mom and daughters on road trip in Philly
Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Panasonic. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

I have been taking summer road trips since I was a kid. Every summer, my family and I would pile into the car and set out for an adventure. We would take an in-state trip one year and then a 10-day, 10-state trip the next. Some of my fondest memories are of that time. Plus, we love to pull out pictures and, yes, even old video tapes to remind us of the fun we had. Today, I insist we take road trips often as a family. And we try to capture as many moments as possible.

stroll through Central Park NYC

Panasonic Lumix G7

A few weeks ago, 6 of us loaded up in a Lincoln Navigator and set our sites on New York City. The first thing I packed to go was the Panasonic Lumix G7. This lightweight, mirrorless camera is the perfect road trip companion. You can literally carry it around every tourist attraction in the city and not feel the weight of it hanging on you.

hanging out in NYC near Statue of Liberty

When you’re on a 10-day road trip, this is an incredible thing. With thousands of steps each day, the last thing we needed was additional weight to lug around. The Lumix G7 weighs approximately 1.37 lbs yet packs quite a punch when it comes to capturing the moment.

enjoying our family road trip

Not to mention, if we wanted to grab some video along the way, the Panasonic Lumix G7 features 4K Ultra HD Video capabilities. PLUS, yes there’s more, you can easily choose exact moments of video taken at up to 30 breathtaking frames-per-second, and extract it as an 8-megapixel still image. Straight from the camera! You simply play the video, pick a frame, and save the image. And they look just as amazing as capturing the shot on its own.

Philadelphia church - road trip

Even when the kids are moving all over the place as they take in the scenery, the exclusive DFD Focusing is made for fast and precise auto focusing that tracks your subject. There is no reason to slow them down as they enjoy the moment. Take a bit of video and extract the images.

mom and daughters on road trip in Philly

Additionally, using the Panasonic Image app, you can set your phone up to act as a remote for the camera and jump in more pictures yourself! After all, you want to make sure the kids remember that you were there too!

Niagara Falls NYC at night

We ventured through Nashville, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York City… and even Niagara Falls.

Visit Philly - road trip

In each city, we stopped and explored what we could, capturing as much as we could. It was truly an incredible trip that brought the kids closer together and allowed them to check many cities off their own bucket lists. Showing them the history of the country was on my list of things to do as well, so we checked a few things off on this particular road trip!

Lincoln Monument - road trip

And we can look back at all of the photos we took with the Panasonic Lumix G7 over the 10 days and smile as we recall the time we had.

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