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-G3 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot Image Stabiliz...

User Ratings: 33

Sony DSC-G3 First Impressions

"Ease, convenience, speed!"

Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. Where this Sony DSC-G3 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. This is the must have Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me.

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-G3 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization
  • 10.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens
  • 3.5-inch Xtra Fine touch-screen LCD display
  • Wireless Internet connectivity (802.11b/g); upload images directly from camera to sharing sites
  • 4 GB internal memory; compatible with Memory Stick Duo Media (not included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSC-G3
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSC-G3 Final Thoughts

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. After over 10,000 pictures, my Sony DSC-G3 operates perfectly in every aspect. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. After over 10,000 pictures, my Sony DSC-G3 operates perfectly in every aspect. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

5. Casio Digital Camera Exilim EX-ZS6 BK, Black

User Ratings: 40 13

Casio EX-ZS6BK First Impressions

"Not necessary with this."

Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. Just ordered my soft box lights. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. I will update this report once I have used it more.

  • Casio Digital Camera Exilim EX-ZS6 BK, Black
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Casio EX-ZS6BK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Casio EX-ZS6BK Final Thoughts

"I love the new Casio EX-ZS6BK."

I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Casio EX-ZS6BK. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. Excellent two characteristics in a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

Overall Score
3.6


(54 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot SX70 HS 20.3MP 65x Optical Zoom 4K Video Digital Camera 3071C001 Deco Gear Case and ...

Canon E1CNPSSX70HSK First Impressions

"Well, this Canon E1CNPSSX70HSK is IT."

Manual focus would've been nice. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. Its really the camera to take on day trips. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. Better photos than her XR phone.

  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS 20.3MP 65x Optical Zoom 4K Video Digital Camera 3071C001 Deco Gear Case and Photo Editing Pro Bundle
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full CANON USA WARRANTY
  • Powerful 65x optical zoom | 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor. | Image Stabilization of up to 5 stops for excellent performance. | High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 10 fps. | Fast accurate autofocus with continuous AF option
  • All-in-one with the looks of a DSLR and the weight and flexibility of a fixed-lens camera. Capture everything from distant details to macro shots without lens changes. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for quick and easy sharing.
  • Shoot stunning video in 4K SUPER HIGH DEFINITION up to 30 fps, with high quality microphone input. | Beautiful time-lapse videos can also be created in 4K simply and easily with the dedicated Time-lapse Movie mode | Take it to post-production with RAW stills, or get crisp JPEGs straight from camera.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera | Lens Cap with Strap | Battery Pack LP-E12 | Charger LC-E12 | Neck Strap | Canon USA Warranty | Deco Gear Photography Bag | SanDisk Ultra SDHC 16GB Memory Card | Li-Ion Battery for LP-E12 | 12" Tripod | Cap Keeper | Lens Cleaning Kit | Microfiber Cloth | Screen Protectors | Card Reader/Case | Editing Suite: OfficeSuite Premium, Photo Noir, Video Suite, Slideshow Maker, Photo Editor 5, Photo Focus, piZap Pro, Ribbet Premium, Photo DeNoise
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E1CNPSSX70HSK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E1CNPSSX70HSK Final Thoughts

"Well done, Canon."

I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. Let me say from the start, I really like Canon.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

7. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera 1066C001 Bundle with 32GB SD, LED Light Kit, 57" Tripod,...

Canon First Impressions

"Good pictures!"

Everything about it is solid and satisfying. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. The initial charge using the Canon to charge the battery took about 2 hours. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector.

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera 1066C001 Bundle with 32GB SD, LED Light Kit, 57" Tripod, 8" Gripster and More [International Version]
  • ✅ALL INCLUSIVE CAMERA BUNDLE KIT - Including: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (Black), SanDisk Ultra 32GB, LED Light Kit, 57" TRIPOD, 8" GRIPSTER, PISTOL GRIP, BLOWER, CARD READER, Cleaning Cloth, CLEANING KIT, Gadget Case, HDMI Cable, CLEANING PEN
  • ✅20.1MP 1" CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 7 Image Processor, 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 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, Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 8 fps Shooting, Intelligent IS Image Stabilization, Manual Control Ring, Time Lapse Movie
  • ✅LIMITED 1-YEAR SELLER WARRANTY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Fantastic camera."

So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. Easy to use, great for simple pictures.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot SX540 Digital Camera with Tabletop-Tripod, 32GB Memory Card, Vivitar HDMI to Mini HD...

User Ratings: 70

Ritz Gear sx530hs First Impressions

"Not a fan of that."

I needed a Outside Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. Maybe it is for a small POS. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap.

  • Canon PowerShot SX540 Digital Camera with Tabletop-Tripod, 32GB Memory Card, Vivitar HDMI to Mini HDMI C Cable, Cleaning Kit, Tripod Bundle
  • Canon Powershot SX540 HS With all Canon Accessories + Full USA Warranties PREMIUM RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES:
  • Powerful 50x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos Capture spectacular 1080p Full HD video at 60p with stereo sound, Zoom Framing Assist now features a lock button option for quick and accurate subject recognition
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD (approx. 461,000 dots) allows easy viewing even from a wide angle, Hybrid Auto lets you record up to four seconds of video before each image you capture, then automatically combines each clip and still into a quick video recap of the day, Story Highlights enables the camera to automatically compile images and videos from a certain day or event into a mini highlight reel with music and effects
  • Bundle Includes: Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Long Zoom Digital Camera, Vivitar 62" Monopod with Strap, Polaroid Extreme Pro 32GB U3 Memory Card,, Ritz 5-Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit, Vidpro 4-in-1 USB SD Card Reader/Writer, Ritz Gear Tabletop Tripod (Red), XIT XTMCASE 12 Piece SD/SDHC Memory Card Case,
  • Vivitar Replacement NB-6LH SX530 Battery, Ritz Gear 45 SLR Camera Case and Vivitar HDMI to Mini HDMI C Wire
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ritz Gear sx530hs
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ritz Gear sx530hs Final Thoughts

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

A great camera for the money and my needs! Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. Maybe it is for a small POS. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

Overall Score
4.7


(4 Points)

9. Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Blue)

User Ratings: 61 7

Canon 9365B001 First Impressions

"Over all very satisfied."

I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. The zoom is incredible as well. What a really unique camera. Some people even claim that the Canon 9365B001 rivals medium format quality.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Blue)
  • 20.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for outstanding performance.
  • 10x Optical Zoom helps ensure outstanding optical performance and versatility.
  • Shoot 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
  • Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome provide creative freedom to capture your photos.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9365B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 9365B001 Final Thoughts

"I JUST LOVE THIS CAMERA."

For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. This is the perfect compromise camera for me.

Overall Score
4.2


(443 Points)

10. KODAK Kodak EasyShare M420 10MP 4x Optical/5x Digital Zoom HD Camera (Black) - KDK420BL

User Ratings: 50

KODAK M420 First Impressions

"Has a big LCD display."

I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. It will take some getting used to. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

  • KODAK Kodak EasyShare M420 10MP 4x Optical/5x Digital Zoom HD Camera (Black) - KDK420BL
  • Kodak EasyShare M420 10-Megapixel Digital Camera General Features: Color: Black
  • CCD total pixels: 10.3 megapixels
  • Effective total pixels: 10.0 megapixels (prints up to 30 x 40-inches!) Sensor type: 1/2.3-inch CCD
  • 3.0-inch wide angle color LCD display 4x wide-angle optical zoom 5x continuous digital zoom
  • Image stabilization
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KODAK M420
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KODAK M420 Final Thoughts

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. KODAK, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. This camera has so many features for its size.

Overall Score
4.5


(4 Points)

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