Top 10 Compact Point-and-Shoot Cameras
Pocketable cameras are easy to use, and a great choice for the casual photographer. From ultracompact point-and-shoots to slightly larger models with manual controls, here are the top pocket-size cameras we've tested this year.
Rated: Dec 23, 2011 11:20 AM
The Canon PowerShot S100 is just about the most capable compact camera we've seen, and it's packed with features that will please both novices and advanced shooters.
Rated: Jan 20, 2011 4:15 PM
The PowerShot S95 is a perfect camera to grow with, thanks to its pocketable size and its compelling blend of automated and manual controls.
Rated: May 13, 2011 2:15 PM
The Nikon Coolpix S9100 is the rare beast that will please both novices and experienced shooters, even with its lack of manual controls. Thanks to its great image quality and creative controls, practically anyone will find this camera a pleasure to...
Rated: Jul 27, 2011 11:40 AM
The Nikon Coolpix P300 offers great hardware and performance for its price, with an F1.8 lens, manual controls, and a very easy-to-use interface.
Rated: Aug 16, 2010 6:00 PM
The PowerShot SD4000 IS is one of the most impressive compact cameras we've tested, offering image quality and lens capabilities we're used to seeing on professional cameras.
Rated: May 6, 2011 4:50 PM
The ultracompact Cyber-shot WX10 packs a big punch--including a 7X zoom lens, 3D shooting, and smooth 1080i video--into a small package. Image quality could be better, but you'll still find a lot to like.
Rated: May 26, 2011 1:05 PM
We love the touchscreen-controlled Elph 500 HS's image quality, ultrawide-angle-lens, and range of shooting modes. We're less fond of its battery life and its user interface for manual controls.
Rated: Nov 5, 2010 12:30 PM
The Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR offers a great touchscreen interface, fast autofocus, and excellent image stabilization. Battery life, video quality, and image sharpness are weak spots.
Rated: Jul 20, 2011 6:00 PM
The shape-shifting Tryx offers good performance. It's a hard gadget to classify, but it works best when you make use of its twistable frame to overcome awkward lens placement and controls while employing it as a normal camera.
With good image quality, optical stabilization, and creative filters, the PowerShot A3300 IS offers quite a bit more than your average sub-$200 camera.