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. Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70S, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-inch 180 Degree Flip-Fr...

User Ratings: 72

Panasonic DC-ZS70 First Impressions

"The viewer works great."

Its really the camera to take on day trips. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. This camera far exceeded my expectations.

  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70S, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-inch 180 Degree Flip-Front Display, 30X Zoom (Silver), Bag, 16GB SD Card, Corel PC Software, Cleaning Kit, Card Reader
  • KIT INCLDUES: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70S Digital Camera (Silver) | Battery Pack | AC Adapter | USB Cable | Hand Strap | Camera Bag | SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-1 SDHC Memory Card - Class 10 | Corel PC Photo Video ART Software Kit | ProOptic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit | Green Extreme USB 2.0 Multi Card Reader
  • KEY FEATURES: 20.3 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor | 4K30p UHD Video Capture | 4K Photo | 4K Post Focus | 4K Selfies | 1080/60p FHD Video | 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens (24-720mm) | Smooth Manual Controls | 0.2-inch 1,166k-dot LVF (Electronic Viewfinder) | 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) | ISO 80-6400 | 3-inch 180 Degree Flip-front Touchscreen (1040k dots) | Wi-Fi Enabled | Weighs Approx. 11.36 oz.(322g) with Battery and SD Memory Card
  • The LUMIX ZS70 does it all in photos and videos, with vivid colors and details, just the way you remember them. 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. An amazing Post Focus function gives you the ability to focus after you've taken the shot. Just capture the scene, review the image on the LCD and touch the part of the photo you want to sharpen.
  • 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. It features a 0.2-inch 1,166k-dot LVF (Live View Finder) that activates automatically when you lift the camera to your eye, so you can see every detail, and capture the shot you're looking for. To suppress blurring, 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) detects and compensates for five types of movement.
  • WARRANTY: Panasonic Authorized Reseller. Includes a Panasonic 1 Year Limited USA Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-ZS70
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-ZS70 Final Thoughts

"Easy point and shoot."

The zoom is incredible as well. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Its really the camera to take on day trips. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

5. Leica Handgrip for Leica X Vario (Typ 107)

User Ratings: 55

Leica 18766 First Impressions

"A good buy in my book."

I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands.

  • Leica Handgrip for Leica X Vario (Typ 107)
  • Improves Comfort
  • Improves handling stability
  • Can be used with finger loops
  • Makes the camera an extension of the photographer.
  • Compact and versatile
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Leica 18766
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Leica 18766 Final Thoughts

"I can carry it anywhere!"

The stability at long zoom was fantastic. I will update this report once I have used it more. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

Overall Score
4.5


(5 Points)

6. Casio Exilim EX-F1 6MP 12x Zoom 2.8-Inch LCD Pro Digital Camera with CMOS Shift Image Stabilization ...

EXILIM EX-F1 First Impressions

"This mode is important."

Overall, I'm really impressed with this little EXILIM EX-F1. Some people even claim that the EXILIM EX-F1 rivals medium format quality. In some reviews this EXILIM EX-F1 is said to be heavy. Just ordered my soft box lights. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos.

  • Casio Exilim EX-F1 6MP 12x Zoom 2.8-Inch LCD Pro Digital Camera with CMOS Shift Image Stabilization (Black)
  • 6-megapixel, 1/1.8-inch high-speed CMOS sensor; shoot up to 60 fps
  • 12x optical zoom with CMOS shift stabilization
  • 2.8-inch LCD; wide viewing angle
  • High-speed movie capability; up to 1200 fps
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EXILIM EX-F1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EXILIM EX-F1 Final Thoughts

"Not a fan of that."

What a really unique camera. Been looking for a easy to use, simple Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. In some reviews this EXILIM EX-F1 is said to be heavy. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning.

Overall Score
5.0


(9 Points)

7. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: Digital Camera + 64GB 4K 1200X SDXC Card + Pro Case + 2X NB-13L + Cano...

User Ratings: 68 8

AOM CNG7XIIKIT First Impressions

"You will love it!"

The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. AOM, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! 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. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image.

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: Digital Camera + 64GB 4K 1200X SDXC Card + Pro Case + 2X NB-13L + Canon CB-2LH + WS-DC12 Strap + Flexible Tripod + AOM Microfiber Cleaning Cloth: International Version
  • G7X Mark 2 (1066C001) 20.1MP 1" CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-f/2.8 Lens - 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - ISO 12800, Up to 8 fps Shooting
  • Intelligent IS Image Stabilization - Manual Control Ring, Time Lapse Movie
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AOM CNG7XIIKIT
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AOM CNG7XIIKIT Final Thoughts

"Love this little AOM CNG7XIIKIT!"

Excellent two characteristics in a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo.

Overall Score
4.4


(49 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 is Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 10x Zoom & HD Video, Red (International Versio...

User Ratings: 49

HeroFiber 882052 First Impressions

"So far, so good."

I will update this report once I have used it more. This camera has so many features for its size. Better photos than her XR phone. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 is Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 10x Zoom & HD Video, Red (International Version) + Battery & AC/DC Charger + 10pc 32GB Deluxe Accessory Kit w/HeroFiber Cloth
  • This kit includes 12 items, Camera includes all manufacturer's supplied accessories, All items are backed with Hot Deals Electronics 1 year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS Digital Camera with 10x Zoom, 720p HD video and Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Red (international version, backed by Hot Deals Electronics 1 year guarantee)
  • 32 Gigabyte SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Memory Card - SD USB Memory Card Reader - Xtech Universal Memory Card Wallet
  • Additional NB-11L Rechargeable Lithium ion Replacement Battery - AC/DC (home/car) Battery Charger - Xtech Protective Digital Camera Carrying Case with Front Zippered Pocket, Neck Strap & Belt Loop
  • Xtech Full Size 50" Tripod w/case - Xtech Flexible Mini Table Top Tripod - Xtech Lens Care & Cleaning Kit - Xtech Package of LCD Screen Protectors - HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth (the most effective way to clean all optical surfaces)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HeroFiber 882052
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HeroFiber 882052 Final Thoughts

"Easy point and shoot."

Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. It took me a while to figure it out. I needed a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

9. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VI Digital Camera with Sony NP-BX1/M8 Battery, Spare NP-BX1 Battery, 64gb...

User Ratings: 67

AOM DSCRX100M6/B First Impressions

"It's range is awesome."

For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Maybe it is for a small POS. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. If you want to take bird pictures. The zoom is incredible as well.

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VI Digital Camera with Sony NP-BX1/M8 Battery, Spare NP-BX1 Battery, 64gb SDXC 1200x Card, Card Reader, Carrying case, AC Adapter Bundle Kit - International Version
  • 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor - BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.8-4.5 Lens - 24-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas - HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
  • 0.39" 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF - 3.0" 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
  • Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points - ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Batteries: 2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AOM DSCRX100M6/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AOM DSCRX100M6/B Final Thoughts

"She swears by it."

Personally, I preferred it to have a wider lens, say 28mm equivalent. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. AOM, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera. If you want to take bird pictures.

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

10. Canon Digital Camera Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Silver) with 64GB Memory Card

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon First Impressions

"Wonderful pictures."

The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift.

  • Canon Digital Camera Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Silver) with 64GB Memory Card
  • 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
  • Up to 95MB/sec speed for the ultimate transfer rates; Ideal for High Performance DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, especially for ultra fast action shots, sports video, HD video and other professional-quality photography
  • Class 10 UHS-I, U3 performance allows burst-mode shooting, Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video recording
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"That is a bargain."

If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. Canon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

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