Olympus SH-1: High End Image Stabilization in a Point and Shoot

The Olympus SH-1 seems at first like any other compact point and shoot camera with a long zoom. But it includes a signature feature usually found in the company's interchangable-lens bodies: 5-axis on-sensor image stabilization. » 3/31/14 1:00am 3/31/14 1:00am

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

Fujifilm XQ1: Fuji's New Tiny Cam Packs Tons of Power in Your Pocket

When Fujifilm announced its beautiful pocket camera, the XF1, last year we were genuinely psyched, which made the camera's disappointing handling even more of a bummer. With the XQ1, Fuji has fixed some of the XF1's annoyances and packed in the same hot image sensor that's on the badass X20. Now we're talking. » 10/18/13 12:30am 10/18/13 12:30am

Sony RX10: A Loaded, Long-Zoom Camera With a Killer Sensor

Sony's expanding its line of snazzy high-end point-and-shoot cameras with yet another formula we haven't seen before. The new RX10 takes the design of the superzoom "bridge" cameras popular with amateurs and juices it with an enthusiast-quality image sensor and dope optics. Like the entire RX-line, the new shooter… » 10/16/13 2:00am 10/16/13 2:00am

Canon S120: A Tiny, Awesome Point-and-Shoot Camera (Again and Again)

For less than $500 you can't find a tiny camera with the image quality and flexibility of Canon's parade of S-series Powershot cameras. With the S120, the tradition marches on. » 8/22/13 12:00am 8/22/13 12:00am

Sony RX100 II: A Totally New Sensor, a More Perfect Point-and-Shoot


Last year, Sony overhauled basically its entire line of cameras from the very bottom to tippiest top. Surprisingly, the most exciting of the bunch weren't mirrorless cameras or DSLRs, but a novel pair of fixed-lens Cyber-shots: The RX100, a point-and-shoot superior to all others, and the RX1, a compact…

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Canon S110 Review: The Best Camera You Can Fit in Your Pocket

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The Canon S110 is the most refined little pocket camera Canon has ever made. The core design of the S110 remains unchanged from previous iterations. But with a little streamlining and some key new features, it's inched one step closer to perfection. Are you looking for the highest quality possible in a small… » 10/19/12 3:45pm 10/19/12 3:45pm

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

Nikon P300: A Light-Swallowing, 1080p-Shooting Pocket Monster

This is Nikon's answer to the Canon S95 pocket dynamo. The P300 pairs a 12.1-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor (which picks up more light than a standard CMOS sensor) with a fast f1.8 lens. Max ISO is 3200. And it shoots 1080p video at 30fps. » 2/08/11 8:29pm 2/08/11 8:29pm

Nikon's First Pro-Worthy Point-and-Shoot

Oh, I've been waiting for this little camera for a long time: A pro-worthy Nikon point-and-shoot. After the bizarre melange of features in Nikon's last flagship camera—uh, ethernet jack?—the P7000 is nakedly all about performance. » 9/08/10 12:01am 9/08/10 12:01am

Nikon Coolpix S8100: A 1080p, 10x Zoom Point-and-Shoot That Actually…

Any point-and-shoot can fit in your bag, but not every point-and-shoot can fit in your pants. The super-slim Nikon S8100, however, doesn't sacrifice power for pocketability: it shoots 1080p video; and has 10x optical zoom and 10fps full-res high-speed shooting. » 9/08/10 12:01am 9/08/10 12:01am

Nikon Coolpix S80 Point-and-Shoot: 14.1MP with a 3.5" OLED Touchscreen

The Nikon Coolpix S80 takes up where the S70 left off: bumping the megapixels up to 14.1 (from 12.1), upgrading the 3.5" touchscreen to OLED, and rounding some corners for a decidedly sleeker (like .7" thick sleek) look. » 9/08/10 12:00am 9/08/10 12:00am

Canon PowerShot S95: Our Favorite Point-and-Shoot Gets 720p Video

The PowerShot S90 is our longstanding favorite point-and-shoot, and one of its few shortcomings was that it couldn't do HD video. The updated S95 shoots 720p video and does it in a slightly smaller body. » 8/19/10 12:34am 8/19/10 12:34am

Canon PowerShot Family Adds Two New Members: Souped-Up SD4500,and the…

Canon just pulled the sheet off three new PowerShots: the S95, a 720p-shooting update of our good old friend the S90; the SX130 IS, a $250 ultra zoom; and the SD4500, a 1080p capable point-and-shoot with 10x optical zoom. » 8/19/10 12:33am 8/19/10 12:33am

Hands-On: Fujifilm W3 3D Point-and-Shoot Camera Inches Closer to the…

Fujifilm's first splash into pocketable 3D picture making, the W1, was beset by complicated controls and general first-generation awkwardness. With its successor, the W3, Fujifilm has lessened but not eliminated the headache both of making and viewing your 3D content. » 8/18/10 10:00am 8/18/10 10:00am

Nikon S1100pj Second Gen Projector Camera Is Brighter, Cheaper, and…

The original projector point-and-shoot, the Nikon S1000pj, was undoubtedly a novelty, but it was a novelty we found pretty charming. Its successor, the S1100pj, is 40% brighter, can act as a projector for your computer, and will retail for $350. » 8/17/10 12:01am 8/17/10 12:01am