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

1. Panasonic Lumix FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-Inch Sensor, 4K Video,...

User Ratings: 78 3

Panasonic DMC-FZ300K First Impressions

"Very worth the buy."

While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Panasonic DMC-FZ300K. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. The Panasonic DMC-FZ300K is small and fast. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-Inch Sensor, 4K Video, WiFi, Splash & Dustproof Camera Body, Leica DC 24X F2.8 Zoom Lens - DMC-FZ300K - (Black) USA
  • 4K video & 4K photo : Panasonic’s exclusive 4K photo technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K ultra HD video to extract them as photos; You’ll never miss that moment again
  • Leica DC Vario Elmarit lens : 24x zoom (25 600millimeter with Full zoom range F2; 8 aperture for enhanced low light shooting meeting the stringent quality standards established by Leica
  • High image Quality : The 12.1 Megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor with the venus engine excels in diffraction compensation, yielding images that are crisp & Free from artifacts associated with small aperture settings
  • Rugged Camera Design : Splash Proof/dustProof rugged camera design with tight seals on every Joint, dial and button, so it stands up to harsh weather conditions and challenging
  • 5 Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus : Reduces blur from one handed video shooting by compensating for five types of movement; Level shot function detects horizon line & maintains it, even if the camera is tilted
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ300K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-FZ300K Final Thoughts

"Do use the handstrap!"

Color and white balance is generally good. The initial charge using the Panasonic DMC-FZ300K to charge the battery took about 2 hours. The zoom is incredible as well. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. Manual focus would've been nice.

Overall Score
4.6


(473 Points)

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

2. PANASONIC LUMIX FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch Sensor & Dustproo...

User Ratings: 78 3

Panasonic First Impressions

"I also could afford it."

This is the perfect compromise camera for me. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. During my search, I discovered that the Panasonic was about to be released. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Panasonic.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch Sensor & Dustproof Camera Body, Leica DC 24X F2.8 Zoom Lens & MegaGear ''Ultra Light'' Neoprene Camera Case Bag
  • 4K video & 4K PHOTO - Panasonic’s exclusive 4K PHOTO technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K Ultra HD video to extract them as photos. You’ll never miss that moment again
  • Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens - 24x zoom (25-600mm) with full zoom range F2. 8 aperture for enhanced low light shooting meeting the stringent quality standards established by Leica
  • High image quality - The 12. 1-Megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor with the Venus engine excels in diffraction compensation, yielding images that are crisp & free from artifacts associated with small aperture settings
  • Rugged camera design - splash proof/dustproof rugged camera design with tight seals on every joint, dial and button, so it stands up to harsh weather conditions and challenging
  • Protective and high quality Neoprene material and foam padding for protection. Protects camera from dust, dirt, scratches, bumps, and moisture
  • Handmade stitches design for a unique look. Available in different colors
  • Fine quality of moisture resistant Neoprene used
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic Final Thoughts

"I can carry it anywhere!"

The Panasonic has many features which are very easy to use and get to. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Excellent two characteristics in a Small Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

Overall Score
4.6


(473 Points)

3. Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Digital Camera with 50x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD HD 10...

User Ratings: 76 4

Canon 9779B001_002 First Impressions

"Just kidding."

The zoom truly is extraordinary! I've researched this Canon 9779B001_002 A LOT and I only heard great things. This is the must have Small Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

  • Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Digital Camera with 50x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD HD 1080p Video (Black)+ Extra Battery + 24GB Class 10 Card Complete Deluxe Accessory Bundle And Much More
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button
  • This Kit Includes Canon PowerShot SX530 - Gripster Flexible Tripod Small - Vidpro Camera and Lens 3 Piece Cleaning Kit - Tri-fold Memory Card Wallet - Replacement NB6L Lithium Ion Replacement Battery for Canon NB-6L
  • Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader - LCD Screen Protectors (Clear) - Transcend 16 GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card -Transcend 8GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Digital Camera/Video Case (Black)
  • Powerful 50x Optical Zoom (24-1200mm) Large 3.0-inch LCD with a screen resolution of 461,000 dots allows easy viewing even from a wide angle
  • 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9779B001_002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 9779B001_002 Final Thoughts

"Takes awesome pictures."

I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. I bought this Small Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid.

Overall Score
4.5


(403 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera + 2x 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Repla...

User Ratings: 74 5

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 First Impressions

"Still five stars!"

Color and white balance is generally good. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. It will take some getting used to. In some reviews this PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 is said to be heavy.

  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera + 2x 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Replacement Battery & Travel Charger + USB Card Reader + Screen Protectors + Cleaning Cloth + Accessories
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • POWERFULL ZOOM: 50x Optical Zoom (24–1200mm) - You can experience the versatility of this camera's astonishing 50x Optical Zoom. Perfect for Sporting events to Travel highlights, Wildlife to Landscapes.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 50x Optical Zoom, Intelligent IS(Image Stabilizing), 20.3 Megapixel, 1080p Full HD Video, Large 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi, Hybrid Auto - records 4 second video with each shot.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 2x Transcend 32GB memory card, NB6L replacement battery, Travel car charger for Canon NB-6L battery, Small flexible tripod, Premium camera case, SD card reader, Memory card wallet, LCD screen protectors.
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE - Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 Final Thoughts

"Anyway, the point is."

Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Its really the camera to take on day trips. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540.

Overall Score
4.5


(100 Points)

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

5. Olympus Pen-F (Body-Only) (Black) with Step Up Kit

User Ratings: 67 10

Olympus First Impressions

"Go with the Olympus."

I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Olympus. I will update this report once I have used it more.

  • Olympus Pen-F (Body-Only) (Black) with Step Up 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)
  • M. Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1. 8 (50mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • The 25mm F1. 8 is the ideal, all-around lens. Capture tack sharp portraits with beautifully defocused backgrounds. The perfect combination of power and portability - perfect everyday lens.
  • 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus Final Thoughts

"Um wow, totally wrong."

Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. What a really unique camera. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. During my search, I discovered that the Olympus was about to be released.

Overall Score
4.1


(85 Points)

6. 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)

7. Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera with Sandisk 32 GB SD Memory Card + Extra Battery + Tripod +...

User Ratings: 69 3

Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217 First Impressions

"You guessed it, buy this."

The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. This camera far exceeded my expectations. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome!

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera with Sandisk 32 GB SD Memory Card + Extra Battery + Tripod + Case + Card Reader + Cleaning Kit
  • This Paging Zone Camera Bundle comes complete with Manufacturer Supplied Accessories and 1-year Seller Warranty and Includes:
  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera with 20.2MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 4+ Image Sensor, 3.0" 922k-Dot LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC Memory Card - Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Deluxe Camera Case with Sleek design, Sturdy construction, Removable shoulder strap, Webbed side & back pocket + Flexible Spider Tripod provides flexibility and grip ability, allowing you to stabilize your digital camera on almost any surface
  • USB SD Card Reader with maximum performance. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts + 5pc Starter Cleaning Kit with Lens Cleaning Solution, Cleaning Cloth, Small Tripod, 2 Screen Protectors, Memory Card Wallet, 5 Buds
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217 Final Thoughts

"You will love it!"

I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. You'll be glad you bought this one. Better photos than her XR phone. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it.

Overall Score
4.4


(82 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot SX730 (Silver) Digital Camera with 32GB SD Memory Card + Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 61 10

Canon Canon SX730 First Impressions

"It was worth importing."

Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. What a really unique camera. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon.

  • Canon PowerShot SX730 (Silver) Digital Camera with 32GB SD Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
  • Includes 1-Year Seller Warranty and All Standard Canon Accessories
  • Canon PowerShot SX730 Silver Digital Camera with 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
  • 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC Memory Card - Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly; Extra Battey, AC/DC Car Travel Charger
  • Deluxe Camera Case with Sleek design, Sturdy construction, Removable shoulder strap, Webbed side & back pocket + Flexible Spider Tripod provides flexibility and grip ability, allowing you to stabilize your digital camera on almost any surface
  • USB SD Card Reader with maximum performance. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts + 5pc Starter Cleaning Kit with Lens Cleaning Solution, Cleaning Cloth, Small Tripod, 2 Screen Protectors, Memory Card Wallet, 5 Buds + Lens Blower Brush
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon SX730
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Canon SX730 Final Thoughts

"Keep it simple!"

The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots.

Overall Score
4.1


(27 Points)

9. Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Digital Camera with 32GB SD Memory Card + Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 66 6

Canon PG-CANSX530KITB-050517 First Impressions

"Both have the zoom."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. You'll be glad you bought this one. Manual focus would've been nice. This is the must have Small Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use.

  • Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Digital Camera with 32GB SD Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
  • Includes 1-Year Seller Warranty and All Standard Canon Accessories
  • Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Digital Camera with 16MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, 3.0" 461k-Dot LCD Monitor, Full HD Video Recording at 30p, Built-In Wi-Fi/NFC, CS100 Compatibility
  • 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC Memory Card - Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Camera Case with Sleek design, Sturdy construction + Flexible Spider Tripod provides flexibility and grip ability, allowing you to stabilize your digital camera on almost any surface
  • USB SD Card Reader with maximum performance. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts + 5pc Starter Cleaning Kit with Lens Cleaning Solution, Cleaning Cloth, Small Tripod, 2 Screen Protectors, Memory Card Wallet, 5 Buds + Lens Blower Brush
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PG-CANSX530KITB-050517
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PG-CANSX530KITB-050517 Final Thoughts

"Photos come out great!"

I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Color and white balance is generally good. In some reviews this Canon PG-CANSX530KITB-050517 is said to be heavy. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(27 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot SX420 Digital Camera w/ 42x Optical Zoom Ultra Wide-Angle Lens Wi-Fi & NFC Red 1069C...

User Ratings: 42

Canon E4CNPSSX420ISR First Impressions

"Canon wake up!"

Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. Just ordered my soft box lights. This camera has so many features for its size. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you.

  • Canon PowerShot SX420 Digital Camera w/ 42x Optical Zoom Ultra Wide-Angle Lens Wi-Fi & NFC Red 1069C001 Bundle with Deco Gear Travel Case + 64GB Card + Tripod + Software & Accessories Kit
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full CANON USA WARRANTY
  • Pocketable power – Canon PowerShot SX420 IS | Featuring a 42x optical zoom, ZoomPlus and an ultra wide-angle lens packed into a ultra compact body measuring 4.11 x 2.72 x 3.35 in. (w x h x d), the PowerShot SX420 IS is the ideal camera for easily capturing every occasion – whether it’s everyday snaps or breath-taking traveling photos.
  • 20 Megapixel Sensor and DIGIC 4+ processor ensure image quality is not compromised | 720p HD Movies are blur free, showing all the detail thanks to Intelligent IS | With a host of Creative Filters, including Miniature Effect and Fish-eye Effect, you can capture unique creations in an instant and deliver stunning results for your proudest moments.
  • 3.0” LCD screen makes reviewing your movies and photos easy, while the ergonomic grip keeps your hand and subject steady in any situation. | Built in Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC allowing you to easily connect and share photos and movies to smartphones, tablets or storage devices such as the Canon CS100, or even control the camera with Remote Shooting.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Digital Camera - Red | Battery NB-11LH | Charger CB-2LF | Wrist Strap | Lens Cap (with Strap) | Deco Gear Camera Case (Small) | Lexar Professional 633x 64GB SDXC Memory Card | 12" Tripod | Lens Cap Keeper | Lens Blower | Microfiber Cloth | Screen Protectors | Card Reader | Card Case | Photo and Video Software : OfficeSuite, Aurora HDR Advanced Photo Editor, Photo Noir, Video Suite, Slideshow Maker, Photo Editor 5, Photo Focus, piZap Pro, Photo DeNoise
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E4CNPSSX420ISR
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E4CNPSSX420ISR Final Thoughts

"Ease, convenience, speed!"

Everything about it is solid and satisfying. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. What a really unique camera. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. A great camera for the money and my needs!

Overall Score
4.3


(14 Points)

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