Deals on the best point-and-shoot cameras
Great for amateurs and semi-pros, these cameras are extremely functional and delivery great quality. Go in for these Right Choice-recommended cameras to pursue your passion.
Compact point-and-shoot cameras offer great functionality and portability and, over the years, they’ve even evolved to a point where you can expect professional level image quality. While they continue to falter in low light or if you are looking for specific effects, they’re significantly cheaper than even bridge cameras, leave alone DSLRs. Right Choice, an ad-free magazine that tests products and services, went through a number of compact cameras a few months ago to find the best in the category. Here are the point-and-shoot cameras they recommended and where you can find them at the cheapest rate:
|Camera||Flipkart||Snapdeal||Amazon||Ebay||Right Choice rating|
|Canon Ixus 255HS||Rs12,085||Rs11,699||Rs12,605||Rs11,994||81%|
|Olympus Stylus XZ-10||Rs23,735||Rs20,800||NA||NA||78%|
|Nikon Coolpix P330||Rs15,945||Rs12,200||Rs16,440||Rs15,699||76%|
|Nikon Coolix S9500||Rs18,382||Rs17,082||Rs18,382||Rs17,430||75%|
|Nikon Coolpix S6500||Rs10,690||Rs10,761||Rs9,870||Rs10,999||72%|
|Nikon Coolpix AW110||Rs16,442||Rs14,419||RS15,190||Rs15,799||71%|
|Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200||Rs12,554||Rs13,311||Rs13,250||Rs13,290||70%|
Canon Ixus 255HS
The Ixus 255HS delivers good overall image quality, especially indoor pictures taken with the flash. It has 10X zoom capabilities and allows transferring images through Wi-Fi. Low-light stills are grainy though.
Olympus Stylus XZ-10
While priced a little high for a point-and-shoot, the Stylus XZ-10 has full manual exposure control with its control ring. Shots taken in low light are good too, but video quality isn’t that great.
Nikon Coolpix P330
Packed with features, the Coolpix P330 allows you to adjust shutter speed and aperture priority. Its built-in flash and image stabilization are plus points, and while video quality is good, the accompanying audio could be better. It’s quick to start up although it suffers from a long shutter delay.
Nikon Coolix S9500
The S9500 comes with a large 22X optical zoom and is lighter than most large zoom compacts. Images taken without the flash look out of place, but image stabilization is great. You can shoot full HD video but audio is not that great.
Nikon Coolpix S6500
The Coolpix S6500 is capable of full HD video. It’s great for outdoor shots. It offers 12X optical zoom, comes in six colours and is fast to start up, but images taken in low light show slight grain.
Nikon Coolpix AW110
The AW110 is a rugged camera that can survive being dropped or submerged in water. It is capable of good indoor shots but the flash will add some noise to your pictures. It is also a bit slow to record video.
Sony Cybershot DSC-W200
With its 18MP sensor, the DSC-W220 is good for its picture quality and shooting speed. It can produce good low-light images and allows continuous shooting at a speed of 10fps. The flash could be better.