Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pocket Digital Cameras

1. Sony Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 63 9

Sony First Impressions

"Quality camera."

If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. A great camera for the money and my needs! But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. This camera has so many features for its size. Better photos than her XR phone.

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Still Camera with Lithium-Ion X Type Battery (Black)
  • 209 MP 1"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Operating temperature:32-104°F / 0-40°C.24-70mm equivalent F/18-28 lens
  • Shoot up to 330 photos or 80 minutes of video
  • Don't miss a precious shot due to a dead battery. Just slip this NP-BX1 LITHIUM-ION N battery into your pocket or camera bag and rest assured you'll be ready to capture the action when the moment arises.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"I do have one problem."

Maybe it is for a small POS. Where this Sony really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. I am so impressed with this Sony ! No other Pocket Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Sony .

Overall Score
4.2


(507 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Pocket Digital Cameras

2. Sony Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 62 10

Sony First Impressions

"Just kidding."

I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. Its really the camera to take on day trips. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling.

  • Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with NP-BX1/M8 Lithium-Ion X Type Battery (Silver)
  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images, Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC, 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces camera shake blur
  • Selfie-ready 3" Extra Fine LCD multi-angle display, P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings and Memory Recall mode, Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps, Capture the decisive moments with up to 10fps or keep your subject in focus with Lock-on AF
  • Shoot up to 330 photos or 80 minutes of video
  • Don't miss a precious shot due to a dead battery. Just slip this NP-BX1 LITHIUM-ION N battery into your pocket or camera bag and rest assured you'll be ready to capture the action when the moment arises.
  • Shoot up to 330 photos or 80 minutes of video on a fully-charged battery. Designed for use with several Cyber-shot cameras and Sony Action Cam.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"So far I like it a lot."

Let me say from the start, I really like Sony. The Sony is small and fast. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. Its really the camera to take on day trips. Manual focus would've been nice.

Overall Score
4.1


(321 Points)

3. Canon 1718C001 Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 70 5

Canon 1718C001 First Impressions

"Love my new Canon 1718C001!"

This is the must have Pocket Digital Camera for me. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. It will take some getting used to. Paired with my smartphone no problem.

  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Compact Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and 3inch LCD - Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled (Silver)
  • 1.0 Inch, 20.1 Megapixel High sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • Digic 7 image processor. Compatible with iOS versions 8.4,9.3 and 10.2 and Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,5.0,5.1,6.0,7.0,7.1
  • Ultra slim, lightweight and pocket size camera
  • Features: Touch screen panel (capacitive type)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1718C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1718C001 Final Thoughts

"It takes practice."

Likewise, don't rule out film. Just ordered my soft box lights. This camera far exceeded my expectations. What a really unique camera. I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly.

Overall Score
4.4


(246 Points)

4. Canon 1717C001 Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 70 5

Canon 1717C001 First Impressions

"Canon wake up!"

Looks amazing and excited to try it. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. This camera has so many features for its size. Excellent quality photos too.

  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Compact Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor and 3inch LCD - Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled (Black), 6.30in. x 5.70in. x 2.50in.
  • 1.0 Inch, 20.1 Megapixel High sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • Digic 7 image processor
  • Ultra slim, lightweight and pocket size camera
  • Autofocus One shot AF, Servo AF Manual Focus
  • PowerShot G9 X Mark II camera's fast capture (up to 8.2 fps) can help save the moment you want.Bluetooth 4.1
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1717C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1717C001 Final Thoughts

"Just kidding."

Likewise, don't rule out film. I would like a firmware update to fix that. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. That is the reason I bought this Canon 1717C001. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Canon's excellent system--wow!

Overall Score
4.4


(246 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Pocket Digital Cameras

5. Canon 0511C001 Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 68 7

Canon 0511C001 First Impressions

"The viewer works great."

My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. I've researched this Canon 0511C001 A LOT and I only heard great things. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera.

  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom, Built-in Wi-Fi and 3 inch LCD (Black)
  • 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality and fast operation
  • Ultra-slim, lightweight and pocket-size camera with intuitive LCD touch panel that has an improved user interface, which allows for quick and easy setting changes even while taking a picture
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video (60p/30p/24p options) for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at up to 60 frames per second for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format
  • Easily transfer images and videos to a compatible smartphone, tablet or Canon Connect Station CS100 device with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability, and share on social networking sites or view on an HDTV
  • Continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.0 fps helps capture dynamic movements of fast moving subjects
  • Shoot breathtaking images and video of the stars with Star Mode designed to better capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 0511C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 0511C001 Final Thoughts

"She swears by it."

Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. I would like a firmware update to fix that. If you want to take bird pictures. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling.

Overall Score
4.4


(205 Points)

6. Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDMFT4K Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 79 7

Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDMFT4K First Impressions

"I like the camera, but."

This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Likewise, don't rule out film. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. This camera has so many features for its size. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington.

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  • Full-size 4/3 sensor/ 4096x2160 resolution
  • 4K DKI video recording at 60 fps / 13 stop Dynamic Range
  • Carbon fiber composite build / Black magic operating system
  • 5" touchscreen LCD / 4 built-in microphones
  • Authorized Black magic Design Dealer - Includes 12 Month Limited manufacturer's
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDMFT4K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDMFT4K Final Thoughts

"Over all, a good buy."

After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I will update this report once I have used it more. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me.

Overall Score
4.5


(100 Points)

7. HeroFiber Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 69 3

HeroFiber First Impressions

"I do have one problem."

What a really unique camera. I needed a Pocket Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for.

  • Canon Powershot SX530 HS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 50x Zoom, Wi-Fi & 1080p Full HD Video + NB-6L Battery & AC/DC Charger + 10pc Bundle 32GB Deluxe Accessory Kit w/HeroFiber Gentle Cleaning Cloth
  • This kit includes 13 items, Camera includes all manufacturer's supplied accessories, Additional accessories are backed with Hot Deals Electronics 1 year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Canon Powershot SX530 HS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical Zoom, Built-in Wi-Fi and 1080p Full HD Video
  • 32 Gigabyte SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Memory Card - SD USB Memory Card Reader - Xtech Universal Memory Card Wallet
  • Additional NB-6L Rechargeable Lithium ion Replacement Battery - AC/DC (home/car) Battery Charger - Xtech Well Padded Digital Camera Carrying Case with Pocket, Neck Strap & Belt Loop
  • Xtech Full Size 50" Tripod w/case - HDMI Cable for High Definition TV connection - Xtech Flexible Mini Table Top Tripod - Xtech Lens Care & Cleaning Kit - Xtech Package of LCD Screen Protectors - HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth (the most effective way to clean all optical surfaces)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HeroFiber
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HeroFiber Final Thoughts

"Husband loves this HeroFiber ."

The HeroFiber is small and fast. HeroFiber, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! Not to mention it worked great as a Pocket Digital Camera too. No other Pocket Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this HeroFiber . Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware.

Overall Score
4.3


(89 Points)

8. Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217 Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 69 3

Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217 First Impressions

"You guessed it, buy this."

The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. This camera far exceeded my expectations. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome!

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera with Sandisk 32 GB SD Memory Card + Extra Battery + Tripod + Case + Card Reader + Cleaning Kit
  • This Paging Zone Camera Bundle comes complete with Manufacturer Supplied Accessories and 1-year Seller Warranty and Includes:
  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera with 20.2MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 4+ Image Sensor, 3.0" 922k-Dot LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC Memory Card - Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Deluxe Camera Case with Sleek design, Sturdy construction, Removable shoulder strap, Webbed side & back pocket + Flexible Spider Tripod provides flexibility and grip ability, allowing you to stabilize your digital camera on almost any surface
  • USB SD Card Reader with maximum performance. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts + 5pc Starter Cleaning Kit with Lens Cleaning Solution, Cleaning Cloth, Small Tripod, 2 Screen Protectors, Memory Card Wallet, 5 Buds
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217 Final Thoughts

"You will love it!"

I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. You'll be glad you bought this one. Better photos than her XR phone. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it.

Overall Score
4.4


(82 Points)

9. Nikon 1590 Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 71 3

Nikon 1590 First Impressions

"And landscape."

The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here.

  • Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens + 64GB Card, Flash, Tripod, Battery, and Deluxe Bundle
  • High-resolution imagery with 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter for exceptional sharpness and Native ISO 100-25600 for versatile lighting possibilities
  • Stunning-quality movies with Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60fps and fast AF with the Multi-CAM 1000 11-Point AF System
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity allows for fast and easy sharing, AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens included
  • Professional Camera Protector Bag with internal pockets included in the Photo Savings Deluxe Bundle with a 64GB SD Card, extra battery, and more (see description for details)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1590
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1590 Final Thoughts

"Learn manual focus."

The extra batteries don't work all that well. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on.

Overall Score
4.5


(48 Points)

10. Canon G7 X Mark II Pocket Digital Camera

User Ratings: 77 3

Canon G7 X Mark II First Impressions

"It takes practice."

This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. So glad I chose the Canon G7 X Mark II. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. In some reviews this Canon G7 X Mark II is said to be heavy. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use.

  • Canon PowerShot Digital Camera G7 X Mark II with Wi-Fi & NFC, LCD Screen, and 1-inch Sensor - (Black) 11 Piece Value Bundle
  • This Canon G7x Mark II value bundle includes 11 items that will have you snapping pics like a pro in no time
  • Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II Camera (Import Model) - 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel* CMOS sensor with Canon's new DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps deliver exceptional image quality even in low light. Multi-angle capacitive 3.0" touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots and tilt option of 180 Degree up and 45 Degree down.Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound
  • Canon NB-13L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - Canon CB-2LH Battery Charger - Canon wrist strap
  • 64 Gigabyte SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Class 10 Memory Card
  • Flexible Spider Tripod for Digital Cameras + Padded Digital Camera Carrying Case with Pocket, Neck Strap & Belt Loop + digital camera starter kit (Pocket-size memory card case for SD/SDHC/Micro SD (holds up to 6 memory cards) Mini tabletop tripod Lens Cleaning cloth and 5 cotton swabs 2pc universal screen protectors)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon G7 X Mark II
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon G7 X Mark II Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. I like everything about the camera. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras.

Overall Score
4.6


(47 Points)

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