Top point-and shoot cameras of 2022

Korgan Lee By Korgan Lee - July 4th, 2022
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Have you been disappointed with the lacklustre performance of your smartphone’s camera? A new camera seems like the obvious solution, but there are so many options. If you’re after the highest quality shots, a DSLR camera might seem right for you. Unfortunately, they can have a pretty steep learning curve, requiring different lenses, adjusting settings, and a hefty price tag.

If you’re after better photos than your smartphone can take, without the complexity of a DSLR camera, a point-and-shoot camera is what you need! Point-and-shoot cameras are lightweight and compact, making them really easy to carry. Plus, most come with a built-in flash making them ideal for shots in the dark.

Canon PowerShot G7 MK III

The Canon PowerShot G7 MK III is a compact camera with a Stacked CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 8 processor. It produces superb image quality and performance. It has RAW image capability and the can shoot 4k videos at 30fps uncropped. Despite all of this, it still fits nicely into your pocket. The PowerShot G7 MK III is a truly marvellous camera, it comes with a focus stacking mode as well as a full-resolution panorama mode.

If you’re into vlogging the G7 X MK III is an even stronger option, as it allows you to stream live to YouTube! You can also send your images directly from the camera to Google Drive, Twitter, Flickr and email. Unfortunately, there is no hot shoe mount on the camera but there is a 3.5mm mic port, so you can connect a microphone for enhanced audio.

A picture of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS.

Specifications

  • Focal length: 35mm equivalent: 24-100mm
  • Aperture range: f1.8-f2.8
  • Processor Type: DIGIC 8
  • Image Stabilisation: Yes
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto ISO, 125-12800 (25600)
  • Optical Zoom: 4.2x
  • Shutter Speed Range (Sec.): (30) 1-1/2000
  • RAW mode: Yes
  • Width / Diameter: approx. 120 x 91.9mm
  • Weight: approx. 304g

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 V

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 V is a compact 20MP camera with a 1” CMOS sensor, and a 28-100mm stabilized lens with Zeiss branding and coating. It’s able to shoot RAW images with a range of filter effects at a high quality and record 4K videos at 30 fps.

The RX100 V has phase detection auto-focus with a total of 315 points, a 24fps burst, a 2.35 million dot XGA OLED electronic viewfinder, a 180-degree, tilting, 3-inch LCD screen, and a built-in pop-up flash.
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A picture of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 V.

Specifications

  • Focal length: 35mm equivalent: 28-70mm
  • Aperture range: f1.8-f2.8
  • Processor Type: BIONZ X
  • Image Stabilisation: Yes
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto ISO, 125-6400 (80-12800)
  • Optical Zoom: 2.9x
  • Shutter Speed Range (Sec.): (30) 30-1/2000
  • RAW mode: Yes
  • Width / Diameter: approx. 101.6 x 41mm
  • Weight: approx. 299g

Nikon Coolpix P950

The Nikon Coolpix P950 is an outstanding superzoom camera that is equipped with a 24-2000mm lens, this camera truly does it all. The P950 has a 16MP CMOS sensor with 7 fps continuous shooting, this means it’s able to take RAW images as well as 4K video at 30fps.

It has a 2.36 million-dot OLED viewfinder to give good image quality and a great dynamic range. Due to it being a bridge camera, you lose some sharpness as you raise the ISO because of the smaller sensor size.

A picture of the Nikon Coolpix P950.

Specifications

  • Focal length: 35mm equivalent: 24-2000mm
  • Aperture range: f2.8-6.5
  • Processor Type: EXPEED
  • Image Stabilisation: No
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto ISO, 100-1600 (6400)
  • Optical Zoom: 83x
  • Shutter Speed Range (Sec.): 60-1/4000
  • RAW mode: Yes
  • Width / Diameter: approx. 140.2 x 149.8mm
  • Weight: approx. 1005g

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 IV

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 IV is a 20MP premium superzoom camera with a 24-600mm f2.4-4 zoom lens and a 1” BSI-CMOS sensor. The new sensor comes with phase-detect autofocus and 24 fps with AF  allowing depth awareness and auto exposure.

The RX10 IV is truly an all-in-one camera for enthusiasts. It manages to rub shoulders with a host of DSLR and mirrorless cameras. If you're looking for one camera that has the ability to do it all but don’t want to carry a bunch of lenses, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 IV is for you.

A picture of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 IV.

Specifications

  • Focal length: 35mm equivalent: 24-600mm
  • Aperture range: f2.4-4
  • Processor Type: BIONZ X
  • Image Stabilisation: Yes
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto ISO, 100-12800 (64-25600)
  • Optical Zoom: 25x
  • Shutter Speed Range (Sec.): (30) 30-1/2000
  • RAW mode: Yes
  • Width / Diameter: approx. 133 x 145mm
  • Weight: approx. 1095g

Hopefully, this list will help you find your new favourite camera, no matter your budget or spec needs! If you’re after something in particular or want to check out some DSLR or mirrorless options, check out our full range of cameras here! If you’re interested in sharing your photography journey or want some feedback, join Photo Booth – Powered by PB Tech Group on Facebook


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CameronJ158

I usually use the camera on my phone, but sometimes a better picture with more options at a decent price is good to learn about. Thanks for the article!

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