10 Best Digital-Compact Cameras Reviewed in 2018
10 Best Digital-Compact Cameras in 2018!
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We rounded up the best compact cameras Money can buy, from superzoom and travel cameras to premium point-and-shoots. The rise of smartphone photography might have caused some shrinkage in the compact camera market, but point-and-shoots manufacturers have responded by upping their game.
The compact camera sector has upped the market with cameras that routinely offer large sensors for better image quality, together with stylish metal-bodies and photographer-friendly features such as Raw shooting and old-school manual controls.
But, which is the best compact camera for your needs? To help you with your buying decisions, we have compiled this up-to-date list of the top 10 digital-compact-cameras for you.
PANASONIC Tz 100 / SZ 100
A pocket-friendly travel zoom that packs a super range of features. Type: Compact/Sensor 1in/Megapixels 20.1MP/Lens:25-250mmf/2.8-5.9/LCD:3in fixed touchscreen, 1,04 million dots/Viewfinder: EVF Maximum Continuous shooting speed:10fps/Maximum video resolution: 4K/User level: Beginner/Enthusiast.
- +Top Sensor-size to lens ratio
- + Cheap for a 4Kcamera
- – Small viewfinder
- –Narrow aperture at the telephoto
There are 3 things, the best travel camera get right: top-notch-picture quality, a generous ready-for-anything zoom, and pocket-friendly-proportions.
The Panasonic Lumix SZ 100 offers all these features.
It’s a potent and extremely portable machine.
Best travel compact around.
CANON POWERSHOT G7X MARK II
When it comes to handling, Canon’s classy-compact has it made. Type: Compact/Sensor: 1in/Megapixels: 20.1MP/Lens:24-100mm f/1.8-2.8/LCD: 3in-touch-sensitive tilting LCD 1.04 million dots/Viewfinder: No l/Continuous shooting: 8fps/Max video resolution:
- Full HD/ User level: Enthusiast.
- + Good level ranger
- +Pleasing default JPEG output.
- – Slightly soft images at the wide end / - No 4K video.
It’s a solid choice for photographers more interested in function over form.
Image quality and operations are excellent. It’s low-light performance, it’s a particularly high –point. Touchscreen and image stabilization, make for a satisfying shooting experience.
Fusing a DSLR-sized APS-C sensor with the super build and handling this Fujifilm, really does have the x-factor.
Sensor: APS-C/Megapixels: 24MP/Lens:23mm/f/2/Monitor:3in fixed 1,040,000 dots/Viewfinder: Hybrid optical EVF/ Continuous shooting: 8fps/Max video resolution 108p/User level: Expert.
- +Gorgeous design and build
- +Great sensor and lens. –Pricey
- - A little bulky
A retro-design, unique hybrid viewfinder and large APS-C sensor made the original Fujifilm fine fix X100, one of the most desirable fixed-lens digital cameras at the time of its 2011 release.
A new control layout, a third generation 24.3MP X-trans CMOS lll sensor and expanded sensitivity range and improved AF, might appear more evolution than revolution, but it’s the combination of these refinements that deliver a step-change in performance.
PANASONIC LX 100
Its huge Micro-Four third sensor makes this Lumix Model, stand out from the crowd. Type: Compact/Sensor size: Micro-four thirds/Megapixels:12.8MP/Lens:24-75mmf/1.7-2.8/LCD: 3in fixed 921K dots/Viewfinder:EVF/Continuous shooting: 11fps/Max video resolution 4K/User level: Intermediate.
- +Only compact with MFT sensor
- +Fast lens. –Only 16 MP
- - Starting to show its age.
One of the downsides of the large-sensor compact is that they are not as pocketable as cameras packing 1in-type sensors.
It hits the spot, with a body that’s easy to live with, but one that still manages to house a Micro Four Thirds Sensor.
As the camera shoots 4K video you can also extract 8MP still from footage captured from 30 frames per second. The aperture ring together with the shutter speed and exposure compensation dials, make this a satisfying camera to use.
LEICA Q (Typ 116)
Money no object? This luxury compact blend full-frame quality and traditional controls is a smart investment. Sensor: Full frame/Megapixels: 24MP/Lens:28mm f/1.7/Monitor:3in fixed touchscreen, 1,04 million dots/Viewfinder:EVF/Continuous shooting: 10fps/Max video resolution: Full HD/User level: Expert.
- +Excellent build quality
- +Very sharp lens -Fixed focal length
- -No 4K video.
You will need deep-pockets- both literally and figuratively. The Leica Q is ferociously priced, in comparison to most other point-and-shoots, but if your budget can stretch to it, you will get your money worth. Stylistically the Q shares a lot in common with Leica M-series rangefinders, but it incorporates a 3.68 million dots electronic viewfinder and touchscreen, and it’s also the Company first full-frame camera to boast auto focus.
It makes up for with a solid core of traditional expensive controls and excellent image quality.
With its bright lens, this Lumix series in low-light conditions. Type:Compact/Sensor:1in/Megapixels:20.1MP/Lens:24-72mm f/1.4-2.8/Screen:3in tilting touchscreen 1,040,000 dots/Continuos Shooting Speed:10 fps/Max video resolution:4K/User level:Enthusiast.
- +Large sensor n tiny body
- +Great image and video quality -No view finder
- -Lack of integrated ND filter.
Another Panasonic compact that packs an impressive scale of performance for its diminutive size, the big talking point with the Panasonic Lumix Lx15 it’s 24-72 mm Leica lens.
The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture available as the wide end.
Image quality for both photos and videos is excellent too, which is the prime reason for upgrading from smartphone to a point-and-shoot camera like this one.
It’s a specialist list tool, but this compact camera delivers where it counts. Type: Compact/Sensor: APS-C/Megapixels: 16.2MP/Lens:18mm f/2.8/LCD: 3in fixed 1,230,000 dots/Continuos Shooting Speed: 4fps/Max video resolution: 1080p/User level: Enthusiast.
- +Solid build
- +Excellent detail in images -Fixed lens
- -No touchscreen
It might be a bit long in the tooth, but the Ricoh GR ll, still has plenty to satisfy the photography enthusiast and it really is a compact camera. Is a camera that gets the basics right, including a larger 16MP-APS-C sensor, Raw shooting, a fixed 28 mm f/2.8 lens that’s remarkably sharp, and a body that features magnesium allows for lightweight and strength.
The GR ll does pack one modern convenience in the shape of Wi-Fi, which allows for remote camera control and image transfer via a smartphone.
The camera’s a great choice for street photography and landscape, but-its-wide-angle lens means that it’s a poor option for close-up, in particular, sport and wildlife.
SONY RX100 V
Dripping with more technology than Apple’s R & D. Sensor: 1in/Megapixels: 20.1MP/Lens: 24-20mm f/1.8-2.8/LCD: 3in tilting, 1,228,800 dots/Viewfinder:EVF/Maximum Continuos Shooting:24fps/Maximum video quality: 4K/User level: Intermediate/Expert.
- + Great image quality
- + 24 fps burst shooting - Minor handling issues
- - Limited focal range.
When it comes to high-end features, only a few premium compact cameras can match the Sony-Cyber-shoot RX100 V. This is a camera that can shoot a full-resolution burst of images 24fps, with continuous AF and auto exposure maintained throughout.
The camera also boasts a generous 310-phase-detect AF point and can record 4K footage that’s down sampled from a 5.5K resolution from sharper results.
PANASONIC LUMIX FZ2500/FZ2000
This bridge style compact leads the pack. When it comes to 4K video recording. Type: Superzoom Compact/Sensor: 1in/Megapixels: 20.1MP/Lens: 24-480 mm f/2.8-4.5/Viewfinder: EVF/Screen type: 3in vary-angle-touchscreen1.04 million dots/Max burst speed: 12fps/Max video quality: 4K/User level: Enthusiast.
- + Strong video specs
- + Useful lens range - No weather sealing
- - Sony RX 10 lll boasts longer lens
The Lumix FZ2000 is a fitting example of an extensive suite of video features in addition to catering for first-class photography.
It’s able to record both 4K-DC 1 and 4K UHD footage at 30p and 24p, as well as full HD at 60p and it’s stuffed with useful features, such as focus peaking, zebra stripes, SMPTE Time Code and color bars.
SONY RX 10-lll
If its focal length you need, check out this Cyber-Shoots monster zoom. Type: Superzoom compact/Sensor: 1 in/Megapixels:20.1MP/Lens:24-600mm f/2.4-4/LCD: 3in filling 1.23 million dots/Viewfinder: EVF/Continuous Shooting: 14fps/Max video quality: 4K and full HD/ User Level: Enthusiast.
- + Excellent consistent lens
- + Great image and video quality
- - Not the cheapest support zoom
- - No built-in ND filter.
It's 24-600 mm f/2.4-4 lens, has the range to cover most situations the world will throw at you. While its 1 in sensor delivers excellent 20.1 mm stills and 4K video.