Best Compact Cameras

Best Compact Cameras

Best Compact Cameras Under $500

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ82 thumbnail

27th February 2017 $399.00 The new Lumix DC-FZ82 replaces the 3 year-old FZ72 as Panasonic's most affordable super-zoom camera, with only the 60x, 20-1200mm F2.8-5.9 zoom lens remaining the same. In most other aspects, the FZ82 clearly benefits from 3 years of camera development, inheriting many trickle-down features from higher up the company's extensive range... Read the review.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS thumbnail

25th April 2016 $379.00 Canon’s SX range of travel compact cameras have long been popular, and with merit because they’ve been well crafted. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS continues that tradition, housing a market-leading 40x optical zoom in a slim and sleek body design, which is ideal for those who are travelling, holidaying, or just looking for something which they can use for day trips and every day usage. Read the review.

Best Compact Cameras Over $500

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 thumbnail

3rd November 2016 $1,199.00 The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 builds on the previous FZ1000 model and turns it into a mini-GH4, offering almost all of that camera's video capabilities in a convenient super-zoom format. If you want a non-interchangeable lens camera that will cover all your still and video requirements, the new Panasonic FZ2000 is the one to buy. Read the review.

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30th March 2017 $6,595.00 ...the new M10 shouldn't be overlooked if you favour a hands-on, manual approach to your photography, with an added dash of speed, improved handling and connectivity. While it probably won't win over too many new converts to the M-system way of thinking, the new Leica M10 should surely please all of the current Leica M disciples... Read the review.

Fujifilm X100F thumbnail

17th March 2017 $1,299.00 The Fujifilm X100F is a very enjoyable camera to use, and fans of the brand and this style of camera will not be disappointed by the improvements made to this latest iteration. Read the review.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II thumbnail

7th March 2017 $569.00 Although owners of the original Canon PowerShot G9 X aren't going to be too excited by the improvements on offer, the new Mark II does represent a minor step forward for Canon's most pocket-friendly compact camera, particularly in its operational speed. Read the review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 thumbnail

25th October 2016 $699.00 ...the Lumix DMC-LX15 is the latest in a long line of enthusiast-friendly compact cameras from Panasonic, offering excellent image quality and intuitive handling in a pocketable format. Read the review.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V thumbnail

24th October 2016 $1,000.00 The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V offers the World’s fastest auto-focusing speed, the World's most AF points, and the World's fastest continuous shooting speed, for a humble compact camera. Is this enough to justify the $1000 / £1000 price-tag? Find out by reading our expert Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V review, complete with sample photos, test shots, videos and more... Read the review.

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7th July 2016 $1,499.00 If you're somebody who travels a lot and wants a camera that you can use with minimum fuss (such as the hassle of changing lenses) and stay relatively light, the Sony RX10 III could be a good option for you. Image quality is great from the one-inch sensor, and although perhaps not quite on par with a DSLR or CSC with an even larger sensor, it's capable of producing some fantastically detailed images and even works pretty well in low light. Read the review.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II thumbnail

4th May 2016 $699.00 ...the new Mark II does represent a step forward for Canon's premium pocket compact camera, particularly in its operational speed. Continuous shooting rates, auto-focusing speed and general all-round performance have been boosted by the impressive Digic 7 processor, while image quality is subsequently slightly better too. Read the review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 thumbnail

25th February 2016 $699.00 In many respects, Panasonic has produced the perfect compact camera for travelling photographers who are looking for very high image quality but also want the flexibility of a zoom. Read the review.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II thumbnail

23rd February 2016 $3,299.00 Last year the Leica Q emerged to take the crown from Sony in the full-frame fixed lens market. Now however, Sony has hit back with something which competes extremely well. There are benefits to both the systems, so it’s difficult to call an outright winner, but Sony has produced something very, very capable in the new Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II. Read the review.