Best compact camera: With these 5 cams you snap impressive pictures

Best compact camera: With these 5 cams you snap impressive pictures

Smartphones have outclassed classic compact cameras – however, thanks to the larger sensor, the better shots are still possible with a compact camera. In this overview, we have put together five recommended models in the "best compact camera" category for you.

Fujifilm X100V: timelessly beautiful

The X100V scores with a stylish, timeless design – and also convinces with great features. The large CMOS-4 sensor snaps pictures with 26.1 megapixels and a fixed focal length of 23 millimeters. Thanks to the foldable touch screen, innovative hybrid viewfinder and fast autofocus, you can easily capture subjects. The camera records videos in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second.

On the connection side, the compact camera offers one USB-C and one microHDMI. WLAN and Bluetooth are also supported. The integrated battery has enough reserves for around 350 pictures. In short: The Fujifilm X100V is the perfect compact camera for everyone who not only places the highest demands on image quality, but also appreciates a high-quality design.

  • Sensor : 26.1 MP CMOS
  • Lens : 23 millimeter f / 2 aperture
  • Display : Swiveling 3-inch screen with touch function
  • Battery : approx. 350 shots

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Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ202: The battery power pack

The compact camera from Panasonic has a 1-inch sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels – the model captures sufficient light even in low-light situations. Those who like to get subjects closer to the lens from a greater distance appreciate the large focal length range from 8.8 to 132 millimeters, which corresponds to an optical 15x zoom. The compact camera is ideal for macro shots from a distance of at least three centimeters, ideal for nature photography.

The Lumix DC-TZ202 is equipped with a live view finder, which displays the recording area with a magnification of approximately 0.53 times. As soon as you bring the camera up to the eye, the viewfinder turns on completely automatically.

The camera also scores with a feature called Post Focus. And this does what the name suggests – the subsequent focusing of pictures. So you set the right focus afterwards. Via WLAN you can connect the camera to your smartphone and easily synchronize the images without having to connect the camera to the computer.

  • Sensor : 20 MP CMOS
  • Lens : 8.8 to 132 millimeters, f / 3.3-f / 6.4 aperture
  • Display : Tiltable 3-inch display with touch function
  • Battery : approx. 370 shots

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III: For streamers

The compact camera takes pictures with a resolution of 20 megapixels and has a 1-inch sensor. The focal length range is 8.8 to 36.8 millimeters, which corresponds to a 4.2x optical zoom.

The 3-inch touchscreen screen can be tilted, and the compact camera can also record videos in 4K if desired. In addition to an HDMI connection, the camera has a USB-C port. The battery could be a little more voluminous, one charge is enough for 265 pictures. After all, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III has an Eco mode, with which about 320 shots are possible.

The connection to the smartphone is made via WLAN or Bluetooth. Vloggers can start a live stream on the video platform YouTube directly via the camera – thanks to the microphone connection and optional microphone, also in first-class sound.

  • Sensor : 20 MP CMOS
  • Lens : 8.8 to 36.8 millimeters, f / 3.3-f / 6.4 aperture
  • Display : Tiltable 3-inch display with touch function
  • Battery : approx. 265 shots and 320 in eco mode

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII: With 4K HDR videos

The Sony camera is aimed at users who are looking for a compact camera but want to make as few compromises as possible when it comes to image quality. The sensor measures 1 inch, the resolution is 20 megapixels, videos are recorded in 4K HDR. The display measures 3 inches diagonally, can be operated by touch control and tilted by 180 degrees.

The lens has a focal length of 24 to 200 millimeters. The optical zoom is 8x at full 20MP resolution, and around 44x at 10 MP. In addition, the compact camera is lightning fast: single-frame continuous shooting at up to 90 frames per second is possible.

Thanks to AF / AE tracking including eye recognition, you never lose sight of fast-moving subjects, the fast auto focus with 0.02 seconds rounds off the powerful features. A connection for an external microphone is also available.

  • Sensor : 20.1 MP CMOS
  • Lens : 24 to 200 millimeters, f / 2.8-f / 4.5 aperture
  • Display : Tiltable 3-inch display with touch function
  • Battery : approx. 310 shots

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Sony ZV-1: the vlogger cam

Are you a vlogger and looking for a compact and equally powerful camera? Then the Sony ZV-1 should be interesting for you: The 1 inch CMOS sensor snaps pictures with 20.1 megapixels, the lens covers the focal length range between 24 and 70 millimeters – this corresponds to about 2.7 times the optical Zoom.

The Vlogger camera records videos in a maximum of 4K at 30 frames per second. The side-hinged 3-inch display always guarantees the best handling, while the camera focuses on subjects within just 0.03 seconds thanks to the fast autofocus.

The Sony ZV-1 not only cuts a good figure in terms of image quality – the sound is also right. A directional 3-capsule microphone with windscreen ensures successful recordings. If you want even more, you can connect an external microphone via the Multi Interface Shoe. The battery performance is solid, but not outstanding. Nevertheless, the Sony ZV-1 is worth a look for all content creators.

  • Sensor : 20.1 MP CMOS
  • Lens : 24 to 70 millimeters, f / 1.8-f / 2.8 aperture
  • Display : Tiltable 3-inch display with touch function
  • Battery : approx. 260 pictures

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