8 Best Point-and-Shoot Compact Cameras on Amazon

If you are looking around to buy a point-and-shoot digital camera, a lightweight camera that literally fits in your pocket, this post is for you!

I know how time-consuming and confusing it can be looking for a new camera, so to help you out I’ve been digesting endless Amazon reviews and best seller lists and researching via Google and Pinterest.

From my research, I’ve created a short list of the most popular point-and-shoot compact cameras to save you some valuable time and to help you narrow down your own list. 

Why purchase a point-and-shoot compact camera?

If you have any upcoming vacations or special moments and you typically capture your photos on a smartphone, a compact digital camera can be a nice upgrade. 

These pocket-size cameras are not bulky like a DSLR and easy to take anywhere with you.

I know how precious your travel memories can be, our motto has always been accumulate memories not just possessions and we like to do that through travel.

So whether you’ll be snapping images of a pretty sunset, capturing moments from your camping trip or just playing on the beach with your kids, having a point a shoot camera at your disposal will allow you to capture those special moments.

Benefits of compact cameras include:

  • Easy to pack for travel.
  • You can capture anything; portraits of your family, landmarks in the distance and virtually everything in between.
  • Easy to use (they are called point-and-shoot for a reason) but also offer similar manual controls to a DSLR.
  • Better image quality than your smartphone due to larger sensors.
  • Some have built-in WiFi (you can post to Facebook or Instagram with image quality you won’t get from a smartphone)
  • Optical zooms. These compact cameras allow you to shoot subjects off in the distance that wouldn’t be possible on a phone.
  • Instead of relying on your phone for everything and keeping it charged, you have a designated camera that can also shoot quality video.

Compact digital cameras vary in price depending on the brand and features, and my list below ranges from $300 to $998 so you should find something within your budget.

And Amazon is a great place to go shopping with “mostly” helpful reviews from people just like you and me.  

Best point-and-shoot compact cameras

Below are eight recommendations in no particular order. Click on each image or link to learn more about each camera and to read the reviews on Amazon. 

1. Sony RX 100


  • 20.2 Megapixels
  • 28-100mm equivalent F/1.8-4.9 lens
  • ISO 125-6400
  • 3-Inch LCD screen
  • Full HD 1080/60p video

Read the reviews for the Sony RX100 on Amazon

2. Panasonic Lumix ZS50


  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 30X zoom [24-720mm]
  • ISO 6400
  • 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Read the reviews for the Panasonic Lumix ZS50 on Amazon 

3. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II


  • 20.1 Megapixel
  • 4.2x optical zoom
  • Multi-angle capacitive 3.0″ touch panel LCD screen
  • Shoot in JPEG & RAW
  • Full HD video

 Read the reviews for the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II on Amazon 

4. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10K


  • 20 Megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom lens
  • 3 inch LCD touch screen
  • 4K Ultra HD video

 Read the reviews for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10K Camera on Amazon

5. Canon PowerShot G9 X


  • 20.2 Megapixels
  • 3 inch LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video
  • built-in Wi-Fi
  • ISO 125 – 12800

 Read the reviews for the Canon PowerShot G9 X on Amazon 

6. Sony Cyber-shot RX 100 V


  • 20.1 Megapixels
  • 3 inch LCD screen
  • 2.9x optical zoom
  • Shoots in JPEG & RAW
  • World’s fastest autofocus (AF) and continuous shooting
  • 4K movie

 Read the reviews for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V on Amazon

7. Canon PowerShot SX720


  • 20.3 Megapixels
  • 40x Optical Zoom
  • 3.0-inch LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Read the reviews for the Canon Powershot SX720 on Amazon


8. Nikon COOLPIX S9900


  • 16 Megapixels
  • 30x optical zoom
  • 3 inch LCD screen
  • WiFi enabled

Read the reviews for the Nikon COOLPIX on Amazon


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Do you already own a point-and-shoot compact camera? What compact digital cameras can you suggest?

8 Best Point-and-Shoot Compact Cameras on Amazon
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