Compact camera reviews

Compact camera reviews by Amateur Photographer, featuring compact camera tests and specifications. Our reviews will help you find the best compact cameras for your needs, whether you're looking for something easy to carry while you travel or something that can produce great landscape shots, our comprehensive compact camera reviews will help you find the best one for your needs.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 review

    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the first bridge camera to deliver the new ultra HD 4K video format thanks to the inclusion of an impressive 1in, 20.1MP CMOS sensor. Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 review

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III review

    Its predecessor won Enthusiast Compact Camera of the Year at the AP Awards 2014, but the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III adds an EVF and a new 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens. Richard Sibley finds out if the best just got better

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

    Canon’s latest premium compact, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II, sets its sights on improving where the PowerShot G1 X left off. We find out whether the new model is a significantly better camera. Read our Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 review

    With a 50x optical zoom and a 20.4-million-pixel sensor, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 is Sony’s latest bridge camera. Callum McInerney-Riley puts it to the test

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V review

    Sony’s Cyber-shot HX60V has a 30x optical G lens and a 20.4-million-pixel sensor, making it a powerful pocket-sized travel companion. Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V review...

  • Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review

    Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review

    Meet the smartest digital camera on the market - the new 16.3-million-pixel Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 that runs on Google's Android platform. Jon Devo tries it out. Read the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review

    An 18.1-million-pixel sensor and massive 30x optical zoom range, plus Wi-Fi, GPS and raw image capture, suggest that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 could be one of the best travel compact cameras produced. But can it live up to our expectations? Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 review

    With the same sensor as the RX100 II, which is one of the best compacts we’ve tested, could the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 bridge camera break the dominant hold of the DSLR and CSC? Read the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 review...

  • Canon PowerShot G16 review

    Canon PowerShot G16 review

    With a 12.1-million-pixel, back-illuminated sensor, Wi-Fi functionality and a new Digic 6 processor, does Canon’s new compact offer enough to rival other premium models? Read the Canon PowerShot G16 review...

  • Nikon Coolpix P7800 review

    Nikon Coolpix P7800 review

    It has a 921,000-dot EVF and articulated LCD screen alongside its 12.2-million-pixel sensor and premium build body, so is the Nikon Coolpix P7800 the best P-series compact camera yet? Read the Nikon Coolpix P7800 review...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 review

    Richard Sibley explains why we should get over our fixed ideas of what a camera should look like. Read the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 and QX10 review...

  • Leica X Vario review

    Leica X Vario review

    With its 16.2-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor and fixed 18-46mm f/3.5-6.4 lens, is the Leica X Vario the camera Leica enthusiasts have been waiting for? Ian Farrell finds out. Read the Leica X Vario X review...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R review

    Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 was one of the most talked about cameras of 2012, but now the RX1R has had the anti-aliasing filter removed from its 24.3-million-pixel, full-frame sensor. We find out just how much difference this makes to image quality. Read the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R review...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review

    Sony has upgraded its Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 premium compact camera, but is it possible to improve an already excellent camera? We find out, read the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 review

    With an electronic viewfinder, 12.1-million-pixel sensor and a 28-200mm zoom lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 ought to shake up the advanced compact market. Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 review...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 review

    With compact cameras often too big to be pocketable, and smartphone sensor and lens technology still limited, Callum McInerney-Riley asks whether the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 strikes a happy medium. Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 review...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 review

    With its 20.4-million-pixel sensor coupled with a stabilised 30x optical zoom lens, we find out whether the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 makes the perfect compact travel camera. Read the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 review...

  • Ricoh GR review

    Ricoh GR review

    We find out whether the Ricoh GR’s 16.2-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor in the tried-and-tested Ricoh GRD body – not to mention its £600 price tag – could give the Nikon Coolpix A and Fujifilm X100S a run for their money. Read our Pentax Ricoh GR review...

  • Fujifilm X20 review

    Fujifilm X20 review

    Fujifilm claims that this successor to the X10 carries 50 improvements. In our Fujifilm X20 review Matt Golowczynski investigates whether they add up to a significantly better camera

  • Nikon Coolpix A review

    Nikon Coolpix A review

    Small and lightweight, but with a 16.2-million-pixel, APS-C sensor and 18.5mm lens, the Nikon Coolpix A could be an ideal second camera for many enthusiasts. Richard Sibley puts it to the test