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 WX220 Compact Digital Camera (Black), and Case Logic Camera Case Bundle

User Ratings: 87 13

Sony DSCWX220B First Impressions

"This mode is important."

The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. I would like a firmware update to fix that. The Sony DSCWX220B is small and fast. Likewise, don't rule out film. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold.

  • Sony Cyber-Shot WX220 Compact Digital Camera (Black), and Case Logic Camera Case Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Cyber-Shot WX220 Compact Digital Camera (Black), and Case Logic Compact Camera Case with Storage (Black)
  • MODES AND EFFECTS: WIth Sweep Panorama function you simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Picture Effects gives you nine different effects such as partial color to make your focal point stand out, or watercolor which looks like a painting.
  • ZOOM G LENS: Get close with 10x optical zoom plus 20x Clear Image digital zoom. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
  • FEATURES: This pocket-sized Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera that features 10x zoom, 18.2 effective megapixels, and a BIONZ X image processor for the best clarity and colors.
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCWX220B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony DSCWX220B Final Thoughts

"Just kidding."

The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. I would like a firmware update to fix that. Color and white balance is generally good. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo.

Overall Score
4.5


(10 Points)

4. PANASONIC LUMIX LX10 4K Digital Camera, 20.1 Megapixel 1-Inch Sensor, 3X LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Len...

User Ratings: 61 8

Panasonic DMC-LX10K First Impressions

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Panasonic. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX LX10 4K Digital Camera, 20.1 Megapixel 1-Inch Sensor, 3X LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens, F1.4-2.8 Aperture, POWER O.I.S. Stabilization, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-LX10K (Black)
  • POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA: Large, 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor plus 3X zoom LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens (24-72mm) and POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) delivers brighter, more colorful photos with fewer image artifacts
  • TILTING SELFIE DISPLAY: Rear touch-enabled 3-inch LCD display (1040K dots) tilts upward 180 degree for easy selfie photos; Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when monitor is on.
  • 4K VIDEO CAPTURE: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160), plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus with internal Focus Stacking allows you to record photos up to 30fps and set your desired focus points after the photo has been taken
  • LENS-MOUNTED CONTROL RING: Manual lens-mounted control ring brings DSLR-like exposure control to a compact point-and-shoot camera body. Battery life (Approx.)- 260 images (CIPA Standard) (*1)
  • USB CHARGING AND WI-FI CONNECTIVITY: Enjoy travel ready technologies like USB charging and Wi-Fi connectivity to your mobile device; micro-HDMI type D (*3) and USB 2.0 micro-B provide additional connectivity to your favorite devices
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-LX10K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-LX10K Final Thoughts

"Has a big LCD display."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor.

Overall Score
4.2


(581 Points)

5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera + 32GB Green's Camera Bundle 2

Panasonic PANDMCFZ300BK First Impressions

"Just kidding."

She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. The Panasonic PANDMCFZ300BK is small and fast. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. It will take some getting used to.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera + 32GB Green's Camera Bundle 2
  • Package Includes 14 Products - All with USA Warranty and Manufacture Supplied Accessories
  • 12.1 MP 1/2.3" MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 Lens
  • 25-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic PANDMCFZ300BK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic PANDMCFZ300BK Final Thoughts

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Personally, I preferred it to have a wider lens, say 28mm equivalent. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. It took me a while to figure it out.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. Canon Ixus 185/Elph 180 20MP Digital Camera 8x Optical Zoom Silver with 32GB Memory Card

User Ratings: 50

Teds CNN-IXUS-185-S-8-US-1806C001 First Impressions

"Awesome performance."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Teds. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning.

  • Canon Ixus 185/Elph 180 20MP Digital Camera 8x Optical Zoom Silver with 32GB Memory Card
  • Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Simple, worry-free camera control
  • Add date stamps to your images
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • Zoom to 16x with great quality
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Teds CNN-IXUS-185-S-8-US-1806C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Teds CNN-IXUS-185-S-8-US-1806C001 Final Thoughts

"Awesome performance."

I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. If you want to take bird pictures. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

7. Canon PowerShot SX230 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle ...

User Ratings: 66 5

Canon 5043B001 First Impressions

"Over all very satisfied."

Better photos than her XR phone. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. The Canon 5043B001 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. No other Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Canon 5043B001. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures.

  • Canon PowerShot SX230 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access
  • Remember where you were and when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location, and a logger
  • Powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • 12.1 effective megapixels, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS; 14x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5043B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5043B001 Final Thoughts

"Well, this Canon 5043B001 is IT."

Color and white balance is generally good. During my search, I discovered that the Canon 5043B001 was about to be released. Excellent two characteristics in a Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. I've researched this Canon 5043B001 A LOT and I only heard great things.

Overall Score
4.3


(595 Points)

8. Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-Shot Digital Still Camera with Sony AGR2 Attachment Grip

User Ratings: 63 9

Sony First Impressions

"Quality."

I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. I am so impressed with this Sony ! Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures.

  • Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-Shot Digital Still Camera with Sony AGR2 Attachment Grip
  • 20.9 MP 1"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 24-70mm equivalent F/1.8-2.8 lens
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 FPS
  • Just fitting, exclusive for DSC-RX100, DSC-RX100M2 or DSC-RX100M3
  • Easy shooting to fit comfortably with Elastomer material
  • Attachment Grip
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"I like the camera, but."

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Some people even claim that the Sony rivals medium format quality. Looks amazing and excited to try it. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. I bought this Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February.

Overall Score
4.2


(507 Points)

9. Stealth Cam SD Card Reader and Viewer with Touch Screen 4.3-inch LCD + Eight 16GB SD Cards + Card Ho...

User Ratings: 76

Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X First Impressions

"Camera works just fine."

Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. It size is great for pockets and small purses. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon.

  • Stealth Cam SD Card Reader and Viewer with Touch Screen 4.3-inch LCD + Eight 16GB SD Cards + Card Holder + Card Reader Bundle (11 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Stealth Cam SD Card Reader/Viewer with 4.3 inch LCD Screen, Stealth Cam HME SD Card Holder, 8 x Sandisk Ultra 16GB Class 10 SD Memory Card, Focus USB 2.0 Card Reader
  • TOUCH SCREEN: The new 4.3-Inch touch screen viewer from Stealth Cam will revolutionize how you look at images in the field
  • EFFICIENT: Designed with security and reliability in mind, this Stealth Cam HME SD Card Holder makes transporting your SD cards back and forth easy and efficient
  • BETTER QUALITY: The SanDisk Ultra SDHC Memory Card is twice as fast as ordinary SDHC and cards, allowing it to take better pictures and Full HD videos
  • DURABLE DESIGN: The SanDisk Ultra SDXC and SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof. Enjoy your adventures without worrying about the durability of your memory card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X Final Thoughts

"Still five stars!"

For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. During my search, I discovered that the Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X was about to be released. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife.

Overall Score
4.8


(19 Points)

10. Leica Camera 18489 12.1MP Digital Camera with 7x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Dark ...

User Ratings: 75

Leica 18489 First Impressions

"Mostly point and shoot."

Excellent quality photos too. The Leica 18489 has many features which are very easy to use and get to. Been looking for a easy to use, simple Weather Sealed Point & Shoot Digital Camera. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. I would like a firmware update to fix that.

  • Leica Camera 18489 12.1MP Digital Camera with 7x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Dark Red Burgundy)
  • Fast Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens
  • Larger Sensor 1/1.7" with effective 12.1 Megapixels
  • Manual lens ring control allowing high flexibility
  • High resolution 920,000 pixel viewing screen
  • Full HD movie
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Leica 18489
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Leica 18489 Final Thoughts

"Has a big LCD display."

However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

Overall Score
4.7


(16 Points)

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