Choose a compact camera in 2019
Modern compact cameras are extremely convenient for traveling, hiking and simple walks in a busy city, and are able to provide high-quality images that are not inferior to the sometimes larger analogues, which barely fit in special backpacks. And today we bring to your attention a small rating of the best compact cameras in the spring of 2019.
If you suddenly wanted to buy a compact camera, you will probably be glad to learn that the modern market offers a really huge selection of high-quality models. And this despite the fact that the sheer number of leading brands (most of which are of course Japanese) is not so great. In addition, each of the current models can offer something that your smartphone, for example, will not be capable of. It can be either various sensors or optical zoom, as well as many other features, such as a sufficient number of controls and settings, providing you the freedom to be creative when shooting.
The current market is diverse, and this definitely means that there is always something to satisfy your needs, whether you are looking for a compact model that will support 4K video recording, or want a small retro camera that fits even a small one bag or backpack. And today we bring to your attention a small list of several of the best models of compact cameras available on the market.
And it opens the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS – a great solution for those who are looking for a compact and convenient camera for travel. Despite the fact that it has manual control options, this is not a model that will help more advanced users achieve unprecedented results when shooting, since we have a relatively budget option. Among the pleasant functional features, one can also note the presence of a 40x optical zoom, which copes with its function perfectly. As for the pictures themselves, then if you intend to use this camera mainly with sufficient lighting, then they will come out very decent.
Another interesting model among the offers of the mid-budget price segment can definitely be considered the compact camera Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90, which of course is perfect for travel, while being one of the most versatile models on the market. It offers a number of attractive features, including a 30x optical zoom, a 3-inch diagonal touch screen, a viewfinder (albeit a small one), as well as video and photo shooting modes in 4K. Pictures taken in sufficient light will definitely be able to impress you, however, and in some less light conditions, the camera can provide high-quality results.
The Canon PowerShot G-Series compact cameras are a great alternative to some SLR cameras, especially when size and weight are paramount. And proof of this is the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II, which neatly balances between small size and a decent set of features. As for the optical zoom, it’s 4x here, which may not be a drawback, but it’s not impressive either, and the rotary touch screen got a 3-inch diagonal, which is usual for such models. With this camera you can take pictures in RAW format, although the lack of a viewfinder may not be very convenient for some traditionalists.
Panasonic’s TZ100 was a pretty impressive compact road camera, and it was only logical to expect a successor, which was the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200. Along with it came some new improvements, such as a 15x optical zoom. Other enhancements include an improved electronic viewfinder and a new sensor providing better color. Undoubtedly, the less strong side of this model is still pictures in low light conditions, which not all users will like. As for the design, this model and its predecessor are very similar, so the lack of a rotary screen is still relevant here. Otherwise, we have a stylish portable camera, ideal for traveling and for other situations.
Recently, Canon’s G-series cameras have faded into the background, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III has again become a favorite in the spotlight of many users. What is particularly surprising to many is the miniaturization, which consists in the fact that the DSLR format sensor (APS-C) fits inside the small compact case of this model. And she can even fit in your pocket, however, if you don’t wear too tight jeans. Of course, in this case, there were some compromises, one of which was a small range of optical zoom – only 3x is available.