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

1. Sony DSC-H300 Digital Camera with 16GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 66 5

Sony DSC-H300/B First Impressions

"This is my 2nd Sony DSC-H300/B."

I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. The zoom is incredible as well. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now.

  • Sony DSC-H300 Digital Camera with 16GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Cyber-Shot H300 Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom (Black), Sandisk Ultra SDHC 16GB 80MB/S Class 10 Flash Memory Card, Rapid AA/AAA Battery Charger With 4 AA NI-MH 2700MAH Rechargeable Batteries, and Focus DSLR Camera Holster Case Accessory Bundle
  • 35x OPTICAL ZOOM: With the built-in 35x optical zoo, no image will ever be out of reach. You’ll be able to get close to the action with ease, shooting brilliantly detailed images across the full focal length
  • MASSIVE 20.1 MP IMAGE SENSOR: See the true detail in every image, thanks to a 20.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor. You’ll be able to capture rich, detailed, colorful images that maintain their high quality even when reproduced as A4 prints or bigger
  • PICTURE EFFECT: The built-in Picture Effect technology, including four still effects, three panoramic effects and four movie effects lets you breathe new life into every shot
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSC-H300/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSC-H300/B Final Thoughts

"Very worth the buy."

This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. I will update this report once I have used it more. Excellent quality photos too. I wanted something to capture my kids activities.

Overall Score
4.3


(277 Points)

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2. Sony Cyber-Shot WX220 Compact Digital Camera (Black), and Case Logic Camera Case Bundle

User Ratings: 87 13

Sony DSCWX220B First Impressions

"This mode is important."

The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. I would like a firmware update to fix that. The Sony DSCWX220B is small and fast. Likewise, don't rule out film. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold.

  • Sony Cyber-Shot WX220 Compact Digital Camera (Black), and Case Logic Camera Case Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Cyber-Shot WX220 Compact Digital Camera (Black), and Case Logic Compact Camera Case with Storage (Black)
  • MODES AND EFFECTS: WIth Sweep Panorama function you simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Picture Effects gives you nine different effects such as partial color to make your focal point stand out, or watercolor which looks like a painting.
  • ZOOM G LENS: Get close with 10x optical zoom plus 20x Clear Image digital zoom. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
  • FEATURES: This pocket-sized Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera that features 10x zoom, 18.2 effective megapixels, and a BIONZ X image processor for the best clarity and colors.
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCWX220B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCWX220B Final Thoughts

"Just kidding."

The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. I would like a firmware update to fix that. Color and white balance is generally good. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo.

Overall Score
4.5


(10 Points)

3. Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3MP 4K Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 76

Panasonic DC-ZS70K First Impressions

"I JUST LOVE THIS CAMERA."

It size is great for pockets and small purses. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures.

  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3MP 4K Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera, 64GB Memory Card, Battery and Dual Charger Pack, 12-Inch Spider Tripod, HDMI Standard to Micro Cable, and 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 DC-ZS70K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-ZS70K Final Thoughts

"Wonderful pictures."

I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. Likewise, don't rule out film. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed.

Overall Score
4.7


(35 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera + 2x 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Repla...

User Ratings: 74 5

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 First Impressions

"Still five stars!"

Color and white balance is generally good. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. It will take some getting used to. In some reviews this PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 is said to be heavy.

  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera + 2x 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Replacement Battery & Travel Charger + USB Card Reader + Screen Protectors + Cleaning Cloth + Accessories
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • POWERFULL ZOOM: 50x Optical Zoom (24–1200mm) - You can experience the versatility of this camera's astonishing 50x Optical Zoom. Perfect for Sporting events to Travel highlights, Wildlife to Landscapes.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 50x Optical Zoom, Intelligent IS(Image Stabilizing), 20.3 Megapixel, 1080p Full HD Video, Large 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi, Hybrid Auto - records 4 second video with each shot.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 2x Transcend 32GB memory card, NB6L replacement battery, Travel car charger for Canon NB-6L battery, Small flexible tripod, Premium camera case, SD card reader, Memory card wallet, LCD screen protectors.
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE - Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 Final Thoughts

"Anyway, the point is."

Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Its really the camera to take on day trips. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540.

Overall Score
4.5


(100 Points)

5. Panasonic DMC-FZ150K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 24x Optical Zoom (Black) (Discontin...

User Ratings: 61 5

Panasonic DMC-FZ150K First Impressions

"The upgrade works fine."

Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. If you want to take bird pictures. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning.

  • Panasonic DMC-FZ150K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 24x Optical Zoom (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Leica DC Vario- Elmarit 24x Zoom Lens
  • Shoot 3D images and view on your 3D capable TV
  • 3 inch free-angle 460K dot resolution LCD screen
  • Sensor: 1/2.3 Inch CMOS
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ150K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-FZ150K Final Thoughts

"Colors are good."

A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. This camera far exceeded my expectations.

Overall Score
4.3


(316 Points)

6. Nikon COOLPIX P950 Compact Digital Camera with 83x Optical Zoom Super Telephoto Lens Bundle Includin...

User Ratings: 57

Nikon E3NKCPP950K First Impressions

"The viewer works great."

Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. The Nikon E3NKCPP950K is small and fast. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Nikon E3NKCPP950K. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. I bought this Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P950 Compact Digital Camera with 83x Optical Zoom Super Telephoto Lens Bundle Including Triple Battery + Deco Gear Backpack Bag Case + Filter Kit + Photo Video Software and Accessories
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
  • The 83x optical zoom of the COOLPIX P950 covers an incredible focal-length range, from wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 2,000mm and everything in between all in a compact, highly portable body. | At the other end of the spectrum, macro photography can be captured as close as approx. 1 cm/0.4 in. | Backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor, with 16.0 effective megapixels and sensitivity up to 6400 ISO | EXPEED image-processing engine | Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens element
  • Thanks to its Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction), the COOLPIX P950 effectively reduces image blur caused by camera shake for sharp images of distant subjects even when shooting handheld. In NORMAL mode, images are stabilized with an equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 5.5 stops faster, the maximum in the history of Nikon compact digital cameras.
  • Cinematic 4K UHD movies. Record high-quality 4K UHD/30p movies across its entire zoom range, from 24mm all the way up to 2000mm. | Control at your fingertips. The Focus-mode selector makes switching between Manual and Autofocus easy. | RAW (NRW) file format support | 2359K-dot eye level electronic viewfinder (EVF) | 3" 921K-dot Vari-angle LCD display with approximately 99% frame coverage | Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon COOLPIX P950 | EN-EL20a Battery | EH-73P Charging AC Adapter | UC-E21 USB Cable | Strap | Lens Cap | HN-CP20 Lens Hood | 2 x Replacement Batteries for EN-EL20a | Lexar Professional 633x 64GB SDXC Memory Card | 67mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Filter Kit | 12" Tripod/Grip | Dust Blower | Cap Keeper | Microfiber Cloth | Screen Protectors |Card Reader/Case | Software: Aurora HDR Editor, Photo Noir, Video Suite, Slideshow Maker, Editor 5, Photo Focus, DeNoise, piZap, OfficeSuite
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E3NKCPP950K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon E3NKCPP950K Final Thoughts

"Takes awesome pictures."

Let me say from the start, I really like Nikon. This camera has so many features for its size. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Looks amazing and excited to try it. Just ordered my soft box lights.

Overall Score
4.1


(5 Points)

7. Canon PowerShot Elph 180 Digital Camera (Silver) with 32GB Card + Case + Battery + Tripod + Kit

User Ratings: 70

Canon K-91433-02 First Impressions

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures.

  • Canon PowerShot Elph 180 Digital Camera (Silver) with 32GB Card + Case + Battery + Tripod + Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 10 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Canon PowerShot Elph 180 Digital Camera (Silver) + [2] Transcend 32GB SDHC Card +
  • [3] Spare NB-11L/H Battery + [4] Lowepro Newport 10 Camera Case +
  • [5] PD 50" Compact Travel Tripod + [6] PD SD & MicroSD Card Reader + [7] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit +
  • [8] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [9] LCD Screen Protectors + [10] Image Recovery Software
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon K-91433-02
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon K-91433-02 Final Thoughts

"Love this little Canon K-91433-02!"

Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. This is the must have Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. Excellent quality photos too. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Canon.

Overall Score
4.7


(3 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm W...

User Ratings: 62 6

Canon 6042B001 First Impressions

"Awesome performance."

Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera. If you want to take bird pictures. A great camera for the money and my needs!

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full HD Video Recording (Red)
  • 16.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch TFT PureColor system LCD with wide-viewing angle
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound and dedicated movie button
  • 24mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer
  • 5x Optical Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 16.1 MP CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 5 Image Processor (up to 3200 ISO)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 6042B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 6042B001 Final Thoughts

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Canon's excellent system--wow! You'll be glad you bought this one. The Canon 6042B001 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. Maybe it is for a small POS. Its really the camera to take on day trips.

Overall Score
4.2


(947 Points)

9. Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Digital Camera (Black) 26522 + 128GB 4K AOM Pro Kit: International Version (1 Ye...

User Ratings: 80 4

AOM NKCPP1000JK First Impressions

"It's a REAL camera."

Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to AOM's excellent system--wow! Been looking for a easy to use, simple Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Digital Camera (Black) 26522 + 128GB 4K AOM Pro Kit: International Version (1 Year AOM Warranty)
  • NIKKOR 24-3000mm Lens (35mm Equivalent) - Aperture Range: f/2.8-8
  • 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor - EXPEED Image Processor
  • 3.2" 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor - 4K UHD Video Recording
  • SnapBridge via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth - Auto, Aperture, Shutter & Manual Modes
  • ISO 100-6400 - 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF - 1 Year AOM Warranty (Card Included)
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AOM NKCPP1000JK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AOM NKCPP1000JK Final Thoughts

"So many features on here."

Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to AOM's excellent system--wow! I'm impressed with how AOM incorporated it seamlessly. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. The zoom is incredible as well.

Overall Score
4.6


(41 Points)

10. Sony DSC-WX300/B 18.2 MP Digital Camera with 20x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black...

User Ratings: 56 11

Sony DSC-WX300/B First Impressions

"The battery was awesome."

Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Sony's excellent system--wow! So glad I chose the Sony DSC-WX300/B. Color and white balance is generally good. This camera far exceeded my expectations. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii.

  • Sony DSC-WX300/B 18.2 MP Digital Camera with 20x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • Capture breathtaking images
  • Image stabilization reduces blur
  • Black
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSC-WX300/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSC-WX300/B Final Thoughts

"Extremely small."

But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. Some people even claim that the Sony DSC-WX300/B rivals medium format quality. Not to mention it worked great as a Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera too.

Overall Score
4.0


(344 Points)

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