Compact Cameras

Compact cameras, also known as point and shoot camera, were for many, many years the most popular and best-selling variety of camera on the market. Their simplicity, ease of use, autofocus and automatic systems for setting exposure made them the perfect camera to take on holiday or carry with you in your pocket for that once in a lifetime shot of Bigfoot!

But the dawn of the smartphone has marked the death knell for compact cameras, and since 2010 sales of new compacts have been in a downward spiral. Bigger screens, more functionality, the instant sharing of images and the fact that they are even simpler to use has given smartphones a unique advantage over compact cameras, ensuring that the best camera is, indeed, the one you have on you - your phone.

Nevertheless, there are still some interesting models coming on to the market, and on this page we will keep you up to date with all the latest news, reviews and buying guides for compact cameras.

What's more, if you have experience with a particular compact camera model or brand, or perhaps you have some unique insights into their technology, then we would love to hear from you! Here at Camera Jabber we value all of our readers' opinions and welcome guest bloggers.

Panasonic TZ200 / ZS200 Review Score 95%

Panasonic TZ200 / ZS200 Review

Panasonic’s popular travel zoom compact has been updated – the main new feature is a longer focal length lens – it now offers a 15x zoom (roughly 24-360mm in 35mm format).

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Hands-on Panasonic FT7 Review

The new Panasonic FT7 boasts waterproofing down to a best-in-class 31 metres, shockproofing from a height of 2 metres, freezeproofing down to -10 degrees and crush proofing up to 100kg. Other features include a 20.4-megapixel sensor, joined by a 28mm 4.6x optical zoom (giving you a 28-128mm equivalent focal length).

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