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. Casio High Speed Exilim Ex-ZR400 Digital Camera Silver EX-ZR400SR - International Version (No Warran...

User Ratings: 47 7

Casio EX-ZR400SR First Impressions

"Cheaper ones are ok."

Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. It will take some getting used to. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Casio EX-ZR400SR.

  • Casio High Speed Exilim Ex-ZR400 Digital Camera Silver EX-ZR400SR - International Version (No Warranty)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Casio EX-ZR400SR
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Casio EX-ZR400SR Final Thoughts

"Very impressed overall!"

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. Color and white balance is generally good. Personally, I preferred it to have a wider lens, say 28mm equivalent.

Overall Score
3.8


(67 Points)

4. Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera (Silver)

User Ratings: 74 6

Fujifilm 16440616 First Impressions

"The Fujifilm 16440616 does it."

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. I'm still playing around with it. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority.

  • Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera (Silver)
  • 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,If Optical viewfinder is blurry possible adjustable diopter needed to be adjusted.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm 16440616
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm 16440616 Final Thoughts

"So I purchased the Fujifilm 16440616."

In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use.

Overall Score
4.4


(228 Points)

5. Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Purple Digital Camera 32GB Card Bundle includes Camera, 32GB Memory Card...

User Ratings: 52

Canon E3CNPSELPH360HSP First Impressions

"I like the camera, but."

Let me say from the start, I really like Canon. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. Its really the camera to take on day trips. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Purple Digital Camera 32GB Card Bundle includes Camera, 32GB Memory Card, Reader, Wallet, Case, Battery, Mini Tripod, Screen Protectors, Cleaning Kit and Beach Camera Cloth
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Digital Camera - Purple
  • SDHC 32GB UHS Class 10 High Speed Memory Card
  • Ultra-Compact Digital Camera Deluxe Carrying Case, NB-11L Camera Battery
  • Card Reader, Mini Tripod, Screen Protectors
  • 3 Piece Cleaning Kit, Memory Card Wallet, Beach Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E3CNPSELPH360HSP
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E3CNPSELPH360HSP Final Thoughts

"Great clarity."

Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. That is the reason I bought this Canon E3CNPSELPH360HSP. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

6. 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)

7. Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera (Silver) W/ 32GB SD Card, and Basic Accessory Bundle

Canon 1718C001 First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

Better photos than her XR phone. I would like a firmware update to fix that. If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. If you want to take bird pictures. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera (Silver) W/ 32GB SD Card, and Basic Accessory Bundle
  • 20.1mp 1” CMOS sensor captures high-quality images even in difficult lighting.
  • DIGIC 7 image processor provides super-fast operation and noise reduction even at high ISO.
  • 3x optical f/2.0 lens covers wide-angle to portrait-length.
  • Full HD 1080p video recording at 60fps and time-lapse movie functions.
  • Compact, sleek, and stylish design – extremely portable with a weight of only 7.3 ounces.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1718C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1718C001 Final Thoughts

"Love this little Canon 1718C001!"

The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. Color and white balance is generally good. Manual focus would've been nice.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Digital Camera

User Ratings: 63 18

Fujifilm 16544125 First Impressions

"Screen works well."

Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. I'm impressed with how Fujifilm incorporated it seamlessly. If you want to take bird pictures.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Digital Camera
  • 16.4MP BSI CMOS Sensor Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent) Water, Shock, Freeze, and Dustproof
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Cinemagraph Mode and Interval Shooting
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm 16544125
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm 16544125 Final Thoughts

"It's a REAL camera."

Been looking for a easy to use, simple Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. During my search, I discovered that the Fujifilm 16544125 was about to be released. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms.

Overall Score
4.0


(46 Points)

9. FUJIFILM digital camera X100F black X100F-B--JAPAN IMPORT

User Ratings: 89

Fujifilm 4547410339031 First Impressions

"Good package of extras."

I will update this report once I have used it more. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. Let me say from the start, I really like Fujifilm. I'm impressed with how Fujifilm incorporated it seamlessly.

  • FUJIFILM digital camera X100F black X100F-B--JAPAN IMPORT
  • FUJIFILM digital camera X100F black X100F-B--JAPAN IMPORT
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm 4547410339031
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm 4547410339031 Final Thoughts

"She swears by it."

This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. This camera far exceeded my expectations. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures. Where this Fujifilm 4547410339031 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough.

Overall Score
4.9


(13 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (Silver)

User Ratings: 59 10

Canon 0127C001 First Impressions

"Canon wake up!"

It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. So glad I chose the Canon 0127C001. This is the must have Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (Silver)
  • 12x Optical Zoom (25–300mm)
  • 20.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • Shoot 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on predefined shooting situations
  • ECO Mode helps reduce power consumption for longer battery life
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 0127C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 0127C001 Final Thoughts

"The upgrade works fine."

You'll be glad you bought this one. The Canon 0127C001 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera. This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD.

Overall Score
4.1


(379 Points)

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