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

1. 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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Remote Control Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. Canon Powershot SX730 Silver Point & Shoot Digital Camera Bundle w/Tripod Hand Grip, 64GB SD Memory,...

User Ratings: 70 7

Canon SX730 First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

Excellent quality photos too. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Looks amazing and excited to try it. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. Just ordered my soft box lights.

  • Canon Powershot SX730 Silver Point & Shoot Digital Camera Bundle w/Tripod Hand Grip, 64GB SD Memory, Case and More
  • This Canon Bundle Includes The following items, Camera Comes Complete with 1 Year Seller Warranty :
  • Canon PowerShot SX730 Silver Digital Camera – 20.3MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 6 Image Processor - 40x Zoom Lens, 24-960mm (35mm Equiv.) - 3.0" 922k-Dot 180° Tilting LCD - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - Intelligent IS Image Stabilization - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to wirelessly transfer images to a linked mobile device and Bluetooth pairing allows you to easily connect to smartphones or tablets to permit remote control over the camera from your device using the Canon Camera Connect app.
  • 64GB ULTRASPEED SDHC/SDXC UHS-I MEMORY CARD- Take better pictures and Full HD videos with your compact to mid-range point and shoot camera or camcorder. With UHS-I cards you’ll benefit from faster downloads and better performance to capture and store up to 64GB of high quality pictures and Full HD video. Take advantage of ultra-fast read speeds of up to 48MB/s to save time moving photos and videos from the card to your computer.
  • 6.5” Tabletop Tripod / Hand Grip , Ergonomic handgrip allows you to record smooth videos and take steady photos , Tripod has 12 points of articulation which easily clicks and locks into position + Canon NB-13L Battery , Canon Battery Charger CB-2LH + Replacement AC/DC Charger + Camera Gadget Bag Camera Case , and 8 piece Starter kit with Lens Pen and Blower
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX730
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX730 Final Thoughts

"The grip is a bit larger."

You'll be glad you bought this one. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. Paired with my smartphone no problem. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Canon. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

Overall Score
4.4


(58 Points)

3. Sony RX100 VI Cyber-Shot Digital Camera 20.1 MP with 24-200mm Zoom Bundle with Shooting Grip and Tri...

Sony E20SNDSCRX100M6 First Impressions

"It's SOOOOOO cool."

I am so impressed with this Sony E20SNDSCRX100M6! Excellent two characteristics in a Remote Control Point & Shoot Digital Camera. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. Looks amazing and excited to try it. I would like a firmware update to fix that.

  • Sony RX100 VI Cyber-Shot Digital Camera 20.1 MP with 24-200mm Zoom Bundle with Shooting Grip and Tripod, 64GB Memory Card, Paintshop Pro, Case, Battery, Cleaning Pen Tripod and Accessories (9 Items)
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full SONY USA WARRANTY
  • 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor w/ DRAM | 24-200mm F2.8 – F4.5 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens | Fast (0.03. sec.) hybrid AF system | 315 phase-detection AF points | High-speed continuous shooting speed at 24fps w/ AF/AE tracking
  • 4K Movie w/ direct pixel readout, no pixel binning, HLG instant HDR | Super slow-motion movie HFR up to 960 fps (40x) | Optical image stabilization equiv. 4.0-stop faster shutter speed | Pop-up OLED EVF w/Live View benefits & optical viewfinder immediacy | Wi-Fi/NFC/QR code for easy file transfer or remote control
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Sony DSC-RX100M6 Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100 VI | Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1 | AC Adapter | Micro USB cable | Wrist Strap | Strap Adapter | Instruction Manual | Sony USA Authorized Dealer Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip and Tripod for Cyber-shot Compact Cameras | Wrist Strap | Pouch | Compact Point and Shoot Camera Case | SanDisk 64GB Extreme SD Memory UHS-I Card w/ 90/40MB/s Read/Write | Card Reader | 2x 1600MAH Battery Pack for NP-BX1 | Charger for NP-BX1 | Lens Cleaning Kit | LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen | Microfiber Cleaning cloth | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 (Digital Download Card) | 12-Inch Compact Rubberized Tripod | High Speed 6 Feet Micro-HDMI to HDMI A/V Cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony E20SNDSCRX100M6
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony E20SNDSCRX100M6 Final Thoughts

"All in my Pelican case."

Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. You'll be glad you bought this one. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. Manual focus would've been nice. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them.

Overall Score
5.0


(7 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera w/40x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch Tilt LCD - 4K VIdeo, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bl...

User Ratings: 70 7

Canon 2956C001 First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. I'm still playing around with it. In some reviews this Canon 2956C001 is said to be heavy. I am so impressed with this Canon 2956C001! Just ordered my soft box lights.

  • Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera w/40x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch Tilt LCD - 4K VIdeo, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled (Silver)
  • Powerful 40x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and Zoom Framing Assist
  • 4K Video and 4K Time-lapse Movie
  • Built-in Wi-Fi* and Bluetooth** Technology
  • 20.3 Megapixel*** CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor.Optical Viewfinder:Not available
  • 3.0-inch Tilt-type (180° up) LCD
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 7.4 fps (up to 10.0 fps with AF Lock)
  • Feature Assistant
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2956C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 2956C001 Final Thoughts

"Very worth the buy."

They make it look like I know what I'm doing. I've researched this Canon 2956C001 A LOT and I only heard great things. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii.

Overall Score
4.3


(266 Points)

5. Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Waterproof Digital Camera (Lime) Best Value Accessory Bundle -Includes- 32GB ...

User Ratings: 56

Fujifilm 600019825 First Impressions

"Still five stars!"

The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. Excellent two characteristics in a Remote Control Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. The initial charge using the Fujifilm 600019825 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Waterproof Digital Camera (Lime) Best Value Accessory Bundle -Includes- 32GB SD Card + 16GB SD Card + Camera Case + Floating Wrist Strap + Deluxe Cleaning Kit + More
  • THIS FUJIFILM USA AUTHORIZED BUNDLE CONTAINS: Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Digital Camera (Lime) + Transcend 32GB UHS-I SDHC SD Memory Card + Soft Case for XP Cameras + Deluxe Camera Lens Cleaning Kit + Memory Card Wallet + USB SD Card Reader + Floating Strap - Red + More
  • VIDEO RECORDING AND MONITOR SIZE: Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps -- 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • 35mm EQUIVALENT AND DURABILITY: 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent) -- Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, and Dustproof
  • IMAGING AND LENS SPECS: 16.4MP BSI CMOS Sensor -- Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens (2x Digital Zoom)
  • WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AND ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE -- Geotagging Support and Electronic Level
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm 600019825
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm 600019825 Final Thoughts

"So I purchased the Fujifilm 600019825."

I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Not to mention it worked great as a Remote Control Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

6. Olympus XZ-10 iHS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (...

User Ratings: 61

Olympus XZ-10 iHS black First Impressions

"Well, this Olympus XZ-10 iHS black is IT."

I'm impressed with how Olympus incorporated it seamlessly. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. It took me a while to figure it out. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen.

  • Olympus XZ-10 iHS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Old Model)
  • Remarkable image quality
  • Extremely bright zoom lens (26-130mm, 35mm equivalent)
  • 3.0-Inch display has 920,000 dots and is touch-sensitive
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus XZ-10 iHS black
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus XZ-10 iHS black Final Thoughts

"Really great camera."

Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. The zoom is incredible as well.

Overall Score
4.4


(30 Points)

7. Canon PowerShot SD750 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver) (OLD MODEL)

User Ratings: 70 7

Canon 2239B001 First Impressions

"Mostly point and shoot."

After over 10,000 pictures, my Canon 2239B001 operates perfectly in every aspect. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. The zoom is incredible as well. The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty.

  • Canon PowerShot SD750 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver) (OLD MODEL)
  • 7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
  • 3x optical zoom; ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto, 3.0” PureColor LCD
  • DIGIC III Image Processor; Face Detection AF/AE
  • Selectable shooting modes and special scene modes
  • Print/Share button makes direct printing simple
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2239B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 2239B001 Final Thoughts

"Ease, convenience, speed!"

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. This is the must have Remote Control Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. Everything about it is solid and satisfying.

Overall Score
4.3


(648 Points)

8. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300/B Compact Zoom Digital Camera in Black + SanDisk Ultra 32GB 80MB/s SD Card ...

User Ratings: 66 5

Sony ASONDSCH300BK2 First Impressions

"It was worth importing."

In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Some people even claim that the Sony ASONDSCH300BK2 rivals medium format quality. Better photos than her XR phone.

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300/B Compact Zoom Digital Camera in Black + SanDisk Ultra 32GB 80MB/s SD Card + Carrying Case + 4 AA Rechargeable Batteries w/Charger + Accessory Kit
  • FEATURES: Features a 20.1 megapixel plus 35x zoom brings detailed subjects close while SteadyShot reduces blur.
  • VIDEO AND PANORAMA: Capture your videos in 720p HD Movie mode. While getting the full picture at the push of a button using 360˚ Sweep Panorama.
  • PHOTO EDITING: Have a creative take on shooting your photos with beauty and picture effects using the 3" LCD for easy viewing and edits.
  • Sony Authorized Dealer - Includes USA Manufacturer's Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Cyber-Shot H300 Digital Camera (Black) with SanDisk Ultra 32GB SD Card, Rechargeable NiMH AA Batteries with Charger, Holster Case Accessory Bundle and 8 " Table Tripod
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ASONDSCH300BK2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ASONDSCH300BK2 Final Thoughts

"He loves it!"

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD.

Overall Score
4.3


(277 Points)

9. Panasonic DMC-FZ150K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 24x Optical Zoom (Black) (Discontin...

User Ratings: 61 5

Panasonic DMC-FZ150K First Impressions

"The upgrade works fine."

Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. If you want to take bird pictures. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning.

  • Panasonic DMC-FZ150K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 24x Optical Zoom (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Leica DC Vario- Elmarit 24x Zoom Lens
  • Shoot 3D images and view on your 3D capable TV
  • 3 inch free-angle 460K dot resolution LCD screen
  • Sensor: 1/2.3 Inch CMOS
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ150K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-FZ150K Final Thoughts

"Colors are good."

A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. This camera far exceeded my expectations.

Overall Score
4.3


(316 Points)

10. Fujifilm Finepix S8630 Camera Bundle 36X Wide-Angle Optical Zoom 16 MP 3.0

User Ratings: 57 23

Fujifilm S8630 First Impressions

"The viewer works great."

I will update this report once I have used it more. The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. I'm still playing around with it. The zoom is incredible as well.

  • Fujifilm Finepix S8630 Camera Bundle 36X Wide-Angle Optical Zoom 16 MP 3.0
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm S8630
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm S8630 Final Thoughts

"Husband loves this Fujifilm S8630."

So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. I'm impressed with how Fujifilm incorporated it seamlessly. In some reviews this Fujifilm S8630 is said to be heavy. Let me say from the start, I really like Fujifilm.

Overall Score
3.8


(22 Points)

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