Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Mini Digital Cameras

1. Nikon 1572 Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 82 5

Nikon 1572 First Impressions

"Great purchase!"

This Nikon 1572 takes absolutely beautiful images! From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. This Nikon 1572 takes absolutely beautiful images! Just buy this, you will not regret it.

  • Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 24.2MP DX Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor,Interface:HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, Hi Speed USB; connection to built in USB port is recommended
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter. Operating environment: Temperature: 0 degree C to 40 degree C (+32 degree F to 104 degree F) Humidity: 85 Percent or less (no condensation)
  • Native ISO 100 25600; 5 fps Shooting. Compatability information: C firmware v. 1.10 and later ( released August 31, 2016 )
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1572
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1572 Final Thoughts

"Doing its job."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. The extra batteries don't work all that well. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. I love this camera a lot so far!

Overall Score
4.6


(1895 Points)

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2. Nikon Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon First Impressions

"Images turn out great!"

And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. Many more options than available to entry level models. This is a great entry level camera.

  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Auto Focus-S NIKKOR Lens with AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor
  • Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
  • Focal Length Range : 14 -24 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance 0.9 ft.( 0.28 m), minimum f/stop 22
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Love it so far!"

Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. This is an excellent camera for beginners. This is a great entry level camera. Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon . The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise.

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

3. Nikon Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon First Impressions

"For me it was a steal."

So pleased with all the features. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Works great for my daughter and her film school. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Mini Digital Camera well.

  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body with AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor
  • Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
  • Focal Length Range : 14 -24 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance 0.9 ft.( 0.28 m), minimum f/stop 22
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Love it so far!"

Great Mini Digital Camera package my kids love it! Many more options than available to entry level models. All around for the price, it was still worth it. Basically, when doing astro-photography. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures.

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

4. Nikon Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon First Impressions

"For personal use."

I use it with my one year old Nikon lens. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. I love all the accessories included with my new Nikon camera. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. This is the best Mini Digital Camera and I love it!

  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Auto Focus-S NIKKOR with 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor
  • Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and compatibility with the WT-5a + UT-1 Communication Unit
  • Fast, upgraded f/1.8, compact FX-format prime lens
  • Focal Length-50 mm, Minimum Focus Distance-1.48 ft.(0.45 m)
  • Newly developed optical system with Aspherical lens element, Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"Photos are great."

I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. The pictures were clear and a came out great. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography.

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

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5. Nikon Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 85 4

Nikon First Impressions

"Learning curve."

So pleased with all the features. The software also defaults to save your original pic. This Nikon is built tough. So overall the build quality is nice on the Nikon . Great Mini Digital Camera package my kids love it!

  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body with AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor
  • Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and compatibility with the WT-5a + UT-1 Communication Unit
  • Fast, upgraded f/1.8, compact FX-format prime lens
  • Focal Length-50 mm, Minimum Focus Distance-1.48 ft.(0.45 m)
  • Newly developed optical system with Aspherical lens element, Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"I do love the camera."

Many more options than available to entry level models. Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon . It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon .

Overall Score
4.7


(891 Points)

6. Nikon 26294 Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 68 6

Nikon 26294 First Impressions

"It takes practice."

It size is great for pockets and small purses. Likewise, don't rule out film. I would like a firmware update to fix that. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. A great camera for the money and my needs!

  • Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor,Connectivity: AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
  • 26x Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens,Image Size (pixels): 4608 x 3456 (16M)
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: Up to 4 shots at approx. 1.2 frames per second
  • HD (720p) Movies with Stereo Sound,3-inch Ultra high resolution (921,000 dot) LCD
  • Exposure Metering : 256-segment matrix, center-weighted
  • 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor,Connectivity: AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
  • 26x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26294
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26294 Final Thoughts

"I like the camera, but."

Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. It took me a while to figure it out. It took me a while to figure it out. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now.

Overall Score
4.3


(838 Points)

7. Canon SD1400IS Black Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 61 7

Canon SD1400IS Black First Impressions

"It takes great pictures."

I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. A great camera for the money and my needs! While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Canon SD1400IS Black. I've researched this Canon SD1400IS Black A LOT and I only heard great things.

  • Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)
  • 14.1-megapixel resolution; 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined settings
  • New scene modes such as Miniature Effect and Fisheye Effect; Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SD1400IS Black
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SD1400IS Black Final Thoughts

"Good package of extras."

This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. I bought this Mini Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. The Canon SD1400IS Black has many features which are very easy to use and get to. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. Some people even claim that the Canon SD1400IS Black rivals medium format quality.

Overall Score
4.1


(611 Points)

8. Canon SD1400IS Pink Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 61 7

Canon SD1400IS Pink First Impressions

"Very worth the buy."

I will update this report once I have used it more. That is the reason I bought this Canon SD1400IS Pink. I've researched this Canon SD1400IS Pink A LOT and I only heard great things. I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed.

  • Canon PowerShot SD1400IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pink)
  • 14.1-megapixel resolution; 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined settings
  • New scene modes such as Miniature Effect and Fisheye Effect; Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SD1400IS Pink
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SD1400IS Pink Final Thoughts

"This is my 2nd Canon SD1400IS Pink."

Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. Just ordered my soft box lights. I'm still playing around with it. Where this Canon SD1400IS Pink really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

Overall Score
4.1


(611 Points)

9. Canon 1066C029 Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 76 6

Canon 1066C029 First Impressions

"Not necessary with this."

However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

  • Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Video Creator Kit - w/ Manfrotto PIXI MINI Tripod, SanDisk 32GB SD Card, and extra Canon Battery Pack
  • The Video Creator Kit is the complete package for making professional-quality videos, giving you the tools to make your dreams a reality
  • Compact and high-performing, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II comes bundled with a lightweight, portable tripod for flexible and steady video recording wherever you go
  • Whether creating artistic film clips or capturing special occasions, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera can catch them in the quality they deserve
  • With a bright aperture value of f/1.8 at the wide angle and f/2.8 when fully zoomed (to a factor of 4.2x), this lens not only puts more in your frame, but is equipped to capture a variety of situations
  • Features a large 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that captures high-quality images and videos with a wide dynamic range to ensure both bright and dark parts of an image are fully captured
  • Has a large, high-resolution, 3.0 Inch LCD monitor that tilts up 180° and down 45°, ideal for composing not only self-portraits, but also for taking pictures at high and low angles with ease
  • Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows for on the go convenience and the ability to easily post your images to select social networking and media sites
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1066C029
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1066C029 Final Thoughts

"All on Auto."

I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. The initial charge using the Canon 1066C029 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. I am so impressed with this Canon 1066C029!

Overall Score
4.5


(561 Points)

10. Panasonic Mini Digital Camera

User Ratings: 78 3

Panasonic First Impressions

"Love this little Panasonic !"

I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an Panasonic . Some people even claim that the Panasonic rivals medium format quality. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. You'll be glad you bought this one. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold.

  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300K 12.1 Megapixel (Black) and Transcend 64 GB Memory Card
  • Capture moments with superb 4K imaging performance in both video and exclusive 4K PHOTO
  • 24X (25-600mm) full-range F2.8 aperture Leica Lens
  • Ideal for Full 1080p HDD, Ultra 2160p HD, 3D and 4K video recording
  • Up to 95/60 MB/s ; Minimum constant 30 Mb/s write speed guaranteed for real-time video recording
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic Final Thoughts

"Beautiful landscapes."

Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. The zoom truly is extraordinary! Likewise, don't rule out film. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

Overall Score
4.6


(473 Points)

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