Best Compact Camera

Compact cameras and the compact camera market have changed considerably over the last few years. Smartphones, with their ever-improving cameras, have decimated budget models and as a result camera manufacturers have concentrated on putting more advanced features into compact cameras to make them more attractive than ever before

Compared to compact cameras of old, manufacturers are now tending to design models based around physically larger sensors than used to be the norm. The result of this change is that you’re now going to get significantly better image quality than even the best smartphone. In some cases, the sensors in some high-end compact cameras can rival DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

Best Compact Camera 2020

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Sony RX100 VII Premium Compact Camera

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Features

  • 20. 1MP 1. 0 Type stacked CMOS sensor, Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 24 200 millimeter F2. 8 F4. 5 large aperture high magnification zoom lens
  • 0. 02 sec. High AF speed, 357 point focal plane Phase detection AF and 425 point contrast detection AF
  • Up to 20 fps blackout free shooting, using up to 60 times/sec. Af/AE calculations
  • Ai based real time tracking for stills and movies, and touch tracking. Real time eye AF for human (stills and movies), and for animal (stills only)
  • 4K video with s log3 and Interval Shooting. Microphone jack and vertical position data recording. Active mode image stabilization in 4K video recording, and Movie Edit add on compatible

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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  • This Photo4Less Top Value Camera With USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes:
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Digital Camera - Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32GB 80MB/S Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32GB 80MB/S Class 10 Flash Memory Card
  • Vivitar VIV-BTC-6 Camera / Camcorder Bag - Vivitar Memory Card Hard Protector Case (24 Slots) - SD/SDHC MicroSD Card Reader - LCD Screen Protectors (Clear)
  • 12-Inch Flexible Tripod with Flexible, Wrappable Legs, Quick Release Plate and Bubble Level (Red/Black) - Lens Cleaning Pen - SLR/DSLR Pro Hand Camera Grip
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 7 Image Processor - 3x Zoom Lens, 24-72mm (35mm Equivalent) - Built-In Electronic Viewfinder - 3.0" Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Image Stabilizer - ISO 25600, 9 fps Continuous Shooting - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth - Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

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  • Large Four Thirds sensor - 17 MP [4: 3 aspect] high-sensitivity multi-aspect Four Thirds MOS sensor. 4: 3, 3: 2, 16: 9, 1: 1 multi-aspect modes taken from 21. 77 Megapixel total count*
  • Leica DC vario-summilux lens - 24-75mm lens [F1. 7-2. 8], with power optical image Stabilizer (O. I. S. ) to effectively compensate for hand shake, minimizing Blur during zoom shooting
  • 4K video & 4K PHOTO - Panasonic's exclusive 4K PHOTO technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K Ultra HD video to extract them as photos. You'll never miss that moment again
  • Macro shooting - macro photography at 3cm at wide-angle and 30cm at telephoto. Photographs of flowers, plants and more reveal the fine details nearly invisible to the naked eye
  • Camera body viewfinder and display - compact digital camera with electronic viewfinder EVF [2, 764k-dot], and large 3-inch touch sensitive monitor [1240k-dot]

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 RII

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Features

  • 42.4MP Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 35mm F2.0 ZEISS Sonnar T lens with macro capability
  • World's first user-selectable optical variable low-pass filter
  • Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points
  • Retractable 2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ ZEISS T coating

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

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Features

  • 20. 1 Megapixel 1. 0" stacked CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 Image processor.
  • 4. 2x optical zoom Lens (24-100mm f/1. 8-2. 8) with optical image Stabilizer.
  • 4K 30P/ FHD 120P video.
  • 3. 0-Inch touch panel LCD screen with tilt Option of 180° for selfies.
  • New firmware update with improved autofocus for movie Servo AF, giving you faster responsiveness when tracking a subject

Sony RX100V

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  • FASTER AUTOFOCUS: Shoot up to 24fps with 0.05s auto focus and wide 315 phase-detection AF points
  • 20.1 MEGAPIXEL PHOTOS: The RX100V uses a stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor with BIONZ X processor
  • RETRACTABLE VIEWFINDER: View & play back your photos with the RX1005 electronic OLED Tru-Finder
  • WIFI CONNECTIVITY: Connect DSCRX100M5 cameras by NFC or QR codes over wifi to transfer photo & video
  • ALSO INCLUDED: Rechargeable battery, adapter, USB cable, wrist strap & adapter, instruction manual

Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera

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Features

  • New 12 MegaPixel Hi Speed Image Sensor for improved low light performance and noise reduction
  • Underwater: compensation: 2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps); Bright F2.0 high speed Lens; Video Recording format : MOV(MPEG 4AVC/H.264)
  • Dual Quad Core TruePic VIII Image Processor 3.0 inches 460k Dot LCD Monitor; Focus Range Normal: 3.94 inches (10 centimeter) to Infinity Macro: 0.4 inches (1 centimeter) to Infinity
  • Field sensor system with GPS, Manometer, Compass, and temperature sensors
  • Waterproof to 50 feet, F, Dust proof, Crush proof to 220 lbf, Shockproof from 7 feet, Freeze proof to 14 degrees, Anti Fog lens, Dust proof:IP6X

Sony RX100 III

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  • 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

Panasonic DC-TS7D Lumix TS7 Waterproof

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Features

  • [Waterproof] Snorkel with confidence down to 102 feet, plus enjoy drop protection to 6.6 feet and Freeze proof to 14 degrees f
  • [Picture quality] capture low light photos with a 20.4 Megapixel MOS sensor, and record video in smooth 4K 30P quality
  • [Lens] high-quality 28mm wide-angle with up to 4.6x optical zoom range
  • [Special features] create with 22 filter effects, Panorama, plus turn 4K video frames into pictures with 4K photo mode
  • [Technology] 3" LCD display and a 0.2 inch eye live viewfinder [LVF], in-camera AC or USB battery charging, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n) connectivity

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II

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  • 20.1 Megapixel 1.0 inches Stacked CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 5x Optical Zoom Lens (24 120mm f/1. 8 2. 8) with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 4K 30p / FHD 120p Video. Operating Temperature: 32 104°F / 0 40°C
  • Pop up EVF with 2.36 Million Dots, Touch and Drag AF

PANASONIC LUMIX ZS200

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  • [Larger 1 Inch Sensor] 20.1 Megapixels large sensor for brighter and more colorful photos (12800 Max ISO).
  • [LEICA DC 15x Lens] Leading class optical zoom performance with a bright F3.3 ? 6.4 aperture for soft defocus background effects. (24-360mm, 5 Axis Hybrid O.I.S.+)
  • [Creative Control] Scene modes, filter modes, adds creativity while traditional aperture and shutter priority modes allow for background defocus or eliminate sports motion blur.
  • [4K Features] 4K Video 30p, 4K PHOTO, and 4K Live Crop turn 4K frame capture into photography. Focusing Area - Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity. Focusing Area - AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
  • [Electronic Viewfinder] plus a touch-enabled LCD for greater control and easier image viewing.

Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Digital

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Features

  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-720mm High Magnification Zoom and High Image Quality Lens
  • Stunning 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
  • Upgraded BIONZ X image processing engine and newly implemented front-end LSI ensure outstanding image quality
  • Versatile operability and shooting functions including Eye AF, EVF, Control Ring, Touch Focus/Touch shutter, 180°Tiltable LCD and more

Canon PowerShot G5 X

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  • 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

Sony DSCHX90V

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Features

  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS (Trademarked) Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • 18.2MP Exmor R (Trademarked) CMOS Sensor for superb low light images
  • Built-in retractable OLED Tru-FinderTM viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 formats
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi with NFC

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

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Features

  • 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

PANASONIC LUMIX ZS80

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Features

  • LARGE SENSOR - 1/2. 3-inch 20. 3MP MOS high-resolution sensor provides improved low- light performance by significantly expanding the incident light angle, ensuring uniform and high picture quality
  • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR LENS - features an impressively sharp 24mm ultra-wide angle 30x telephoto lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm)
  • POWER O. I. S. - Optical Image Stabilizer (O. I. S. ) effectively compensates for hand shake to minimize blur during telephoto shooting with your LUMIX camera
  • 4K VIDEO - QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p; Also via 4K PHOTO Mode to capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8MP as still photos
  • CAMERA BODY VIEWFINDER AND DISPLAY - Large 0. 21-inch (2, 330K-dot equiv. ) viewfinder and 3. 0-inch (1040K-dot) 180-degree tiltable touch-control monitor

Almost everyone takes a camera with them on vacation, and we’ve decided to put together a guide to the best point-and-shoot cameras for travel. Having a great travel camera will help you capture those wonderful travel moments and share them with your family and friends. As professional travel photographers and writers, one of the most important pieces of our travel kit is our travel cameras. We rarely go anywhere without them!

Cameras come in all shapes and sizes these days, from the one on your smartphone to compact cameras to professional-level DSLRs. We personally think though that the best camera you have is the one on you and one that you know how to use. For many people, a compact camera often called a point-and-shoot camera, is the perfect travel camera as they are generally small, lightweight, easy to use, and budget-friendly.

We’ll help you decide if a point-and-shoot camera is a good choice for you, provide advice on how to choose the best compact camera, and share a list of the best compact cameras currently available across various price points. We also give some tips on how to make the most of your point-and-shoot camera.

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