Don't-Miss Point & shoot camera Stories

Ricoh GR review: Don't mistake it for a typical point and shoot

With excellent image quality and tons of extra features, this camera proves that you can shoot big without a zoom lens.

Samsung Galaxy GC110 Review: Camera, Android device, or neither?

With a lot of strengths and a few key weaknesses, the hybrid phone-camera could be your ideal all-in-one or a hamstrung all-in-none.

Review: Canon PowerShot N is a pint-size powerhouse

It's not much bigger than an iPhone, but the PowerShot N does everything better.

Feed your creativity with the Fujifilm X20 compact camera

Even though it has plenty of “auto everything” modes, the more you know about photography, the more you can get out of the Fujifilm X20.

Review: Samsung EX2F point-and-shoot touts performance and Wi-Fi edge

The Samsung EX2F offers an appealing feature set for those who want to grow their skills, as well as for photographers who want to use a compact camera without giving up manual controls.

Review: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 digital camera

The RX100 is a pocket-size, go-anywhere camera that provides outstanding image quality, with ergonomics that make taking control of the device easy and enjoyable.

Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR: Feature-filled pocket zoom stumbles in key areas

The 20X-optical-zoom FinePix F770EXR does a lot of things well, but it falls short of the competition in overall image quality.

Nikon Coolpix S9300 review: Easy to use, so-so performance

The Coolpix S9300 is an 18X-zoom pocket camera with very simple controls, but its image quality takes a big step backward when matched against that of its excellent predecessor.

Best Cameras for Different Needs

From pocket cameras to pricey DSLRs, find the model that's picture-perfect for you.

Nikon Coolpix P310 Review: Premium Compact Camera at a Bargain Price

With an F1.8 lens, manual exposure controls, and a much lower price than its premium point-and-shoot rivals, the pocketable Coolpix P310 offers excellent bang for the buck.

Samsung WB850F: Feature-Filled 21X Pocket Zoom Has Connections

Moreso than any Wi-Fi camera we've tested, the 21X-optical-zoom WB850F is an excellent option outside of its wireless-sharing features.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Review: Amazing Photos, Troubling Limitations

The $800 Canon PowerShot G1 X has a very large sensor for a fixed-lens camera, and its image quality is absolutely stunning. On macro photos, autofocus speeds, and fast-action shots, however, it may let you down.

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review: Another Top-Notch Canon Pocket Zoom

The 20X-optical-zoom PowerShot SX260 HS pocket megazoom does a lot of things--and it does many of them well, thanks to very good image quality, great creative modes, and manual exposure controls.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Review: 20X Pocket Megazoom Loaded With Options

The Lumix ZS20 is a top-tier travel camera, thanks to a far-reaching zoom lens, built-in GPS with mapping, extensive shooting options, and good (but not great) image and video quality.

Samsung WB150F Review: A Pocket Megazoom With Built-In Wi-Fi

The Samsung WB150F is one of the first Wi-Fi-enabled cameras we've seen to offer impressive specs outside of its wireless tricks. However, it may not go far enough into manual-control territory to please seasoned shooters.