Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 4k Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

1. Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Len...

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Camera works just fine."

I will update this report once I have used it more. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Excellent two characteristics in a 4k Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"It's range is awesome."

I bought this 4k Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. 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. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

Overall Score
4.3


(1465 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 4k Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. Canon Digital Camera Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black) with 64GB Memory Card

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon First Impressions

"She swears by it."

In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. What a really unique camera. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Better photos than her XR phone.

  • Canon Digital Camera Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black) with 64GB Memory Card
  • Powerful 25x Optical Zoom with Intelligent IS helps optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images
  • Built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos
  • Up to 95MB/sec speed for the ultimate transfer rates; Ideal for High Performance DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, especially for ultra fast action shots, sports video, HD video and other professional-quality photography
  • Class 10 UHS-I, U3 performance allows burst-mode shooting, Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video recording
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"This mode is important."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

3. Canon Digital Camera Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Silver) with 64GB Memory Card

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon First Impressions

"Wonderful pictures."

The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift.

  • Canon Digital Camera Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Silver) with 64GB Memory Card
  • Powerful 25x Optical Zoom with Intelligent IS helps optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images
  • Built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos
  • Up to 95MB/sec speed for the ultimate transfer rates; Ideal for High Performance DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, especially for ultra fast action shots, sports video, HD video and other professional-quality photography
  • Class 10 UHS-I, U3 performance allows burst-mode shooting, Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video recording
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"That is a bargain."

If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. Canon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

4. Canon Digital Camera Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Red) with 64GB Memory Card

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon First Impressions

"Good low light photos."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Canon . I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. During my search, I discovered that the Canon was about to be released. They make it look like I know what I'm doing.

  • Canon Digital Camera Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Red) with 64GB Memory Card
  • Powerful 25x Optical Zoom with Intelligent IS helps optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images
  • Built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos
  • Up to 95MB/sec speed for the ultimate transfer rates; Ideal for High Performance DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, especially for ultra fast action shots, sports video, HD video and other professional-quality photography
  • Class 10 UHS-I, U3 performance allows burst-mode shooting, Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video recording
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Good low light photos."

This is the must have 4k Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 4k Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

5. PANASONIC LUMIX LX10 4K Digital Camera, 20.1 Megapixel 1-Inch Sensor, 3X LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Len...

User Ratings: 61 8

Panasonic DMC-LX10K First Impressions

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Panasonic. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX LX10 4K Digital Camera, 20.1 Megapixel 1-Inch Sensor, 3X LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens, F1.4-2.8 Aperture, POWER O.I.S. Stabilization, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-LX10K (Black)
  • POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA: Large, 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor plus 3X zoom LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens (24-72mm) and POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) delivers brighter, more colorful photos with fewer image artifacts
  • TILTING SELFIE DISPLAY: Rear touch-enabled 3-inch LCD display (1040K dots) tilts upward 180 degree for easy selfie photos; Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when monitor is on.
  • 4K VIDEO CAPTURE: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160), plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus with internal Focus Stacking allows you to record photos up to 30fps and set your desired focus points after the photo has been taken
  • LENS-MOUNTED CONTROL RING: Manual lens-mounted control ring brings DSLR-like exposure control to a compact point-and-shoot camera body. Battery life (Approx.)- 260 images (CIPA Standard) (*1)
  • USB CHARGING AND WI-FI CONNECTIVITY: Enjoy travel ready technologies like USB charging and Wi-Fi connectivity to your mobile device; micro-HDMI type D (*3) and USB 2.0 micro-B provide additional connectivity to your favorite devices
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-LX10K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-LX10K Final Thoughts

"Has a big LCD display."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor.

Overall Score
4.2


(581 Points)

6. Sony DSCWX350 18 MP Digital Camera (White)

User Ratings: 63 10

Sony DSCWX350/W First Impressions

"It's range is awesome."

Looks amazing and excited to try it. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. During my search, I discovered that the Sony DSCWX350/W was about to be released. I would like a firmware update to fix that. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too.

  • Sony DSCWX350 18 MP Digital Camera (White)
  • 20x Optical/40x Clear Image Zoom G Lens
  • 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low  light images
  • Keep your subject in focus with Lock-On AF
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/ NFC3
  • Motion Shot Video traces subject movement
  • 4K quality still image output via HDMI2
  • Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360)
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCWX350/W
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCWX350/W Final Thoughts

"Pretty cool."

Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. A great camera for the money and my needs!

Overall Score
4.2


(531 Points)

7. Sony DSCWX350 18 MP Digital Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 63 10

Sony DSCWX350/B First Impressions

"Good package of extras."

Excellent quality photos too. This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Sony. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me.

  • Sony DSCWX350 18 MP Digital Camera (Black)
  • 20x Optical/40x Clear Image Zoom G Lens
  • Keep your subject in focus with Lock-On AF
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/ NFC3
  • Motion Shot Video traces subject movement
  • 4K quality still image output via HDMI2
  • Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360)
  • In the box: Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1), AC Adaptor (AC-UB10C / UB10D), Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual
  • EXPOSURE COMPENSATION: +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCWX350/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCWX350/B Final Thoughts

"It's solid."

Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. It took me a while to figure it out. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii.

Overall Score
4.2


(531 Points)

8. Panasonic Lumix FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-Inch Sensor, 4K Video,...

User Ratings: 78 3

Panasonic DMC-FZ300K First Impressions

"Very worth the buy."

While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Panasonic DMC-FZ300K. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. The Panasonic DMC-FZ300K is small and fast. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-Inch Sensor, 4K Video, WiFi, Splash & Dustproof Camera Body, Leica DC 24X F2.8 Zoom Lens - DMC-FZ300K - (Black) USA
  • 4K video & 4K photo : Panasonic’s exclusive 4K photo technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K ultra HD video to extract them as photos; You’ll never miss that moment again
  • Leica DC Vario Elmarit lens : 24x zoom (25 600millimeter with Full zoom range F2; 8 aperture for enhanced low light shooting meeting the stringent quality standards established by Leica
  • High image Quality : The 12.1 Megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor with the venus engine excels in diffraction compensation, yielding images that are crisp & Free from artifacts associated with small aperture settings
  • Rugged Camera Design : Splash Proof/dustProof rugged camera design with tight seals on every Joint, dial and button, so it stands up to harsh weather conditions and challenging
  • 5 Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus : Reduces blur from one handed video shooting by compensating for five types of movement; Level shot function detects horizon line & maintains it, even if the camera is tilted
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ300K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-FZ300K Final Thoughts

"Do use the handstrap!"

Color and white balance is generally good. The initial charge using the Panasonic DMC-FZ300K to charge the battery took about 2 hours. The zoom is incredible as well. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. Manual focus would've been nice.

Overall Score
4.6


(473 Points)

9. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300K 12.1 Megapixel (Black) and Transcend 64 GB Memory Card

User Ratings: 78 3

Panasonic First Impressions

"Love this little Panasonic !"

I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Panasonic . Some people even claim that the Panasonic rivals medium format quality. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. You'll be glad you bought this one. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold.

  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300K 12.1 Megapixel (Black) and Transcend 64 GB Memory Card
  • Capture moments with superb 4K imaging performance in both video and exclusive 4K PHOTO
  • 24X (25-600mm) full-range F2.8 aperture Leica Lens
  • Ideal for Full 1080p HDD, Ultra 2160p HD, 3D and 4K video recording
  • Up to 95/60 MB/s ; Minimum constant 30 Mb/s write speed guaranteed for real-time video recording
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic Final Thoughts

"Beautiful landscapes."

Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. The zoom truly is extraordinary! Likewise, don't rule out film. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

Overall Score
4.6


(473 Points)

10. PANASONIC LUMIX FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch Sensor & Dustproo...

User Ratings: 78 3

Panasonic First Impressions

"I also could afford it."

This is the perfect compromise camera for me. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. During my search, I discovered that the Panasonic was about to be released. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Panasonic.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch Sensor & Dustproof Camera Body, Leica DC 24X F2.8 Zoom Lens & MegaGear ''Ultra Light'' Neoprene Camera Case Bag
  • 4K video & 4K PHOTO - Panasonic’s exclusive 4K PHOTO technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K Ultra HD video to extract them as photos. You’ll never miss that moment again
  • Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens - 24x zoom (25-600mm) with full zoom range F2. 8 aperture for enhanced low light shooting meeting the stringent quality standards established by Leica
  • High image quality - The 12. 1-Megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor with the Venus engine excels in diffraction compensation, yielding images that are crisp & free from artifacts associated with small aperture settings
  • Rugged camera design - splash proof/dustproof rugged camera design with tight seals on every joint, dial and button, so it stands up to harsh weather conditions and challenging
  • Protective and high quality Neoprene material and foam padding for protection. Protects camera from dust, dirt, scratches, bumps, and moisture
  • Handmade stitches design for a unique look. Available in different colors
  • Fine quality of moisture resistant Neoprene used
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic Final Thoughts

"I can carry it anywhere!"

The Panasonic has many features which are very easy to use and get to. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Excellent two characteristics in a 4k Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

Overall Score
4.6


(473 Points)

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