Point and Shoot Cameras

Point and Shoot Cameras

Compact Cameras

Point and shoot cameras also known as compact cameras are the cream of the crop for people looking for easy-to-use reliable cameras. They do not require professional grade experience, you simply turn them on and they work. Additionally you don’t need to go through the hassle of buying lenses as they are included. They also are much cheaper than their DSLR and Mirrorless counterparts. Here are the top 5 point and shoot cameras.

Fujifilm X30 ($400)

Fujifilm X30 Front and Rear Profiles
X30

Fujifilm is known for its accurate color rendition and retro styling. For travel and street photography, the Fujifilm X30 can go head-to-head with any compact camera on the market. Full HD 1080p video, and RAW capability, the images and footage produced by the FujiFilm X30 are superb. This is the perfect camera for someone just starting in photography or someone who is looking for a relatively low cost camera for everyday use.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II ($680)-

Canon G7 X Mark II Front Profile
G7 X Mark II

Sony dominated the 1” sensor market for years, but Canon has come out swinging with a dizzying array of premium point-and-shoots. You get a useful focal length equivalent to 24-100mm which provides for some very decent zoom. The downside is: it doesn’t have a view finder or a the ability to shoot 4K video. But don’t let that detract from the camera’s value as it is a worthy opponent to other compact point and shoots of the same price range.

Olympus TG-4 ($500)-

TG-4 Compact Camera Front and Rear Profile
Olympus TG-4

This camera is environment proof, water proof, dust proof, pretty much everything proof. This is for anyone who want more of a durable photography camera, unlike a GoPro. This is a sure alternative that has a 16MP sensor and up to 100mm zoom. This camera is truly for someone on the go.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV ($800)-

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Compact Front-Left Profile
DSC-RX100 IV

This camera is exceptionally compact, and takes on a variety of features previously unheard of in a camera of its size. It comes with a 20.1MP sensor as well as a zoom up to 70mm. The RX100 IV comes complete with internal UHD 4K video recording for up to five minutes at a time. Extreme slow motion at up to 960fps is available.

Nikon COOLPIX A900 ($400)-

Nikon COOLPIX A900 Compact Front Profile
COOLPIX A900

With a 20MP sensor with a size of 1/2.3-inch this is a very high quality camera. The zoom on this camera maxes out at 35x magnification. It also has Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth built in. This allows it to be connected to a smart phone or other device. It also can take 4K video and it’s only $400.

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