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

1. Olympus XZ-2 Digital Camera (Black) - International Version (No Warranty)

User Ratings: 64 7

Olympus XZ-2 First Impressions

"The viewer works great."

The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands.

  • Olympus XZ-2 Digital Camera (Black) - International Version (No Warranty)
  • This version is originally intended for sale outside the US and may contain adapters, manuals, and warranties not compatible with US standards.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus XZ-2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus XZ-2 Final Thoughts

"Quality."

I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. I am so impressed with this Olympus XZ-2! Not to mention it worked great as a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Olympus's excellent system--wow!

Overall Score
4.2


(364 Points)

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2. Nikon COOLPIX P900 16MP Digital Camera - International Version (No Warranty) Japan Version

User Ratings: 51 7

Nikon P900BK First Impressions

"It's a REAL camera."

During my search, I discovered that the Nikon P900BK was about to be released. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P900 16MP Digital Camera - International Version (No Warranty) Japan Version
  • This version is originally intended for sale outside the USA
  • User Manual May Not Be Included
  • 16MP CMOS Sensor 24-2000mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
  • 83x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Super ED VR Lens Vari-Angle TFT LCD Screen, Electronic Viewfinder Dual Detect Optical VR
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video Built-In Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS, Auto & Full Manual Exposure Control 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom, 332x Digi Zoom
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon P900BK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon P900BK Final Thoughts

"Pretty cool."

I like everything about the camera. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Excellent two characteristics in a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. They make it look like I know what I'm doing.

Overall Score
4.2


(190 Points)

3. Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera + Transcend 2X 32GB Memory Card(64GB) + Wireless Remote + Digital ...

User Ratings: 64

Nikon Nikon COOLPIX P900 K1 First Impressions

"Quality camera."

Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. This is the must have Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera + Transcend 2X 32GB Memory Card(64GB) + Wireless Remote + Digital Camera/Video Case + Cleaning Kit + Complete Accessory Bundle - International Version (No Warranty)
  • This version is originally intended for sale outside the US and may also contain adapters, manuals, and warranties not compatible with US standards.
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Camera and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes:
  • Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera - SanDisk 32GB Class 10 Memory Card - SanDisk 32GB Class 10 Memory Card - Digital Camera/Video Case - Wireless Remote - Photo Video Quality Tripod - Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader - LCD Screen Protectors (Clear)
  • Tri-Fold Memory Card Wallet - 5 piece Cleaning Kit - Table Top Tripod - Pro Hand Grip
  • 16MP CMOS Sensor - 24-2000mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length - 83x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Super ED VR Lens Vari-Angle TFT LCD Screen Electronic Viewfinder Dual Detect Optical VR Full HD 1080/60p Video Built-In Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS Auto & Full Manual Exposure Control 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom, 332x Digi Zoom
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon Nikon COOLPIX P900 K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Nikon COOLPIX P900 K1 Final Thoughts

"It packs a punch."

I'm impressed with how Nikon incorporated it seamlessly. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. Maybe it is for a small POS. In some reviews this Nikon Nikon COOLPIX P900 K1 is said to be heavy.

Overall Score
4.3


(13 Points)

4. Sony Cybershot DSC-T2 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Blue)

User Ratings: 52

Sony DSCT2/L First Impressions

"Um wow, totally wrong."

Been looking for a easy to use, simple Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. Just ordered my soft box lights. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Sony.

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-T2 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Blue)
  • 8.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • 2.7-inch widescreen, touch-panel Clear Photo LCD Plus
  • Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens
  • Face Detection; Smile Shutter automatically captures when subject smiles
  • 4GB built-in memory to organize all of your pictures
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCT2/L
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCT2/L Final Thoughts

"Extremely small."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. This camera has so many features for its size. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use.

Overall Score
4.5


(4 Points)

5. Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 74 6

Fujifilm 16440680 First Impressions

"Wonderful pictures."

Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. It will take some getting used to. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. What a really unique camera.

  • Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera (Black)
  • APS-C 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II Sensor w/ EXR Processor II
  • Newly developed Electronic Viewfinder allows for highly accurate manual focus (ERF)
  • NEW Electronic Shutter 1/32000 sec.
  • New Classic Chrome Mode expands Film Simulation Modes to 11 modes
  • Full HD Movies - 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24pfs with exposure adjustment
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm 16440680
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm 16440680 Final Thoughts

"Not a fan of that."

Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Fujifilm, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures.

Overall Score
4.4


(228 Points)

6. Sony Cyber‑Shot RX10 IV with 0.03 Second Auto-Focus & 25x Optical Zoom with NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion 10...

User Ratings: 68 10

Sony First Impressions

"The Sony does it."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. Excellent quality photos too. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. That is the reason I bought this Sony . It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image.

  • Sony Cyber‑Shot RX10 IV with 0.03 Second Auto-Focus & 25x Optical Zoom with NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion 1020mAh Rechargeable Battery and BC-TRW W Series Charger
  • World’s Fastest AF acquisition speed of 0.03 sec. Optical image stabilisation technology developed by Sony is valuable for handheld still and movie shooting, especially in low light or at the ultra-telephoto end of the zoom range up to 600 mm
  • 315 phase-detection AF points covering Approx. 65% of the frame. Light Metering Mode- Multi Pattern, Centre Weighted, Spot (Standard/Large), Entire Screen Avg, Highlight
  • Made in China
  • Long battery life
  • Ultra-compact size retractable plug for traveling
  • Universal voltage 100V-240V (50/60Hz)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Black looks black."

Its really the camera to take on day trips. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Sony . The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras.

Overall Score
4.3


(137 Points)

7. Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix 20.3MP, 4K Touch Enabled 3" LCD, 180 Degree Flip-Front Display, 30x Lens 64...

User Ratings: 43

Panasonic APANDCZS70K1 First Impressions

"Great low light shot."

I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. What a really unique camera. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. Its really the camera to take on day trips.

  • Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix 20.3MP, 4K Touch Enabled 3" LCD, 180 Degree Flip-Front Display, 30x Lens 64GB Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70K 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera, two 32GB Memory Cards, Wasabi DMW-BLG10 Li-ion Battery, 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 APANDCZS70K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic APANDCZS70K1 Final Thoughts

"Awesome pics!"

I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Manual focus would've been nice. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. I'm impressed with how Panasonic incorporated it seamlessly. A great camera for the money and my needs!

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

8. 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 Outside 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)

9. Kodak easyshare c1530 14 Megapixel Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom and 3 LCD White New/Sealed @WHO...

User Ratings: 65

KODAK C1530 First Impressions

"So, not real."

This camera far exceeded my expectations. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

  • Kodak easyshare c1530 14 Megapixel Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom and 3 LCD White New/Sealed @WHOLESALEOUTLETLLC
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KODAK C1530
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KODAK C1530 Final Thoughts

"So I purchased the KODAK C1530."

Where this KODAK C1530 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. No other Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this KODAK C1530. The stability at long zoom was fantastic.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

10. Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Waterproof Digital Camera (Sky Blue) Best Value Accessory Bundle -Includes- 3...

User Ratings: 56

Fujifilm 600019826 First Impressions

"Photos come out great!"

The zoom truly is extraordinary! Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. I'm impressed with how Fujifilm incorporated it seamlessly. After over 10,000 pictures, my Fujifilm 600019826 operates perfectly in every aspect.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Waterproof Digital Camera (Sky Blue) 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 (Sky Blue) + 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 600019826
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm 600019826 Final Thoughts

"Spectacular product!"

She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. That is the reason I bought this Fujifilm 600019826. Where this Fujifilm 600019826 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. This is the perfect compromise camera for me.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

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