Although camera phones have taken a huge leap in the past few years, there’s nothing better for good photography than regular cameras. Plus, they have developed a lot as well. Nowadays, photo cameras are packed with so many features that we couldn’t even imagine before. As a result, they can be used for many different purposes. If you seek for the highest quality and adjustability, you might want to go with DSLR cameras. But if you use your camera on daily basis and take it on trips with you, there’s no better option than a point-and-shoot camera. They are quite compact and pretty versatile. So, let’s take a look at the 5 best (in our opinion) compact point-and-shoot cameras on the market.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V. Sony offers a wide selection of cameras but this one stands out of the whole line-up because of its compactness. It easily fits in your pocket but still shows great performance. Users can shoot video in 4K (24fps) and take brilliant pictures with the quality comparable with a DSLR camera. And all of that is possible due to the 1-inch 20 MP sensor. $998 may seem a lot for this camera but its functionality justifies the costs.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100. For $698 you get the biggest sensor in this price category – 4/3 inches. Obviously, this means remarkable image quality. Along with 4K video support and a set of wireless connectivity options, this camera comes close to professional devices and even surpasses them in several aspects.
Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-4. This is a must-have device for travelers. The name states that the camera is tough and it doesn’t deceive you. TOUGH TG-4 is water-, dust- and freeze-proof. Plus, it withstands any drops or hits due to its shock-resistant construction. As for other aspects, you get the 16 MP sensor with the support of 1080p video. Another nice feature for travelers is a built-in eCompass.
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II. This compact device from Canon boasts, first of all, a very elegant design. Not only that – the 20 MP sensor allows you to take colourful photos and film FullHD videos. Together with intuitive controls and wireless connectivity, G9 X Mark II is a real catch for daily use. This $529 well spent.
Nikon COOLPIX A900. Another well-known camera brand on the list presents a great and practical device. The 20 MP CMOS sensor and 35x zoom range make it a fantastic option for depicting nature. Travelers would also appreciate 4K video support. Apart from that, A900 offers many wireless connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS. And don’t forget about the price – it’s only $366.