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. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 18.2MP Compact Digital Camera with ZEISS 24-720mm Zoom Lens, Black - Bundle...

User Ratings: 62

Sony DSC-HX99 First Impressions

"Love my new Sony DSC-HX99!"

Where this Sony DSC-HX99 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. During my search, I discovered that the Sony DSC-HX99 was about to be released. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots.

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 18.2MP Compact Digital Camera with ZEISS 24-720mm Zoom Lens, Black - Bundle with Camera Case, 64GB MicroSDHC Card, Spare Battery, Cleaning Kit, PC Software Package, and More
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 18.2MP Compact Digital Camera with ZEISS 24-720mm Zoom Lens - NP-BX1 Rechargeable Battery Pack - AC Adapter - Micro USB Cable - Wrist Strap - Instruction Manual - Sony 1 Year Limited Warranty - Camera Case - 64GB MicroSDxC Card - Spare Battery - Table Top Tripod - Cleaning Kit - Card Reader - Memory Wallet - PC Software Package
  • World's smallest compact camera with ZEISS 24-720mm zoom lens
  • Stunning 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
  • 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb quality even in low light
  • BIONZ X processor with front-end LSI for outstanding image quality
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSC-HX99
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSC-HX99 Final Thoughts

"Just kidding."

I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. I'm impressed with how Sony incorporated it seamlessly. Maybe it is for a small POS. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

4. Sony RX100 III 20.1 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera w/1-inch Sensor and 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 ZEISS Zoo...

User Ratings: 63 9

Sony DSCRX100M3/B First Impressions

"Arrived on time!"

Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. If you want to take bird pictures.

  • Sony RX100 III 20.1 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera w/1-inch Sensor and 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 ZEISS Zoom Lens (DSCRX100M3/B), 6in l x 4.65in w x 2.93in h, Black
  • 209 MP 1"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor ; Optical zoom:2.9x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
  • Operating temperature:32-104°F / 0-40°C.24-70mm equivalent F/18-28 lens
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 FPS
  • Pop-up electronic OLED viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots
  • ISO 160-12800, expandable ISO 100, 125, and 25,600
  • 30 inch tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229,000 dots. The charging time is approximately 230 min
  • 1080 60p/24p HD video with full exposure control (MPEG-4/AVCHD)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCRX100M3/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCRX100M3/B Final Thoughts

"Really great camera."

I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. A great camera for the money and my needs! After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. This camera far exceeded my expectations. Personally, I preferred it to have a wider lens, say 28mm equivalent.

Overall Score
4.2


(507 Points)

5. Leica M8.2 Handgrip Silver with Vulkanit Leather

User Ratings: 48

Leica 14487 First Impressions

"Major win here."

Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use.

  • Leica M8.2 Handgrip Silver with Vulkanit Leather
  • For Leica M8, M8.2, M9, M-E and M Monochrom
  • Silver
  • Hold camera securely with one hand
  • For people with larger hands
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Leica 14487
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Leica 14487 Final Thoughts

"So far I like it a lot."

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. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. It took me a while to figure it out.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

6. 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)

7. Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Red)

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon 1073C001 First Impressions

"Well, this Canon 1073C001 is IT."

Maybe it is for a small POS. Some people even claim that the Canon 1073C001 rivals medium format quality. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I am so impressed with this Canon 1073C001!

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Red)
  • 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
  • 20.2 Megapixel*** CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality even in low light
  • Capture spectacular 1080p Full HD video
  • Large 3.0-inch (approximately 922,000 dots) LCD allows easy viewing even from a wide angle
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1073C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1073C001 Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. This is the must have Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS with 50x Optical Zoom and Built-in Wi-Fi, Polaroid 32 GB U3 Memory Card, Tr...

User Ratings: 67 3

Canon 1067C001 Ritz Camera Bundle First Impressions

"He loves it!"

A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. No other Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Canon 1067C001 Ritz Camera Bundle. This is the perfect compromise camera for me.

  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS with 50x Optical Zoom and Built-in Wi-Fi, Polaroid 32 GB U3 Memory Card, Tripod, Spare Battery, Camera Bag and Accessory Bundle
  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Camera With all Canon Accessories + Full USA Warranty
  • Premium Ritz Camera Bundle Includes:
  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Camera with 50x Optical Zoom
  • Polaroid 32 GB Class 10 U3 SD Memory Card, Ritz Gear Card Reader, Memory Card Wallet
  • Spare Battery, Ritz Gear Camera Bag, 5 Piece Cleaning Kit, 12-Inch Tabletop Tripod
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1067C001 Ritz Camera Bundle
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1067C001 Ritz Camera Bundle Final Thoughts

"Takes awesome pictures."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Color and white balance is generally good.

Overall Score
4.5


(101 Points)

9. Canon Digital Camera PowerShot SX420 is 42x Optical Zoom PSSX420IS [International Version, No Warran...

User Ratings: 46 5

Canon PSSX420IS First Impressions

"You guessed it, buy this."

Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. I will update this report once I have used it more. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely.

  • Canon Digital Camera PowerShot SX420 is 42x Optical Zoom PSSX420IS [International Version, No Warranty]
  • Powerful 42x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance
  • Aspect Ratio : 16:9 / 3:2 / 4:3 / 1:1. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos.
  • 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
  • Capture 720p HD video with clear sound. Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.11 x 2.72 x 3.35 in. / 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PSSX420IS
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PSSX420IS Final Thoughts

"Impressive!"

Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Canon. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. The Canon PSSX420IS is small and fast. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light.

Overall Score
4.1


(92 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and Built-in viewfinder - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (...

User Ratings: 51 6

Canon 0510C001 First Impressions

"I JUST LOVE THIS CAMERA."

I would like a firmware update to fix that. Looks amazing and excited to try it. What a really unique camera. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington.

  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and Built-in viewfinder - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)
  • 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality and fast operation
  • Convenient controls include an exposure compensation dial, front dial, control ring and control dial that helps provide for quick customization of shooting settings
  • Multi-angle capacitive 3.0" touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots for a sharp, clear display and easy operation and sharing
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video (60p/30p/24p options) for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at up to 60 frames per second for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format
  • Easily transfer images and videos to a compatible smartphone, tablet or Canon Connect Station CS100 device with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability, and share on social networking sites or view on an HDTV
  • Includdes NB-13L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh), CB-2LH Battery Charger for NB-13L Li-Ion Batteries, NS-DC12 Neck Strap, Strap Adapter and Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 0510C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 0510C001 Final Thoughts

"Well, this Canon 0510C001 is IT."

I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. That is the reason I bought this Canon 0510C001. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! I would like a firmware update to fix that. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling.

Overall Score
4.1


(81 Points)

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