Why we look for the compact electronics?Because compact, thin and sleek electronics accomplish both style and function, above all easy to carry. Here we have listed the top 10 best compact digital cameras to fit into your pocket but powerful enough to zoom in your photos to quite large dimensions. Most of them are quite trendy with less shutter lag and advanced features. Though they are quite priced in market but give you a fine quality capturing results as compared to the standard sized cameras. The basic criteria on which these cameras are compared to other cameras are its design, image quality (megapixels and optical zoom) and special features (as red eye removal, image stabilizer, color effects, self-timer, auto contrast and brightness, editing on the camera, GPS geo tagging, face detection and easy uploading) and of course its battery time (good is one which saves money and power for long time). You can experience the combination of all these exciting features by selecting any of the compact digital cameras from the list we have prepared for you, so you can capture the high quality photos of the most significant events.
10. Panasonic Lumix TS4
Size: 104 x 64 x 27 mm
This compact camera is offering brilliant features in terrific body design and attractive colors. It is best for snapshots in wet conditions. It has a resolution of 12.10 megapixels with 4.60x zooming capacity. It is easy to use as compared to other compact cameras. It is water proof to almost 40 feet and shockproof to 6.6 feet. The images results are nicely colored and much detailed.
9. Olympus TG-2
Size: 228 x 111 x 66mm
The pioneer of rugged cameras, Olympus TG-2 is with 12 mega pixels BSI-CMOS sensor and has 25-100mm zoom lens. It is water proof to the depth of 50 feet, shock proof from 2.1m, crush proof from 100kg and is freeze proof to -10 degrees. It has amazing mode of continuous shooting at 5fps. Video and image results are very fine and real. It has 3 in OLED display with the great dot resolution of 610,000. It has ability to add fisheye and teleconverter lens through some external adapter.
8. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX 100 II
Size: 3.6×5.8×10 cm
One of the best choices for enthusiast photographer. It has 20.2 megapixels Exmor back illuminated CMOS sensor for perfect image capturing and full HD 24p/25p high definition video capturing. It offers 3.6x, 28-100mm zooming sensor with fast aperture of f/1.8. It has a built in Wi-Fi and NFC connection. Autofocusing in 0.13 sec is its brilliant feature. It can shoot continuously up to 10fps with full resolution. It is relatively easier to use than other small digital cameras.
7. Panasonic TZ40
Price: $279.29 + $13.00 shipping
Size: 108.3 x 58.9 x 27.7 mm
18 megapixels Panasonic TZ40 is hugely a super zoom pocket camera. Its optical range is 20x zoom with the better image stabilization due to five axis correction system. Its touch screen resolution is increased to 920k dots. One of its amazing features is that you can control your camera with remote and can browse and copy images as it have built in NFC and Wi-Fi. Movie shooting as well as image capturing is outstanding. It’s a strong competitor in the market of super zoom pocket cameras.
6. Canon Powershot SX280 HS
Price: £ 299
Size: 106.4 x 62.8 x 32.6 mm
It’s a new travel zoom camera. Looks almost alike its predecessor SX260 HS in design but has many advance features. It has 12.1 megapixels back illuminated CMOS sensor with 460000 screen resolution. Engine has DIGIC 6 microprocessor. Has exceptional camera results and can shoot full 1080p HD movie at 60fps. On-board GPS with map utility software and GPS logger function, face detection, slow motion movies, built in Wi-Fi and full range of manual exposure mode are its wonderful features.
5. Sony Cyber-Shot W690
Size: 94.3×56.1×21.7 mm
It’s even smaller than a small cigarette packet but this camera has solved all complexities of photography. It is slim and good looking and has impressive features. It has 16.1 megapixels camera with zooming capability of 10x. It is available in many colors. Image quality is fine and video is made at rate of 30fps at resolution of 720p. Has a feature of image stabilization. It is an ultra-compact product.
4. Olympus Stylus XZ-2
Size: 113 x 65.4 x 48mm
It provides you a full manual control over a picture taking process. The new Olympus stylus XZ-2 has 12.3 megapixel resolution lenses with BSI CMOS sensor and ultra-bright 28-112 mm zoom lens. It has flash air capability to share the images to your social network. It has wireless TTL flash control, 1080p HD full movie recording and Truepic 6 image processor. Has many shooting modes and has the capability to attach the external viewfinder, headset, macro LEDs and flashguns.
3. Nikon Coolpix P330
The image quality depends upon the sensor size. Nikon Coolpix P330 has a 1/1.7in large sensor which is about double of which are used in other compact cameras. It is though less expensive than other excellent compact cameras still it gives them a strong competition in features and quality. The sensor when combines with lens of f/1.8 aperture improves the image quality in low light. It usually takes 2 seconds on average between shots; this time may increase while saving the raw pictures. Video recording is the best feature of this camera. The details are rendered with absolute precision in its 1080p clips. The results are clear and astonishingly sharp. Have smooth and silent auto zoom and auto focus feature. Images results are very amazing and impressive.
2. Fujifilm Finepix F800EXR
Size: 105.1 x 61 x 36 mm
It is a future packed travel zoom camera with the capability of 20x zoom. It is latest triple digit “F” series camera. It has 16.1 MP Backlit EXR CMOS II sensor with built in Wi-Fi. Manufactures claims it to be the world’s fastest AF systems in pocket camera. It is available in many exciting colors. It creates the images that are bright and beautifully colorful. Exposure control is spot on. There are several capturing modes that can be adjusted according to your requirement. You can shoot the video up to Full HD at 60fps. There are number of other video recording modes at low resolution as well. It is no doubt a feature full compact camera.
1. Fuji X100S
Its 16 megapixels camera results are impressively sharp, and are pretty special for such an expensive camera. It has a video mode with 1080p recording at 60fps.
Though it is an expensive camera but its charm and charisma make people to spend their rational judgment on it. It is beautifully designed and handsome in looks. It has a remarkable feature if viewfinder. Its EVF is most detailed with 2.6 million dots LCD. It is world smallest camera manufactured yet.