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

1. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Weather Sealed Kit with 14-150mm Lens, 3" LCD, Silver, US Only

User Ratings: 67 3

Olympus V207040SU010 First Impressions

"I take it when I travel."

I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. Better photos than her XR phone. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. I will update this report once I have used it more.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Weather Sealed Kit with 14-150mm Lens, 3" LCD, Silver, US Only
  • Splash proof body and 10.7x zoom splash proof lens so you can shoot in all weather conditions
  • 5 axis image stabilization for sharp shots even in low light
  • High resolution electronic view finder with live view for real time previews of your shots
  • 1080p resolution
  • 128
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus V207040SU010
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus V207040SU010 Final Thoughts

"You guessed it, buy this."

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift.

Overall Score
4.4


(175 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Weather Sealed Kit with 14-150mm Lens, 3" LCD, Black, US Only

User Ratings: 67 3

Olympus V207040BU040 First Impressions

"She swears by it."

It size is great for pockets and small purses. Color and white balance is generally good. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! I would like a firmware update to fix that. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Weather Sealed Kit with 14-150mm Lens, 3" LCD, Black, US Only
  • Splash proof body and 10.7x zoom splash proof lens so you can shoot in all weather conditions
  • 5 axis image stabilization for sharp shots even in low light
  • High resolution electronic view finder with live view for real time previews of your shots
  • Maximum Resolution: 4608 x 3456
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus V207040BU040
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus V207040BU040 Final Thoughts

"All in my Pelican case."

However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. I am so impressed with this Olympus V207040BU040! Looks amazing and excited to try it. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great.

Overall Score
4.4


(175 Points)

3. CANON PowerShot SX170 IS 3-Inch LCD 16 Megapixel Compact Camera, Black

User Ratings: 74

Canon SX170 First Impressions

"It was worth importing."

The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

  • CANON PowerShot SX170 IS 3-Inch LCD 16 Megapixel Compact Camera, Black
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX170
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX170 Final Thoughts

"So far I like it a lot."

I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. If you want to take bird pictures. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

Overall Score
4.7


(3 Points)

4. Olympus PEN-F (Body-Only) (Black)

User Ratings: 67 10

Olympus V204060BU000 First Impressions

"She loves it now!"

So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. 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. The Olympus V204060BU000 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful.

  • Olympus PEN-F (Body-Only) (Black)
  • 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)
  • 10 frames per second high speed sequential shooting (5 frames per second with AF Tracking)
  • Creative control dial lets you directly access 4 functions, including Monochrome, Color Profile Controls, and Art Filters
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus V204060BU000
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus V204060BU000 Final Thoughts

"Really great camera."

But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. I needed a Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy.

Overall Score
4.1


(85 Points)

5. Nikon COOLPIX P900 16MP 83x Super Zoom Digital Camera Full HD Video Black Bundle with 16GB Memory Ca...

User Ratings: 49

Nikon E2NKCPP900 First Impressions

"Extremely small."

You'll be glad you bought this one. I'm still playing around with it. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. Better photos than her XR phone. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P900 16MP 83x Super Zoom Digital Camera Full HD Video Black Bundle with 16GB Memory Card, Rechargable Li-ion Battery, Camera Bag and Flexible Mini Table-top Tripod
  • All Items are Brand New - Includes Nikon USA Warranty
  • Nikon COOLPIX P900 16MP 83x Super Zoom Digital Camera Full HD Video Black
  • Hi-Speed SD USB 2.0 Card Reader
  • 16GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card
  • EN-EL23 Rechargable Li-ion Battery, Gadget Bag, Mini Tripod, Cleaning Kit and Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E2NKCPP900
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon E2NKCPP900 Final Thoughts

"Awesome pics!"

It took me a while to figure it out. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Nikon E2NKCPP900. Personally, I preferred it to have a wider lens, say 28mm equivalent. I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50.

Overall Score
4.2


(7 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot SX420 is 20MP 42x Optical Zoom Digital Camera Black + NB-11L Spare Batteries + Acces...

User Ratings: 50

Extreme Elextronics sx420 First Impressions

"My girlfriend loves it."

Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. Maybe it is for a small POS. The zoom is incredible as well.

  • Canon PowerShot SX420 is 20MP 42x Optical Zoom Digital Camera Black + NB-11L Spare Batteries + Accessory Bundle
  • Canon PowerShot SX420 IS 20MP 42x Optical Zoom Digital Camera + Wi-Fi (Black)
  • 20.0 Megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality and approx number of shots recordable to 16 GB memory card
  • 3.0-inch LCD with a wide viewing angle allows clear display as well as easy operation and sharing. LCD Pixels : Approx. 230,000 dots
  • Kit includes: Canon PowerShot SX420, 64GB Memory Card, Wrist Strap, Extra replacement Battery NB-11L, Replacement Charger, Cleaning Pen, Cleaning Blower, 7" Rubber Tripod, Case, SD Card Reader, Lens Cleaning Kit
  • 30 Day Satisfaction gurenteed
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Extreme Elextronics sx420
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Extreme Elextronics sx420 Final Thoughts

"Awesome performance."

So glad I chose the Extreme Elextronics sx420. The Extreme Elextronics sx420 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. You'll be glad you bought this one. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. Where this Extreme Elextronics sx420 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough.

Overall Score
4.2


(4 Points)

7. Fujifilm Finepix XP140 (Yellow) Point and Shoot Camera Bundle with Memory Cards, Tripod, Float Strap...

User Ratings: 58 15

Fujifilm xp140 First Impressions

"Still five stars!"

The Fujifilm xp140 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. Not to mention it worked great as a Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Looks amazing and excited to try it.

  • Fujifilm Finepix XP140 (Yellow) Point and Shoot Camera Bundle with Memory Cards, Tripod, Float Strap, Memory Card Reader and More
  • This Bundle Includes: Fujifilm XP140 Point and Shoot Camera (Blue), Polaroid 32GB and Fujifilm 16GB Memory Cards,
  • Point and Shoot Camera Case, Flexi-Tripod, Polaroid Screen Protectors, Cleaning Kit,
  • Polaroid Floating Strap in Yellow, Vidpro Memory Card Reader and Memory Card Wallet.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm xp140
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm xp140 Final Thoughts

"Zoom I am still iffy on."

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy.

Overall Score
4.1


(8 Points)

8. Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera (Black) - International Version (No Warranty)

User Ratings: 43 18

Fujifilm FX-X100T B First Impressions

"All on Auto."

I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. That is the reason I bought this Fujifilm FX-X100T B. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. This camera far exceeded my expectations.

  • Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera (Black) - International Version (No Warranty)
  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor EXR Processor II
  • Fujinon 23mm f/2 Fixed Focal Length Lens Hybrid Optical and Electronic Viewfinder
  • Parallax-Correct Electronic Rangefinder 3.0" 1.04m-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm FX-X100T B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm FX-X100T B Final Thoughts

"It's SOOOOOO cool."

What a really unique camera. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD.

Overall Score
3.7


(9 Points)

9. 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 Weather Sealed 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
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K QFHD/HD 16X Long Zoom Digital Camera (Black) + Transcend 64 GB UH3 SD ...

User Ratings: 56 8

Panasonic DMC-FZ1000K+64gb-1 First Impressions

"I do have one problem."

Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. If you want to take bird pictures. After over 10,000 pictures, my Panasonic DMC-FZ1000K+64gb-1 operates perfectly in every aspect. Likewise, don't rule out film. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K QFHD/HD 16X Long Zoom Digital Camera (Black) + Transcend 64 GB UH3 SD Card + 57 Inch Tripod + Camera Bag + UV Filter
  • 4K QFHD 30p video with hybrid 8MP still image post capture -- Integrated smartphone WiFi for remote imaging control
  • Large 1-inch 10.1-megapixel MOS Sensor -- Bright Leica DC Lens 25-400mm F2.8-4.0
  • Light Speed AF with LUMIX DFD Focus Technology -- 8 Megapixel Hybrid Photo Frame Capture From 4K Video
  • Super-fast LUMIX DFD focusing technology -- Unwire your Creativity with Remote WIFI Shooting
  • This Ritz Camera KIT Includes 6 items -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ1000K+64gb-1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-FZ1000K+64gb-1 Final Thoughts

"So far I like it a lot."

Excellent quality photos too. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. Maybe it is for a small POS. So glad I chose the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000K+64gb-1. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen.

Overall Score
4.1


(119 Points)

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