Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 35mm Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

1. Nikon Coolpix L330 Digital Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 62 8

Nikon FBA_L330 First Impressions

"The grip is a bit larger."

The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen.

  • Nikon Coolpix L330 Digital Camera (Black)
  • NIKKOR lens with 26x optical zoom; 4.0-104.0 mm (35mm [135] format equivalent: 22.5-585 mm), f/3.1-5.9
  • Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (35mm [135] format equivalent: Approx. 2340 mm)
  • Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Includes Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries, UC-E16 USB Cable, Camera Strap, LC-CP25 Lens Cap (with cord), ViewNX 2 CD
  • Power sources AA-size batteries
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon FBA_L330
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon FBA_L330 Final Thoughts

"I love the new Nikon FBA_L330."

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. It will take some getting used to. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot.

Overall Score
4.2


(878 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 35mm Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Digital Camera (Black) with 20MP, 42x Optical Zoom, 720p HD Video & Built-I...

User Ratings: 72 5

Canon SX420 BK K2 First Impressions

"I can carry it anywhere!"

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. It size is great for pockets and small purses. The stability at long zoom was fantastic.

  • Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Digital Camera (Black) with 20MP, 42x Optical Zoom, 720p HD Video & Built-In Wi-Fi + 64GB Card + Reader + Grip + Spare Battery and Charger + Tripod + Complete Accessory Bundle
  • Kit Includes: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Digital Camera + NB-11LH Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + CB-2LF Battery Charger + Lens Cap + WS-DC12 Wrist Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty (All these in Canon box)
  • + Padded Camera Case + Spare Power2000 Battery + Spare Charger + Hand Grip + Gripster Tripod + The Imaging World Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
  • + 64GB High-Speed SDXC Class 10 Memory Card + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Screen Protector + Vidpro Digital Camera Cleaning Kit
  • 20.0MP 1.2.3" CCD Image Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 42x Optical Zoom Lens - 24-1008mm (35mm Equivalent) - 3.0" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • HD 720p Video Recording at 25 fps - Intelligent IS Image Stabilization - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - ISO 1600 and 2.2 fps Continuous Shooting - Smart AUTO and Scene Modes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX420 BK K2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX420 BK K2 Final Thoughts

"Great low light shot."

Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras.

Overall Score
4.4


(757 Points)

3. Canon PowerShot SX420 is Digital Camera (Black) with 20MP, 42x Optical Zoom, 720p HD Video and Built...

User Ratings: 72 5

Canon SX420 BK K1 First Impressions

"So far, so good."

I'm still playing around with it. I'm still playing around with it. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon.

  • Canon PowerShot SX420 is Digital Camera (Black) with 20MP, 42x Optical Zoom, 720p HD Video and Built-in Wi-Fi + 32GB Card + Reader + Spare Battery + Tripod + Digital Camera Accessory Bundle
  • Kit Includes: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Digital Camera + NB-11LH Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + CB-2LF Battery Charger + Lens Cap + WS-DC12 Wrist Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty (All these in Canon box)
  • + Padded Camera Case + Spare Battery + Gripster Tripod + The Imaging World Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
  • + 32GB 320x High-Speed SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Vidpro Digital Camera Cleaning Kit
  • 20.0MP 1.2.3" CCD Image Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 42x Optical Zoom Lens - 24-1008mm (35mm Equivalent) - 3.0" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • HD 720p Video Recording at 25 fps - Intelligent IS Image Stabilization - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - ISO 1600 and 2.2 fps Continuous Shooting - Smart AUTO and Scene Modes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX420 BK K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX420 BK K1 Final Thoughts

"It's a REAL camera."

Where this Canon SX420 BK K1 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. I needed a 35mm Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. I like everything about the camera. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

Overall Score
4.4


(757 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 20MP 8X Zoom Digital Camera (Silver) + 32GB Card + Reader + Case + Accesso...

User Ratings: 74 6

Canon 180 Silver K2 First Impressions

"Cheaper ones are ok."

I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. I needed a 35mm Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 20MP 8X Zoom Digital Camera (Silver) + 32GB Card + Reader + Case + Accessory Bundle
  • Kit Includes 10 Products: Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera + NB-11LH Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + CB-2LF Battery Charger + WS-800 Wrist Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 32 GB 320x Class 10 High-Speed SDHC Memory Card + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Tabletop Tripod + Padded Camera Case + Screen Protector
  • 20.0MP 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 8x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-224mm (35mm Equivalent) - 2.7" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor - HD 720p Video Recording at 25 fps
  • ISO 1600 and 2.2 fps Continuous Shooting - Optical Image Stabilizer and Digital IS - Smart AUTO and Auto Zoom Settings - ECO Mode and Help Button
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 180 Silver K2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 180 Silver K2 Final Thoughts

"It takes great pictures."

The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. If you want to take bird pictures. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

Overall Score
4.5


(625 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 35mm Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

5. Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 20MP 8X Zoom Digital Camera (Silver) + 16GB Card + Reader + Case + Accesso...

User Ratings: 74 6

Canon 180 Silver K1 First Impressions

"All on Auto."

Excellent quality photos too. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon 180 Silver K1. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 20MP 8X Zoom Digital Camera (Silver) + 16GB Card + Reader + Case + Accessory Bundle
  • Kit Includes 10 Products: Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera + NB-11LH Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + CB-2LF Battery Charger + WS-800 Wrist Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Transcend 16 GB 200x UHS-I Class 10 High-Speed SDHC Memory Card + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Tabletop Tripod + Padded Camera Case + Screen Protector
  • 20.0MP 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor - DIGIC 4+ Image Processor - 8x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-224mm (35mm Equivalent) - 2.7" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor - HD 720p Video Recording at 25 fps
  • ISO 1600 and 2.2 fps Continuous Shooting - Optical Image Stabilizer and Digital IS - Smart AUTO and Auto Zoom Settings - ECO Mode and Help Button
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 180 Silver K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 180 Silver K1 Final Thoughts

"Easy point and shoot."

Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots.

Overall Score
4.5


(625 Points)

6. PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 II 20.1MP Digital Camera, 16x 25-400mm LEICA DC Lens, 4K Video, Optical Image...

User Ratings: 70 4

Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2 First Impressions

"All in my Pelican case."

It's got pretty much everything I could want in a 35mm Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Panasonic's excellent system--wow! While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 II 20.1MP Digital Camera, 16x 25-400mm LEICA DC Lens, 4K Video, Optical Image Stabilizer and 3.0-inch Display – Point and Shoot Camera - DC-FZ1000M2 (Black)
  • Large sensor - 1-inch 20. 1MP MOS sensor provides excellent low light and color depth performance making it perfect for wildlife, sports, new or candid shots
  • Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT - 16x optical zoom Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT F2. 8-F4. 0 lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm). minimum aperture F11, yielding F2. 8-F11 at wide end and F4. 0-F11 at telephoto end
  • 5-Axis Hybrid O. I. S. - Optical image Stabilizer. I. S. ) plus active mode effectively compensate for hand shake to minimize Blur during zoom shooting with your Lumix camera
  • 4K video & 4K PHOTO - QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 30P or 24P in MP4. 4K PHOTO 30 fps in 8MP
  • Camera body viewfinder and display - high-speed (2, 360k-dot) OLED live view Finder, Plus 3. 0-Inch (1, 240k-dot) touch control Display rotates 180 degrees to the side and tilts 270 degrees up and down
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2 Final Thoughts

"This is my 2nd Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2."

Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. Its really the camera to take on day trips. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera.

Overall Score
4.4


(445 Points)

7. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 60x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LC...

User Ratings: 64 7

Panasonic DMC-FZ70-K First Impressions

"It's solid."

Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Panasonic DMC-FZ70-K. Paired with my smartphone no problem.

  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 60x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black) - International Version (No Warranty)
  • 16.1MP 1/2.3" BSI MOS Sensor Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Lumix DC Vario 60x Optical Zoom Lens 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 20-1200mm
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot LCD Monitor 0.20" 202k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080i AVCHD Video at 60 fps Built-In Windshield Zoom Microphone
  • POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode Creative Controls, Panorama, and Retouch
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ70-K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-FZ70-K Final Thoughts

"She loves it now!"

Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. A great camera for the money and my needs! 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Where this Panasonic DMC-FZ70-K really shines though is the video recording oddly enough.

Overall Score
4.3


(209 Points)

8. Nikon COOLPIX B700 Digital Camera

User Ratings: 53 9

Nikon 26510 First Impressions

"You guessed it, buy this."

I would like a firmware update to fix that. That is the reason I bought this Nikon 26510. The zoom is incredible as well. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B700 Digital Camera
  • 20.2MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR Super ED 60x Optical Zoom Lens and rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL23
  • 24-1440mm (35mm Equivalent) and focal length is 4.3 to 258mm,maximum aperture is f/3.3, to 6.5
  • 921k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder. Focus range : Approx.50 cm (1 ft 8 Inch ) to ∞, [T]: Approx.2.0 m (6 ft 7 Inch ) to ∞. Macro close-upmode: Approx., 1 cm (0.4 Inch ) to ∞
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • UHD 4K Video Recording at 30p
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC & Bluetooth BLE
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26510
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26510 Final Thoughts

"Well, this Nikon 26510 is IT."

This camera has so many features for its size. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

Overall Score
4.0


(194 Points)

9. Nikon COOLPIX P900 16MP Digital Camera - International Version (No Warranty) Japan Version

User Ratings: 51 7

Nikon P900BK First Impressions

"It's a REAL camera."

During my search, I discovered that the Nikon P900BK was about to be released. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P900 16MP Digital Camera - International Version (No Warranty) Japan Version
  • This version is originally intended for sale outside the USA
  • User Manual May Not Be Included
  • 16MP CMOS Sensor 24-2000mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
  • 83x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Super ED VR Lens Vari-Angle TFT LCD Screen, Electronic Viewfinder Dual Detect Optical VR
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video Built-In Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS, Auto & Full Manual Exposure Control 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom, 332x Digi Zoom
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon P900BK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon P900BK Final Thoughts

"Pretty cool."

I like everything about the camera. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Excellent two characteristics in a 35mm Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. They make it look like I know what I'm doing.

Overall Score
4.2


(190 Points)

10. Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera: with 83x Optical Zoom and Built-in Wi-Fi(Black) + 64GB 1200X SDXC...

User Ratings: 78 3

AOM P900KIT First Impressions

"Still five stars!"

After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. So glad I chose the AOM P900KIT. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. This is the perfect compromise camera for me.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera: with 83x Optical Zoom and Built-in Wi-Fi(Black) + 64GB 1200X SDXC Card + 2 EN-EL23 Batteries + Case + Flexible Tripod + Pro Bundle: International Version
  • P 900 (26499) 16MP CMOS Sensor - 24-2000mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length p900
  • 83x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Super ED VR Lens - 900P Vari-Angle TFT LCD Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder - Dual Detect Optical VR - 1 Year AOM Warranty
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video - Built-In Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS
  • Auto & Full Manual Exposure Control -166x Dynamic Fine Zoom, 332x Digi Zoom
  • Batteries: 2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AOM P900KIT
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AOM P900KIT Final Thoughts

"Awesome pics!"

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. Not to mention it worked great as a 35mm Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Better photos than her XR phone. I needed a 35mm Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone.

Overall Score
4.6


(97 Points)

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