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

1. 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 Compact 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 Compact Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Sony DSCRX100/B.

Overall Score
4.2


(806 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Compact Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. Sony DSC-RX100/B 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Ultra Cla...

User Ratings: 62 9

Sony First Impressions

"The viewer works great."

I wanted something to capture my kids activities. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Compact Point & Shoot Digital Camera. No other Compact Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Sony . Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things.

  • Sony DSC-RX100/B 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card Up to 80MB, Grey/Black
  • 202 MP, 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
  • Great for compact-to-midrange point-and-shoot digital cameras and camcorders
  • Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"I take it when I travel."

I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap.

Overall Score
4.2


(806 Points)

3. 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)

4. Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Video Creator Kit - w/ Manfrotto PIXI MINI Tripod, SanDisk 32GB SD Card,...

User Ratings: 76 6

Canon 1066C029 First Impressions

"Not necessary with this."

However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

  • Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Video Creator Kit - w/ Manfrotto PIXI MINI Tripod, SanDisk 32GB SD Card, and extra Canon Battery Pack
  • The Video Creator Kit is the complete package for making professional-quality videos, giving you the tools to make your dreams a reality
  • Compact and high-performing, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II comes bundled with a lightweight, portable tripod for flexible and steady video recording wherever you go
  • Whether creating artistic film clips or capturing special occasions, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera can catch them in the quality they deserve
  • With a bright aperture value of f/1.8 at the wide angle and f/2.8 when fully zoomed (to a factor of 4.2x), this lens not only puts more in your frame, but is equipped to capture a variety of situations
  • Features a large 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that captures high-quality images and videos with a wide dynamic range to ensure both bright and dark parts of an image are fully captured
  • Has a large, high-resolution, 3.0 Inch LCD monitor that tilts up 180° and down 45°, ideal for composing not only self-portraits, but also for taking pictures at high and low angles with ease
  • Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows for on the go convenience and the ability to easily post your images to select social networking and media sites
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1066C029
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1066C029 Final Thoughts

"All on Auto."

I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. The initial charge using the Canon 1066C029 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. I am so impressed with this Canon 1066C029!

Overall Score
4.5


(561 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Compact Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

5. Sony RX100 III 20.1 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera w/1-inch Sensor and 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 ZEISS Zoo...

User Ratings: 63 9

Sony DSCRX100M3/B First Impressions

"Arrived on time!"

Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Compact Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. If you want to take bird pictures.

  • Sony RX100 III 20.1 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera w/1-inch Sensor and 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 ZEISS Zoom Lens (DSCRX100M3/B), 6in l x 4.65in w x 2.93in h, Black
  • 209 MP 1"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor ; Optical zoom:2.9x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
  • Operating temperature:32-104°F / 0-40°C.24-70mm equivalent F/18-28 lens
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 FPS
  • Pop-up electronic OLED viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots
  • ISO 160-12800, expandable ISO 100, 125, and 25,600
  • 30 inch tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229,000 dots. The charging time is approximately 230 min
  • 1080 60p/24p HD video with full exposure control (MPEG-4/AVCHD)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCRX100M3/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCRX100M3/B Final Thoughts

"Really great camera."

I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. A great camera for the money and my needs! After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. This camera far exceeded my expectations. Personally, I preferred it to have a wider lens, say 28mm equivalent.

Overall Score
4.2


(507 Points)

6. Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Memory Card

User Ratings: 62 10

Sony First Impressions

"That is a bargain."

In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it.

  • Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Memory Card
  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images, Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC, 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces camera shake blur
  • Selfie-ready 3" Extra Fine LCD multi-angle display, P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings and Memory Recall mode, Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps, Capture the decisive moments with up to 10fps or keep your subject in focus with Lock-on AF
  • Great choice for compact to mid-range point and shoot cameras
  • Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Exceptional video recording performance with Class 10 rating for Full HD video (1080p)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Mostly point and shoot."

Some people even claim that the Sony rivals medium format quality. The zoom truly is extraordinary! This camera has so many features for its size. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery.

Overall Score
4.1


(321 Points)

7. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300/B Compact Zoom Digital Camera in Black + SanDisk Ultra 32GB 80MB/s SD Card ...

User Ratings: 66 5

Sony ASONDSCH300BK2 First Impressions

"It was worth importing."

In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Some people even claim that the Sony ASONDSCH300BK2 rivals medium format quality. Better photos than her XR phone.

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300/B Compact Zoom Digital Camera in Black + SanDisk Ultra 32GB 80MB/s SD Card + Carrying Case + 4 AA Rechargeable Batteries w/Charger + Accessory Kit
  • FEATURES: Features a 20.1 megapixel plus 35x zoom brings detailed subjects close while SteadyShot reduces blur.
  • VIDEO AND PANORAMA: Capture your videos in 720p HD Movie mode. While getting the full picture at the push of a button using 360˚ Sweep Panorama.
  • PHOTO EDITING: Have a creative take on shooting your photos with beauty and picture effects using the 3" LCD for easy viewing and edits.
  • Sony Authorized Dealer - Includes USA Manufacturer's Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Cyber-Shot H300 Digital Camera (Black) with SanDisk Ultra 32GB SD Card, Rechargeable NiMH AA Batteries with Charger, Holster Case Accessory Bundle and 8 " Table Tripod
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ASONDSCH300BK2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ASONDSCH300BK2 Final Thoughts

"He loves it!"

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD.

Overall Score
4.3


(277 Points)

8. Nikon 26508 COOLPIX B500 16MP 40x Optical Zoom Digital Camera Red Bundle with 32GB Memory Card, Came...

User Ratings: 72 8

Nikon 26508 32GB Bundle First Impressions

"It packs a punch."

It size is great for pockets and small purses. This camera far exceeded my expectations. In some reviews this Nikon 26508 32GB Bundle is said to be heavy. 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.

  • Nikon 26508 COOLPIX B500 16MP 40x Optical Zoom Digital Camera Red Bundle with 32GB Memory Card, Camera Bag, 60 Inch Tripod 4X Rechargeable AA Batteries with Charger and HDMI Cable
  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera
  • Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag, 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card
  • AA Charger (100-240v) w/ 4 2950mah AA Batteries, 50" Full Size Photo / Video Tripod
  • HDMI to Micro-HDMI Gold Audio/Video Cable (6 ft/1.8m), Card Reader, Screen Protectors
  • 3 Piece Cleaning Kit, Memory Card Wallet, Beach Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26508 32GB Bundle
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26508 32GB Bundle Final Thoughts

"You guessed it, buy this."

Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Nikon 26508 32GB Bundle. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. A great camera for the money and my needs!

Overall Score
4.3


(264 Points)

9. Nikon COOLPIX B500 16MP 40x Optical Zoom Digital Camera 32GB Bundle Includes Camera, Bag, 32GB Memor...

User Ratings: 72 8

Nikon FBA_E3NKCPB500K First Impressions

"Very nice design."

The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. This camera has so many features for its size. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 16MP 40x Optical Zoom Digital Camera 32GB Bundle Includes Camera, Bag, 32GB Memory Card, Reader, Wallet, AA Batteries + Charger, HDMI Cable, Tripod, Beach Camera Cloth and More
  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera
  • Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag, 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card
  • AA Charger (100-240v) w/ 4 2950mah AA Batteries, 60" Full Size Photo / Video Tripod
  • HDMI to Micro-HDMI Gold Audio/Video Cable (6 ft/1.8m), Card Reader, Screen Protectors
  • 3 Piece Cleaning Kit, Memory Card Wallet, Beach Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon FBA_E3NKCPB500K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon FBA_E3NKCPB500K Final Thoughts

"Black looks black."

Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! The stability at long zoom was fantastic. You'll be glad you bought this one. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

Overall Score
4.3


(264 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Compact Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and 3inch LCD - Wi-Fi, NFC, Blu...

User Ratings: 70 5

Canon 1718C001 First Impressions

"Love my new Canon 1718C001!"

This is the must have Compact Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. It will take some getting used to. Paired with my smartphone no problem.

  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Compact Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and 3inch LCD - Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled (Silver)
  • 1.0 Inch, 20.1 Megapixel High sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • Digic 7 image processor. Compatible with iOS versions 8.4,9.3 and 10.2 and Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,5.0,5.1,6.0,7.0,7.1
  • Ultra slim, lightweight and pocket size camera
  • Features: Touch screen panel (capacitive type)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1718C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1718C001 Final Thoughts

"It takes practice."

Likewise, don't rule out film. Just ordered my soft box lights. This camera far exceeded my expectations. What a really unique camera. I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly.

Overall Score
4.4


(246 Points)

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