The point and shoot camera, which is also called the compact camera, is the best when it comes to handling simple operations and taking simple pictures. Point and shoot cameras are usually equipped with autofocus or focus free lenses for the purpose of focusing images. The typical point and shoot camera also has built-in flash units and more importantly an automatic system that displays exposure options. Point and shoot cameras are actually the best selling type of camera as this one can be used by anyone, even those who do not think they are professional enough to use one. Despite the waning of the popularity of point and shoot cameras when smartphones took over in 2010, still it is worth getting one for yourself.
Nikon Coolpix L840
This 16.0 megapixel digital camera is one of the best in terms of sales and naturally in terms of design and overall quality. This point and shoot camera offers 38 times optical and 4 times digital zoom. With its similar quality of latest LCD display and 1080p video resolution, this brand is mostly at par with its worthy counterpart – Canon PowerShot SX530. One of the advantages of the Nikon brand is that it is relatively more affordable.
Canon PowerShot SX530
The reason for its slightly higher price than its Nikon counterpart is that it has 50 times optical zoom, while Nikon Coolpix L840 only has 38. With its built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication advantage, it is almost at par with Nikon. What is more is that this camera looks extra elegant in its ivory black appearance.
This point and shoot camera with an amazingly high megapixel value of 20.1 is encased in silver, and is built up with 8 times optical and an impressive maximum digital zoom of 32 times. It also has a 720p high-definition video that may be relatively lower than its Canon and Nikon counterparts. Nonetheless, this Sony camera is particularly equipped with an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system that aids in maintaining image focus during photography.
A point and shoot camera may have actually been cancelled out by smartphone cameras these days. Nonetheless, choosing a good one may actually be a worthy addition to your gadget collection. Besides, the best point and shoot camera can actually give your smartphone battery a rest. Your wide array of choices for the best point and shoot camera may actually be narrowed down to three. There is the Nikon Coolpix L840 with its 16.0 megapixel value. There is the Canon PowerShot SX350 with its 50 times optical zoom and its elegant appearance. Lastly, there is also the silver Sony DSC-W830 which has its specialized Optical SteadyShot image stabilization function for a high-precision image focus.