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Best Compact Cameras of 2018

When you need something more powerful than a smartphone camera, invest in a pocket sized machine. Your choice should come down to what you are going to use the camera for, not which looks the best. The compact camera market has changed significantly in the past few years thanks to the ever increasing competence of smartphone cameras.

That said, there’s still plenty of things that even budget-friendly compact cameras can do that the average smartphone can’t manage. All of the cameras in this roundup have sensors which are larger than those which you’ll find inside most phones. Indeed, many of the cameras here have sensors which are much larger making them ideal for low light photography. We’d recommend looking for a camera sized around one inch.

All but one of the cameras here also has some form of optical zoom, allowing you to get closer to the action than a fixed lens of a typical smartphone would allow. There’s also plenty of other great features worthy of note, including the ability to shoot in the ultra-flexible raw format (where the image file is minimally processed) full manual control, 4K video recording and a solid battery life. Here are 10 compact cameras for your consideration.


  • Fujifilm X100F
  • Panasonic Lumix ZS200 / TZ200
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
  • Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI
  • Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 / FZ2500
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
  • Sony Cyber-shot WX220
  • Leica Q


Original Article – https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/the-10-best-compact-cameras

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