ePHOTOzine has reviewed every serious/advanced compact camera available and here, we reveal the best cameras, based on our in-depth reviews. Below, we highlight some of the best features of each model so you should be able to find a camera capable of delivering high image quality and speedy performance.
The cameras on this list have a larger than normal sensor built in and we’ve not included bridge cameras as these don’t tend to be very compact in size and we’ve also left out travel zooms. We do have top tens which look at bridge cameras and travel zooms, though, so do check them out if this is the type of camera more suited to you. Plus, a number of these types of cameras now feature larger than normal sensors as well as manual controls.
1. Panasonic Lumix LX100
The Panasonic Lumix LX100 is a large sensor (Micro Four Thirds) compact camera, with a f/1.7 – 2.8 Leica lens equivalent to 24-75mm in 35mm terms, built-in Wi-Fi and an electronic viewfinder. Even though we reviewed the camera back in 2014, it’s still sitting as reigning champion in our top ten thanks to its impressive line-up of features, 4K video capture, bright lens and stylish metal body. In fact, we were that impressed with the LX100, we gave it our ‘Editor’s Choice’ award.