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

1. Stealth Cam Dual Sensor STC-DS4K Trail Camera, 30 Megapixel/4K Ultra HD Video + 16GB Card and Focus ...

User Ratings: 63 12

Stealth Cam ASTCSTCDS4K1C First Impressions

"Arrived on time!"

This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. The zoom is incredible as well. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. You'll be glad you bought this one. The Stealth Cam ASTCSTCDS4K1C is small and fast.

  • Stealth Cam Dual Sensor STC-DS4K Trail Camera, 30 Megapixel/4K Ultra HD Video + 16GB Card and Focus USB Reader
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Stealth Cam DS4K 30MP 4K Trail Camera, SanDisk Ultra 16GB Class 10 SD Memory Card, and Focus USB 2.0 Card Reader
  • 3840x2160 DISPLAY RESOLUTION: Equipped with ultra-high definition, Stealth Cam’s DS4K trail camera boasts 3840×2160 pixels which is a whopping four times higher than regular HD video
  • 100-FEET INFRARED RANGE: This 30MP DS4K trail camera also boasts an adjustable 100-feet infrared range for better nighttime images
  • DUAL IMAGE SENSORS: The DS4K trail camera comes with dual image sensors that provide stunning and lifelike colors in the daytime and crisp IR images at night
  • 16:9 WIDE IMAGE RATIO: The 16:9 wide image ratio maximizes the field of view, and can be tagged with time, date, moon phase, temperature, and name
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Stealth Cam ASTCSTCDS4K1C
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Stealth Cam ASTCSTCDS4K1C Final Thoughts

"Not necessary with this."

Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. Not to mention it worked great as a Infrared Point & Shoot Digital Camera too.

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

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

2. Stealth Cam Dual Sensor STC-DS4K Trail Camera, 30 MP/4K Ultra HD 2-Pack + Four 16GB Cards and Focus ...

User Ratings: 35

Stealth Cam STC-DS4K First Impressions

"Husband loves this Stealth Cam STC-DS4K."

Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Stealth Cam's excellent system--wow! Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Stealth Cam STC-DS4K. Let me say from the start, I really like Stealth Cam. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. I needed a Infrared Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone.

  • Stealth Cam Dual Sensor STC-DS4K Trail Camera, 30 MP/4K Ultra HD 2-Pack + Four 16GB Cards and Focus USB Reader
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 2 x Stealth Cam DS4K 30MP 4K Trail Camera, 4 x SanDisk Ultra 16GB Class 10 SD Memory Card Focus, and USB 2.0 Card Reader
  • 3840x2160 DISPLAY RESOLUTION: Equipped with ultra-high definition, Stealth Cam’s DS4K trail camera boasts 3840×2160 pixels which is a whopping four times higher than regular HD video
  • 100-FEET INFRARED RANGE: This 30MP DS4K trail camera also boasts an adjustable 100-feet infrared range for better nighttime images
  • DUAL IMAGE SENSORS: The DS4K trail camera comes with dual image sensors that provide stunning and lifelike colors in the daytime and crisp IR images at night
  • 16:9 WIDE IMAGE RATIO: The 16:9 wide image ratio maximizes the field of view, and can be tagged with time, date, moon phase, temperature, and name
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Stealth Cam STC-DS4K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Stealth Cam STC-DS4K Final Thoughts

"I JUST LOVE THIS CAMERA."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Maybe it is for a small POS. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities.

Overall Score
4.3


(2 Points)

3. Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera, Black - Bundle with Camera Case, 16GB SDHC Card, Microfiber...

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS First Impressions

"It was worth importing."

That is the reason I bought this Canon PowerShot SX740 HS. Where this Canon PowerShot SX740 HS really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I bought this Infrared Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

  • Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera, Black - Bundle with Camera Case, 16GB SDHC Card, Microfiber Cloth
  • Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera - Wrist Strap WS-800 - Battery Pack NB-13L - Battery Charger CB-2LH - Canon 1 Year Warranty - Camera Case - 16GB SDHC Card - Microfiber Cloth
  • 40x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer - Whether the action is happening right in front of you or far in the distance, the 40x Optical Zoom of the PowerShot SX740 HS has you covered. The camera's Intelligent Image Stabilization technology helps ensure that images and videos can be captured with clear and outstanding quality.
  • The Zoom Framing Assist function - makes it easy to track a moving subject when the zoom lens is fully extended. Simply press and hold the Zoom Framing Assist button and the camera will automatically zoom out to help you locate your subject.
  • Dual Sensing IS - Trust the advanced technology of Dual Sensing IS to deliver reliable image stabilization, even at the furthest reaches of the PowerShot SX740 HS camera's telephoto lens. By helping to correct unwanted shaking from accidental camera or body movement, the PowerShot SX740 HS can produce sharp and clear image
  • ZoomPlus - When the 40x Optical Zoom reach just isn't enough, the PowerShot SX740 HS camera allows you to extend another 40x - for an approx. 80x zoom - without losing resolution thanks to its ZoomPlus option. See and capture things you never thought possible without moving an inch, from travel to concerts, to wildlife and so much more
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Final Thoughts

"Over all, a good buy."

If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. You'll be glad you bought this one. It took me a while to figure it out. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. Pentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, Black

User Ratings: 87

Pentax KP Black Body First Impressions

"So I ordered it anyway."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. The zoom is incredible as well. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. It took me a while to figure it out. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card.

  • Pentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, Black
  • 24.3 effective Megapixel APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with Iso 819200 and pixel shift resolution
  • 5 Axis shake reduction system
  • Pixel shift resolution technology; Uses shake reduction to move the image sensor in single pixel increments, to capture 4 images that are combined into a single, Hi Res image
  • A vertical tilt LCD monitor that facilitates high and low angle shooting
  • Dustproof, weather resistant, -10 Degree built in Wi Fi
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax KP Black Body
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax KP Black Body Final Thoughts

"Photos come out great!"

I bought this Infrared Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. Looks amazing and excited to try it. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Pentax KP Black Body. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over.

Overall Score
4.9


(60 Points)

5. Polaroid 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

User Ratings: 33

Polaroid I832W First Impressions

"Impressive!"

Likewise, don't rule out film. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. I've researched this Polaroid I832W A LOT and I only heard great things. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

  • Polaroid 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
  • Compact digital camera makes it easy and fun to take high-quality images
  • Delivers amazing quality with 8.0 mega pixel images on a 2.4-inch LCD screen
  • Full-automatic features for point-and-shoot simplicity at your fingertips
  • Smooth and fluid 3x optical and 4x digital zoom lets you catch every detail in a tight shot
  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.25 inches (WxHxD); weighs 0.4 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Polaroid I832W
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Polaroid I832W Final Thoughts

"I can carry it anywhere!"

Better photos than her XR phone. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

6. Olympus SP-610Uz Digital Camera (Black) (Old Model)

User Ratings: 59

Olympus 228045 First Impressions

"Impressive!"

Just ordered my soft box lights. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. The Olympus 228045 is small and fast. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. This is the perfect compromise camera for me.

  • Olympus SP-610Uz Digital Camera (Black) (Old Model)
  • Olympus 228045 SP-610Uz Digital Camera (Black)
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus 228045
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus 228045 Final Thoughts

"I can carry it anywhere!"

During my search, I discovered that the Olympus 228045 was about to be released. It will take some getting used to. I like everything about the camera. Excellent quality photos too. A great camera for the money and my needs!

Overall Score
4.2


(14 Points)

7. GR III Digital Compact Camera, 24mp, 28mm f 2.8 lens with Touch Screen LCD

User Ratings: 67 6

Ricoh 15039 First Impressions

"Beautiful landscapes."

The Ricoh 15039 is small and fast. I've researched this Ricoh 15039 A LOT and I only heard great things. Excellent quality photos too. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I would like a firmware update to fix that.

  • GR III Digital Compact Camera, 24mp, 28mm f 2.8 lens with Touch Screen LCD
  • 24 MP CMOS Sensor with accelerator unit helps achieve remarkable image quality; 3 Axis; 4 Stop Shake Reduction ensures sharp images even in lower light conditions; It is also compatible with multi tone 14 bit RAW image recording
  • 3 inches Air gapless Capacitive Touch LCD Screen makes controlling the GR III event easier with complete menu control as well as focus and shutter release;It is confirmed that a USB connection can be established between the camera and the following OS's; Windows 10(FCU, CU) (32 bit, 64 bit), Windows 8.1(32 bit, 64bit), Windows 8(32 bit, 64 bit), or Windows 7(32 bit, 64 bit); Mac macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • The GR III features a hybrid AF system combining a contrast type AF mechanism superior in focusing precision with a phase detection type AF mechanism assuring high speed focusing operation; Taking advantage of both mechanisms, it assures faster, more responsive auto focus operation
  • "The GR III provides wireless LAN functions for easy pairing with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers; By installing the dedicated Image Sync application on a mobile device, the user can display a Live View image on the device’s monitor, release the shutter and send various commands from the device"
  • Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 frame rate) in the H.264 recording format
  • Compatible with Pentax AF 201, AF360 FGZ II & AF 540 FGZ II Flashes
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ricoh 15039
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ricoh 15039 Final Thoughts

"Major win here."

But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. After over 10,000 pictures, my Ricoh 15039 operates perfectly in every aspect. I've researched this Ricoh 15039 A LOT and I only heard great things. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things.

Overall Score
4.2


(74 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot SX210IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 14x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and...

User Ratings: 63 8

Canon SX210IS Black First Impressions

"Takes awesome pictures."

Just ordered my soft box lights. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. Some people even claim that the Canon SX210IS Black rivals medium format quality. It will take some getting used to. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now.

  • Canon PowerShot SX210IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 14x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD - Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Powerful 14x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer; improved Dynamic mode for enhanced image stabilization
  • 14.1-megapixel resolution for high-quality prints up to 16.5 x 23.4 inches
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD
  • HD shooting capability at 720p with stereo sound plus HDMI output
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor with evolved Face Detection Technology; new scene modes
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX210IS Black
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX210IS Black Final Thoughts

"Wonderful pictures."

I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. Manual focus would've been nice. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. I wanted something to capture my kids activities.

Overall Score
4.1


(439 Points)

9. Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 Digital Camera (Blue) + Point & Shoot Camera Case + Transcend 32GB SD Memor...

User Ratings: 90

Canon ELPH 190 Blue First Impressions

"So far I like it a lot."

The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Its really the camera to take on day trips. Where this Canon ELPH 190 Blue really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 Digital Camera (Blue) + Point & Shoot Camera Case + Transcend 32GB SD Memory Card + Extra Battery & Worldwide Travel Charger + Top Value Accessory Bundle!
  • COMPLETE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Simple way to capture moments with family, friends and more.
  • SLIM AND STYLISH: The slim, stylish PowerShot ELPH 190 (Blue) camera when traveling it can be packed in your carry-on suitcase without adding any significant weight.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 10x Optical Zoom (24-240mm equivalent) with Optical Image Stabilizer, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, Capture 720p HD video, Smart AUTO, Scene Modes, Digital IS.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Transcend 32GB SD card, Replacement NB-11L Battery, Travel car charger for Canon NB-11L battery, Premium camera case, SD card reader, Memory card wallet, LCD screen protectors, Lens Pen Cleaning System.
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE - Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon ELPH 190 Blue
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon ELPH 190 Blue Final Thoughts

"The grip is a bit larger."

The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. The Canon ELPH 190 Blue is small and fast. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures.

Overall Score
4.8


(14 Points)

10. Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Waterproof Digital Camera (Silver) Best Value Accessory Bundle -Includes- 32G...

User Ratings: 56

Fujifilm 600019824 First Impressions

"Black looks black."

Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Fujifilm's excellent system--wow! Likewise, don't rule out film. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. I wanted something to capture my kids activities.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Waterproof Digital Camera (Silver) Best Value Accessory Bundle -Includes- 32GB SD Card + 16GB SD Card + Camera Case + Floating Wrist Strap + Deluxe Cleaning Kit + More
  • THIS FUJIFILM USA AUTHORIZED BUNDLE CONTAINS: Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Digital Camera (Silver) + Transcend 32GB UHS-I SDHC SD Memory Card + Soft Case for XP Cameras + Deluxe Camera Lens Cleaning Kit + Memory Card Wallet + USB SD Card Reader + Floating Strap - Red + More
  • VIDEO RECORDING AND MONITOR SIZE: Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps -- 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • 35mm EQUIVALENT AND DURABILITY: 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent) -- Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, and Dustproof
  • IMAGING AND LENS SPECS: 16.4MP BSI CMOS Sensor -- Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens (2x Digital Zoom)
  • WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AND ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE -- Geotagging Support and Electronic Level
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm 600019824
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm 600019824 Final Thoughts

"She swears by it."

Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. Excellent two characteristics in a Infrared Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Likewise, don't rule out film. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. If you want to take bird pictures.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

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