Digital cameras have become an integral part of our lives. From capturing one’s important moments to posting a selfie on the internet, cameras plays an important role. Though smartphone cameras are improving day by day, but still due to lack of big sensors, they have their limitation.
But same is not the case with the point and shoot cameras. They are compact, carries enough muscles to capture good images and videos, offers greater control and are affordable when it comes to the price tag. But still, it is flooded with a sea of options in the market, which makes it difficult to choose the best from the best. But don’t worry in order to clear the mist, we present you top 5 point and shoot cameras available in the market right now.
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100M3
Sony is one of those few brands in the camera industry which are known for quality products. The company has a vast majority of devices available ranging from simple point and shoot to professional DSLR. The RX series is also considered one of the cameras in this segment and this one is no different.
The major highlight of the device is the built-in OLED viewfinder with Zeiss T coating, a rare function found in a simple point and shoot cameras. The device comes loaded with Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70 mm lens with fast F1.8-2.8 aperture. The camera has an ISO range of 125-25600 coupled with 2.9x optical zoom. It come also comes loaded with convenient lens-mounted control ring lets you select shutter speed, aperture and more.
It comes with a 20.1-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Bionz X image processing engine, for good quality photos. The camera also loaded with a wide range of autofocus (AF), motion-tracking autofocus and eye autofocus. Then there is also manual focus option as well. Lastly, the device is NFC enabled, meaning your content to a smart device via PlayMemories Mobile app. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 54,990, it is one of the best point and shoot cameras available in the market right now.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot series is a perfect blend of style and offers some interesting features. And this one carries forward its legacy. To start with, the PowerShot G7X Mark II comes with a 20.1MP 1-inch type CMOS sensor along with the latest DIGIC 7 image processing engine, which offers good quality photos.
The camera has a 24-100mm lens which has an aperture range from f/1.8 to f/2.8 through which one take different shots from wide-angle to telephotos. The device also offers 4.2x optical zoom and has an ISO range from 125-12800, which can be extended up to ISO 25600. It is capable of continuous shooting at 8 frames per second as well.
The device comes with a host of interesting shooting modes including self-portrait, portrait, panning, handheld night scene, high dynamic range, fish-eye effect, oil-painting effect, water-painting effect and so on. The digital camera sports a 3-inch 1040k-dot LCD display which is 180 degrees tiltable. It also supports Wi-Fi and NFC through which one could transfer images. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 40,995, it is a good option for those looking for a compact and feature-rich point and shoot cameras.
Nikon Coolpix A900
When we talk about point and shoot cameras, one brand that always comes to our mind is Nikon. The company has delivered some interesting compact cameras in the past and same is reflected in this one. Dubbed as the Coolpix A900, the camera comes with a sleek design language and gives a premium look when you hold it.
Jumping to some key features, the major highlight of the camera is the 35x optical zoom feature coupled with 70x dynamic fine zoom, which makes it an ideal device if you want to capture the images, which are not possible with a simple point and shoot cameras. The device is equipped with a 20-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, which has a focal length ranging of 24–840 mm lens in 35mm  format and has an aperture range from f/3.4 to f/6.9.
Another major highlight of the device is the ability to shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second. The camera has an ISO sensitivity range from ISO 80 to 1600 and has matrix, center-weighted and spot metering method, which basically gives you the option to focus the subject conventionally. The camera also sports a 3-inch tilting display with a 920k-dot resolution as well. The device weighs 113.0, x66.5, x39.9mm and weighs just 298 grams, making it one of the lightest cameras available in the market. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 23,950, it is a good option for those looking for a feature-rich point and shoot camera.
Ricoh, a Japanese company is known for making some good camera in the industry. The latest offering is no different. To start with, the Ricoh GR sports 16.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, which is generally found in entry-level DSLRs. The camera has an ISO range from up to ISO 3200 which can be maxed out till ISO 25600. The model is equipped with the wide-angle 28mm equivalent in the 35mm format GR LENS 18.3mm F2.8.
The camera comes loaded with GR ENGINE V imaging engine that offers high-sensitivity shooting with minimal noise and the GR’s anti-aliasing filterless design produces high-resolution, color-rich images, as per company’s claims. The camera has a 3.0-inch LCD display with 1.23 million dot resolution.
The device has a 40x digital zoom and 1x optical zoom coupled with multiple focus features like infinity, face recognition priority, subject tracking AF, MF, snap, spot AF, pinpoint AF, multi AF, and continuous shots. It has a 54MB built-in memory and supports SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards. The Ricoh camera has excellent focus features like. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 49,999, it can be considered as a good option.
This compact camera from Sony has a lot to offer. To start with, the point and shoot camera come loaded with 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor coupled with Boinz X image processing engine, which gives better noise reduction and faster burst mode shooting. Another highlight of the device is the 20x optical zoom.
The camera has an aperture range from f/3.5 to f/6.5 and a focal length of 4.3-86mm. Coming to the metering mode, the device support multi-pattern, centre weighted and spot metering method. It has an ISO range from ISO80 to 2000 which can be extended up to 12800. It comes with different shooting modes including Program Auto, Movie Mode (Intelligent Auto/Scene Selection), Panorama, Scene Selection, Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto. The camera is priced at Rs 20,990 and is available at both online and offline stores across India.