Point and Shoot cameras are no more just the beginner cameras today. They have evolved as a semi professional cameras which can capture images as good as any DSLR camera. They are compact, easy to handle and captures nice colors. When it comes to best compact cameras which are also known as bridge cameras or Zoom cameras; what really matters is zoom capacity and Image stabilization of a camera. Which is the best compact camera 2017 offer? Geeksngadgets brings you some best compact cameras for 2017 which are currently available in the market.
1. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70
A Compact traveler camera which is also considered as Bridge camera or Superzoom camera. It has 60X optical zoom which zooms from 20mm to 1200 mm. I believe it is a very very great feature that any superzoom camera has. It also gets a wider view for your objects so that you can not only buy this camera for zoom purpose but also for close range photos. In terms of Value for money this is the best compact camera to buy in 2017 which ranks first in my list. Panasonic is launching DC-FZ80K Lumix 4K Pt. & Shoot Long Zoom Camera; if you are willing to spend $400 then this camera will give you far better features.
Zoom = 60x | Aperture (wide angle) = f/2.8 | Weight = 606 g | Video = 1080p @ 30Fps | Max ISO = 6400 | MegaPixel = 16.1 MP |
2. Canon Powershot SX60
Canon powershot SX60 is very compact and easy to use camera. This Larger version of SX50 camera has already become very popular in bridge camera category. This is the first camera with 65x optical zoom which was launched in 2014 and still it is considered as one of the best cameras available in the market. The 65x optical zoom with 16.1 mega pixel resolution and 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor helps capture best images. You can also attach external mic to the jack provided and improve sound quality in case of Full HD 60 FPS video recording feature of this camera. Interface of the camera is very easy to use. Even a first timer can setup nice photos using this camera. For Canon lovers this is the best compact camera 2017 has for you.
Zoom = 65x | Aperture (wide angle) = f/3.4 | Weight = 656 g | Video = 1080p @ 60Fps | Max ISO = 6400 | MegaPixel = 16.1 MP |
3. Nikon COOLPIX P900 (King of Zoom)
Insane 83X optical zoom camera. This is more than perfect for a traveler camera. It is little bit heavier than other cameras but camera features justifies an added weight and still makes it best compact camera 2017 has in “store” for you. High resolution viewfinder shows electronically processed feed. Nikon P900 has very fast auto focus which is remarkable and you will like it specially if you are into wild life photography. Color reproduction is at level best, and the image quality is very fine. Specially the macro shots are very impressive unlike other superzoom cameras. If you have shaky hands then this is the camera you must go for, it has tremendously super image stabilization. Highlight for this camera is the Versatility and zoom range it offers over any DSLR camera in the market.
Zoom = 83.3x | Aperture (wide angle) = f/2.8 | Weight = 899 g | Video = 1080p @ 60Fps | Max ISO = 12800 | MegaPixel = 16 MP |
4. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX400V
There are many positive things about this camera but the fact that new cameras by other manufacturers have outclassed this camera which doesn’t leave any reason for me to recommend this camera. It was the best compact camera once but today in 2017 you got other options to consider. I have used Sony Cyber-Shot DSC HX300 before and I am still a great fan of Sony. Value of this camera must have been competitive as compared to other similar products in the market. So my call will be to Wait for Panasonic DC-FZ80K Lumix which is priced at the same price and has lot more better features. Anyways this camera has 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor , Wi-fi connectivity and some cool features like GPS tagging , 4K quality still image output via HDMI2. Is this the best compact camera 2017 suggest for you, may be not.
Zoom = 50x | Aperture (wide angle) = f/2.8 | Weight = 660 g | Video = 1080p @ 50Fps | Max ISO = 12800 | MegaPixel = 20.4 MP |
5. Nikon COOLPIX B700
This is another compact zoom camera by Nikon with some decent features. Great picture quality is the Highlight of this camera. It has a flip out LCD screen which is great for video recording. It also has a digital viewfinder and max shutter speed for this camera is 1/4000 of a second. It is Much lighter than Nikon P900 which also reduces it size comparatively. Nikon B700 Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840×2160) video but at a lower frame rate, Nikon P900 has 40% faster continuous shooting as compared to Nikon B700. UHD 4K Video Recording at 30p and Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC & Bluetooth BLE are the key features of this camera. When it comes to making a decision to buy this camera, Canon SX60 is worth comparing.
Zoom = 60x | Aperture (wide angle) = f/3.3 | Weight = 565 g | Video = UHD @ 30fps | Max ISO = 3200 | MegaPixel = 20.2 MP |
6. Nikon Coolpix L340
This is an excellent 20.2 mega pixel camera within $200 range. 28X optical zoom along with 20.2 MP CD sensor really good picture with very little color distortion. The sensor takes good quality low light photos and videos. Still the photos above ISO 400 captures some noise. This camera has very basic controls and it is very user friendly to work with. It is obviously not the professional camera but it a handy and compact camera for beginners in 2017 , travelers, office use or simply if you has to buy any camera to have it with you then this is the one you should buy. HD 720p videos doesnt offer much value since these days mobiles can also capture 1080P videos.I would recommend it to anyone who wants to begin photography and doesn’t want to spend $300+ on a DSLR this is the best compact camera 2017 offers for you.
Zoom = 28x | Aperture (wide angle) = f/3.1 | Weight = 430 g | Video = 720p @ 30fps | Max ISO = 1600 | MegaPixel = 20.2 MP |
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