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

1. Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (discontinued by manufacturer)

User Ratings: 67 5

Canon SX510 First Impressions

"Awesome performance."

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. This camera far exceeded my expectations. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. During my search, I discovered that the Canon SX510 was about to be released. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots.

  • Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • Capture beautiful 1080p full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button, zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • Large 3-inch color LCD with a screen resolution of 461,000 dots enables easy viewing from a wide angle
  • 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor combined with the Canon DIGIC 4 image processor
  • Powerful 30x optical zoom and 24mm wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto intelligently selects the proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • Batteries: 4 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX510
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX510 Final Thoughts

"My girlfriend loves it."

I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid.

Overall Score
4.4


(802 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Wide Angled Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. 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)

3. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom an...

User Ratings: 61 7

Canon SD1400IS Black First Impressions

"It takes great pictures."

I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. A great camera for the money and my needs! While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon SD1400IS Black. I've researched this Canon SD1400IS Black A LOT and I only heard great things.

  • Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)
  • 14.1-megapixel resolution; 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined settings
  • New scene modes such as Miniature Effect and Fisheye Effect; Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SD1400IS Black
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SD1400IS Black Final Thoughts

"Good package of extras."

This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. I bought this Wide Angled Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. The Canon SD1400IS Black has many features which are very easy to use and get to. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. Some people even claim that the Canon SD1400IS Black rivals medium format quality.

Overall Score
4.1


(611 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot SD1400IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and...

User Ratings: 61 7

Canon SD1400IS Pink First Impressions

"Very worth the buy."

I will update this report once I have used it more. That is the reason I bought this Canon SD1400IS Pink. I've researched this Canon SD1400IS Pink A LOT and I only heard great things. I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

  • Canon PowerShot SD1400IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pink)
  • 14.1-megapixel resolution; 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined settings
  • New scene modes such as Miniature Effect and Fisheye Effect; Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SD1400IS Pink
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SD1400IS Pink Final Thoughts

"This is my 2nd Canon SD1400IS Pink."

Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. Just ordered my soft box lights. I'm still playing around with it. Where this Canon SD1400IS Pink really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

Overall Score
4.1


(611 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Wide Angled Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

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

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon 1072C001 First Impressions

"Beautiful landscapes."

This camera far exceeded my expectations. So glad I chose the Canon 1072C001. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. Excellent two characteristics in a Wide Angled Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware.

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)
  • 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. Maximum f/number : f/3.2 f/6.6. Shutter Speed 1 1/2000 second 15 1/2000 second (in all shooting modes)
  • 20.2 Megapixel*** CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality even in low light. Auto zoom dependent on number of subjects
  • Capture spectacular 1080p Full HD video. Focusing Range : 1 centimeter (0.4 Inches) infinity (W), 1.0 meter (3.3feet) infinity (T)
  • Large 3.0 inch (approximately 922,000 dots) LCD allows easy viewing even from a wide angle. Battery life: Approx. 295 shots, Eco Mode: Approx. 405 shots, Playback Mode: Approx. 360 minute Image Recording Format: Superfine / Fine
  • Effective ISO 80 3200
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1072C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1072C001 Final Thoughts

"She swears by it."

Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

6. 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 Wide Angled Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

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

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon 1074C001 First Impressions

"Quality."

So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. They make it look like I know what I'm doing.

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Silver)
  • 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. Maximum Aperture: f/3.2 (W), f/6.6 (T)
  • 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. Aspect ratio is 4:3
  • Large 3.0-inch (approximately 922,000 dots) LCD allows easy viewing even from a wide angle.Autofocus System:TTL Autofocus
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1074C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1074C001 Final Thoughts

"Do use the handstrap!"

After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Excellent two characteristics in a Wide Angled Point & Shoot Digital Camera. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot SX230HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with HS SYSTEM and DIGIC 4 Image Processor (red)

User Ratings: 66 5

Canon 5045B001 First Impressions

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Canon. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use.

  • Canon PowerShot SX230HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with HS SYSTEM and DIGIC 4 Image Processor (red)
  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 3.0 in pure Color System LCD display with wide angle viewing; Built-in flash; Full 1080p HD video with Dynamic IS
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5045B001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5045B001 Final Thoughts

"I can carry it anywhere!"

I like everything about the camera. So glad I chose the Canon 5045B001. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

Overall Score
4.3


(595 Points)

9. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (Black)

User Ratings: 76 6

Canon 1066C001 First Impressions

"The Canon 1066C001 does it."

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Canon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures.

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (Black)
  • The advanced video capabilities of the Power Shot G7 X Mark II camera can capture moments in the quality they deserve
  • Features a large 1.0 inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that helps capture high quality images and videos with a wide dynamic range. Autofocus system features ttl autofocus and manual focus. Operating temperature is 0 to 40 degree celsius. Note charging time varies considerably depending on the remaining battery power
  • An aperture value of f/1.8 at the wide angle and f/2.8 when fully zoomed to a factor of 4.2x (24 100 millimeter), this lens equipped to capture a variety of situations with precision
  • High resolution, 3.0 inches LCD monitor that tilts up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees is ideal for self portraits and capturing pictures at high and low angles with ease
  • Built in Wi Fi for on the go convenience and the ability to easily post your images to select social networking and media sites
  • With the ability to shoot continuously at up to 8 fps, it can help you capture incredible images with nearly no time wasted
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1066C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1066C001 Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

Better photos than her XR phone. After over 10,000 pictures, my Canon 1066C001 operates perfectly in every aspect. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. In some reviews this Canon 1066C001 is said to be heavy. I will update this report once I have used it more.

Overall Score
4.5


(561 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Video Creator Kit - w/ Manfrotto PIXI MINI Tripod, SanDisk 32GB SD Card,...

User Ratings: 76 6

Canon 1066C029 First Impressions

"Not necessary with this."

However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

  • Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Video Creator Kit - w/ Manfrotto PIXI MINI Tripod, SanDisk 32GB SD Card, and extra Canon Battery Pack
  • The Video Creator Kit is the complete package for making professional-quality videos, giving you the tools to make your dreams a reality
  • Compact and high-performing, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II comes bundled with a lightweight, portable tripod for flexible and steady video recording wherever you go
  • Whether creating artistic film clips or capturing special occasions, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera can catch them in the quality they deserve
  • With a bright aperture value of f/1.8 at the wide angle and f/2.8 when fully zoomed (to a factor of 4.2x), this lens not only puts more in your frame, but is equipped to capture a variety of situations
  • Features a large 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that captures high-quality images and videos with a wide dynamic range to ensure both bright and dark parts of an image are fully captured
  • Has a large, high-resolution, 3.0 Inch LCD monitor that tilts up 180° and down 45°, ideal for composing not only self-portraits, but also for taking pictures at high and low angles with ease
  • Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows for on the go convenience and the ability to easily post your images to select social networking and media sites
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1066C029
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1066C029 Final Thoughts

"All on Auto."

I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. The initial charge using the Canon 1066C029 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. I am so impressed with this Canon 1066C029!

Overall Score
4.5


(561 Points)

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