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. Olympus Pen-F (Body-Only) (Black) with Starter Kit

User Ratings: 67 10

Olympus First Impressions

"Quality camera."

Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Olympus . I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. This camera has so many features for its size. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too.

  • Olympus Pen-F (Body-Only) (Black) with Starter Kit
  • New 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor with 50 Megapixel High Res Shot mode
  • Operating temperature:0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / 20 ~ +60℃ (storage).In body 5 Axis Image Stabilization
  • 2.36 Million Dot OLED electronic viewfinder. Battery Life for Movie Shooting - Approx. 80 minutes (under standard JEITA testing). Approx. 140 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
  • The BLS-50 is a Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery containing 1175 mAh of power. Compatible with various Olympus models including the OM-D E-M5 Mark III, OM-D E-M10 Mark II, OM-D E-M10 Mark III, and the PEN E-PL9.
  • Easy to carry, light grey camera bag with snap clsoure and adjustable shoulder strap. Features an inner adjustable padded compartment and small zippered compartment. Perfect for taking your mirrorless camera and favorite Micro Four Thirds lens with you when you are on-the-go.
  • SanDisk Ultra SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card with 32GB storage capacity and Class 10 performance for Full HD Video (1080p). Store photos, high-definition videos and other content. Maximum Read Speed 80MB/s.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus Final Thoughts

"Very worth the buy."

This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera.

Overall Score
4.1


(85 Points)

4. Nikon COOLPIX S3500 20.1 MP Digital Camera with 7x Zoom (Silver) (OLD MODEL)

User Ratings: 64 7

Nikon 26361 First Impressions

"That is a bargain."

Easy to use, great for simple pictures. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Nikon's excellent system--wow! The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline.

  • Nikon COOLPIX S3500 20.1 MP Digital Camera with 7x Zoom (Silver) (OLD MODEL)
  • 7x wide-angle NIKKOR glass lens
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Vibration Reduction helps keep shots steady
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26361
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26361 Final Thoughts

"So I purchased the Nikon 26361."

So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. Better photos than her XR phone.

Overall Score
4.2


(645 Points)

5. Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 62 10

Sony DSCHX80/B First Impressions

"He loves it!"

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about.

  • Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera (Black)
  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images, Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC, 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces camera shake blur
  • Selfie-ready 3" Extra Fine LCD multi-angle display, P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings and Memory Recall mode, Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps, Capture the decisive moments with up to 10fps or keep your subject in focus with Lock-on AF
  • Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity Telephoto: 8.20' (2.5 m) - Infinity.Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 180 degrees. F-number (Maximum Aperture) F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
  • In-The-Box: Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1; AC AdaptorAC-UUD12; Micro USB cable; Wrist Strap; Instruction Manual
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCHX80/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCHX80/B Final Thoughts

"It was worth importing."

I would like a firmware update to fix that. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Sony DSCHX80/B.

Overall Score
4.1


(321 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot IXUS 185 / Elph 180 20MP Full HD Video Compact Digital Camera Red with Top Accessory...

User Ratings: 35

Teds 1959C006AA First Impressions

"It looked good."

Excellent two characteristics in a Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Teds 1959C006AA. If you want to take bird pictures. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. This camera far exceeded my expectations.

  • Canon PowerShot IXUS 185 / Elph 180 20MP Full HD Video Compact Digital Camera Red with Top Accessory Bundle
  • Add date stamps to your images
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Zoom to 16x with great quality
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Teds 1959C006AA
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Teds 1959C006AA Final Thoughts

"Takes awesome pictures."

I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Just ordered my soft box lights. I needed a Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

7. Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB Card + Case + Flash + Battery + Trip...

User Ratings: 67

Canon K-93471-03 First Impressions

"Very nice design."

Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. If you want to take bird pictures. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers.

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB Card + Case + Flash + Battery + Tripod + HDMI Cable + Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon K-93471-03
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon K-93471-03 Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. Some people even claim that the Canon K-93471-03 rivals medium format quality.

Overall Score
4.7


(2 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot SX230 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle ...

User Ratings: 66 5

Canon 5043B001 First Impressions

"Over all very satisfied."

Better photos than her XR phone. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. The Canon 5043B001 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. No other Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Canon 5043B001. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures.

  • Canon PowerShot SX230 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access
  • Remember where you were and when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location, and a logger
  • Powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • 12.1 effective megapixels, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS; 14x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5043B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5043B001 Final Thoughts

"Well, this Canon 5043B001 is IT."

Color and white balance is generally good. During my search, I discovered that the Canon 5043B001 was about to be released. Excellent two characteristics in a Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. I've researched this Canon 5043B001 A LOT and I only heard great things.

Overall Score
4.3


(595 Points)

9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1S 8MP Digital Camera with 4x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom (Silver)

User Ratings: 36

Panasonic DMC-LX1S First Impressions

"Extremely small."

Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Panasonic DMC-LX1S. It will take some getting used to. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. I'm still playing around with it. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1S 8MP Digital Camera with 4x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • 8-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16-by-22-inch enlargements
  • 4x optical zoom Mega Optical Image Stabilization; 2.5-inch LCD display
  • Power LCD function termporarily boosts backlighting by about 40% for ease of use in sunny conditions
  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting allows you to shoot 3 frames per second at full resolution until your memory card is full
  • Powered by Lithium-ion battery pack (included); stores images on SD memory cards (16 MB card included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-LX1S
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-LX1S Final Thoughts

"Fantastic camera."

I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon.

Overall Score
4.0


(13 Points)

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

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon First Impressions

"Good low light photos."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Canon . I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. During my search, I discovered that the Canon was about to be released. They make it look like I know what I'm doing.

  • Canon Digital Camera Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Red) 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

"Good low light photos."

This is the must have Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

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