Best Pocket Cameras
Top 5 Best Pocket Cameras 2016 Compared
When people think about high-performance cameras, the first things that pop into their minds are usually large and hefty DSLR cameras. There's nothing wrong with these equipment, but there are times when you'd need a small but high-quality camera that won't take up a lot of space and can be easily slipped into your pocket, purse, or backpack.
Fortunately, you don't have to look far since there are cameras that fit this description. We've listed some of the best pocket cameras below so you'll have an idea about their features and functions and decide which one best fits your needs and budget.
Top 5 Pocket Cameras
1. Canon PowerShot G7 X
By investing in a Canon PowerShot G7 X, you can have a big-sensor camera right in your pocket. Its one-inch 20.2 MP CMOS Sensor has been tested by time and proven to be one of the best in the field, and it's paired with the DIGIC 6 image processor to create photos with excellent image quality. It works great in low light conditions and comes with a touchscreen display that lets you take great self-portraits (aka selfies).
2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
You'll be impressed at how Sony packs a lot of features into the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV. Its 20.1 MP 1-inch Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor is paired with 24-70mm lens to produce crisp, high-quality pictures, while its 4K and high frame rate video recording capability is paired with its excellent image stabilization system to produce impressive videos. It even has a pop-up electronic viewfinder, which is greatly handy when it's too bright to properly view images on the 3-inch tilting LCD.
3. Fujifilm X70
If user-friendliness is an important factor for you, take a look at the Fujifilm X70. Its metal body contains direct controls for aperture, shutter speed, and exposure compensation, which means you don't have to trawl through lots of menus to access these features. Its 3-inch tilting touchscreen LCD also ensures that the camera is easy to operate. It even excels in terms of image quality since it comes with a 16.3MP APS-C sized X-Trans II sensor and an EXR Processor II, which combine to let you take sharp and high-quality photos.
4. Leica Q
The Leica Q might not be the cheapest camera out there, but it's worth every penny you spend on it. Its 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor is paired with a Leica Maestro II image processor and 28mm F1.7 lens to produce sharp, impressive photos — no matter what your settings are. It also has the ability to do continuous shooting at 10 fps and record Full HD 1080p videos at up to 60 fps.
5. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS100
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS100 has become known as the first travel zoom camera with 1-inch type sensor, which means it packs a lot of punch in its small, compact body. Its 20MP 1-inch type BSI CMOS sensor has been tried-and-tested in other models and has been found to be one of the best in the field. It also comes with an impressive autofocus system and has the ability to record high-quality 4K/UHD videos. It even comes with an electronic viewfinder, which is greatly useful you're shooting outdoors.
Browse through these pocket cameras now to decide which one best suits your photography needs!