical Zeiss zoom lens isn’t half bad either. And yes, it has a tilt screen for selfies.
2. Fujifilm FinePix X100
This camera might look like it came straight out of an Urban Outfitters catalog, but it actually works really well –– with a great zoom lens, easy-to-use controls and exceptional image quality when shooting RAW. The camera is touted as being the “Perfected fusion of optical and electronic viewfinder” and has a newly developed 23mm F2 lens.