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. Panasonic LUMIX GX9 4K Mirrorless with 12-60mm Plus DMW-HGR2 Authentic LUMIX GX9 Camera Grip Bundle

Panasonic APANDCGX9XHGRK1 First Impressions

"Colors are good."

It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely.

  • Panasonic LUMIX GX9 4K Mirrorless with 12-60mm Plus DMW-HGR2 Authentic LUMIX GX9 Camera Grip Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX GX9 20.3 MP Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens (Black) with SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB SD Memory Card, and Panasonic DMW-HGR2 Hand Grip
  • 4K PHOTO: Lets you capture the perfect moment by selecting a frame from a video sequence in camera, and saving it as an individual high-res image
  • LIVE VIEW FINDER: Boasts 2760k-dot equivalent high resolution and approximately 100% color reproduction for high visibility
  • 20.3MP MOS SENSOR: You can confidently capture the sharpest ever imagery with a high dynamic range and artifact free
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic APANDCGX9XHGRK1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic APANDCGX9XHGRK1 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE THIS CAMERA."

No other Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Panasonic APANDCGX9XHGRK1. Where this Panasonic APANDCGX9XHGRK1 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. I bought this Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. After over 10,000 pictures, my Panasonic APANDCGX9XHGRK1 operates perfectly in every aspect. No other Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Panasonic APANDCGX9XHGRK1.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

4. Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) - Essential Accessories Bundle

User Ratings: 70

BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3 First Impressions

"Camera works just fine."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. After over 10,000 pictures, my BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3 operates perfectly in every aspect. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) - Essential Accessories Bundle
  • Bundle Includes : Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) + 32GB SD Card + SD Card Reader + Okto 12 Red Tripod + Camera Gadget Bag (CC4) + Micro HDMI Cable + Wrist Strap + Lens Cap Keeper + Brush Pen + Dust Blower + 4 AA Batteries & Charger + Manufacture Accessories. International Version ( No Warranty)
  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor // NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5mm ED Lens
  • 22.5-900mm (35mm Equivalent) // 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
  • 3" 921k-Dot Tilting LCD // Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Bluetooth (BLE), Wi-Fi, NFC Connectivity
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful pictures."

Color and white balance is generally good. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. Some people even claim that the BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3 rivals medium format quality. I would like a firmware update to fix that. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3.

Overall Score
4.3


(13 Points)

5. Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70K 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera (Black) w/ 64GB SD Card & Lumix Battery & ...

User Ratings: 77

Panasonic DC-ZS70K First Impressions

"Spectacular product!"

This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. This is the must have Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Panasonic. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands.

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70K 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera (Black) w/ 64GB SD Card & Lumix Battery & Charger Travel Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera (Black), SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB 95MB/s UHS-1 SD Card, and Panasonic LUMIX Battery and External Charger Travel Pack
  • SENSOR: A 20.3-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor records high-quality images in incredible detail. The sensor works in tandem with the Venus Engine to ensure stunning pictures even in dimly lit environments with minimal image noise
  • INCLUDED LENS: The LUMIX ZS70 brings you right into the action. Its 24mm Leica DC Vario-Elmar Lens includes 30x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm) to get you in close to everything that piques your interest
  • 4K VIDEO CAPTURE: With the clarity of 4K video, the LUMIX ZS70 makes it easy to record every journey in up to 3840 x 2160p detail - four times the quality of Full HD. Capture more excitement, more life and more memories that will last for years to come
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-ZS70K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-ZS70K Final Thoughts

"Extremely small."

If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. I'm still playing around with it. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50.

Overall Score
4.5


(6 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-...

User Ratings: 75 6

Canon S95 First Impressions

"She swears by it."

This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon S95. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon S95.

  • Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD
  • 10.0-megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor creates Canon's HS System
  • Capture 720p HD video in stereo sound; play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • f/2.0 lens for low light conditions or shallow depth-of-field; control ring for intuitive manual control
  • 3.8x optical zoom; 28mm wide-angle lens; Canon's Hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included),Made in JAPAN
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon S95
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon S95 Final Thoughts

"It's solid."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Where this Canon S95 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Canon's excellent system--wow! Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

Overall Score
4.5


(725 Points)

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

User Ratings: 70 7

Canon 1814B001 First Impressions

"Not a fan of that."

I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. I would like a firmware update to fix that. They make it look like I know what I'm doing.

  • Canon PowerShot SD750 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)
  • 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-inch 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 1814B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1814B001 Final Thoughts

"Great low light shot."

Manual focus would've been nice. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen.

Overall Score
4.3


(648 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot IXUS 185 / Elph 180 20MP Full HD Video Compact Digital Camera Red with Top Accessory...

User Ratings: 35

Teds 1959C006AA First Impressions

"It looked good."

Excellent two characteristics in a Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Teds 1959C006AA. If you want to take bird pictures. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. This camera far exceeded my expectations.

  • Canon PowerShot IXUS 185 / Elph 180 20MP Full HD Video Compact Digital Camera Red with Top Accessory Bundle
  • Add date stamps to your images
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Zoom to 16x with great quality
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Teds 1959C006AA
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Teds 1959C006AA Final Thoughts

"Takes awesome pictures."

I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Just ordered my soft box lights. I needed a Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

9. Canon PowerShot SX720 HS 20.3 MP Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 40x Optical Zoom & HD 1080p Video (Red) 1...

User Ratings: 32

Canon sx720 First Impressions

"Great manual online."

Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. That is the reason I bought this Canon sx720. The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot.

  • Canon PowerShot SX720 HS 20.3 MP Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 40x Optical Zoom & HD 1080p Video (Red) 11 Piece Value Bundle
  • This Canon SX720 value bundle includes 11 items that will have you snapping pics like a pro in no time
  • Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Digital Camera (Import Model) with 40x Optical Zoom & HD 1080p video, Red
  • Canon NB-13L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - Canon CB-2LH Battery Charger - Canon wrist strap
  • Sandisk 64GB Class 10 Memory Card
  • Flexible Spider Tripod for Digital Cameras + Padded Digital Camera Carrying Case with Pocket, Neck Strap & Belt Loop + digital camera starter kit (Pocket-size memory card case for SD/SDHC/Micro SD (holds up to 6 memory cards) Mini tabletop tripod Lens Cleaning cloth and 5 cotton swabs 2pc universal screen protectors)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon sx720
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon sx720 Final Thoughts

"Screen works well."

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. I'm still playing around with it.

Overall Score
4.1


(4 Points)

10. Olympus SP-610Uz Digital Camera (Black) (Old Model)

User Ratings: 59

Olympus 228045 First Impressions

"Impressive!"

Just ordered my soft box lights. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. The Olympus 228045 is small and fast. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. This is the perfect compromise camera for me.

  • Olympus SP-610Uz Digital Camera (Black) (Old Model)
  • Olympus 228045 SP-610Uz Digital Camera (Black)
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus 228045
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus 228045 Final Thoughts

"I can carry it anywhere!"

During my search, I discovered that the Olympus 228045 was about to be released. It will take some getting used to. I like everything about the camera. Excellent quality photos too. A great camera for the money and my needs!

Overall Score
4.2


(14 Points)

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