Best Travel Camera

This summer I'm traveling to Thailand and surrounding countries. I've never owned a camera that wasn't on my phone so I need some advice.

I will be backpacking so a large camera won't work. I'd like to take good quality pictures. But above all else I would really like geotagging so I can remember exactly where I was. I'm still debating whether of not to take my Nexus 4 for this exact purpose because I know most cameras don't have GPS built in.

My IDEAL Camera (In order of importance)

  • Geotagging
  • Compact
  • Good quality photos
  • Under $500
Any suggestions?