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

1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera 15PC Accessory Kit Includes 2 Replacement BLC-12 Batteries,...

User Ratings: 49

SSE DMC-FZ300K First Impressions

"Just kidding."

No other SSE Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this SSE DMC-FZ300K. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Easy to use, great for simple pictures. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little SSE DMC-FZ300K. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera 15PC Accessory Kit Includes 2 Replacement BLC-12 Batteries, AC/DC Rapid Home & Travel Charger, More
  • From outdoor landscapes and wildlife to colorful fabrics and smiling faces, the 12.1 MP 1/2.3" MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine Image Processor deliver bright, vivid image in a wide array of environments.
  • Equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens 25-600mm (35mm Equivalent), the full-range f/2.8 offers enhanced low light shooting throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Easily capture and monitor pictures and video with the 1.44m-Dot 0.7x OLED Live View Finder with EVF. The rear panel 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Free Angle Touchscreen allows the user to set focus and review photos.
  • This digital camera records detailed 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps. Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity enables users to control the camera with an app and transfer photos to tablets or phones.
  • The ISO 6400 image sensor improves color reproduction, resolution, and gradation performance. With 12 fps Burst Shooting and a high-resolution 4K Photo Mode, this camera is designed for a multitude of environments. The 5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilizer Plus ensures blur-free photos even with one-handed recording.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SSE DMC-FZ300K
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SSE DMC-FZ300K Final Thoughts

"You will love it!"

In some reviews this SSE DMC-FZ300K is said to be heavy. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. I will update this report once I have used it more. Some people even claim that the SSE DMC-FZ300K rivals medium format quality. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me.

Overall Score
4.1


(9 Points)

2. Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Purple Digital Camera 32GB Card Bundle includes Camera, 32GB Memory Card...

User Ratings: 52

Canon E3CNPSELPH360HSP First Impressions

"I like the camera, but."

Let me say from the start, I really like Canon. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. Its really the camera to take on day trips. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Purple Digital Camera 32GB Card Bundle includes Camera, 32GB Memory Card, Reader, Wallet, Case, Battery, Mini Tripod, Screen Protectors, Cleaning Kit and Beach Camera Cloth
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Digital Camera - Purple
  • SDHC 32GB UHS Class 10 High Speed Memory Card
  • Ultra-Compact Digital Camera Deluxe Carrying Case, NB-11L Camera Battery
  • Card Reader, Mini Tripod, Screen Protectors
  • 3 Piece Cleaning Kit, Memory Card Wallet, Beach Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E3CNPSELPH360HSP
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Canon E3CNPSELPH360HSP Final Thoughts

"Great clarity."

Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. That is the reason I bought this Canon E3CNPSELPH360HSP. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera - Bundle with 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Camera Holster Case...

User Ratings: 71

Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions

"She swears by it."

In some reviews this Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 is said to be heavy. Paired with my smartphone no problem. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera - Bundle with 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Camera Holster Case, Spare Battery, 62mm Filter Kit, Cleaning Kit, Software Bundle
  • Large 1" 20.1MP MOS sensor for amazing defocus control
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera - Battery Pack - Battery Charger - USB Cable - Lens Hood - Lens Cap - Hot Shoe Cover - Software DVD (PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5E, SILKYPIX Developer Studio, LoiLoScope Trial Version, Adobe Reader) - 1 Year Warranty - 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card - Camera Holster Case - Spare Battery - 67 mm Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2) - Cleaning Kit - Software Bundle includes Corel Paintshop Pro X8, AfterShot Pro 2, Nuance OmniPage 18, FileCenter Standard 7, Printmaster Platinum
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ1000
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Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 Final Thoughts

"Photos come out great!"

The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. I bought this SSE Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. I will update this report once I have used it more.

Overall Score
4.5


(23 Points)

4. Panasonic LUMIX ZS80 24-720mm Travel Zoom Lens Digital Camera (Silver) with Panasonic Lumix Battery ...

User Ratings: 82

Panasonic ZS80 First Impressions

"Both have the zoom."

I am so impressed with this Panasonic ZS80! In some reviews this Panasonic ZS80 is said to be heavy. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. So glad I chose the Panasonic ZS80.

  • Panasonic LUMIX ZS80 24-720mm Travel Zoom Lens Digital Camera (Silver) with Panasonic Lumix Battery and External Charger Travel Pack (DMW-ZSTRV)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX ZS80 24-720mm Travel Zoom Lens Digital Camera (Silver) with Focus Flexible 12" Spider Tripod and Battery and External Charger Travel Pack
  • OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZER: The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) of the LUMIX ZS80 counteracts your hand shake to virtually eliminate blur, even in telephoto. A Zoom Compose Assist function will quickly track your subject when you are in telephoto and lose your sight. It automatically zooms out when shooting and relocates the subject
  • LIVE VIEW FINDER: The 0.21" 2,330K-dot equivalent LVF (Live View Finder) features a high magnification ratio of approximately 0.53x (35mm camera equivalent). The camera automatically switches the image output between the LVF and the rear monitor with the eye sensor on the LVF
  • BLUETOOTH AND WI-FI: The LUMIX ZS80 integrates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for a more flexible shooting experience with instant image sharing. Once connected to a smartphone or tablet installed with the Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android, you can shoot, browse and share images remotely, plus choose the picture quality of the photos you send
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic ZS80
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Panasonic ZS80 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful pictures."

If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. I needed a SSE Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. This camera has so many features for its size. I would like a firmware update to fix that.

Overall Score
4.8


(9 Points)

5. Minolta 20 Mega Pixels High Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom, 1080p HD Video & 3" LCD, Pur...

User Ratings: 63 8

Minolta MN35Z-BK First Impressions

"Black looks black."

While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Minolta MN35Z-BK. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Personally, I preferred it to have a wider lens, say 28mm equivalent. I like everything about the camera. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority.

  • Minolta 20 Mega Pixels High Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom, 1080p HD Video & 3" LCD, Purple (MN35Z-BK)
  • 20 Mega Pixels still image resolution with 1080p HD video resolution
  • 35x optical zoom with optical image stabilization; 8GB SD card included
  • Wifi & Bluetooth connectivity
  • Large 3.0 inch LCD screen
  • Features 26 scene modes, face detection, High Dynamic Range
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Minolta MN35Z-BK
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Minolta MN35Z-BK Final Thoughts

"It takes great pictures."

Minolta, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. After over 10,000 pictures, my Minolta MN35Z-BK operates perfectly in every aspect. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens.

Overall Score
4.2


(64 Points)

6. Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Waterproof Digital Underwater Camera USA Model (Sky Blue)

User Ratings: 60

Fujifilm xp120 First Impressions

"The zoom is terrific."

Just ordered my soft box lights. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. I'm impressed with how Fujifilm incorporated it seamlessly.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Waterproof Digital Underwater Camera USA Model (Sky Blue)
  • 16.4MP BSI CMOS Sensor Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent) Water, Shock, Freeze, and Dustproof
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Cinemagraph Mode and Interval Shooting
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm xp120
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  • Value For Money
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Fujifilm xp120 Final Thoughts

"All in my Pelican case."

Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Fujifilm. The Fujifilm xp120 is small and fast. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb.

Overall Score
4.2


(7 Points)

7. Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom and Wi-Fi Purple Bundle with 32GB S...

User Ratings: 66

Canon E2CNPSELPH360HSP First Impressions

"Just kidding."

It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. This camera has so many features for its size. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom and Wi-Fi Purple Bundle with 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card, Point and Shoot Field Bag, Table-top Tripod and Accessories (5 Items)
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Digital Camera - Purple
  • 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card
  • Ultra-Compact Digital Camera Deluxe Carrying Case
  • Card Reader, Mini Tripod, Screen Protectors
  • 3 Piece Cleaning Kit, Memory Card Wallet, Beach Camera Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E2CNPSELPH360HSP
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Canon E2CNPSELPH360HSP Final Thoughts

"So far, so good."

I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware.

Overall Score
4.7


(18 Points)

8. Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II 4K 16x Long Zoom Digital Camera Plus Vanguard Havana 21 Bag, 64GB Extreme ...

Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2 First Impressions

"Colors are good."

That is the reason I bought this Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. Looks amazing and excited to try it. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo.

  • Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II 4K 16x Long Zoom Digital Camera Plus Vanguard Havana 21 Bag, 64GB Extreme PRO 170 MB/s, Pro Shotgun Video Mic, 2 Batteries, and Spider Tripod
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II 16x 25-400mm LEICA DC Lens Digital Camera (Black), Vanguard Havana 21 DSLR Shoulder Gadget Bag, Koah Shotgun Video Microphone Professional on Camera Mic, SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB 170 MB/s UHS-I SDXC Memory Card, Koah PRO Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Two-Pack 1600mAh Battery and Dual Charger, and Flexible 12-inch Spider Tripod
  • MOS SENSOR AND 16X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT LENS: LUMIX FZ1000 II boasts the LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (f/2.8-4.0), which gets 16x optical zoom. The large, 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor with 20.1MP high resolution improves the S/N ratio
  • 4K VIDEO AND 4K PHOTO: The camera records very high-quality 4K videos (QFHD 4K: 3840x2160, at 30p or 24p in MP4). 4K PHOTO mode allows you to capture fleeting moments at 30 fps in 8MP equivalent resolution by choosing the most photogenic frame out of your 4K burst file and extracting it as a high-res photo
  • POST FOCUS MODE: Use the LUMIX FZ1000 II Post Focus function to select in-focus areas even after the photo's been captured
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2
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Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2 Final Thoughts

"A good buy in my book."

It is easy to use and takes clear pictures. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

9. Nikon (26522 COOLPIX P1000 16MP 125x Super-Zoom Digital Camera + 64GB Memory & Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 50

Nikon E12NKCPP1000K First Impressions

"Good low light photos."

Likewise, don't rule out film. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. If you want to take bird pictures. Nikon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it!

  • Nikon (26522 COOLPIX P1000 16MP 125x Super-Zoom Digital Camera + 64GB Memory & Accessory Bundle
  • Nikon AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full Nikon USA WARRANTY
  • Nikon COOLPIX P1000 16MP 125x Super-Zoom Digital Camera
  • 4K Ultra HD video with HDMI out, 3000mm optical zoom- The most powerful zoom lens on a Nikon, Rock-steady Dual Detect image stabilization and great low-light capability
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: COOLPIX P100 | 1x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (EN-EL20a) | 1x Charging AC Adapter (EH-73P) | 1x USB Cable (UC-E21) | 1x Strap (AN-DC3) | 1x 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap (LC-77) | 1x Lens Hood ( HB-CP1)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon COOLPIX P1000 16MP 125x Super-Zoom Digital Camera | Sandisk 64GB Extreme SDXC Memory UHS-I Card | Large Gadget Bag for SLR Digital Cameras | EN-EL20A Battery | Wireless Universal Shutter Release Remote | 12-Inch Compact Rubberized Spider Tripod & Support, Large (Red) | LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 Digital Download Card | Hi-Speed SDHC Memory Card Reader | Tri-fold Memory Card Wallet | Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E12NKCPP1000K
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Nikon E12NKCPP1000K Final Thoughts

"This is my 2nd Nikon E12NKCPP1000K."

It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. Not to mention it worked great as a SSE Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. What a really unique camera. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Nikon E12NKCPP1000K.

Overall Score
4.3


(7 Points)

10. Sony Cybershot DSC-G1 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilization Zoom

User Ratings: 50

Sony DSCG1 First Impressions

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

Color and white balance is generally good. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. The zoom is incredible as well. Color and white balance is generally good.

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-G1 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilization Zoom
  • 6.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • 3.5-inch XtraFine LCD; dual-use design offers easy photo viewing features
  • 3x optical zoom; Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Built-in wireless capability for easy photo sharing
  • 2 GB internal memory
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCG1
  • Battery Life
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  • Ease Of Use
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  • Value For Money
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Sony DSCG1 Final Thoughts

"I JUST LOVE THIS CAMERA."

However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. Color and white balance is generally good. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. I'm still playing around with it.

Overall Score
4.5


(5 Points)

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