Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 1stClassSavings Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

1. Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) Ultimate Starters Kit 32GB

User Ratings: 69

1stClassSavings B500 First Impressions

"Zoom I am still iffy on."

I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. Excellent two characteristics in a 1stClassSavings Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) Ultimate Starters Kit 32GB
  • This 1st Class Savings Kit Includes:
  • 1- Nikon Coolpix B500 (Black) Camera New w/ all manufacturer supplied accessories
  • 1- AA/AAA Rapid Battery Charger 4- AA Rechargeable Batteries
  • 1- 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card 1- Deluxe Carrying Case
  • 1- High Speed Memory Card Reader 1- 3 Piece Camera & Lens Cleaning kit 1- Table Top Flexible Tripod 1- Package of HD LCD Screen Protectors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The 1stClassSavings B500
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

1stClassSavings B500 Final Thoughts

"Not a fan of that."

This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. That is the reason I bought this 1stClassSavings B500. I like everything about the camera.

Overall Score
4.7


(3 Points)

2. Olympus Pen-F (Body-Only) (Black) with Step Up Kit

User Ratings: 67 10

Olympus First Impressions

"Go with the Olympus."

I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Olympus. I will update this report once I have used it more.

  • Olympus Pen-F (Body-Only) (Black) with Step Up Kit
  • New 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor with 50 Megapixel High Res Shot mode
  • Operating temperature:0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / 20 ~ +60℃ (storage).In body 5 Axis Image Stabilization
  • 2.36 Million Dot OLED electronic viewfinder. Battery Life for Movie Shooting - Approx. 80 minutes (under standard JEITA testing). Approx. 140 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
  • M. Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1. 8 (50mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • The 25mm F1. 8 is the ideal, all-around lens. Capture tack sharp portraits with beautifully defocused backgrounds. The perfect combination of power and portability - perfect everyday lens.
  • Easy to carry, light grey camera bag with snap clsoure and adjustable shoulder strap. Features an inner adjustable padded compartment and small zippered compartment. Perfect for taking your mirrorless camera and favorite Micro Four Thirds lens with you when you are on-the-go.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus Final Thoughts

"Um wow, totally wrong."

Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. What a really unique camera. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. During my search, I discovered that the Olympus was about to be released.

Overall Score
4.1


(85 Points)

3. Sony DSC-RX10M II Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

User Ratings: 64 7

Sony DSCRX10M2/B First Impressions

"That is a bargain."

Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Sony. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. This is the must have 1stClassSavings Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it.

  • Sony DSC-RX10M II Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera
  • World's first1 20.2 MP 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS, High resolution 4K movie recording with direct pixel readout and no pixel binning, Super slow-motion movie HFR (High frame rate) up to 960 fps (40x)
  • Super-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter at max. 1/32000 sec. up to 14fps, Bright constant F2.8 ZEISS Vario Sonar T* lens (24-200mm), Fast Intelligent AF thanks to the new Exmor RS CMOS sensor
  • Professional dust/moisture resistant magnesium-alloy body, Bright XGA OLED Tru-Finer viewfinder and Sharp 3" multi-angle LCD, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/ camera apps
  • Digital Zoom (Still Image) 20 M Approx. 33x / 10 M Approx. 46x / 5 M Approx. 66x / VGA Approx. 126x. Digital Zoom (Movie) Digital Zoom Approx. 33
  • Please refer the Instructional Manual before use.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCRX10M2/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCRX10M2/B Final Thoughts

"Very impressed overall!"

What a really unique camera. A great camera for the money and my needs! For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not.

Overall Score
4.3


(71 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera w/40x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch Tilt LCD - 4K VIdeo, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bl...

User Ratings: 70 7

Canon 2956C001 First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. I'm still playing around with it. In some reviews this Canon 2956C001 is said to be heavy. I am so impressed with this Canon 2956C001! Just ordered my soft box lights.

  • Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera w/40x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch Tilt LCD - 4K VIdeo, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled (Silver)
  • Powerful 40x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and Zoom Framing Assist
  • 4K Video and 4K Time-lapse Movie
  • Built-in Wi-Fi* and Bluetooth** Technology
  • 20.3 Megapixel*** CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor.Optical Viewfinder:Not available
  • 3.0-inch Tilt-type (180° up) LCD
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 7.4 fps (up to 10.0 fps with AF Lock)
  • Feature Assistant
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2956C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 2956C001 Final Thoughts

"Very worth the buy."

They make it look like I know what I'm doing. I've researched this Canon 2956C001 A LOT and I only heard great things. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii.

Overall Score
4.3


(266 Points)

5. Canon PowerShot SX620 HS 20.2MP Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB Card Accessory Bundle

Canon E3CNPSSX620HSK First Impressions

"Great manual online."

Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. Likewise, don't rule out film. This camera has so many features for its size. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Canon's excellent system--wow! It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image.

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS 20.2MP Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB Card Accessory Bundle
  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS 20.2 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black - 3 LCD - 25x Optical Zoom - 4x Digital Zoom - Optical (IS) - 5184 x 3888 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HD Movie Mode - Wireless LAN - TAA Compliance
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E3CNPSSX620HSK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E3CNPSSX620HSK Final Thoughts

"So I purchased the Canon E3CNPSSX620HSK."

A great camera for the money and my needs! I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. This camera has so many features for its size. A great camera for the money and my needs!

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot SX530 HS 16.0 MP 50x Opt Zoom 1080p Full HD Digital Camera Black

User Ratings: 74 4

Canon E4CNPSSX520HSK First Impressions

"The zoom is terrific."

The zoom is incredible as well. I like everything about the camera. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. Easy to use, great for simple pictures.

  • Canon PowerShot SX530 HS 16.0 MP 50x Opt Zoom 1080p Full HD Digital Camera Black
  • This Bundle Includes Canon USA Warranty
  • Canon PowerShot SX530 HS 16MP 50x Opt Zoom 1080p Full HD Digital Camera (Black)
  • Includes 2 16GB Sandisk High-Speed SDXC Memory Card, Deluxe Camera Bag, Extra Battery
  • Mini Table-top Tripod, High-Speed USB Card Reader, Memory Card Wallet, mini-HDMI to HDMI A/V Cable
  • Digital Camera LCD Screen Protectors, Beach Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, and 3pcs, Cleaning Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E4CNPSSX520HSK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E4CNPSSX520HSK Final Thoughts

"Um wow, totally wrong."

I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. The Canon E4CNPSSX520HSK has many features which are very easy to use and get to.

Overall Score
4.5


(344 Points)

7. Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 4K QFHD/HD 20.1MP 16X Digital Camera Black Bundle with 32GB Memory Card, Came...

User Ratings: 61

Panasonic E2PNDMCFZ1000 First Impressions

"It takes great pictures."

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. The initial charge using the Panasonic E2PNDMCFZ1000 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light.

  • Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 4K QFHD/HD 20.1MP 16X Digital Camera Black Bundle with 32GB Memory Card, Camera Bag, Battery, 62mm Deluxe Filter Kit, Tripod and Battery Charger
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K QFHD/HD 16X Long Zoom Digital Camera (Black)
  • SF32UZ/TQN 32GB SDHC UHS-1 High Speed Memory Card
  • XTBLC12 Replacement Battery, AC/DC Battery Charger
  • 62mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter kit (set of 3 + carrying case)
  • USB 2.0 Card Reader, 5" Flexible Mini Table-top Tripod, 1 Piece Micro Fiber Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic E2PNDMCFZ1000
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic E2PNDMCFZ1000 Final Thoughts

"Has a big LCD display."

I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use.

Overall Score
4.2


(4 Points)

8. Sony RX100 20.2 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera w/ 1-inch sensor, 28-100mm ZEISS zoom lens, 3” L...

User Ratings: 62 9

Sony DSCRX100/B First Impressions

"I JUST LOVE THIS CAMERA."

That is the reason I bought this Sony DSCRX100/B. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Everything about it is solid and satisfying. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a 1stClassSavings Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

  • Sony RX100 20.2 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera w/ 1-inch sensor, 28-100mm ZEISS zoom lens, 3” LCD
  • Approximately 20.1 megapixels , Exmor CMOS Sensor, 28-100mm equivalent F/18-49 lens, ISO 125-6400 Expandable ISO 80, 100, and 25,600, 3-Inch LCD screen with 12M dots
  • Operating temperature:Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°).1080p video, Steady-Shot image stabilization,Rear control dial and customizable front control ring
  • Burst Mode (shots)-Approx10 fps,(VGA) Moving Image Size -640x480 30fps Approx3Mbps. Flash range:ISO Auto: approximately 0.3 meter to 17.1 meter (W), approximately 0.55 meter to 6.3 meter (T)
  • Bright F18 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 36x zoom, Full HD 1080/60p video with manual control and dual record, ,Ultra-slim, sophisticated aluminum body. Extensive features in a sleek camera
  • Dimension: 1016 mm x 581 mm x 359 mm, Weight: 213g (75 oz). Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
  • 20.2 MP Exmor"CMOS sensor - extreme low-light shots
  • Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6x zoom
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCRX100/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCRX100/B Final Thoughts

"Not necessary with this."

Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. No other 1stClassSavings Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Sony DSCRX100/B.

Overall Score
4.2


(806 Points)

9. Nikon COOLPIX B600 Digital Camera (Black) with 32GB Card + Case + Battery and Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 47

Nikon First Impressions

"Not necessary with this."

Everything about it is solid and satisfying. I needed a 1stClassSavings Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B600 Digital Camera (Black) with 32GB Card + Case + Battery and Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon COOLPIX B600 Camera (Black) with SanDisk Ultra 32GB 80MB/s SD Card, Focus Camera ENEL12 Li-Ion Replacement Battery with Charger, and Focus DSLR Camera Holster Case Accessory Bundle
  • NIKON COOLPIX B600: Compact and lightweight, the Nikon COOLPIX B600 Camera packs incredible zoom power - up to 60x optical zoom - with superior lens shift vibration reduction to produce shots that are sharp, clear and steady.The Coolpix B600 is equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) function, ensuring images that are sharp and shake free
  • VIVID PHOTOGRAPHY: With an effective pixel count of 16.0 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix produces super sharp, high quality images with Nikon's advanced EXPEED image-processing engine and high performance NIKKOR lens that is capable of collecting sufficient light, even in low light conditions.
  • FULL HD VIDEOS: The Coolpix B600 isn’t just about stills - it can shoot beautiful, steady Full HD 1080/60i (50i) videos with 4-Axis Hybrid VR and stereo audio, too. Create and share exciting video montages with Short Movie Show mode.
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"The upgrade works fine."

I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. It will take some getting used to. Some people even claim that the Nikon rivals medium format quality. Manual focus would've been nice. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot G3-X Compact Digital Camera - Bundle with Camera Case, Spare Battery, 16GB Class 10 ...

User Ratings: 57

Canon PowerShot G3 X First Impressions

"Mostly point and shoot."

Maybe it is for a small POS. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Canon's excellent system--wow! Color and white balance is generally good. Color and white balance is generally good.

  • Canon PowerShot G3-X Compact Digital Camera - Bundle with Camera Case, Spare Battery, 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Cleaning Kit, Screen Protector, Pro PC Software Package
  • Canon PowerShot G3 X Compact Digital Camera - Battery Pack NB-10L - Battery Charger CB-2LC - Neck Strap (NS-DC11) - Lens Cap (with Strap) - Canon 1 Year Warranty - (USB Cable / SD Card and Solutions Disk Not Included) - Bundle Includes: - Camera Bag - Spare Battery - 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card - Cleaning Kit - Screen Protector - Software Package (Includes Corel PaintShop Pro X9; Corel VideoStudio 9; Corel AfterShot 2 Pro; AutoFx Mystical Ultimate Bundle Gen2; FileCenter Professional)
  • 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor: combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, superb image quality, and fast operation
  • A bright f/2.8 5.6, 25x Optical Zoom (24 600mm): helps facilitate outstanding optical performance and versatility, along with Intelligent IS to optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Selfie-ready multi-angle capacitive 3.2" touch panel (Tilt) LCD: with a screen resolution of 1.62 million dots for a sharp, clear display and easy operation and sharing.
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video: (60p/30p/24p options) for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. New advance movie features include an external microphone, headphone jack and manual control capability in movie mode for a great movie experience.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PowerShot G3 X
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PowerShot G3 X Final Thoughts

"It's SOOOOOO cool."

Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. After over 10,000 pictures, my Canon PowerShot G3 X operates perfectly in every aspect. The zoom is incredible as well. Everything about it is solid and satisfying.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

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