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. Leica Q 24.2 Megapixel Digital 35 MM Compact Camera (Black, Anodized, TYP 116),x5F95;x5361;Q

User Ratings: 77 9

Leica 徕卡Q First Impressions

"I take it when I travel."

Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. Easy to use, great for simple pictures. Leica, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Leica's excellent system--wow! The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty.

  • Leica Q 24.2 Megapixel Digital 35 MM Compact Camera (Black, Anodized, TYP 116),x5F95;x5361;Q
  • Video Capture Resolution - FHD 1080p
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Leica 徕卡Q
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Leica 徕卡Q Final Thoughts

"I do have one problem."

Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Leica. This is the must have Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. Excellent quality photos too.

Overall Score
4.4


(47 Points)

5. Sony Cyber‑Shot RX10 IV with 0.03 Second Auto-Focus & 25x Optical Zoom with JOBY GorillaPod 3K Kit...

User Ratings: 68 10

Sony First Impressions

"It's SOOOOOO cool."

I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. So glad I chose the Sony . In some reviews this Sony is said to be heavy. I will update this report once I have used it more. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

  • Sony Cyber‑Shot RX10 IV with 0.03 Second Auto-Focus & 25x Optical Zoom with JOBY GorillaPod 3K Kit Compact Tripod 3K Stand and Ballhead 3K for Compact Mirrorless Cameras
  • 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
  • Flexible: Grip it. Wrap it. Stand it. Wrappable legs allow you to secure professional camera equipment to virtually any surface
  • Strong: Holds devices weighing up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Over all very satisfied."

Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. The zoom truly is extraordinary! Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Been looking for a easy to use, simple Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(137 Points)

6. Stealth Cam Dual Sensor STC-DS4K Trail Camera, 30 MP/4K Ultra HD 2-Pack + Four 16GB Cards and Focus ...

User Ratings: 35

Stealth Cam STC-DS4K First Impressions

"Husband loves this Stealth Cam STC-DS4K."

Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Stealth Cam's excellent system--wow! Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Stealth Cam STC-DS4K. Let me say from the start, I really like Stealth Cam. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. I needed a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone.

  • Stealth Cam Dual Sensor STC-DS4K Trail Camera, 30 MP/4K Ultra HD 2-Pack + Four 16GB Cards and Focus USB Reader
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 2 x Stealth Cam DS4K 30MP 4K Trail Camera, 4 x SanDisk Ultra 16GB Class 10 SD Memory Card Focus, and USB 2.0 Card Reader
  • 3840x2160 DISPLAY RESOLUTION: Equipped with ultra-high definition, Stealth Cam’s DS4K trail camera boasts 3840×2160 pixels which is a whopping four times higher than regular HD video
  • 100-FEET INFRARED RANGE: This 30MP DS4K trail camera also boasts an adjustable 100-feet infrared range for better nighttime images
  • DUAL IMAGE SENSORS: The DS4K trail camera comes with dual image sensors that provide stunning and lifelike colors in the daytime and crisp IR images at night
  • 16:9 WIDE IMAGE RATIO: The 16:9 wide image ratio maximizes the field of view, and can be tagged with time, date, moon phase, temperature, and name
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Stealth Cam STC-DS4K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Stealth Cam STC-DS4K Final Thoughts

"I JUST LOVE THIS CAMERA."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Maybe it is for a small POS. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities.

Overall Score
4.3


(2 Points)

7. Sony RX100 VI Cyber-Shot Digital Camera with Soft Case and 32GB SD Card Bundle

User Ratings: 59

Sony RX100 VI First Impressions

"Great clarity."

You'll be glad you bought this one. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Sony. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. Been looking for a easy to use, simple Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

  • Sony RX100 VI Cyber-Shot Digital Camera with Soft Case and 32GB SD Card Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony DSC-RX100 VI Cyber-shot Digital Camera, Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit, Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip and Tripod for Compact Cameras, Sony 1240mAh Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack, Sony 32GB UHS-1 SDHC Memory Card, and Sony Digital Camera Soft Carrying Case
  • 4K MOVIE: The pocket-size RX100 VI features Clip 4K for short - up to 5 minute - 4K (QFHD:3840×2160) movie recording directly to SD memory card - ideal for everyday casual use. High quality 4k is achieved by the 1” Exmor RS CMOS sensor with full pixel readout and no pixel binning - resulting in images that exhibit higher resolution and less moire and jaggies than typical 4K movies
  • OPTICAL STEADYSHOT IMAGE STABILIZATION: Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology - developed exclusively by Sony - pre-vents image blurring that can occur from hand-held still and movie shooting, especially in low light or at the far telephoto end of the zoom range. Image stabilization is equivalent to a faster shutter speed of 4.0 stops at 200mm telephoto, and ensures smooth, stable framing and excellent image quality
  • EXMOR RS STACKED CMOS SENSOR: This large 1-inch (1.0-type) stacked back illuminated Exmor RS image sensor with DRAM chip not only enhances efficiency and speed of A/D conversion through its stacked structure and more circuit sections; it also realizes super-fast readout speed
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony RX100 VI
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony RX100 VI Final Thoughts

"She loves it now!"

This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. Some people even claim that the Sony RX100 VI rivals medium format quality. Likewise, don't rule out film. Manual focus would've been nice. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

8. Fujifilm Finepix S8630 Camera Bundle 36X Wide-Angle Optical Zoom 16 MP 3.0

User Ratings: 57 23

Fujifilm S8630 First Impressions

"The viewer works great."

I will update this report once I have used it more. The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. I'm still playing around with it. The zoom is incredible as well.

  • Fujifilm Finepix S8630 Camera Bundle 36X Wide-Angle Optical Zoom 16 MP 3.0
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm S8630
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm S8630 Final Thoughts

"Husband loves this Fujifilm S8630."

So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. I'm impressed with how Fujifilm incorporated it seamlessly. In some reviews this Fujifilm S8630 is said to be heavy. Let me say from the start, I really like Fujifilm.

Overall Score
3.8


(22 Points)

9. Stealth Cam SD Card Reader and Viewer with Touch Screen 4.3-inch LCD + Eight 16GB SD Cards + Card Ho...

User Ratings: 76

Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X First Impressions

"Camera works just fine."

Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. It size is great for pockets and small purses. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon.

  • Stealth Cam SD Card Reader and Viewer with Touch Screen 4.3-inch LCD + Eight 16GB SD Cards + Card Holder + Card Reader Bundle (11 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Stealth Cam SD Card Reader/Viewer with 4.3 inch LCD Screen, Stealth Cam HME SD Card Holder, 8 x Sandisk Ultra 16GB Class 10 SD Memory Card, Focus USB 2.0 Card Reader
  • TOUCH SCREEN: The new 4.3-Inch touch screen viewer from Stealth Cam will revolutionize how you look at images in the field
  • EFFICIENT: Designed with security and reliability in mind, this Stealth Cam HME SD Card Holder makes transporting your SD cards back and forth easy and efficient
  • BETTER QUALITY: The SanDisk Ultra SDHC Memory Card is twice as fast as ordinary SDHC and cards, allowing it to take better pictures and Full HD videos
  • DURABLE DESIGN: The SanDisk Ultra SDXC and SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof. Enjoy your adventures without worrying about the durability of your memory card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X Final Thoughts

"Still five stars!"

For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. During my search, I discovered that the Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X was about to be released. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife.

Overall Score
4.8


(19 Points)

10. Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix 20.3MP, 4K Touch 3" LCD, 180 Degree Display, Panasonic Battery/Charger Pack...

User Ratings: 70 15

Panasonic DC-ZS70K First Impressions

"All in my Pelican case."

Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. Likewise, don't rule out film. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. Better photos than her XR phone. This is the must have Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me.

  • Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix 20.3MP, 4K Touch 3" LCD, 180 Degree Display, Panasonic Battery/Charger Pack Bundle
  • 4K VIDEO CAPTURE: Record every journey in up to 3840 x 2160p detail — four times the quality of Full HD
  • IMAGE STABILIZATION: To suppress blurring, 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) detects and compensates for five types of movement
  • CLOSE IN ON DETAILS: Its 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens includes 30x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm) to get you in close to everything
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70S 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera (Silver) / SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB Memory Card / Digital Compact LED Video Light With Bracket / Panasonic Lumix Battery and External Charger Travel Pack / Focus HDMI to Micro HDMI cable (6 FT) / Swiss Gear - Jasper Medium Camera Case - Black / 12-Inch Spider Tripod
  • PANASONIC Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s 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

"That is a bargain."

Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. Easy to use, great for simple pictures. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

Overall Score
4.2


(17 Points)

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