What are the best ultra compact digital cameras?

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    #1Nikon 1 J5

    Nikon 1 J5

    The Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens delivers outstanding image quality and low-light performance. This compact camera is faster than any DSLR on the market, and can shoot 20.8-megapixel photos, 1080/60p videos, time-lapse and slow-motion sequences.

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    Sophia Xiong
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "This camera is one of the best on the market. It has 105 phase-detection autofocus points, 1080/60p video capabilities and built in wifi. It also gathers more light than a traditional camera. The focus is crazy good. You can also capture slow motion. "
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    #2Fujifilm XQ2

    Fujifilm XQ2

    The Fujifilm XQ2 is a digital compact camera specially designed for those who want to capture high-quality images on the go, as you can carry it in your pocket or handbag. The camera features Fujinon lens, tactile control ring, fast and responsive performance and much more.

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    Paul Lopez
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "As a ham photographer I always want the best technology. Fortunately, I found Fujifilm XQ2 to be the best in the game. This camera was so portable and easy to use, and offers functionalities needed to succeeed"
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    #3Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

    Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

    The Canon PowerShot SX710 HS is a slim, compact digital camera that features an amazing 30x Optical Zoom and intelligent IS stabilization that lets you take shake-free images. With this camera you can also capture stunning 1080p Full HD video (60p/30p/24p options).

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    Craig Weber
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "I was taking a trip to Europe and needed a camera. I wanted something really compact as I was going to backpack. The Canon PowerShot SX710 HS fit this bill. Ultra compact and takes great pictures. Very impressed with this camera."
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    #4PANASONIC LUMIX DC-ZS70K

    PANASONIC LUMIX DC-ZS70K

    PANASONIC LUMIX DC-ZS70K is a 20.3-megapixel and 4K digital camera, with a 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens to allow 30x optical zoom. It also has touch-enabled three-inch flip-front display and a Wi-Fi connectivity.

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    Lori Wheeler
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I feel this description is also hard to read, sometimes it is better to just go over basic highlights of the product. I find working in the tech field it is real easy to gloss someones eyes over giving them alot of details. I would write something like this: The Panasonic Lumix DC_ZS70K boast a 20.3 megapixel image. This camera has 4K capability and up to a 30X zoom lens. With the touch-enabled flip display you will be able to do selfies in a flash. Wi Fi connectivity is also included!"
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    #5Samsung Multiview MV800

    Samsung Multiview MV800

    Samsung Multiview MV800 is a 16.1-megapixel digital camera with 5x optical zoom, adjustable LCD screen enabling you to shoot from any view of an angle. This has been discontinued by the manufacturer. 

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    Nicole Dixon
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I always go with Samsung cameras and there is never any disappointment."
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    #6Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

    Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

    Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a 16.3-megapixel CMOS with 21x optical zoom and 4.8-inch touch screen LCD. It has a Wi-Fi connectivity to access the photos through an Android phone and share it instantly. 

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    Vincent Ramirez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a fine point and shoot camera, especially if you're looking for something quick and without the bulk of a digital SLR camera. It takes good photos."
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    #7Samsung ST150F

    Samsung ST150F

    Samsung ST150F is a 16.2-megapixel smart Wi-Fi digital camera with 5x optical Zoom and three-inch LCD screen. It can record videos at 720-pixel in HD, and also has SMART features to share photos instantly. This is temporarily out of stock. 

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    Jeremy Reed
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The only reason to get a pretty cheap camera like this instead of using your phone is that either you don't have a phone, or you like the cute look of the little camera."
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    #8Nikon COOLPIX A900

    Nikon COOLPIX A900

    Nikon COOLPIX A900 is a 20MP digital camera with 4.3 to 151mm focal length, 35-times optical zoom lens, and 70x dynamic zoom. It can also record videos in UHD 4K at 30 fps and has a tilting LCD. 

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    John Hernandez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Very cool device and very easy to use. I like the camera but at this day and age, am starting to feel it is not worth it because of the rise in the smartphone. This is also too pricey, maybe if I had a knack for photography I may use this but I don't"
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    #9Sony DSCW830

    Sony DSCW830

    Sony DSCW830 Digital Camera is a portable model with 20.1 megapixels. It features an 8x optical zoom and can record high-definition videos. Enhance your photos with preset effects like Toy Camera and Beauty Effects suitable for portraits.

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    Trisha Khan
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "I wanted the best ultra compact digital cameras. I found the Sony DSCW830, and it has been perfect. Lots of megapixels, lots of zoom capability, and lots of different effects to play with."
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    #10Nikon COOLPIX B500

    Nikon COOLPIX B500

    Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera boasts a 16MP lens and 40x optical zoom capacity. You can control and sync this camera to your smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. B500 can also capture 1080p high-definition videos at 30 fps.

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    Benjamin Reid
    Written on February 23, 2018
    "The control on this thing is great for taking pictures. I bought one of these to take family pictures because it doesn't shoot video all that well, but for photographs it's a great budget camera that is easy to travel with."
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    #11Nikon 1 AW1

    Nikon 1 AW1

    Nikon 1 AW1 is a shockproof and waterproof digital camera suitable for traveling with a 14.2 MP HD lens with approximately 15 fps of continuous shooting frame rate. It is built with a compact design and built-in GPS for geo-tag options.

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    Ivy Dong
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "Pretty good for on the go shots. There's better equipment for more professional photos."
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    #12Canon PowerShot SX730

    Canon PowerShot SX730

    Canon PowerShot SX730 is a 20.3-megapixel digital camera with 40x optical zoom and three-inch tilt LCD and Digi 6 image processor. It also has a Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity. 

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    Arthur Gutierrez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "As far as point and shoot cameras go I would have to say that this is the best. Although you'll pay for it at nearly $400 dollars, it offers high quality photos that most smart phone cameras can't even come close to. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a compact camera that isn't a IPhone."
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    #13Sony DSCHX90V/B

    Sony DSCHX90V/B

    Sony DSCHX90V/B is an 18.2-megapixel digital camera with three-inch LCD screen, 30x optical zoom, and a built-in retractable viewfinder. It also can be connected to smartphones through Wi-Fi with NFC.

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    Victoria Salazar
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I got this for my son to take with him to Jamaica. He loves the photos that he took. Overall I'd say good little camera for the price. "
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    #14Samsung WB2200F

    Samsung WB2200F

    Samsung WB2200F is a 16.4-megapixel compact camera with three-inch LCD screen and 60x optical zoom. It has an NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity to share your photos instantly. 

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    Carolyn Woods
    Written on April 30, 2018
    " After using this camera for nearly 3 months, I am still very happy with it and the pictures it produces. This camera simply works for me. I've shot everything from night parties to family events to scenery with great success and carrying this 1 pound camera sure beats the heck out of hauling my 10 pounds of equipment around all day plus a couple extra lenses and batteries in a camera bag. It's not exactly for professional photography but it creates excellent photographs. Is relatively light, convenient, versatile, and user friendly."
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    #15SVP Aqua 5800

    SVP Aqua 5800

    SVP Aqua 5800 is an 18MP dual screen waterproof digital camera with 4x digital zoom and can be used underwater up to 10 feet in depth. This waterproof camera is only compatible with MicroSD cards with up to 32GB external memory card. 

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    Zachary Fox
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I needed a cheap but functional waterproof camera for my last vacation in Hawaii. The reviews on this one were mixed, but the price was right, so I rolled the dice and bought it. It did everything I needed. Not a high end camera, but hey, the pictures were better than I expected, and the video works well too."

Summary

Best What are the best ultra compact digital cameras
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Nikon 1 J5Electronics 11 Paid
2Fujifilm XQ2Electronics 11 Paid
3Canon PowerShot SX710 HSElectronics 9 Paid
4PANASONIC LUMIX DC-ZS70KElectronics 4 Paid
5Samsung Multiview MV800Electronics 1 Paid
6Samsung Galaxy Camera 2Electronics 0 Paid
7Samsung ST150FElectronics 0 Paid
8Nikon COOLPIX A900Electronics 0 Paid
9Sony DSCW830Electronics 0 Paid
10Nikon COOLPIX B500Electronics 0 Paid
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