Compact Dedicated Digital Cameras - Better Than Your Phone Any Day of the Week | December, 2019

Smartphone snaps can be amazing, but they are not as versatile as compact cameras. When it comes to photographing subjects in good light, smartphone cameras work just fine. But when fast moving subjects or low or difficult lighting are faced, camera phones don't stand a chance against the dedicated compact digital camera. The large sensors of these cameras ensure image quality excels in all kinds of lighting conditions. When it comes to aperture and sensor size, a high-end camera beats a smartphone hollow. For most photographers, lens variability is critical. Here too, the compact dedicated digital camera scores. With macro modes, these cameras can shoot close ups from as little as 1 cm away. When it comes to factors like manual control, battery and cost, there are no equals to a compact digital camera.

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Nikon Coolpix S7000 16 MP Digital Camera

The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 16 MP digital camera with enhanced digital zoom function that doubles reach and magnifies photo impact, with 20x optical zoom and 40x dynamic fine zoom. Target finding AF for accurate and intelligent autofocus and full HD 1080/60i videos with stereo sound make this camera perfect for photography or videography. It...Read More

The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 16 MP digital camera with enhanced digital zoom function that doubles reach and magnifies photo impact, with 20x optical zoom and 40x dynamic fine zoom. Target finding AF for accurate and intelligent autofocus and full HD 1080/60i videos with stereo sound make this camera perfect for photography or videography. It has 18 scene modes, built in Wi-Fi and NFC technology for wirelessly sharing photos with smartphones and a compact, light body to make operation simple and seamless. With vibration reduction, the photos remain sharp and the videos steady. Scene modes are in place for shooting under difficult lighting conditions.

Pros:

Built in Wi-Fi and NFC technology

Target Finding AF for accuracy and intelligent autofocus

Cons:

No memory card

Brand: Nikon
Model#: 26483
Weight: 5.8 ounces
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Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

This digital camera comes with 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and focus sensitivity range of EV0 to EV 20 at ISO 100 equal with F2.8 lens. The ISO is expandable to 51200 and the Hybrid AF with 179 point focal plane phase detection and 25 contrast detect points are an added charm. This amazing camera permits...Read More

This digital camera comes with 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and focus sensitivity range of EV0 to EV 20 at ISO 100 equal with F2.8 lens. The ISO is expandable to 51200 and the Hybrid AF with 179 point focal plane phase detection and 25 contrast detect points are an added charm. This amazing camera permits up to 11 fps continuous shooting. Its 3 inch tilting LCD offers 921,000 dot and the OLED electronic viewfinder has 1.4 million dot, 100% coverage capabilities. With a BIONZ X image processor to create full HD movies and still images, it also has a phase and contrast detection method combination to quickly and accurately acquire focus unlike most mirrorless cameras.

Pros:

3 inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots

Versatile, advanced mirrorless camera

Cons:

No built in sensor shifting image stabilization

Brand: Sony
Model#: ILCE6000L/B
Weight: 12.2 ounces
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Kodak PIXPRO Friendly Zoom FZ53 (Red)

This Kodak bundle includes a Kodak PIXPRO Friendly Zoom digital camera, a Sony memory card, camera case, focus wallet, Top Brand camera kit and rechargeable lithium ion battery. Kodak authorized dealers offer this camera with 720 HD video for great motion projects and 16 MP CCD censor for flawless picture quality. It also has numerous detection...Read More

This Kodak bundle includes a Kodak PIXPRO Friendly Zoom digital camera, a Sony memory card, camera case, focus wallet, Top Brand camera kit and rechargeable lithium ion battery. Kodak authorized dealers offer this camera with 720 HD video for great motion projects and 16 MP CCD censor for flawless picture quality. It also has numerous detection settings apart from an impressive 5X zoom and one touch HD video, 28mm wide angle lens to grab the whole picture. It has a micro 5 pin USB version 2.0 and a lithium ion rechargeable battery too, apart from an SD/SDHC memory card.

Pros:

Built in flash

16 MP CCD Sensor for clarity and sharp pictures

Cons:

No external memory in camera

Brand: Kodak
Model#: FZ53RD
Weight: 1.4 pounds
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Webat Mini Digital Compact Camera 2.7 inch TFT LCD HD Compact Digital Camera

The Webat Mini Digital Compact Camera has built-in flash, supporting pict bridge, face detection, continue shot and smile capture. It also has a photo express software for managing and adding to the photo quality. Its 2.7 inch TFT LCD, 8x digital zoom, anti shake, continuous capture system with a self timer is perfect for novices or...Read More

The Webat Mini Digital Compact Camera has built-in flash, supporting pict bridge, face detection, continue shot and smile capture. It also has a photo express software for managing and adding to the photo quality. Its 2.7 inch TFT LCD, 8x digital zoom, anti shake, continuous capture system with a self timer is perfect for novices or advanced pros. This camera has a maximum pixel capacity of 16MP and a USB 2.0 interface. It has a SD card for external memory with a capacity of 32GB. Shooting is single and continuous and focal length ranges from 6.2 to 31.0mm. Don’t miss the white balance, scene options and high sensitivity of this camera, for it enables you to take lifelike pictures without missing a beat.

Pros:

Face detection and built in flash

Optical zoom of 5x and LCD viewfinder

Cons:

Low end lens

Brand: Webat
Model#: V100
Weight: 8.8 ounces
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera

This kit includes 11 products with full US warranties. The Panasonic Lumix DMC LX100 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera along with a camera case, a transcend 300x card, flexible camera tripod, spare DMW BLG-10 battery and a SDHC microSD reader along with a memory card case, LCD screen protectors and image recovery software is high on convenience....Read More

This kit includes 11 products with full US warranties. The Panasonic Lumix DMC LX100 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera along with a camera case, a transcend 300x card, flexible camera tripod, spare DMW BLG-10 battery and a SDHC microSD reader along with a memory card case, LCD screen protectors and image recovery software is high on convenience. The Panasonic Wi-Fi digital camera has a large 4/3 inch high sensitivity MOS sensor with multi-aspect ratios. With f/1.7-2.8 brightness, crisp detail and high speed, the LEICA lens system adds value to the camera’s compact body. Additional features include 22 filter effects, Panasonic image app, depth from defocus technologies and 4K videos.

Pros:

11 amazing products including compact camera

Full warranty

Cons:

Expensive

Brand: Panasonic
Model#: K-88556-01
Weight: 4 pounds
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Fujifilm X100F 24.3 MP APS-C Digital Camera

The Fujifilm-X100F compact digital camera offers a 24.3 MP X trans CMOS III APS-C sensor with no low pass filter and X processor Pro. It has an 8-way focus lever and the number of focusing points have been expanded from 49 to 91 up 325 points. ISO dial is built in and incorporated into the shutter...Read More

The Fujifilm-X100F compact digital camera offers a 24.3 MP X trans CMOS III APS-C sensor with no low pass filter and X processor Pro. It has an 8-way focus lever and the number of focusing points have been expanded from 49 to 91 up 325 points. ISO dial is built in and incorporated into the shutter speed dial. The AF mode offers single as well as zone and wide tracking. Standard sensitivity is boosted to ISO 12800 in this camera which has processing speed 4x times the previous models. Expanded phase detection AF area ensures high speed precision when it comes to focusing.

Pros:

4x faster processing than standard models

8 focus lever with 91-326 points

Cons:

No zoom capabilities

Brand: Fujifilm
Model#: X100F – Silver
Weight: 2 pounds
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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera

The Canon PowerShot G7 Mark II digital camera comes with Canon’s DIGIC 7 image processor, 20.1 MP CMOS sensor and a 9 blade iris diaphragm and battery image stabilization equipped lenses. It captures high resolution images with high speed continuous shooting up to 8 fps in RAW and JPEG mode. Its multi angle capacitive 3.0 touch...Read More

The Canon PowerShot G7 Mark II digital camera comes with Canon’s DIGIC 7 image processor, 20.1 MP CMOS sensor and a 9 blade iris diaphragm and battery image stabilization equipped lenses. It captures high resolution images with high speed continuous shooting up to 8 fps in RAW and JPEG mode. Its multi angle capacitive 3.0 touch panel LCD offers screen resolution of 1.04 million dots and tilt angle of 180 degree up and 45 degrees down. The camera is perfect for stunning 1080p videos In HD-MP4 format and stereo sound. Its small compact design is perfect for travel and the bright f/1.8-2.8 lens captures impressive images for channeling your creative spark even in difficult lighting.

Pros:

1.0 inch 20.1 Megapixel CMOS Censor delivers quality pictures even in low light

Ergonomically designed body and buttons

Cons:

Lens not interchangeable

Brand: Canon
Model#: 1066C001
Weight: 1.4 pounds
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Digital Camera

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 digital camera comes with manual controls and superior light capture a with large, multi aspect micro four thirds sensor, and clear, stable framing due to eye level EVF of around 2764 dot. Enjoy the full hybrid photo experience with this unique camera, that offers30p 4K ultra HD video and photo mode. Capture...Read More

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 digital camera comes with manual controls and superior light capture a with large, multi aspect micro four thirds sensor, and clear, stable framing due to eye level EVF of around 2764 dot. Enjoy the full hybrid photo experience with this unique camera, that offers30p 4K ultra HD video and photo mode. Capture entire scenes without missing a shot. With fast maximum aperture range of f/1.7-2.8, the lens work well in lower light situations and provide selective focus control for shallow field imagery depth, with a nine-bladed aperture for smooth rendering of out of focus pictures.

Pros:

Superior light capture with large sensor

Clear and stable framing

Cons:

No external memory

Brand: Panasonic
Model#: DMC-LX100-K
Weight: 12.3 ounces
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Sony DSC-RX100/B 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom

This Sony camera comes equipped with a 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor, 28-100mm equivalent f/1.8-4.9 lens, ISO 125-6400 expandable to 80, 100 and 25,600. Its 3 Inch LCD screen with 1.2 dots and steady shot image stabilization as well as customized front control ring and rear control dial offer complete creative control. The ultra slim, aluminum...Read More

This Sony camera comes equipped with a 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor, 28-100mm equivalent f/1.8-4.9 lens, ISO 125-6400 expandable to 80, 100 and 25,600. Its 3 Inch LCD screen with 1.2 dots and steady shot image stabilization as well as customized front control ring and rear control dial offer complete creative control. The ultra slim, aluminum body of this camera is sturdy and in burst modes it can shoot 10fps VGA with moving image size of 640×480 30 fps at approximately 3 mbps. Full range of controls from program to aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes for advanced photos to iAuto for beginners, RAW image capture and amazing videos and stills make this a perfect camera for pros and amateurs alike.

Pros:

Customizable function button

100% creative control for video and still shooting

Cons:

Menu options for flash only, no separate button

Brand: Sony
Model#: DSCRX100/B
Weight: 8.5 ounces
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Canon PowerShot SX710 HS – Wi-Fi Enabled (Black)

Canon’s PowerShot SX710 HS is Wi-Fi enabled and has a 20.3 megapixel high sensitivity CMOS censor with a DIGIC 6 Image Processor. The dedicated movie button captures stunning 1080p full HD videos and large 3.0 inch LCD with screen resolution of 922,000 dots allows wide angle photos that are sharp and clear. High zoom, compact body...Read More

Canon’s PowerShot SX710 HS is Wi-Fi enabled and has a 20.3 megapixel high sensitivity CMOS censor with a DIGIC 6 Image Processor. The dedicated movie button captures stunning 1080p full HD videos and large 3.0 inch LCD with screen resolution of 922,000 dots allows wide angle photos that are sharp and clear. High zoom, compact body and 30X optical zoom give the versatility your photos need, while the intelligent image stabilization and zoom framing add to the value. Exceptional performance under low light conditions and outstanding versatility that can handle any zooming requirements make this a worthy purchase.

Pros:

Versatile camera with wide angle zooming

Built in Wi-fi to permit wireless transfer of images and video to mobile devices

Cons:

Does not have a memory card included

Brand: Canon
Model#: 0109C001
Weight: 9.4 ounces
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Why Don’t I Just Use the one on my phone?

Compact smartphone cameras cannot hold a candle to a dedicated compact digital camera. Zoom functions of smartphone are far below that of dedicated cameras, for starters. Optical zoom is the true zoom while digital zoom creates the illusion of expanding a photograph. Consider that the smartphone has digital zoom and even those with optical zoom like the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom with 10x capability cannot hold a candle to the point and shoot cameras with an average of 35x optical zoom and 70x total zoom like the Nikon Coolpix A900. Additionally, smartphone cameras have small sensors which compromise photography. Smartphone sensors are 1/3.6″ to1 /2.3″ which is the smallest value possible in a point and shoot. A tiny sensor captures less light and lowers the dynamic range. Colors the sensor accurately produces increase the range of colors captured effectively. Larger sensors in point and shoot dedicated compact digital cameras make them tiny powerhouses capable of fueling creative sparks. Low light environments are challenging for smartphone camera image quality as a result.

Top Benefits of Dedicated Compact Digital Cameras

Dedicated compact digital cameras offer a real zoom, in the form of optical zoom. This really benefits the photos taken in low light. When light conditions are less than perfect, a small sensor is equated with less vibrant pictures. Compact cameras beat this by having large sensors despite their small size. Compact cameras are also perfect for capturing the beauty of night scenes and pictures in the dark. Digital compact cameras are also more adaptable and have automatic focus features which really help while taking action shots. Photo capability of high megapixels, and anti shake features make a dedicated digital compact camera the perfect choice for photographers who want to excel. If you want a picture that can be refined and edited further, a compact digital camera offers a lot of possibilities here too.

How to Buy The Best Compact Digital Camera?

Point and shoot models are compact, easy to use and create beautiful photos with minimal effort. But the first consideration is that there’s more to a camera than megapixels. Sensor size is equally important. Placing too many pixels on smaller image sensors can have a real adverse impact under low lit conditions. But the advantage of putting in lenses with longer zoom factors in compact cameras, means you can access lightweight portability. Small compact cameras with larger image sensors offer top notch image quality. Lens focal length needs to be considered, not just the zoom factor. The focal length tells you about the field of view cameras can cover. Budget cameras generally have a value of around 35mm. In a toss up between size and features, you need a trade off between the two. When it comes to LCD, display resolution is as critical as size. You can also opt for a point and shoot with a touch screen interface. Good low light photos lessen the need for flash. ISO is the ability of the camera to respond to light. The higher the ISO, the more light the sensor collects. A compact camera with higher ISO settings means blur-free photos.

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