The $800 Camera I Didn't Use To Share My Hawaiian Vacation Photos

My wife loves technology. Hell, she spotted the job posting that landed me my first tech writing gig. She also loves sharing snapshots with friends. So when I told her that the Sony RX100 III could sling amazing selfies to Instagram with a tap of her phone, she was understandably stoked. When we packed our bags… » 10/13/14 2:10pm 10/13/14 2:10pm

​Canon G7 X: Canon Catches Up With a Tiny 1-Inch Sensor Point-and-Shoot

From about 2009-2012, Canon's S-series point-and-shoots were the best tiny little cameras you could buy. Then, Sony's RX100 line conquered it with similar functionality, but a much larger 1-inch image sensor that blew Canon's dinky 1/1.7-inch chips away. With the PowerShot G7 X, Canon strikes back. » 9/15/14 8:00am 9/15/14 8:00am

Canon G1X Mark II: The Beefy Point and Shoot Gets a Modern Overhaul

The landscape of high-end point and shoots has changed significantly over the past couple of years. Canon's two-year-old G1 X used to be unique and sought after, but Sony's RX100 and RX100 Mark II redefined what a point and shoot was capable of. Now it's Canon's turn to play catch up. » 2/11/14 11:00pm 2/11/14 11:00pm

Our Favorite HD TVs, Bikes, Cameras, and More

Summer's in full swing, and, if we're being really honest with ourselves, everyone's probably praying to the air conditioning gods more than any other tech deity at this point. But man cannot live on air conditioning alone. Plus, June saw some pretty awesome gadgets come our way. Here are the cream of this very, very… » 7/01/13 5:40pm 7/01/13 5:40pm

Sony HX50V: A Massive Superzoom Camera Dressed Like a Skinny Superstar

Really exciting point-and-shoot cameras only come around every so often, and last year's Sony RX100 was one of them. It blew its pocket compact competitors away. It also cost $650, which is pricey for an enthusiast camera. The new scaled down Sony HX50V mimics the RX100's covetable aesthetics, and packs some… » 4/24/13 12:00am 4/24/13 12:00am

Canon Powershot N: The Future of Tiny Cameras Is Eco-Friendly…

The new Canon Powershot N includes a lot of the features that Canon (and other companies) been adding to tiny point-and-shoots over the years, like Wi-Fi connectivity and touchscreen controls. What makes it new and refreshing—at least aesthetically—is the new design that's more square. It's noticeably different, but… » 1/07/13 9:00am 1/07/13 9:00am

Panasonic Lumix LX7 Review: A Lovely Point-and-Shoot For Control Freaks

Anyone in the market for a top point-and-shoot camera is probably deciding between Canon's S100 and Sony's RX100. But Panasonic is back in the game with the Lumix LX7, a sequel to one of the top shooters of 2010, the wildly popular LX5. Does Panasonic's latest have what it takes to beat these pocket titans? » 10/10/12 4:55pm 10/10/12 4:55pm

Fujifilm's X10 Pro Point-and-Shoot Will Be Out in Early November for…

Fujifilm's new pro-caliber X10 point-and-shoot just got a official price: $600, and it'll be out in early November. The X10 can't keep pace with its big brother the X100, but it's got all the features you'd expect from a high-end point-and-shoot, and it's a damn pretty sight, too. » 10/07/11 5:59pm 10/07/11 5:59pm

Canon S100: The New Pocket Powerhouse Point-and-Shoot

Canon's S95 was our favorite pocket camera. Um, it's probably not anymore. Meet the S100. What's new? Oh, Canon's first Digic V processor. A wider 24mm zoom lens. A 12-megapixel CMOS sensor (up from a 10MP CCD). 1080p video. And GPS built-in. » 9/15/11 8:00am 9/15/11 8:00am

18x Optical Zoom in an Itty Bitty Point and Shoot

Point and shoots are generally seen as the wimpy hacks of the camera world, when compared to modern DSLRs and fancy new micro four thirds cameras. But their specs—like the 18x optical zoom on the Pentax Optio RZ18—are getting pretty impressive. It's like when Carrot Top grew mega-muscles and could all-of-a-sudden kick… » 9/13/11 10:32am 9/13/11 10:32am

Nikon's First Rugged Cam (!), Super Bright Projector Mutant Camera and…

So Nikon announced about a million new cameras today, including its first go-anywhere, do-whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-it point and shoot. It's like when Gizmo eats after midnight, except with Nikon cameras instead gremlins. Here's a quick rundown on each of them. » 8/24/11 10:44am 8/24/11 10:44am

How to Turn a Point and Shoot Into a Night Vision Camera

Over at Instructables, there's a sweet little DIY project that can turn any 'ol point and shoot into a night vision camera. The secret is adding more infrared. Which isn't much of a secret, I guess. » 7/07/11 12:40pm 7/07/11 12:40pm

The Pentax Q: Big Features in a Little Package

There's a lot to like about the new Pentax Q digital camera. It has a slick retro look, five interchangeable lenses and many features of a dSLR packed into a body that's the size of a point and shoot. » 6/23/11 12:08am 6/23/11 12:08am

The Low(er) Tech Way to Share Your Camera's Photos

It's sad to say, but when it comes to quickly sharing photos, point-and-shoots really can't compete with the phones in our pockets. This camera concept has a unique solution: it saves photos to three USB memory sticks for easy distribution. » 12/20/10 9:30am 12/20/10 9:30am

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75: Wide Angles, Touch Screen, HD Video

Panasonic's Lumix FX75 strives to be a good looking camera with good looking video to match; the sleek FX75 has a touchscreen, a 24mm super wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom and shoots HD video in AVCHD Lite. » 6/01/10 2:00am 6/01/10 2:00am

Samsung TL500 Impressions: Flagship Point-and-Shoot Scores Early Praise

Is Samsung's flagship point-and shoot, the new TL500, truly worthy of the Bestmodo moniker we slapped on its butt yesterday afternoon? Well, let's put it this way: Maybe the Canon S90 does have something to worry about after all. » 2/21/10 4:30pm 2/21/10 4:30pm

Casio Exilim EX-S7, EX-Z35 Point-and-Shoots Descend On Entry-Level…

Meet the Casio Exilim EX-S7 and EX-Z35, a pair of low-price point-and-shoots debuting at PMA 2010 this weekend. They aren't going to blow the doors off anything, but that's the point. These are entry-level shooters with a pleasantly entry-level price. » 2/21/10 3:00pm 2/21/10 3:00pm

Waterproof G5WP Tops Refreshed GE Point-and-Shoot Lineup

There's a camera show going down in Anaheim right now, and with it has come a whole mess of budget cameras. GE put a few more on the growing pile today, including additions to its entry-level Power Series point-and-shoots. » 2/21/10 2:30pm 2/21/10 2:30pm

Samsung's Best Ever Point-and-Shoot: TL500 Shoots RAW With Ultrafast…

Samsung's new TL500 is capable of shooting RAW with a crazy fast F1.8 lens and lets you view it all on a twisting AMOLED screen. It's possibly Samsung's best point-and-shoot ever, and it could be a Canon S90 killer. » 2/20/10 3:00pm 2/20/10 3:00pm

Latest Crop of Lumix Point-and-Shoots Arrives Next Month

Lumix will flood the market with a new series of F-line point and shoot cameras next month. Officially revealed at CES, the line already had its specs spelled out, but not pricing or release window. Now we have them: » 1/31/10 12:30pm 1/31/10 12:30pm