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. Canon Powershot SX420 IS 20 MP Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 42x Zoom (Black) Includes: Canon NB-11LH Ba...

User Ratings: 64 14

Canon sx420 First Impressions

"Screen works well."

The zoom truly is extraordinary! Likewise, don't rule out film. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. I needed a Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone.

  • Canon Powershot SX420 IS 20 MP Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 42x Zoom (Black) Includes: Canon NB-11LH Battery & Canon Charger + 9pc 32GB Deluxe Accessory Kit w/Extreme Electronics Cloth
  • This kit includes 12 items
  • Canon Powershot SX420 IS 20 MP Digital Camera with 42x Optical Zoom (24–1008mm, 35mm Equivalent), Built-In Wi-Fi and 720p HD Video, Black
  • 32 GB High Speed (Secure Digital High Capacity) Memory Card - SD USB Memory Card Reader - Universal Memory Card Wallet Canon NB-11LH Rechargeable Lithium ion Battery - Canon CB-2LF Battery Charger - Well Padded Digital Camera Carrying Case with Pocket, Neck Strap & Belt Loop
  • Full Size 50" Tripod w/case -Flexible Mini Table Top Tripod - Lens Care & Cleaning Kit - Package of LCD Screen Protectors - Extreme Electroncis Gentle Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon sx420
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon sx420 Final Thoughts

"Good low light photos."

The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Its really the camera to take on day trips. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible.

Overall Score
4.1


(38 Points)

4. Stealth Cam Dual Sensor STC-DS4K Trail Camera, 30 Megapixel/4K Ultra HD Video + 16GB Card and Focus ...

User Ratings: 63 12

Stealth Cam ASTCSTCDS4K1C First Impressions

"Arrived on time!"

This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. The zoom is incredible as well. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. You'll be glad you bought this one. The Stealth Cam ASTCSTCDS4K1C is small and fast.

  • Stealth Cam Dual Sensor STC-DS4K Trail Camera, 30 Megapixel/4K Ultra HD Video + 16GB Card and Focus USB Reader
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Stealth Cam DS4K 30MP 4K Trail Camera, SanDisk Ultra 16GB Class 10 SD Memory Card, and Focus 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 ASTCSTCDS4K1C
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Stealth Cam ASTCSTCDS4K1C Final Thoughts

"Not necessary with this."

Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. Not to mention it worked great as a Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera too.

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

5. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body Only)

User Ratings: 67 3

Olympus V207040SU000 First Impressions

"So far I like it a lot."

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. I like everything about the camera. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body Only)
  • Powerful 5 axis voice coil motor image stabilization system greatly reduces blur resulting from camera shake
  • Operating temperature: 32 104°F/0 40°C. 16MP Live MOS sensor with 40MP high resolution shot mode
  • 10 frames per second high speed sequential shooting
  • Full HD 1080: 60p, 30p, 25p, 24p video capabilities with focus peaking
  • Large 235 million dot electronic viewfinder
  • Built in Wi Fi, Focus mode: Continuous servo AF (C), Manual focus (M), Single servo AF (S), Autofocus points 81
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus V207040SU000
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus V207040SU000 Final Thoughts

"All in my Pelican case."

I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. It will take some getting used to. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. So glad I chose the Olympus V207040SU000.

Overall Score
4.4


(175 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera (3071C001) - Base Bundle

User Ratings: 59 6

Canon CANPSSX70BKUP1 First Impressions

"Cheaper ones are ok."

I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. The zoom is incredible as well. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself.

  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera (3071C001) - Base Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 1 x Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera | 1 x Canon Shoulder Bag | 1 x 1 x Table Top Tripod1 x Lens Cleaning Kit1 x Blower Brush1 x Lens Pen Cleaner | 1 x Microfiber Cloth
  • PIXELS: 20.3MP CMOS Sensor | DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • SUPER ZOOM: 65x Zoom Lens | 21-1365mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 4K RECORDING: 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder | UHD 4K Video Recording, 4K Time-Lapse
  • CONNECTIVITY: Image Stabilization | Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon CANPSSX70BKUP1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon CANPSSX70BKUP1 Final Thoughts

"Beautiful landscapes."

A great camera for the money and my needs! Looks amazing and excited to try it. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands.

Overall Score
4.2


(26 Points)

7. Panasonic Lumix 4K Digital Camera ZS60S 18 MP 24-720mm Leica DC Lens Silver + Transcend 32 GB Memory...

User Ratings: 51

Ritz Camera DMCZS60S Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit First Impressions

"Cheaper ones are ok."

No other Panoramic Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Ritz Camera DMCZS60S Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close.

  • Panasonic Lumix 4K Digital Camera ZS60S 18 MP 24-720mm Leica DC Lens Silver + Transcend 32 GB Memory Card + 57" Tripod + Flash + Battery + Charger + Case + Cleaning Kit + Accessory Bundle
  • 30x (24-720mm) LEICA DC Lens optical zoom performance is ideally suited for travel and everyday photography
  • 18 Megapixel sensor delivers high-resolution photos with fewer image artifacts
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus photo capture features
  • Eye-level Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and touch-enabled LCD for a wider viewing experience
  • FREE Panasonic TRIPLE YOUR WARRANTY Bonus Offer, extends your 1 year warranty to 3 years -- This Ritz Camera KIT Includes 12 items -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ritz Camera DMCZS60S Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ritz Camera DMCZS60S Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit Final Thoughts

"Do use the handstrap!"

Where this Ritz Camera DMCZS60S Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. I'm still playing around with it. The Ritz Camera DMCZS60S Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit has many features which are very easy to use and get to. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. The Ritz Camera DMCZS60S Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit has many features which are very easy to use and get to.

Overall Score
4.1


(13 Points)

8. Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Red)

User Ratings: 63 7

Nikon 26508 First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

Better photos than her XR phone. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. The initial charge using the Nikon 26508 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. I will update this report once I have used it more.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Red)
  • ISO 6400, 74 fps Continuous Shooting. WiFi: Yes
  • 18 Scene Modes, Easy Auto Mode
  • Remote Control via Smartphone or Tablet Supplied with: Four LR6/L40 AA Alkaline Batteries, UC-E16 USB Cable, AN-CP21 Strap, LC-CP31 Lens Cap
  • 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
  • 3" 921k-Dot Tilting LCD
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26508
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26508 Final Thoughts

"It looked good."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. I will update this report once I have used it more. I've researched this Nikon 26508 A LOT and I only heard great things. Where this Nikon 26508 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority.

Overall Score
4.2


(821 Points)

9. Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and Built-in viewfinder - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (...

User Ratings: 51 6

Canon 0510C001 First Impressions

"I JUST LOVE THIS CAMERA."

I would like a firmware update to fix that. Looks amazing and excited to try it. What a really unique camera. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington.

  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and Built-in viewfinder - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)
  • 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality and fast operation
  • Convenient controls include an exposure compensation dial, front dial, control ring and control dial that helps provide for quick customization of shooting settings
  • Multi-angle capacitive 3.0" touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots for a sharp, clear display and easy operation and sharing
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video (60p/30p/24p options) for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at up to 60 frames per second for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format
  • Easily transfer images and videos to a compatible smartphone, tablet or Canon Connect Station CS100 device with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability, and share on social networking sites or view on an HDTV
  • Includdes NB-13L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh), CB-2LH Battery Charger for NB-13L Li-Ion Batteries, NS-DC12 Neck Strap, Strap Adapter and Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 0510C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 0510C001 Final Thoughts

"Well, this Canon 0510C001 is IT."

I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. That is the reason I bought this Canon 0510C001. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! I would like a firmware update to fix that. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling.

Overall Score
4.1


(81 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Red)

User Ratings: 61 7

Canon 9362B001 First Impressions

"Black looks black."

Let me say from the start, I really like Canon. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. The zoom truly is extraordinary! The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. After over 10,000 pictures, my Canon 9362B001 operates perfectly in every aspect.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Red)
  • 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: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9362B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 9362B001 Final Thoughts

"Love this little Canon 9362B001!"

The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Easy to use, great for simple pictures. Better photos than her XR phone. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots.

Overall Score
4.2


(443 Points)

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