Camera companies are always improving the compact camera by adding cool new features. Here are the best compact cameras.
Best Compact Bridge Camera to Buy
The Nikon CoolPix L820 is a bridge camera. Bridge cameras are compact cameras with superzoom. It is the Digital SLR and compact camera hybrid. It has 30x zoom. It has low light 16 MP CMOS sensor, which is designed for high performance in both daylight and low-light situations. You will not need a flash. The Nikon CoolPix L820 has a broad focal range that allows you to see good crisp details in your pictures.
You can capture Full HD 1080p video with full stereo sound. You have different color filter options. There is a low shutter lag, and it comes with AA batteries. Some people prefer AA to rechargeable battiers. The batteries that come with the camera have a longlife, and the AA batteries is nice option if you are vacationing.
Best Compact Camera to Buy
The Sony DSC RX 100/B compact camera is literally compact. It fits right into your pocket. The camera is very flexible to work with. It offers a speedy performance of up to 10fps and a high resolution of 20.2 MP. You can capture image stills and record video at the same time with the dual record mode. You can record full HD 1080p videos. If you like raw video, you can shoot that too. The Sony RX II has an ultra bright Carl Zeiss f/1.8 lens, which means it has more light to reduce ghosts and flares in your backgrounds.
It has a broad feature set ran by a 1” Exmor® CMOS sensor which processing noise reduction and allows for clear high resolution photos. Sony RX100 II has automatic ISO sensitivity. In other words, it will automatically adapt to any light conditions. This camera also has four shooting modes. It can be used by a novice and a professional. A few cool features include auto portrait framing, picture effect and creative style settings.
Best Compact Camera under $200
This newly released camera is easily on the top compact cameras of 2013. With a built in microphone, image stabilization, WiFi and GPS capabilities, it is one of Canon’s best offerings to date. Powershot SX280 joins the elite Canon series with the first ever Digic 6 processor. This processor improves low light performance up to ISO 6400. Digic 6 also reduces lag by performing at up to 14fps. It records MP4 videos at 60fps at 1080p. The noise is reduced at 30fps.
The image quality of this camera is one the best around with a 12.1 MP High-sensitivity CMOS sensor. The optical image stabilizer uses lens-shift technology to auto correct any unwanted movement so you do not have to worry about your shaky hands messy up your photo. It has a 20x optical zoom that capture detailed images. It has different shooting modes to accommodate every type of photographer. You can capture quick shots or artistic images. The sky is the limit with this camera.
Best Compact Camera under $500
This camera has the style of cameras from generations ago, but it is programmed with the technology of the future. The Fujifilm X20 has 12MP x trans CMOS II Sensor. It is a great alternative for a Digital SLR. It has phase detection pixels for autofocus. It has 1920 x 1080 movie recording and a 6 x 6 RGGB filter array with a highly random pattern. Also comes with a built in image stabilizer.
This camera comes with a newly developed Digital Trans Panel. This is responsible for providing clear focus of the shooting area, brightness of the viewfinder and controlling shutter speed.
These cameras are some of the best compact cameras out to offer. They are very versatile. They will make great gifts for a novice and a photo enthusiast.