Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

1. Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Image Stabilized Zoom 25mm Wide-Angle ...

User Ratings: 64 6

Canon 6195B001 First Impressions

"This is my 2nd Canon 6195B001."

They make it look like I know what I'm doing. I'm still playing around with it. I like everything about the camera. I needed a 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close.

  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Image Stabilized Zoom 25mm Wide-Angle Optical Lens and 1080p HD Video (Red) (OLD MODEL)
  • 12MP CMOS sensor
  • 25–500 mm equivalent F3.5 - 6.8 lens
  • ISO 100-3200
  • 1080p -24FPS HD video
  • 3" LCD with 461,000 dots
  • Digic 5 Processor
  • Built-in GPS
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 6195B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 6195B001 Final Thoughts

"So I ordered it anyway."

What a really unique camera. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots.

Overall Score
4.3


(1484 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 60 7

Canon 5096B001 First Impressions

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon 5096B001. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera (Black)
  • World's thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access.
  • Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.0fps and
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
  • Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.
  • Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.
  • And lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5096B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5096B001 Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about.

Overall Score
4.2


(1299 Points)

3. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with Full 1080p HD Video (Silver)

User Ratings: 60 7

Canon 5095B005 First Impressions

"Great low light shot."

In some reviews this Canon 5095B005 is said to be heavy. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with Full 1080p HD Video (Silver)
  • World's thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access.
  • Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.0fps
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
  • And lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.
  • Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.
  • Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5095B005
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5095B005 Final Thoughts

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. Let me say from the start, I really like Canon. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

Overall Score
4.2


(1299 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with Full 1080p HD Video (Red)

User Ratings: 60 7

Canon 5097B001 First Impressions

"Quality camera."

This is the perfect compromise camera for me. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. It will take some getting used to. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Looks amazing and excited to try it.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with Full 1080p HD Video (Red)
  • World's thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash and
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access.
  • Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.0fps and
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
  • Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.
  • Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.
  • Lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5097B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5097B001 Final Thoughts

"Photos come out great!"

I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Canon 5097B001. I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Canon 5097B001. The Canon 5097B001 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually.

Overall Score
4.2


(1299 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

5. Nikon COOLPIX L820 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black) (OLD...

User Ratings: 63 6

Nikon 26402 First Impressions

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

Everything about it is solid and satisfying. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. In some reviews this Nikon 26402 is said to be heavy. The initial charge using the Nikon 26402 to charge the battery took about 2 hours.

  • Nikon COOLPIX L820 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • Powerful 30x zoom that lets you shoot amazing close ups
  • 16 MP CMOS sensor for exceptional image quality and enhanced low light performance
  • Record videos in Full 1080p HD with stereo sound
  • Larger ergonomic design for easier handling and comfort
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26402
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26402 Final Thoughts

"Very nice design."

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. I would like a firmware update to fix that. Likewise, don't rule out film.

Overall Score
4.2


(962 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm W...

User Ratings: 62 6

Canon 6039B001 First Impressions

"So far I like it a lot."

The stability at long zoom was fantastic. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. This is the must have 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. Excellent quality photos too.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full HD Video Recording (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • 16.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch TFT PureColor system LCD with wide-viewing angle
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound and dedicated movie button
  • 24mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer
  • Batteries: 1 C batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 6039B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 6039B001 Final Thoughts

"Awesome pics!"

It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. The initial charge using the Canon 6039B001 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

Overall Score
4.2


(947 Points)

7. Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm W...

User Ratings: 62 6

Canon 6051B001 First Impressions

"All on Auto."

Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Canon. I bought this 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full HD Video Recording (Green) (OLD MODEL)
  • 3-inch LCD display
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 16.1 MP CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 5 Image Processor (up to 3200 ISO)
  • 5x Optical Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer with PureColor System LCD
  • Smart AUTO with 58 predefined shooting scenarios and the new Face ID function
  • Full 1080p HD Video in Stereo Sound with a dedicated Movie Button and HDMI Output for HDTV viewing
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 16.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional low-light performance up to ISO 3200.
  • 5x Optical Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 6051B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 6051B001 Final Thoughts

"So I ordered it anyway."

It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. The initial charge using the Canon 6051B001 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. I would like a firmware update to fix that.

Overall Score
4.2


(947 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm W...

User Ratings: 62 6

Canon 6042B001 First Impressions

"Awesome performance."

Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Camera. If you want to take bird pictures. A great camera for the money and my needs!

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full HD Video Recording (Red)
  • 16.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch TFT PureColor system LCD with wide-viewing angle
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound and dedicated movie button
  • 24mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer
  • 5x Optical Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 16.1 MP CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 5 Image Processor (up to 3200 ISO)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 6042B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 6042B001 Final Thoughts

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Canon's excellent system--wow! You'll be glad you bought this one. The Canon 6042B001 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. Maybe it is for a small POS. Its really the camera to take on day trips.

Overall Score
4.2


(947 Points)

9. Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm W...

User Ratings: 62 6

Canon 6036B001 First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

Excellent two characteristics in a 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Camera. The Canon 6036B001 is small and fast. Not to mention it worked great as a 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full HD Video Recording (Silver)
  • 16.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch TFT PureColor system LCD with wide-viewing angle
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound and dedicated movie button
  • 24mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer
  • 5x Optical Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 16.1 MP CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 5 Image Processor (up to 3200 ISO)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 6036B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 6036B001 Final Thoughts

"Camera works just fine."

No other 1080p Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Canon 6036B001. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens.

Overall Score
4.2


(947 Points)

10. Nikon COOLPIX L840 Digital Camera with 38x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Black)

User Ratings: 64 8

Nikon 26485 First Impressions

"I take it when I travel."

Nikon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. This camera has so many features for its size. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. I'm impressed with how Nikon incorporated it seamlessly.

  • Nikon COOLPIX L840 Digital Camera with 38x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Black)
  • 38x optical zoom telephoto lens with Vibration Reduction; 76x dynamic fine zoom
  • Low-light 16MP CMOS image sensor
  • 3.0-inch 921,000-dot Tilt LCD display
  • Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology for instant sharing
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26485
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26485 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE THIS CAMERA."

I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Nikon. So glad I chose the Nikon 26485. Easy to use, great for simple pictures. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon.

Overall Score
4.3


(840 Points)

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