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

1. 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)

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

2. Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (discontinued by manufacturer)

User Ratings: 67 5

Canon SX510 First Impressions

"Awesome performance."

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. This camera far exceeded my expectations. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. During my search, I discovered that the Canon SX510 was about to be released. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots.

  • Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • Capture beautiful 1080p full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button, zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • Large 3-inch color LCD with a screen resolution of 461,000 dots enables easy viewing from a wide angle
  • 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor combined with the Canon DIGIC 4 image processor
  • Powerful 30x optical zoom and 24mm wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto intelligently selects the proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • Batteries: 4 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX510
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX510 Final Thoughts

"My girlfriend loves it."

I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. 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. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid.

Overall Score
4.4


(802 Points)

3. Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Silver)

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon 1074C001 First Impressions

"Quality."

So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. They make it look like I know what I'm doing.

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Silver)
  • 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. Maximum Aperture: f/3.2 (W), f/6.6 (T)
  • 20.2 Megapixel*** CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality even in low light
  • Capture spectacular 1080p Full HD video. Aspect ratio is 4:3
  • Large 3.0-inch (approximately 922,000 dots) LCD allows easy viewing even from a wide angle.Autofocus System:TTL Autofocus
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1074C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1074C001 Final Thoughts

"Do use the handstrap!"

After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Excellent two characteristics in a Large Point & Shoot Digital Camera. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon 1072C001 First Impressions

"Beautiful landscapes."

This camera far exceeded my expectations. So glad I chose the Canon 1072C001. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. Excellent two characteristics in a Large Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware.

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)
  • 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. Maximum f/number : f/3.2 f/6.6. Shutter Speed 1 1/2000 second 15 1/2000 second (in all shooting modes)
  • 20.2 Megapixel*** CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality even in low light. Auto zoom dependent on number of subjects
  • Capture spectacular 1080p Full HD video. Focusing Range : 1 centimeter (0.4 Inches) infinity (W), 1.0 meter (3.3feet) infinity (T)
  • Large 3.0 inch (approximately 922,000 dots) LCD allows easy viewing even from a wide angle. Battery life: Approx. 295 shots, Eco Mode: Approx. 405 shots, Playback Mode: Approx. 360 minute Image Recording Format: Superfine / Fine
  • Effective ISO 80 3200
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1072C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1072C001 Final Thoughts

"She swears by it."

Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

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5. Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Red)

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon 1073C001 First Impressions

"Well, this Canon 1073C001 is IT."

Maybe it is for a small POS. Some people even claim that the Canon 1073C001 rivals medium format quality. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I am so impressed with this Canon 1073C001!

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Red)
  • 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
  • 20.2 Megapixel*** CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality even in low light
  • Capture spectacular 1080p Full HD video
  • Large 3.0-inch (approximately 922,000 dots) LCD allows easy viewing even from a wide angle
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1073C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1073C001 Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. This is the must have Large Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot SX150 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom wi...

User Ratings: 61 7

Canon 5664B001 First Impressions

"You will love it!"

I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful.

  • Canon PowerShot SX150 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • 12x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 28mm lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 14.1 Megapixel Image Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 720p HD Video in Stereo Sound
  • Large 3.0-Inch Wide LCD Viewing Screen
  • Movie Digest Mode Records Video Clps Before Shoting a Photo
  • 12x wide-angle optical zoom
  • 12x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 28mm lens with Optical Image Stabilizer,1-Year Canon U.S.A. Warranty
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5664B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5664B001 Final Thoughts

"Takes awesome pictures."

A great camera for the money and my needs! I bought this Large Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. Color and white balance is generally good. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use.

Overall Score
4.3


(592 Points)

7. 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)

8. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (Black)

User Ratings: 76 6

Canon 1066C001 First Impressions

"The Canon 1066C001 does it."

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Canon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures.

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (Black)
  • The advanced video capabilities of the Power Shot G7 X Mark II camera can capture moments in the quality they deserve
  • Features a large 1.0 inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that helps capture high quality images and videos with a wide dynamic range. Autofocus system features ttl autofocus and manual focus. Operating temperature is 0 to 40 degree celsius. Note charging time varies considerably depending on the remaining battery power
  • An aperture value of f/1.8 at the wide angle and f/2.8 when fully zoomed to a factor of 4.2x (24 100 millimeter), this lens equipped to capture a variety of situations with precision
  • High resolution, 3.0 inches LCD monitor that tilts up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees is ideal for self portraits and capturing pictures at high and low angles with ease
  • Built in Wi Fi for on the go convenience and the ability to easily post your images to select social networking and media sites
  • With the ability to shoot continuously at up to 8 fps, it can help you capture incredible images with nearly no time wasted
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1066C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1066C001 Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

Better photos than her XR phone. After over 10,000 pictures, my Canon 1066C001 operates perfectly in every aspect. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. In some reviews this Canon 1066C001 is said to be heavy. I will update this report once I have used it more.

Overall Score
4.5


(561 Points)

9. 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)

10. Canon PowerShot Digital Camera [G7 X Mark II] and SanDisk Extreme 32GB 90 Mb/s Card with 20.1 Megapi...

User Ratings: 76 6

Canon First Impressions

"Do use the handstrap!"

So glad I chose the Canon . The Canon has many features which are very easy to use and get to. I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Canon . If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens.

  • Canon PowerShot Digital Camera [G7 X Mark II] and SanDisk Extreme 32GB 90 Mb/s Card with 20.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and Tilting LCD Screen (Black)
  • 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" 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
  • With the ability to shoot continuously at up to 8 fps, it can help you capture incredible images with nearly no time wasted
  • Bundled with the SanDisk Extreme 32GB 90 Mb/s SDHC UHS-I Card so you can start capturing moments right away
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Has a big LCD display."

While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon . They make it look like I know what I'm doing. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. I would like a firmware update to fix that.

Overall Score
4.5


(561 Points)

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