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

2. Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (B...

User Ratings: 64 5

Canon 8253B001 First Impressions

"That is a bargain."

Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a HD Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. It took me a while to figure it out.

  • Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)
  • ECO Mode to reduce power consumption
  • Capture impressive 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button
  • 16 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 image processor deliver enhanced image quality
  • 5x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens with Digital Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto intelligently selects the proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • USB cable not included
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 8253B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 8253B001 Final Thoughts

"The battery was awesome."

I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. The initial charge using the Canon 8253B001 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. This camera has so many features for its size. That is the reason I bought this Canon 8253B001. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

Overall Score
4.3


(1482 Points)

3. Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (S...

User Ratings: 64 5

Canon 8254B001 First Impressions

"Quality."

I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. In some reviews this Canon 8254B001 is said to be heavy. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now.

  • Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) (OLD MODEL)
  • ECO Mode to reduce power consumption
  • Capture impressive 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button
  • 16 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 image processor deliver enhanced image quality
  • 5x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens with Digital Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto intelligently selects the proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • USB cable not included
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 8254B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 8254B001 Final Thoughts

"All on Auto."

Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. A great camera for the money and my needs! So glad I chose the Canon 8254B001. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop.

Overall Score
4.3


(1482 Points)

4. 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 HD 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 HD 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)

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

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

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DMC-FZ70K First Impressions

"Good package of extras."

Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Its really the camera to take on day trips. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Panasonic DMC-FZ70K. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms.

  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 60x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • Bring the action in super close with category class leading 60X optical zoom (20mm-1200mm)
  • Experience Full 1080/60i HD Panasonic Video recording with auto focus
  • Zoom focused Dolby quality sound recording locks out ambient noise for enhanced audio quality
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 130.2 x 97.0 x 118.2 mm / (5.13 x 3.82 x 4.65 inch)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ70K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-FZ70K Final Thoughts

"The grip is a bit larger."

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. I've researched this Panasonic DMC-FZ70K A LOT and I only heard great things. I bought this HD Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February.

Overall Score
4.3


(1465 Points)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. 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 HD Point & Shoot Digital Camera. The Canon 6036B001 is small and fast. Not to mention it worked great as a HD 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 HD 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)

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