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

1. PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 II 20.1MP Digital Camera, 16x 25-400mm LEICA DC Lens, 4K Video, Optical Image...

User Ratings: 70 4

Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2 First Impressions

"All in my Pelican case."

It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Wildlife Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Panasonic's excellent system--wow! While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2. 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.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 II 20.1MP Digital Camera, 16x 25-400mm LEICA DC Lens, 4K Video, Optical Image Stabilizer and 3.0-inch Display – Point and Shoot Camera - DC-FZ1000M2 (Black)
  • Large sensor - 1-inch 20. 1MP MOS sensor provides excellent low light and color depth performance making it perfect for wildlife, sports, new or candid shots
  • Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT - 16x optical zoom Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT F2. 8-F4. 0 lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm). minimum aperture F11, yielding F2. 8-F11 at wide end and F4. 0-F11 at telephoto end
  • 5-Axis Hybrid O. I. S. - Optical image Stabilizer. I. S. ) plus active mode effectively compensate for hand shake to minimize Blur during zoom shooting with your Lumix camera
  • 4K video & 4K PHOTO - QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 30P or 24P in MP4. 4K PHOTO 30 fps in 8MP
  • Camera body viewfinder and display - high-speed (2, 360k-dot) OLED live view Finder, Plus 3. 0-Inch (1, 240k-dot) touch control Display rotates 180 degrees to the side and tilts 270 degrees up and down
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2 Final Thoughts

"This is my 2nd Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2."

Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Panasonic DC-FZ1000M2. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. Its really the camera to take on day trips. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera.

Overall Score
4.4


(445 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Wildlife Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera + 2x 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Repla...

User Ratings: 74 5

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 First Impressions

"Still five stars!"

Color and white balance is generally good. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. It will take some getting used to. In some reviews this PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 is said to be heavy.

  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera + 2x 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Replacement Battery & Travel Charger + USB Card Reader + Screen Protectors + Cleaning Cloth + Accessories
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • POWERFULL ZOOM: 50x Optical Zoom (24–1200mm) - You can experience the versatility of this camera's astonishing 50x Optical Zoom. Perfect for Sporting events to Travel highlights, Wildlife to Landscapes.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 50x Optical Zoom, Intelligent IS(Image Stabilizing), 20.3 Megapixel, 1080p Full HD Video, Large 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi, Hybrid Auto - records 4 second video with each shot.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 2x Transcend 32GB memory card, NB6L replacement battery, Travel car charger for Canon NB-6L battery, Small flexible tripod, Premium camera case, SD card reader, Memory card wallet, LCD screen protectors.
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE - Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 Final Thoughts

"Anyway, the point is."

Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Its really the camera to take on day trips. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540.

Overall Score
4.5


(100 Points)

3. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera 50x Optical Zoom– Wi-Fi + 64GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + ...

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 First Impressions

"Pretty cool."

This is the perfect compromise camera for me. The initial charge using the PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. Maybe it is for a small POS. It took me a while to figure it out. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery.

  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera 50x Optical Zoom– Wi-Fi + 64GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Replacement Battery and Travel Charger + USB Card Reader + Screen Protectors + More
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • POWERFULL ZOOM: 50x Optical Zoom (24–1200mm) - You can experience the versatility of this camera's astonishing 50x Optical Zoom. Perfect for Sporting events to Travel highlights, Wildlife to Landscapes
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 50x Optical Zoom, Intelligent IS(Image Stabilizing), 20.3 Megapixel, 1080p Full HD Video, Large 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi, Hybrid Auto - records 4 second video with each shot.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 2x Sandisk 32GB memory card, NB6L replacement battery, Travel car charger for Canon NB-6L battery, Small flexible tripod, Premium camera case, SD card reader, Memory card wallet, LCD screen protectors.
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE - Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 Final Thoughts

"It takes great pictures."

Looks amazing and excited to try it. Just ordered my soft box lights. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb.

Overall Score
5.0


(13 Points)

4. 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 Wildlife 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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Wildlife Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

5. Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera, Black - Bundle with Camera Case, 16GB SDHC Card, Microfiber...

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS First Impressions

"It was worth importing."

That is the reason I bought this Canon PowerShot SX740 HS. Where this Canon PowerShot SX740 HS really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I bought this Wildlife Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

  • Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera, Black - Bundle with Camera Case, 16GB SDHC Card, Microfiber Cloth
  • Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera - Wrist Strap WS-800 - Battery Pack NB-13L - Battery Charger CB-2LH - Canon 1 Year Warranty - Camera Case - 16GB SDHC Card - Microfiber Cloth
  • 40x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer - Whether the action is happening right in front of you or far in the distance, the 40x Optical Zoom of the PowerShot SX740 HS has you covered. The camera's Intelligent Image Stabilization technology helps ensure that images and videos can be captured with clear and outstanding quality.
  • The Zoom Framing Assist function - makes it easy to track a moving subject when the zoom lens is fully extended. Simply press and hold the Zoom Framing Assist button and the camera will automatically zoom out to help you locate your subject.
  • Dual Sensing IS - Trust the advanced technology of Dual Sensing IS to deliver reliable image stabilization, even at the furthest reaches of the PowerShot SX740 HS camera's telephoto lens. By helping to correct unwanted shaking from accidental camera or body movement, the PowerShot SX740 HS can produce sharp and clear image
  • ZoomPlus - When the 40x Optical Zoom reach just isn't enough, the PowerShot SX740 HS camera allows you to extend another 40x - for an approx. 80x zoom - without losing resolution thanks to its ZoomPlus option. See and capture things you never thought possible without moving an inch, from travel to concerts, to wildlife and so much more
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Final Thoughts

"Over all, a good buy."

If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. You'll be glad you bought this one. It took me a while to figure it out. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3MP 4K Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle, Pa...

User Ratings: 76

Panasonic DC-ZS70K First Impressions

"Quality camera."

Panasonic, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light.

  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3MP 4K Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle, Panasonic Battery/Charger Pack Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera, 64GB Memory Card, Battery and External Charger Travel Pack, Point and Shoot Camera Accessory Bundle, 12-Inch Spider Tripod, and HDMI Standard to Micro Cable
  • 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 Guarantee
  • 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

"Major win here."

I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Panasonic DC-ZS70K. After over 10,000 pictures, my Panasonic DC-ZS70K operates perfectly in every aspect. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens.

Overall Score
4.7


(35 Points)

7. KODAK PIXPRO AZ421 Astro Zoom 16MP Digital Camera (Black) Bundle with 32GB SD Card, Replacement Lith...

KODAK AZ421-BK First Impressions

"The KODAK AZ421-BK works great."

This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to KODAK's excellent system--wow! Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card.

  • KODAK PIXPRO AZ421 Astro Zoom 16MP Digital Camera (Black) Bundle with 32GB SD Card, Replacement Lithium-Ion Battery and Charger, and Accessories (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: KODAK PIXPRO AZ421 Astro Zoom 16MP Digital Camera with 42x Optical Zoom (Black), SanDisk Ultra 32GB 80MB/s SD Card, Focus HDMI to Micro HDMI cable, 12-Inch Spider Tripod, Battery Charger for Casio NP-40C Batteries, Focus DSLR Camera Holster Case Accessory Bundle, and Vidpro Power 2000 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery for Casio NP-40/Kodak LB-060
  • PIXPRO AZ421 16MP DIGITAL CAMERA: This 16 megapixel digital camera, along with its 42x ultra long zoom lens can handle close-ups, panoramas, HD video and more. Its easy to use and hosts a set of post-editing features
  • 16 MEGAPIXELS: With plenty of pixels, you can alter your photos by cropping, zooming, or enlarging, without losing out on quality. Plus, the CCD sensor ensures your images with be low-noise every time
  • WIDE ANGLE LENS: For those times when there's much more to the story, rely on the AZ421's gracious 24mm Wide Angle lens
  • KODAK PIXPRO AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KODAK AZ421-BK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KODAK AZ421-BK Final Thoughts

"Beautiful landscapes."

I'm impressed with how KODAK incorporated it seamlessly. Not to mention it worked great as a Wildlife Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me.

Overall Score
5.0


(12 Points)

8. Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Point Shoot Digital Camera, 20.MP, 8X Optical Zoom Lens, and AccessoryBundl...

User Ratings: 87 13

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 First Impressions

"Good low light photos."

The stability at long zoom was fantastic. Color and white balance is generally good. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Canon PowerShot ELPH 180. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Point Shoot Digital Camera, 20.MP, 8X Optical Zoom Lens, and AccessoryBundle (Red)
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 20MP Digital Camera - WS-800 Wrist Strap - NB-11L Battery Pack - CB-2LF Battery Charger - Leaflet Getting Started - Canon 1 Year Limited Warranty - Bundle includes: - 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card - Camera Case - Spare Battery
  • 8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer helps you capture images with flexibility and ease.
  • 20.0 Megapixel CCD sensor combines with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to help deliver stunning image quality.
  • Capture 720p HD video.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings based on predefined shooting situations.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Final Thoughts

"God bless you Canon!"

I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Its really the camera to take on day trips. I bought this Wildlife Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. I bought this Wildlife Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands.

Overall Score
4.5


(8 Points)

9. KODAK Kodak EasyShare M420 10MP 4x Optical/5x Digital Zoom HD Camera (Black) - KDK420BL

User Ratings: 50

KODAK M420 First Impressions

"Has a big LCD display."

I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. It will take some getting used to. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

  • KODAK Kodak EasyShare M420 10MP 4x Optical/5x Digital Zoom HD Camera (Black) - KDK420BL
  • Kodak EasyShare M420 10-Megapixel Digital Camera General Features: Color: Black
  • CCD total pixels: 10.3 megapixels
  • Effective total pixels: 10.0 megapixels (prints up to 30 x 40-inches!) Sensor type: 1/2.3-inch CCD
  • 3.0-inch wide angle color LCD display 4x wide-angle optical zoom 5x continuous digital zoom
  • Image stabilization
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KODAK M420
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KODAK M420 Final Thoughts

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. KODAK, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. This camera has so many features for its size.

Overall Score
4.5


(4 Points)

10. Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Digital Camera + 16GB SD Card + Case + Floating Strap + Cleaning System +Memo...

User Ratings: 58 13

Fujifilm Fujifilm XP140 First Impressions

"So I purchased the Fujifilm Fujifilm XP140."

The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. Color and white balance is generally good. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Everything about it is solid and satisfying.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Digital Camera + 16GB SD Card + Case + Floating Strap + Cleaning System +Memory Card Wallet + Screen Protectors - Top Value Bundle (Sky Blue)
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Accessories Kit includes: NEW Fujifilm XP140 Sky Blue Camera
  • Fujifilm 16GB SD Card + Case + Floating Strap + Cleaning System - Top value Bundle
  • Capture your adventure at the touch of a button in 4K! Use High Speed Video to create a 4 times slow motion effect, or create an action packed time-lapse recording.
  • Activate the continuous low energy Bluetooth connection using your smartphone or tablet to wirelessly share images from the camera to your device.*** Wireless transfer is also available for the FUJIFILM instax SHARE printer, allowing you to print instantly wherever you are.
  • The camera features a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, capable of delivering excellent photographs even in underwater or low light conditions. Its CMOS-shift Optical Image Stabilization system controls camera shake minimizing image blur.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm Fujifilm XP140
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm Fujifilm XP140 Final Thoughts

"All in one package."

It took me a while to figure it out. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots. It will take some getting used to.

Overall Score
4.0


(9 Points)

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