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

1. Minolta 20 Mega Pixels High Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom, 1080p HD Video & 3" LCD, Pur...

User Ratings: 63 8

Minolta MN35Z-BK First Impressions

"Black looks black."

While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Minolta MN35Z-BK. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Personally, I preferred it to have a wider lens, say 28mm equivalent. I like everything about the camera. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority.

  • Minolta 20 Mega Pixels High Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom, 1080p HD Video & 3" LCD, Purple (MN35Z-BK)
  • 20 Mega Pixels still image resolution with 1080p HD video resolution
  • 35x optical zoom with optical image stabilization; 8GB SD card included
  • Wifi & Bluetooth connectivity
  • Large 3.0 inch LCD screen
  • Features 26 scene modes, face detection, High Dynamic Range
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Minolta MN35Z-BK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Minolta MN35Z-BK Final Thoughts

"It takes great pictures."

Minolta, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. After over 10,000 pictures, my Minolta MN35Z-BK operates perfectly in every aspect. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens.

Overall Score
4.2


(64 Points)

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

2. Minolta 20 Mega Pixels Wifi Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom & 1080p HD Video Optical with 3-Inc...

User Ratings: 63 8

Minolta MN35Z-P First Impressions

"Not a fan of that."

Excellent quality photos too. Personally, I preferred it to have a wider lens, say 28mm equivalent. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel.

  • Minolta 20 Mega Pixels Wifi Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom & 1080p HD Video Optical with 3-Inch LCD, 4.8 x 3.4 x 3.2, Purple (MN35Z-P)
  • 20 Mega Pixels still image resolution with 1080p HD video resolution
  • 35x optical zoom with optical image stabilization; 8GB SD card included
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity
  • Large 3.0 inch LCD screen
  • Features 26 scene modes, face detection, High Dynamic Range
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Minolta MN35Z-P
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Minolta MN35Z-P Final Thoughts

"Pretty cool."

I wanted something to capture my kids activities. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. In some reviews this Minolta MN35Z-P is said to be heavy. I bought this Minolta Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington.

Overall Score
4.2


(64 Points)

3. Minolta M35Z 20MP 1080p HD Bridge Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom, Purple - Bundle with Camera ...

User Ratings: 81

Minolta M35Z First Impressions

"So, not real."

Let me say from the start, I really like Minolta. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. Minolta, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen.

  • Minolta M35Z 20MP 1080p HD Bridge Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom, Purple - Bundle with Camera Case, 16GB SDHC Card, Memory Wallet, Cleaning Kit, Card Read er, Tabletop Tripod
  • Minolta M35Z Bridge Camera - USB Cable - AC Adapter - Neck Strap - Pouch - Lens Cap - Lithium Ion battery - CD-ROM - Minolta 1 Year Warranty - Camera Case - 16GB SDHC Card - Memory Wallet - Cleaning Kit - Card Reader - Tabletop Tripod
  • Capture 20MP still photos - Preserve the moment with stunning high-resolution photos suitable for cropping or enlarging
  • Record 1080p HD video - Gives your video greater vividness and clarity than standard-definition video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi - Lets you use your smartphone as a remote shutter Makes it easy to transfer photos between Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 35X optical zoom - Get up to 35 times closer to your subject Capture close-up details or shoot from a distance
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Minolta M35Z
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Minolta M35Z Final Thoughts

"Quality."

The Minolta M35Z has many features which are very easy to use and get to. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. It will take some getting used to. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely.

Overall Score
4.6


(7 Points)

4. Minolta 20 Mega Pixels HD Digital Camera w/12x Optical Zoom, RED - Bundle with 32GB MicroSDHC Card, ...

Minolta MN12Z First Impressions

"She swears by it."

But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Minolta's excellent system--wow! This camera has so many features for its size. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms.

  • Minolta 20 Mega Pixels HD Digital Camera w/12x Optical Zoom, RED - Bundle with 32GB MicroSDHC Card, Table Top Tripod, Camera Strap, Cleaning Kit,
  • Carrying pouch - Wrist strap - Rechargable battery - User manual - CD ROM - USB Cable - 8GB SD Card - AC Adapter - 32GB MicroSDHC Card - Table Top Tripod - Camera Strap - Cleaning Kit
  • Capture 20MP still photos - Preserve the moment with stunning high-resolution photos suitable for cropping or enlarging
  • Record 720p HD video - Gives your video greater vividness and clarity than standard-definition video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi - Lets you use your smartphone as a remote shutter Makes it easy to transfer photos between Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 12X optical zoom - Get up to 12 times closer to your subject Capture close-up details or shoot from a distance
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Minolta MN12Z
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Minolta MN12Z Final Thoughts

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

5. Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3MP 4K Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 76

Panasonic DC-ZS70K First Impressions

"I JUST LOVE THIS CAMERA."

It size is great for pockets and small purses. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Minolta Point & Shoot Digital Camera. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures.

  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3MP 4K Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera, 64GB Memory Card, Battery and Dual Charger Pack, 12-Inch Spider Tripod, HDMI Standard to Micro Cable, and Accessory Bundle for Large Point and Shoot Digital Cameras
  • SENSOR: A 20.3-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor records high-quality images in incredible detail. The sensor works in tandem with the Venus Engine to ensure stunning pictures even in dimly lit environments with minimal image noise
  • INCLUDED LENS: The LUMIX ZS70 brings you right into the action. Its 24mm Leica DC Vario-Elmar Lens includes 30x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm) to get you in close to everything that piques your interest
  • 4K VIDEO CAPTURE: With the clarity of 4K video, the LUMIX ZS70 makes it easy to record every journey in up to 3840 x 2160p detail - four times the quality of Full HD. Capture more excitement, more life and more memories that will last for years to come
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-ZS70K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-ZS70K Final Thoughts

"Wonderful pictures."

I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. Likewise, don't rule out film. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed.

Overall Score
4.7


(35 Points)

6. Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II 20.1MP Digital Camera, 25-400mm f/2.8-4 Leica DC Lens, 4K Video, Optical I...

User Ratings: 38

Panasonic FZ1000 II First Impressions

"Zoom I am still iffy on."

I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. I will update this report once I have used it more. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. This camera has so many features for its size. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II 20.1MP Digital Camera, 25-400mm f/2.8-4 Leica DC Lens, 4K Video, Optical Image Stabilizer, DC-FZ1000M2 Bundle with Bag, 64GB SD Card, Filter Kit, Battery, Charger + More
  • KIT INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ1000M2 20.1MP Digital Point and Shoot Camera, Black | Battery Pack | AC Adaptor | USB Cable | Lens Hood | Lens Cap | Lens Cap String | Hot Shoe Cover | Shoulder Strap | Slinger Camera Bag | Lexar 64GB Professional U3 SD Card | ProOptic 62mm Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2) | Green Extreme DMW-BLC12 Lithium-Ion Battery | Green Extreme Smart Charger with LCD Screen | Corel PC Photo Video ART Software Kit | ProOptic Cleaning Kit | Multi Card Reader | Screen Protector
  • KEY FEATURES: Large 1-Inch 20.1 Megapixel MOS Sensor | 16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC F2.8-F4.0 Lens (25-400mm) | 5-AXIS HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) | QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 30p or 24p in MP4 | OLED Live View Finder (2,360k-dot) | 3-inch Touchscreen Display Rotates 180 Degrees to the Side and Tilts 270 Degrees Up and Down (1,240k-dot) | Fast AF with DFD (Depth from Defocus) Focusing Technology | 3cm Macro Shooting | Manual Dial Control | Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Enabled
  • The LUMIX FZ1000M2 is a hybrid camera that boasts a large 1-inch sensor and 4K PHOTO and 4K video recording capability as the latest member of popular high-zoom FZ series. The 16x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm) is integrated that achieves high descriptiveness in detail and resolution to corners. It also produces stunningly beautiful defocus together with the large-sized MOS Sensor.
  • With the 4K PHOTO, users can capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution by extracting a frame of the most photogenic timing out of the 4K burst file to save as a photo. Three exclusive functions are integrated to make the 4K photography even easier; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. The 4K Burst shooting allows consecutive shooting at 30 fps, which can be used just like a photo burst shooting.
  • WARRANTY: Panasonic Authorized Reseller. Includes a Panasonic 1-Year Limited USA Warranty (Extendable to 3 Year)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic FZ1000 II Final Thoughts

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Maybe it is for a small POS. Everything about it is solid and satisfying.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

7. Canon SX30IS 14.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch Wi...

User Ratings: 63 5

Canon SX30 First Impressions

"Not a fan of that."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. The initial charge using the Canon SX30 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card.

  • Canon SX30IS 14.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch Wide LCD (OLD MODEL)
  • 35x wide-angle optical zoom (24-840mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Improvements to Movie modes: use the Optical Image Stabilizer in the wide-angle setting;Optical Zoom is now available while shooting video
  • 720p HD video with stereo sound; HDMI output
  • New Zoom Framing Assist button; DIGIC 4 Image Processor and 14.1 megapixels
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card (not included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX30
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX30 Final Thoughts

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

Its really the camera to take on day trips. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo.

Overall Score
4.3


(444 Points)

8. 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 Minolta 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)

9. Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Point Shoot Digital Camera, 20.MP, 8X Optical Zoom Lens, and AccessoryBundl...

User Ratings: 87 13

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 First Impressions

"Good low light photos."

The stability at long zoom was fantastic. Color and white balance is generally good. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Canon PowerShot ELPH 180. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Point Shoot Digital Camera, 20.MP, 8X Optical Zoom Lens, and AccessoryBundle (Red)
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 20MP Digital Camera - WS-800 Wrist Strap - NB-11L Battery Pack - CB-2LF Battery Charger - Leaflet Getting Started - Canon 1 Year Limited Warranty - Bundle includes: - 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card - Camera Case - Spare Battery
  • 8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer helps you capture images with flexibility and ease.
  • 20.0 Megapixel CCD sensor combines with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to help deliver stunning image quality.
  • Capture 720p HD video.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings based on predefined shooting situations.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Final Thoughts

"God bless you Canon!"

I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Its really the camera to take on day trips. I bought this Minolta Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. I bought this Minolta Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands.

Overall Score
4.5


(8 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS Digital Camera (Black) with 10x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi with 16G...

User Ratings: 71 7

CANON(R) 1084C001 First Impressions

"You will love it!"

The zoom is incredible as well. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. I'm impressed with how CANON(R) incorporated it seamlessly. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS Digital Camera (Black) with 10x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi with 16GB SDHC + Replacement battery + Protective camera case Along with Deluxe Cleaning Bundle
  • 20.0-megapixel CCD sensor; DIGIC 4+ image processor; Captures 720p HD video; 10x optical zoom with optical image stabilizer; Wi-Fi(R) & NFC connectivity; Smart auto selects settings based on predefined shooting situations; Scene modes such as fisheye effect, toy camera effect & monochrome; ECO mode reduces power consumption for longer battery life; Help button provides simple explanations & control of settings; Black;
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CANON(R) 1084C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

CANON(R) 1084C001 Final Thoughts

"Really great camera."

Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little CANON(R) 1084C001.

Overall Score
4.3


(22 Points)

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