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

1. Panasonic Lumix ZS50 Camera, Black

User Ratings: 54 9

Panasonic DMC-ZS50K First Impressions

"Really great camera."

The initial charge using the Panasonic DMC-ZS50K to charge the battery took about 2 hours. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Panasonic's excellent system--wow! This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. Excellent two characteristics in a Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

  • Panasonic Lumix ZS50 Camera, Black
  • 12. 1 Megapixel sensor delivers high resolution photos with fewer image artifacts
  • 30x (24mm) LEICA DC Lens optical zoom performance is ideally suited for travel and everyday photography
  • Enhanced low light sensitivity for improved sharpness even without a flash
  • Built-in eye viewfinder eliminates outdoor glare on sunny days
  • Light Speed Auto Focus and 10fps High Speed Burst Shooting for perfectly focused images every time
  • Digital Zoom: 4.0
  • Max Focal Length: 129.0
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-ZS50K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-ZS50K Final Thoughts

"The viewer works great."

I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. Easy to use, great for simple pictures.

Overall Score
4.1


(377 Points)

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

2. Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3" 180 Degree Flip-Front D...

User Ratings: 69 7

Ritz Camera DCZS70K Ritz Camera Black Starter Kit First Impressions

"The Ritz Camera DCZS70K Ritz Camera Black Starter Kit works great."

I'm impressed with how Ritz Camera incorporated it seamlessly. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Ritz Camera.

  • Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3" 180 Degree Flip-Front Display, 30x Leica DC Vario-Elmar Lens, Wi-Fi with 3" LCD, Black, Polaroid 32GB and Accessory Bundle
  • Panasonic DC-ZS70K Black Camera RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES 9 ITEMS -- ALL BRAND NEW ITEMS WITH ALL MANUFACTURER-SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES + FULL USA WARRANTIES
  • 20.3 Megapixel MOS sensor plus 30x Leica DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens (24-720mm), plus 5-axis Hybrid o.I.S. (Optical image stabilizer).
  • 0.2-Inch 1, 166k-dot EVF (electronic view Finder) with eye-sensor for easier viewing under sunny outdoor conditions.
  • 4K QFHD video recording (3840x2160), plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus with internal Focus Stacking feature.
  • Lens barrel mounted control ring enables quick, intuitive operation of important functions.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ritz Camera DCZS70K Ritz Camera Black Starter Kit
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ritz Camera DCZS70K Ritz Camera Black Starter Kit Final Thoughts

"Awesome pics!"

The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. Not to mention it worked great as a Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

Overall Score
4.3


(33 Points)

3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera 15PC Accessory Kit Includes 2 Replacement BLC-12 Batteries,...

User Ratings: 49

SSE DMC-FZ300K First Impressions

"Just kidding."

No other Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this SSE DMC-FZ300K. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Easy to use, great for simple pictures. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little SSE DMC-FZ300K. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera 15PC Accessory Kit Includes 2 Replacement BLC-12 Batteries, AC/DC Rapid Home & Travel Charger, More
  • From outdoor landscapes and wildlife to colorful fabrics and smiling faces, the 12.1 MP 1/2.3" MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine Image Processor deliver bright, vivid image in a wide array of environments.
  • Equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens 25-600mm (35mm Equivalent), the full-range f/2.8 offers enhanced low light shooting throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Easily capture and monitor pictures and video with the 1.44m-Dot 0.7x OLED Live View Finder with EVF. The rear panel 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Free Angle Touchscreen allows the user to set focus and review photos.
  • This digital camera records detailed 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps. Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity enables users to control the camera with an app and transfer photos to tablets or phones.
  • The ISO 6400 image sensor improves color reproduction, resolution, and gradation performance. With 12 fps Burst Shooting and a high-resolution 4K Photo Mode, this camera is designed for a multitude of environments. The 5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilizer Plus ensures blur-free photos even with one-handed recording.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SSE DMC-FZ300K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SSE DMC-FZ300K Final Thoughts

"You will love it!"

In some reviews this SSE DMC-FZ300K is said to be heavy. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. I will update this report once I have used it more. Some people even claim that the SSE DMC-FZ300K rivals medium format quality. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me.

Overall Score
4.1


(9 Points)

4. Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Waterproof Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Blue) XP140 + 32GB + Cleaning Supplies + Cas...

User Ratings: 54 25

Fujifilm First Impressions

"Anyway, the point is."

During my search, I discovered that the Fujifilm was about to be released. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Excellent two characteristics in a Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. I bought this Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Waterproof Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Blue) XP140 + 32GB + Cleaning Supplies + Case Accessories Bundle
  • High-resolution shooting with 16.4MP CMOS sensor and a wide ISO 100-12800 sensitivity range for a variety of situations, including outdoor sports
  • Palm-sized portable body packs FUJIFILM’s propriety image processing engine while waterproof to 25m, shockproof up to 1.8m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C, and dustproof
  • Back-illuminated design offers low-noise image quality in challenging lighting conditions and a 3" 920k-dot LCD monitor for image viewing plus 4k shooting capability for excellent still photography and videos.
  • 5x optical zoom lens covering a 28-140mm equivalent focal length range and “main subject recognition” automatically focuses on subject along with “eye-detection AF”
  • Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity affords fast and automatic wireless image transferring between the camera a mobile device, along with geotagging and time syncing capabilities
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"This is my 2nd Fujifilm ."

Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. No other Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Fujifilm . My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift.

Overall Score
3.8


(5 Points)

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

5. Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Waterproof Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Blue) XP140 + 64GB + Cases + Tripod + Deluxe...

User Ratings: 54 25

Fujifilm xp140 First Impressions

"Spectacular product!"

This camera has so many features for its size. This is the must have Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. I'm still playing around with it. In some reviews this Fujifilm xp140 is said to be heavy.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Waterproof Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Blue) XP140 + 64GB + Cases + Tripod + Deluxe Accessories Bundle
  • High-resolution shooting with 16.4MP CMOS sensor and a wide ISO 100-12800 sensitivity range for a variety of situations, including outdoor sports
  • Palm-sized portable body packs FUJIFILM’s propriety image processing engine while waterproof to 25m, shockproof up to 1.8m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C, and dustproof
  • Back-illuminated design offers low-noise image quality in challenging lighting conditions and a 3" 920k-dot LCD monitor for image viewing plus 4k shooting capability for excellent still photography and videos.
  • 5x optical zoom lens covering a 28-140mm equivalent focal length range and “main subject recognition” automatically focuses on subject along with “eye-detection AF”
  • Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity affords fast and automatic wireless image transferring between the camera a mobile device, along with geotagging and time syncing capabilities
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm xp140
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm xp140 Final Thoughts

"Pretty cool."

The Fujifilm xp140 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. I bought this Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card.

Overall Score
3.8


(5 Points)

6. Nikon COOLPIX W300 16MP 4k Ultra HD Waterproof Digital Camera Orange Bundle with 32GB Memory Card, O...

User Ratings: 63

Nikon E2NKCPW300OR First Impressions

"It packs a punch."

Its really the camera to take on day trips. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. This camera has so many features for its size. I needed a Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. I wanted something to capture my kids activities.

  • Nikon COOLPIX W300 16MP 4k Ultra HD Waterproof Digital Camera Orange Bundle with 32GB Memory Card, Outdoor Action Kit, Camera Bag for DSLR and Yellow Floating Bobber Handle
  • Nikon COOLPIX W300 16MP 4k Ultra HD Waterproof Digital Camera Orange
  • 16-MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with Hybrid VR
  • IN THE BOX INCLUDED: IN THE BOX INCLUDED: AN-CP23 Strap - UC-E21 USB Cable - EN-EL12 Rechargeable Battery - EH-73P Charging AC Adapter - BU-2 Cleaning Brush
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 32GB SDXC Class 10 High Speed Memory Card, 1 Piece Micro Fiber Cloth, LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen, Cleaning Kit, BLTCHM1 Clip Head Mount Kit for Action Camera, Yellow Floating Bobber Handle For GoPro Action Camera, Hi-Speed SD and Micro SD USB 2.0 Card Reader
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E2NKCPW300OR
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon E2NKCPW300OR Final Thoughts

"Love my new Nikon E2NKCPW300OR!"

Let me say from the start, I really like Nikon. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. After over 10,000 pictures, my Nikon E2NKCPW300OR operates perfectly in every aspect.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

7. Nikon COOLPIX W150 13.2MP Waterproof Point & Shoot Digital Camera (White) 16GB Bundle

User Ratings: 52

Nikon E2NKCPW150W First Impressions

"So, not real."

Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms.

  • Nikon COOLPIX W150 13.2MP Waterproof Point & Shoot Digital Camera (White) 16GB Bundle
  • When you're having fun in the sun or enjoying the great outdoors, the last thing you want to worry about is keeping your camera safe. With the COOLPIX W150, you won't have to. It's built to handle the elements of even your most adventurous outings. Accidentally splashed near the pool? It's waterproof up to 10m deep. Dropped on a trail? It can withstand falls from up to 1.8m. Covered with sand at the beach? It's sealed to keep out dust and debris.
  • Heading to the pool or the beach? Capture every amazing moment, even underwater! Just select the "Shoot Under Water" setting and the COOLPIX W150 does the rest. There's even an "Underwater Face Framing" setting that automatically detects people's faces below the surface. Before you share your shots, the new Add Clarity Under Water editing function corrects overly blue hues and adds clarity to underwater images.
  • The COOLPIX W150 is designed to look great, feel great and perform great. Its gently curved body and recessed area around the lens provide a comfortable, solid grip in any hand. The large, well-positioned buttons and user-friendly interface are easily accessible for simple, intuitive operation. And the compact COOLPIX W150 is ready to go anywhere, weighing just 177 g.
  • IN THE BOX: Nikon COOLPIX W150 Digital Camera (White) | Nikon EN-EL19 Lithium-Ion Battery (700mAh) | Nikon EH-73P Charging AC Adapter | Nikon UC-E21 USB Type-A Male to Type-B Micro Male Cable (Black) | Strap | Brush | Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: All Weather Sport Camera Case with Carabiner | Ultra SDHC 16GB Memory Card | 6 x 6 inch Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E2NKCPW150W
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon E2NKCPW150W Final Thoughts

"Ease, convenience, speed!"

Excellent quality photos too. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. I've researched this Nikon E2NKCPW150W A LOT and I only heard great things. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. Nikon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it!

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

8. Panasonic Lumix ZS70 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-inch 180 Degree Flip-Front D...

User Ratings: 56

Panasonic ZS70K First Impressions

"Has a big LCD display."

They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Looks amazing and excited to try it. I would like a firmware update to fix that. This camera has so many features for its size.

  • Panasonic Lumix ZS70 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-inch 180 Degree Flip-Front Display, 30X Leica DC Lens (Black) + DMW-ZSTRV Battery Charger + Lexar 32 GB Card + Tabletop Tripod
  • This Panasonic Lumix ZS70 Camera Bundle from Ritz Camera includes US Panasonic Warranty and All Manufacturer Included Accessories
  • Get in Close and Detail: 20.3 Megapixel MOS sensor plus 30x Zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens (24-720mm), plus 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • Eye Viewfinder: 0.2-Inch 1, 166k-dot EVF (electronic viewfinder) with eye-sensor for easier viewing under sunny outdoor conditions
  • 4K Video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840x2160), plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus with internal Focus Stacking feature
  • Easy Selfie and Creative Framing: Wi-Fi plus a 180-degree front flip-up touch feature-enabled screen simplifies selfie photography or vlogging and framing for unusual perspectives
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic ZS70K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic ZS70K Final Thoughts

"All in my Pelican case."

Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures. Manual focus would've been nice. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

9. Panasonic Lumix ZS70 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-inch 180 Degree Flip-Front D...

User Ratings: 56

Panasonic zs70s First Impressions

"My girlfriend loves it."

The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Panasonic zs70s. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Panasonic. The zoom truly is extraordinary! Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon.

  • Panasonic Lumix ZS70 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-inch 180 Degree Flip-Front Display, 30X Leica DC Lens (Silver) + DMW-ZSTRV Battery Charger + Lexar 32 GB Card + Tabletop Tripod
  • This Panasonic Lumix ZS70 Camera Bundle from Ritz Camera includes US Panasonic Warranty and All Manufacturer Included Accessories
  • Get in Close and Detail: 20.3 Megapixel MOS sensor plus 30x Zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens (24-720mm), plus 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • Eye Viewfinder: 0.2-Inch 1, 166k-dot EVF (electronic viewfinder) with eye-sensor for easier viewing under sunny outdoor conditions
  • 4K Video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840x2160), plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus with internal Focus Stacking feature
  • Easy Selfie and Creative Framing: Wi-Fi plus a 180-degree front flip-up touch feature-enabled screen simplifies selfie photography or vlogging and framing for unusual perspectives
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic zs70s
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic zs70s Final Thoughts

"Screen works well."

It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. Color and white balance is generally good. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. I needed a Outdoor Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

10. 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)

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