Best Digital Point and Shoot Cameras 2017

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Making the decision to buy a digital point and shoot camera is simple. Finding the right one for your needs is going to be difficult. You may think that there is not much to choose from between cameras. After all, the whole idea of this type of camera is to just click a button with no settings needing to be changed. You will be surprised at how wrong you are. As you go through this list of the best digital point and shoot cameras 2017, you will realize that there are more differences between the cameras than you thought. That is why we decided to put together a little set of ‘instructions’ to make it easier for you to choose the camera that is right for you.

Don’t Just Focus on Megapixels

This is probably one of the biggest mistakes that you can make when you are searching for the best digital point and shoot cameras in 2017. However, many people still do it. The first thing they look for in a camera is how many megapixels it is. Nowadays, as long as the megapixels is somewhere over 5, then you do not need to worry. You are never going to blow your picture up enough for more megapixels to have any impact.

What Should You Focus On?

Sensor size! Sensors in point and shoot cameras tend to be on the smaller side of things. If you put too many megapixels on that sensor, the camera is not going to perform all that well in low light settings. The colors may also appear a little bit washed out. Look for a sensor that is around the 1/1.7” point. It will help. Bit more expensive, though. If you are mostly going to be shooting in light, then a smaller sensor should be fine.

Lens

There will be several pieces of information related to the lens. The main piece of marketing will be focused on the zoom range. Forget about that. The focal length range is what you want. While the zoom range will be highlighted by an “x” e.g. 5x zoom, you want the number that is in mm. It will give you the field of view. The wider the range, the better.

LCDs

If the camera has an LCD on it, do not just focus on the size of the LCD. Also think about the resolution of the LCD as this will have an impact on the quality of the image that appears there.

Image Stabilization

We recommend that you only opt for a camera which has image stabilization. Point and shoot cameras are light, which means that you will struggle to ‘hold’ them steady (trust us). So, if a camera does not have an image stabilization feature, we suggest that you give it a wide berth. Generally speaking, all cameras over the $100 mark should have this.

Have a browse through the best digital point and shoot cameras 2017 now. We are positive you will find one that tickles your fancy.

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Nikon COOLPIX L840 Digital Camera with 38x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Black)
  • 38x optical zoom telephoto lens with Vibration Reduction; 76x dynamic fine zoom
  • Low-light 16MP CMOS image sensor
  • 3.0-inch 921,000-dot Tilt LCD display
  • Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology for instant sharing
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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and tilt LCD screen - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)
  • 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel* CMOS sensor with Canon's new DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps deliver exceptional image quality even in low light.
  • Features a bright f/1.8 (W) - f/2.8 (T), 4.2x (24-100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm andBattery IS-equipped lens.
  • Capture impressively high resolution images with high-speed continuous shooting up to 8 fps in both RAW mode / JPEG mode.
  • Multi-angle capacitive 3.0" touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots and tilt option of 180 Degree up and 45 Degree down.
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound.
Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Red)
  • 4X wide-angle optical zoom with fast f2.0 high speed lens
  • Waterproof to depths of 50 feet, freeze proof to 14 degrees f, shockproof to 7 feet, crushproof to 220 lb.
  • Raw capture, live composite, underwater modes with underwater hdr
  • Wi-Fi / GPS / e. compass
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS with 12x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi(Black)
  • 12x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer helps you capture images with flexibility and ease
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos
  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor combines with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to help deliver stunning image quality even in low light
  • 1080p HD video capabilities
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD enables easy viewing even from a wide angle.Country of origin is china
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Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera (Silver)
  • APS-C 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II Sensor w/ EXR Processor II
  • Newly developed Electronic Viewfinder allows for highly accurate manual focus (ERF)
  • NEW Electronic Shutter 1/32000 sec.
  • New Classic Chrome Mode expands Film Simulation Modes to 11 modes
  • Full HD Movies - 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24pfs with exposure adjustment,If Optical viewfinder is blurry possible adjustable diopter needed to be adjusted.
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Ricoh GR II Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • Refer the user manual below for troubleshooting
  • The GR II comes equipped with Wi-Fi functions for wireless connection with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is also compatible with NFC (Near Field Communication) functions for easy pairing with mobile devices
  • The advanced GR ENGINE V imaging engine offers high-sensitivity shooting with minimal noise and the GR II's anti-aliasing filter-less design produces supremely high resolution, color-rich images.
  • Capture both JPG and open-standard DNG RAW images. The GR II offers a variety of computer-free image processing functions, including in-body RAW-data development to output JPEG format files.
  • Capture full HD video in widescreen 1080p resolution with h.264 compression @ 30 frames per second. The Autofocus system remains active with movement as the camera continuously focuses subjects in the center of its angle of view.
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom, Built-in Wi-Fi and 3 inch LCD (Black)
  • 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality and fast operation
  • Ultra-slim, lightweight and pocket-size camera with intuitive LCD touch panel that has an improved user interface, which allows for quick and easy setting changes even while taking a picture
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video (60p/30p/24p options) for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at up to 60 frames per second for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format
  • Easily transfer images and videos to a compatible smartphone, tablet or Canon Connect Station CS100 device with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability, and share on social networking sites or view on an HDTV
  • Continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.0 fps helps capture dynamic movements of fast moving subjects
Fujifilm X30 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Silver)
  • 12MP 2/3-inch X-TransTM CMOS II sensor with no Optical Low Pass Filter
  • 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder with 0.65x magnification
  • Bright F2.0-2.8 Fujinon 4 x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Instinctive control ring
  • 11 Film Simulation Modes including - New Classic Chrome, Provia, Velvia and Astia
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10K Camera, 20.1 Megapixel 1" Sensor, 3X 24-72mm F/1.4-2.8 LEICA DC Lens, Black
  • Large 1", 20 Megapixel sensor delivers brighter, more colorful photos with fewer image artifacts.
  • 3x (24-72mm) F/1.4-2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX optical zoom lens performance, with super bright F/1.4-2.8 aperture for impressive background defocus effects.
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus and internal Focus Stacking modes.
  • Premium lens-mounted control ring brings DSLR-like exposure control to a compact point-and-shoot camera body.
  • Large 3.0-inch touch monitor (approx.1040k-dot) tilts upward 180 degree for easy selfie photos.
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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and tilt LCD screen - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)
  • 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel* CMOS sensor with Canon's new DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps deliver exceptional image quality even in low light.
  • Features a bright f/1.8 (W) - f/2.8 (T), 4.2x (24-100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm andBattery IS-equipped lens.
  • Capture impressively high resolution images with high-speed continuous shooting up to 8 fps in both RAW mode / JPEG mode.
  • Multi-angle capacitive 3.0" touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots and tilt option of 180 Degree up and 45 Degree down.
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound.
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PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera, 16X LEICA DC Vario-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens, 21.1 Megapixels, 1 Inch High Sensitivity Sensor, DMC-FZ1000 (USA BLACK)
  • 4K QFHD 30p video with hybrid 8MP post capture
  • Large 1-inch 20.1MP MOS sensor for amazing defocus control
  • Bright Leica DC Lens 25-400mm F2.8-4.0
  • Super-fast LUMIX DFD focusing technology
  • Integrated smartphone WiFi for remote imaging control

All prices are last updated on 2017-10-21 / Product images credit: Amazon.com

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Best known for her gadget coverage, Maya has written hundreds of tech reviews — scrutinizing every small details for brilliant review pieces. Maya is a fixture at every major tech announcement event and has never missed a single CES.

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