There’s a massive range of choices when it comes to the best compact cameras. Each of the models chosen for our expert buyer’s guide offers something your average smartphone can’t. That could be a large sensor, optical zoom, or a plethora of manual controls, giving you greater creative freedom with your shots.
The market is diverse, but that definitely means there’s something to suit your needs, whether you’re looking for a compact model that also handles 4K video recording, or you’re heading off on a sight-seeing holiday and want a smaller, retro-style snapper to pack in your bag.
Our top pick for the best compact camera is the Sony RX100 VI which offers superlative image quality for something so dinky. But, as always, there’s a trade-off here… If you’re looking for a big zoom, you’ll need to look elsewhere. Worry not, as we’ve reviewed and recommended nine other superb compact cameras so that you can easily find the perfect one for you.
Best Point and Shoot Camera with Zoom of 2020
Sony RX100 VI 20.1 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera w/ 1-inch sensor, 24-200mm ZEISS zoom lens and pop-up OLED EVF...
- 24-200mm F2.8-F4.5 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens
- World's fastest (0.03 sec) hybrid AF system (contrast + phase)
- Battery life:Up to 330 shots / 165 minutes
- In-the-box: Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Strap Adapter
PANASONIC LUMIX ZS200 15X Leica DC Lens with Stabilization, 20.1 Megapixel, Large 1 inch Low Light Sensor (DC-ZS200S USA Silver)
- [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.+)
- 24.3MP X Trans CMOS III APS C sensor with no low pass filter and X Processor Pro
- 8 way focus lever plus the number of focusing points has been expanded from 49 in previous models to 91 (up to 325 points)
Canon PowerShot Digital Camera [G7 X Mark II] with Wi-Fi & NFC, LCD Screen, and 1-inch Sensor - Black
- 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
- World’s Fastest AF acquisition speed of 0.03 sec. Optical image stabilisation technology developed by Sony is valuable for handheld still and movie shooting, especially in low light or at the ultra-telephoto end of the zoom range up to 600 mm
Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Large Four Thirds 21.7 MP Multi Aspect Sensor 24-75mm Leica DC VARIO-SUMMILUX F1.7-2.8 Lens Wi-Fi and...
- 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
PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera, 16X LEICA DC Vario-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens, 21.1 Megapixels, 1 Inch High Sensitivity...
- Big sensor quality: Large 1 inch 20.1MP MOS sensor for improved low light capture and large sensor background defocus effects
- 4K video & Photo: 4K 30P video with hybrid photography 8MP video frame grabs as photos
Canon G1X Mark III Digital Camera Bundle + Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III Advanced Accessory Kit - Including EVERYTHING You...
- WHOISCAMERA' CANON CAMERAS FAVORITE DEALER - Includes Canon Full USA Warranty.
- WHOISCAMERA' ADVANCED HANDPICKED BUNDLE - Canon G1x Mark III Body - SanDisk 32GB Memory Card - Professional Camera Case.
- INCLUDED WITH THE CANON G1X CAMERA - Battery Pack NB-13L - Battery Charger CB-2LH - Wrist Strap WS-DC12.
- 3000 millimeter optical zoom-the most powerful zoom lens Ever put on a Nikon Coolpix camera
- 4K Ultra HD video with HDMI out, stereo sound and an accessory Hot Shoe
- Rock steady dual detect image stabilization and great low light capability. VIBRATION REDUCTION: Lens shift VR (still pictures) / Lens shift and Electronic VR (movies)
PANASONIC LUMIX ZS100 4K Point and Shoot Camera, 10X LEICA DC Vario-ELMARIT F2.8-5.9 Lens with Hybrid O.I.S., 20.1 Megapixels, 1...
- POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA: Large, 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor plus 10X zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (25-250mm) and HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) delivers brighter, more colorful photos with fewer image artifacts
Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera w/40x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch Tilt LCD - 4K VIdeo, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled...
- 40x optical zoom with optical image stabilizer and zoom framing assist.
- 4K video and 4K time-lapse movie.
- 20.3 Megapixel^ CMOS sensor
- Video Capture Resolution - FHD 1080p
- High zoom 24-600mm (25x) F2.4-4.0 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 20.1 MP 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor w/ DRAM, 4K movie recording w/ direct pixel readout and no pixel binning
- Super slow-motion movie HFR (High frame rate) up to 960 fps (40x), Fast Intelligent AF achieves autofocus as quick as 0.09-sec., Fast response up to 14fps and 1/32000 sec. Anti-Distortion Shutter