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

1. Pentax KP Silver Body 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, (Silver)

User Ratings: 87

Pentax KP Silver Body First Impressions

"Not a fan of that."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

  • Pentax KP Silver Body 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, (Silver)
  • 24.3 effective Megapixel APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with Iso 819200 and pixel shift resolution
  • 5 Axis shake reduction system
  • Pixel shift resolution technology; Uses shake reduction to move the image sensor in single pixel increments, to capture 4 images that are combined into a single, Hi Res image
  • A vertical tilt LCD monitor that facilitates high and low angle shooting
  • Dustproof, weather resistant, -10 DegreeC built in Wi Fi
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax KP Silver Body
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax KP Silver Body Final Thoughts

"God bless you Pentax!"

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens.

Overall Score
4.9


(60 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Pentax Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. Pentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, Black

User Ratings: 87

Pentax KP Black Body First Impressions

"So I ordered it anyway."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. The zoom is incredible as well. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. It took me a while to figure it out. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card.

  • Pentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, Black
  • 24.3 effective Megapixel APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with Iso 819200 and pixel shift resolution
  • 5 Axis shake reduction system
  • Pixel shift resolution technology; Uses shake reduction to move the image sensor in single pixel increments, to capture 4 images that are combined into a single, Hi Res image
  • A vertical tilt LCD monitor that facilitates high and low angle shooting
  • Dustproof, weather resistant, -10 Degree built in Wi Fi
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax KP Black Body
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax KP Black Body Final Thoughts

"Photos come out great!"

I bought this Pentax Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. Looks amazing and excited to try it. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Pentax KP Black Body. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over.

Overall Score
4.9


(60 Points)

3. Pentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, Black w/Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 Lens for Pe...

User Ratings: 87

Pentax First Impressions

"Zoom I am still iffy on."

Maybe it is for a small POS. The Pentax has many features which are very easy to use and get to. The zoom is incredible as well. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. It will take some getting used to.

  • Pentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, Black w/Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 Lens for Pentax DSLR Cameras
  • 24.3 effective Megapixel APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with Iso 819200 and pixel shift resolution
  • 5 Axis shake reduction system
  • Pixel shift resolution technology; Uses shake reduction to move the image sensor in single pixel increments, to capture 4 images that are combined into a single, Hi Res image
  • Fast f/1.8 aperture for outstanding depth of field control.
  • Rounded diaphragm blades create a more circular aperture for smooth, beautiful bokeh at large aperture settings.
  • No Quick shift focus system for instant switching from auto to manual focus.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax Final Thoughts

"The Pentax does it."

If you want to take bird pictures. So glad I chose the Pentax . I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold.

Overall Score
4.9


(60 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (Black)

User Ratings: 59 10

Canon 0114C001 First Impressions

"The Canon 0114C001 does it."

After over 10,000 pictures, my Canon 0114C001 operates perfectly in every aspect. This camera has so many features for its size. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures. Where this Canon 0114C001 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. I bought this Pentax Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (Black)
  • 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 0114C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 0114C001 Final Thoughts

"Very impressed overall!"

I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. So glad I chose the Canon 0114C001. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

Overall Score
4.1


(379 Points)

5. Nikon COOLPIX B700 Digital Camera

User Ratings: 53 9

Nikon 26510 First Impressions

"You guessed it, buy this."

I would like a firmware update to fix that. That is the reason I bought this Nikon 26510. The zoom is incredible as well. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B700 Digital Camera
  • 20.2MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR Super ED 60x Optical Zoom Lens and rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL23
  • 24-1440mm (35mm Equivalent) and focal length is 4.3 to 258mm,maximum aperture is f/3.3, to 6.5
  • 921k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder. Focus range : Approx.50 cm (1 ft 8 Inch ) to ∞, [T]: Approx.2.0 m (6 ft 7 Inch ) to ∞. Macro close-upmode: Approx., 1 cm (0.4 Inch ) to ∞
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • UHD 4K Video Recording at 30p
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC & Bluetooth BLE
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26510
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26510 Final Thoughts

"Well, this Nikon 26510 is IT."

This camera has so many features for its size. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

Overall Score
4.0


(194 Points)

6. Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Len...

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Camera works just fine."

I will update this report once I have used it more. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Excellent two characteristics in a Pentax Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"It's range is awesome."

I bought this Pentax Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

Overall Score
4.3


(1465 Points)

7. Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix 20.3MP, 4K Touch Enabled 3" LCD, 180 Degree Flip-Front Display, 30x Lens 64...

User Ratings: 43

Panasonic APANDCZS70K1 First Impressions

"Great low light shot."

I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. What a really unique camera. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. Its really the camera to take on day trips.

  • Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix 20.3MP, 4K Touch Enabled 3" LCD, 180 Degree Flip-Front Display, 30x Lens 64GB Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70K 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera, two 32GB Memory Cards, Wasabi DMW-BLG10 Li-ion Battery, 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 APANDCZS70K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic APANDCZS70K1 Final Thoughts

"Awesome pics!"

I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Manual focus would've been nice. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. I'm impressed with how Panasonic incorporated it seamlessly. A great camera for the money and my needs!

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

8. Sony DSC-RX10M II Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

User Ratings: 64 7

Sony DSCRX10M2/B First Impressions

"That is a bargain."

Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Sony. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. This is the must have Pentax Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it.

  • Sony DSC-RX10M II Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera
  • World's first1 20.2 MP 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS, High resolution 4K movie recording with direct pixel readout and no pixel binning, Super slow-motion movie HFR (High frame rate) up to 960 fps (40x)
  • Super-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter at max. 1/32000 sec. up to 14fps, Bright constant F2.8 ZEISS Vario Sonar T* lens (24-200mm), Fast Intelligent AF thanks to the new Exmor RS CMOS sensor
  • Professional dust/moisture resistant magnesium-alloy body, Bright XGA OLED Tru-Finer viewfinder and Sharp 3" multi-angle LCD, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/ camera apps
  • Digital Zoom (Still Image) 20 M Approx. 33x / 10 M Approx. 46x / 5 M Approx. 66x / VGA Approx. 126x. Digital Zoom (Movie) Digital Zoom Approx. 33
  • Please refer the Instructional Manual before use.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCRX10M2/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCRX10M2/B Final Thoughts

"Very impressed overall!"

What a really unique camera. A great camera for the money and my needs! For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not.

Overall Score
4.3


(71 Points)

9. Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera w/ 50X Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)

User Ratings: 69 5

Canon 9779B001 First Impressions

"God bless you Canon!"

Just ordered my soft box lights. I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor.

  • Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera w/ 50X Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)
  • Powerful 50x Optical Zoom lets you capture the details that make your photography stand out
  • Equipped with built-in Wi Fi and NFC to make wireless sharing of photos between compatible devices easy and convenient
  • Fully compatible with Canon's photo and video storage device: the Canon Connect Station CS100. Focal Length 4.3(W) 215.0(T) millimeter (35 millimeter film equivalent: 24 1200 millimeter). Normal: 2.0 inch (5 centimeter) - infinity (W), 4.3 feet (1.3 meter) infinity (T). Auto/Manual: 0.0 inche (0 centimeter) infinity (W), 4.3 feet (1.3 meter) infinity (T). Macro AF: 0.0 inch 16 feet. (0 50 centimeter) (W)
  • 16.0 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers state of the art imaging performance
  • Full HD video at 30p for notably smooth and lifelike quality
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9779B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 9779B001 Final Thoughts

"The zoom is terrific."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. The zoom is incredible as well. No other Pentax Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Canon 9779B001. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. This camera far exceeded my expectations.

Overall Score
4.4


(681 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera (Black) + Deal-Expo Bundle.

User Ratings: 80

Deal-Expo CNSX620DBB16GB First Impressions

"Love this little Deal-Expo CNSX620DBB16GB!"

Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Deal-Expo CNSX620DBB16GB. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. Been looking for a easy to use, simple Pentax Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I needed a Pentax Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone.

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera (Black) + Deal-Expo Bundle.
  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera (Black) (Battery & Charger included in Camera Box ) + 16GB Class 10 Memory Card + SD Card Reader
  • DIGIC 4+ Image Sensor
  • 25x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 25-625mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0" 922k-Dot LCD Monitor - 20.2MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Deal-Expo CNSX620DBB16GB
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Deal-Expo CNSX620DBB16GB Final Thoughts

"Extremely small."

I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. Some people even claim that the Deal-Expo CNSX620DBB16GB rivals medium format quality.

Overall Score
4.7


(33 Points)

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