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

1. Canon Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon First Impressions

"She swears by it."

In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. What a really unique camera. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Better photos than her XR phone.

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

"This mode is important."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

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

2. Canon Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon First Impressions

"Wonderful pictures."

The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift.

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

"That is a bargain."

If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. Canon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

3. Canon Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera

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 Professional 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)

4. Canon 1066C029 Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera

User Ratings: 76 6

Canon 1066C029 First Impressions

"Not necessary with this."

However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

  • Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Video Creator Kit - w/ Manfrotto PIXI MINI Tripod, SanDisk 32GB SD Card, and extra Canon Battery Pack
  • The Video Creator Kit is the complete package for making professional-quality videos, giving you the tools to make your dreams a reality
  • Compact and high-performing, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II comes bundled with a lightweight, portable tripod for flexible and steady video recording wherever you go
  • Whether creating artistic film clips or capturing special occasions, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera can catch them in the quality they deserve
  • With a bright aperture value of f/1.8 at the wide angle and f/2.8 when fully zoomed (to a factor of 4.2x), this lens not only puts more in your frame, but is equipped to capture a variety of situations
  • Features a large 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that captures high-quality images and videos with a wide dynamic range to ensure both bright and dark parts of an image are fully captured
  • Has a large, high-resolution, 3.0 Inch LCD monitor that tilts up 180° and down 45°, ideal for composing not only self-portraits, but also for taking pictures at high and low angles with ease
  • Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows for on the go convenience and the ability to easily post your images to select social networking and media sites
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1066C029
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1066C029 Final Thoughts

"All on Auto."

I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. The initial charge using the Canon 1066C029 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. I am so impressed with this Canon 1066C029!

Overall Score
4.5


(561 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Professional Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

5. Sony Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera

User Ratings: 68 10

Sony First Impressions

"It's SOOOOOO cool."

I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. So glad I chose the Sony . In some reviews this Sony is said to be heavy. I will update this report once I have used it more. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

  • Sony Cyber‑Shot RX10 IV with 0.03 Second Auto-Focus & 25x Optical Zoom with JOBY GorillaPod 3K Kit Compact Tripod 3K Stand and Ballhead 3K for Compact Mirrorless Cameras
  • World’s Fastest AF acquisition speed of 0.03 sec. Optical image stabilisation technology developed by Sony is valuable for handheld still and movie shooting, especially in low light or at the ultra-telephoto end of the zoom range up to 600 mm
  • 315 phase-detection AF points covering Approx. 65% of the frame. Light Metering Mode- Multi Pattern, Centre Weighted, Spot (Standard/Large), Entire Screen Avg, Highlight
  • Flexible: Grip it. Wrap it. Stand it. Wrappable legs allow you to secure professional camera equipment to virtually any surface
  • Strong: Holds devices weighing up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Over all very satisfied."

Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. The zoom truly is extraordinary! Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Been looking for a easy to use, simple Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(137 Points)

6. Ritz Camera DCFZ80K Ritz Camera Bundle Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera

User Ratings: 71 6

Ritz Camera DCFZ80K Ritz Camera Bundle First Impressions

"Has a big LCD display."

Manual focus would've been nice. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures. Ritz Camera, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! Likewise, don't rule out film. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD.

  • Panasonic FZ80 Lumix Camera, Transcend 64GB Memory Card, Polaroid Professional Microphone, Polaroid Tripod, Flash, Camera Bag, and Accessory Bundle
  • Panasonic DC-FZ80K RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES 13 ITEMS -- ALL BRAND NEW ITEMS WITH ALL MANUFACTURER-SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES + FULL USA WARRANTIES
  • EXCLUSIVE 4K photo combined with 4K video capture performance
  • Optically stabilized 20-1200mm (60x) LUMIX DC Vario Lens
  • Fast and accurate focusing Utilizing LUMIX DFD focusing system
  • Travel ready USB charging ~ 18.1MP sensor resolution
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ritz Camera DCFZ80K Ritz Camera Bundle
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ritz Camera DCFZ80K Ritz Camera Bundle Final Thoughts

"She loves it now!"

A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb.

Overall Score
4.4


(134 Points)

7. Canon SX530HS Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera

User Ratings: 67 3

Canon SX530HS First Impressions

"Love this little Canon SX530HS!"

This is the perfect compromise camera for me. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Excellent two characteristics in a Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Where this Canon SX530HS really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. Not to mention it worked great as a Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera too.

  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Camera with 2 Lexar 32GB Memory Card, Table-Tripod, Camera Bag, Memory Card Reader/Writer, and Spare Battery
  • This Camera Bundle Kit comes complete with all manufacturer supplied accessories with a 1-year warranty and includes:
  • Powerful 50x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance, 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality even in low light, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos, Capture spectacular 1080p Full HD video at 60p with stereo sound, Zoom Framing Assist now features a lock button option for quick and accurate subject recognition
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD (approx. 461,000 dots) allows easy viewing even from a wide angle, Hybrid Auto lets you record up to four seconds of video before each image you capture, then automatically combines each clip and still into a quick video recap of the day, Story Highlights enables the camera to automatically compile images and videos from a certain day or event into a mini highlight reel with music and effects
  • Two Lexar Professional 633x 32GB Memory Cards, Tabletop Tripod, Ritz Gear Memory Card Reader/Writer, Polaroid Screen Protector, Vivitar Battery Charger, Lens Cleaning Pen,
  • Ritz Gear TopLoader Camera Case, Lens Cleaning Cloth, Memory Card Wallet, and Spare Battery
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX530HS
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX530HS Final Thoughts

"Over all, a good buy."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. This camera far exceeded my expectations. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold.

Overall Score
4.5


(101 Points)

8. Canon Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera

User Ratings: 51 6

Canon First Impressions

"You guessed it, buy this."

Looks amazing and excited to try it. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo.

  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera + PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Printer and Canon Photo Paper Semi-Gloss 13" x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera with 4.2x Optical Zoom, Built-in Wi-Fi and 3 inch LCD
  • Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer with Airprint and Mobile Device Printing
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13" x 19" (50 Sheets) (SG-201 13X19)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Final Thoughts

"Mostly point and shoot."

Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. So glad I chose the Canon . Some people even claim that the Canon rivals medium format quality. You'll be glad you bought this one.

Overall Score
4.1


(81 Points)

9. Sony DSCRX10M2/B Professional Point & Shoot Digital 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 Professional 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)

10. Canon SX70 Professional Point & Shoot Digital Camera

User Ratings: 76 1

Canon SX70 First Impressions

"So far I like it a lot."

I would like a firmware update to fix that. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. Just ordered my soft box lights.

  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS 4K Camera with Video-Ready Lexar U3 Memory Card, Monopod, Tripod, Camera Case and Accessory Bundle
  • KIT INCLUDES 8 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • Lexar Professional 633x U3 64GB SD Memory Card (perfect for video), Compact Photo and Video Monopod
  • Ritz Gear DSLR Case, Spare Battery, Flexible Tripod, Wired Shutter Release for Canon Cameras
  • Powerful 65x optical zoom. 20.3 Megapixel* CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor. 4K video and 4K time-lapse movie. 0.39-Type Approx. 2.36-million dot, OLED EVF.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for quick and easy sharing.LCD Pixels:Approx. 920,000 dots Image Stabilization of up to 5 stops for excellent performance. High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 10 fps
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX70
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX70 Final Thoughts

"The battery was awesome."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

Overall Score
4.6


(49 Points)

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