The best digital compact cameras in 2018

Rating of compact cameras in 2018 should begin with a brief introduction. First, the main trends remained unchanged. The race for the number of megapixels is over, the bet is placed on the quality of the matrix and the ratio of its sides. The best models of 2018 have compact dimensions, but in a small case a rather powerful and productive filling is often hidden.

Of course, the concept of compactness is difficult to correlate with a professional camera, but this segment does not imply the use of all technical tricks and tricks to achieve a result. A compact device is good because it is convenient to take it with you almost everywhere, and thanks to its technological equipment, its capacity is enough to perform all the basic tasks.

10. Rekam iLook S750i

The device of the brand “Rekam” stands out from a wide variety of soap cases with its own intentionally rounded shapes. One of the best models of 2018, affordable (1790 rubles) and not inferior in quality. The device type is compact, the aperture value is 2.8.F. The number of megapixels is 12, the maximum photo quality can reach 4000x3000 resolution, which is a very good indicator, given the price tag. The matrix is ​​the most common, CMOS, but the color rendition remains at a decent level. White balancing is automatic. The device is equipped with a built-in flash. There is also a timer for 10 seconds for pictures in automatic mode.

 Rekam iLook S750i

The viewfinder is not, but there is a good display, which perfectly replaces it. Screen size is 1.8 inches.

Manual adjustment for the aperture is not provided, autofocus is contrast. The minimum required distance for shooting an object is at least one and a half meters. The device supports all major standards of memory cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB inclusive. Picture decoding is carried out in JPEG format. AAA batteries are used as batteries. AVI format video with a maximum resolution of 1280x720. The zoom is digital, fourfold. On the case there is a place for fixing the tripod. This is one of the best budget cameras.

  • light weight - only 105 grams;
  • affordable price;
  • support for all modern formats of memory cards;
  • decoding to the most popular multimedia formats;
  • small size;
  • long work from one set of batteries;
  • there is a tripod mount;
  • programmable timer.
  • no aperture adjustment in manual mode;
  • small zoom.

Prices Rekam iLook S750i:

9. Fujifilm FinePix XP120

One of the best models of the year 2018 for traveling: a distinctive feature of the device is the case, protected from dust and moisture. Thanks to this device can be used for underwater shootingwhile the color quality remains high. In addition, the device is frost resistant and can withstand a fall from a height of up to 1.75 m. The camera can be supplied in four bright colors. The cost of the model is 11290 rubles. The form factor of the device is compact, the focus distance is 28-140 mm, the zoom is full, optical, fivefold. The aperture parameters F3.9-F4.9. The model compares favorably with competitors by the presence of aspherical lenses.The number of light-sensitive sensors is 16 million (megapixels). Crop factor indicators are 5.62. The matrix is ​​standard for this type of gadgets, CMOS, photosensitivity at the level of 100-3200 with automatic balancing.

 Fujifilm FinePix XP120

The device has a unique “kinemagraph” function. In this mode, you can create something between photo and video: some elements of the image will be static at a time when others are moving.

The flash on the device is built-in, with automatic elimination of the red-eye effect. Image stabilization occurs due to the optical shift of the matrix. The viewfinder is not, its function is performed by the display screen - 3 inches. The device is equipped with a contrast autofocus. Among the declared formats of supported memory cards are SD, SDHC, SDXC. The size of the internal memory of the device is 96 MB. Present wireless data interface. The battery is built-in, with a capacity for 210 shots of average quality. Video recording is done in MOV format.

  • increased body protection;
  • high-quality color rendition;
  • abundance of settings;
  • capacious battery;
  • optical and digital zoom;
  • small weight;
  • four different colors;
  • good grade.
  • low quality video;
  • no viewfinder;
  • hard to set the right white balance.

Prices Fujifilm FinePix XP120:

8. Olympus TG ‑ 5

The best compact cameras from the manufacturer "Olympus" are constantly in the focus of attention of users. The presented model has an uncompromising and catchy design, made in red and black colors. The cost of the device is 25609 rubles. The form factor of the device is compact, the focus distance is 25-100 mm. The increase is carried out using four optical zoom. Aperture values ​​F2-F4,9. The number of megapixels is 12, the cropping factor is 5.7, and the resolution is up to 4000x3000. The standard matrix is ​​a typical CMOS. Photosensitivity parameters from 100 to 3200 ISO.

 Olympus TG ‑ 5

This camera is perfect for fans of extreme sports. In addition to the “aggressive” design, it is notable for its increased strength, frost resistance, and is capable of shooting at a depth of up to 15 meters without aquabox.

The built-in flash is equipped with a red-eye reduction effect, image stabilization occurs due to the optical shift of the matrix. In the settings there is a timer in increments of 10 seconds. There is a possibility frame format selection (4: 3, 3: 2, 1: 1, 16: 9).A wonderful compact camera with a high-quality three-inch display has a contrasting autofocus with a minimum distance to the object of 0.01 m. The batteries are built-in. Record video in MOV format, while the device has a built-in video codec package.

  • strong body;
  • protection against temperature drops;
  • high-quality videos;
  • set "for the traveler" with a compass and satellite navigation sensor;
  • low weight, given the abundance of settings and features;
  • support wireless networks.
  • expensive;
  • non-removable battery;
  • no viewfinder.

Prices Olympus TG ‑ 5:

7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30

The review of compact digital cameras will continue the device from the well-known manufacturer Panasonic. This is an affordable inexpensive model that can be purchased at a discount of just 11,390 rubles. Like most compact cameras, the model is available in four colors at once. The focus distance is from 25 to 100 mm. The zoom is optical fourfold. The main parameters of the diaphragm F3.9-F5.9. Lenses are aspherical, low dispersed. The device is equipped unusual CCD matrix with basic parameters: 16 megapixels, 5.7 crop factor, resolution 4608x3456.Sensitivity indicators from 100 to 3200 ISO with automatic calibration.

 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30

The stabilizer is optical. There is a timer with values ​​of 2 and 10 seconds. Instead, the viewfinder has a 2.7-inch LCD screen. Autofocus is contrasting, there is an autofocus backlight. Interfaces are limited to standard SD, SDHC, SDXC, the amount of internal memory is 220 MB. The image is digitized in 2 JPEG format. The battery is built-in, the capacity is 680 mAh. Video is recorded in MP4 format. with codec support.

Note! Video file size can not exceed 4 GB. To record sound there is an output to a separate microphone.

  • affordable price;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • two types of lenses;
  • video codec support;
  • protection against moisture and dust;
  • attractive appearance;
  • Four colors to choose from;
  • light and compact.
  • zoom quality;
  • built-in battery;
  • no internal memory.

Prices Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30:

6. Leica X2

Brand "Lake" is well known to every professional photographer. These are the best digital cameras in terms of image quality and optics parameters. Leica X2 continues a series of fashionable compacts with retro design for reportage city shooting.The cost of the model is 99 thousand rubles, however, in the case of "Lake", buyers know what they are paying for. The whale lens is branded, own production, has a fixed focal length of 36 mm. The diaphragm is F2.8. The shooting speed can reach 5 frames per second. The number of megapixels is 16, the crop factor is 1.5, and the resolution is 4928x3264. The device operates CMOS-matrix. A feature of the model is the high photosensitivity: in some cases, the ISO can go up to 12,500.

 Leica X2

The viewfinder is not, instead there is a display of 2.7 inches. Autofocus is contrast, with the ability to adjust and manual focus. Built-in flash, present and "hot shoe"To connect external. The amount of internal memory is 110 MB, so you have to use a memory card. The batteries are built into the body of the camera, the resource is enough for 450 shots, after which you need to charge. Model weighs 245 grams, including batteries, but without a case.

  • unsurpassed build quality;
  • high quality lens;
  • quality matrix;
  • many settings;
  • automatic focusing on the face;
  • comfortable to wear dimensions;
  • high-quality diaphragm with the best performance.
  • no video recording;
  • there is no image stabilizer;
  • high price;
  • expensive accessories.

Prices Leica X2:

5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

On the fifth place of today's rating is the unit from Sony. This is the best digital camera up to 15 000 rubles - the cost of the model is 14,989 rubles. Compact camera is available in three colors. The focus distance is 25-500 mm. Optical zoom, twentyfold. The parameters of the diaphragm F3,5-F6,5, aspherical lenses. The matrix has a 21 megapixel with a crop factor of 5.62. Image resolution up to 4896x3672. CMOS matrix type, photosensitivity from 80 to 3200. White balance is determined in automatic mode, flash built-in with suppressing the red-eye effect". Instead, the viewfinder has a three-inch display.

  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Autofocus, according to tradition, is contrasting, with fixation on the face and a minimum distance to the object of 0.05 m. All major standards of memory cards are supported. The format of the displayed image is standard, JPEG. There is a function of wireless data transmission. Built-in battery for 470 shots. Present shooting video in HD-format and four digital zoom. On the case there is a mount for a tripod.Included is a carrying strap.

  • optics quality;
  • double zoom;
  • good equipment;
  • canceled build;
  • shooting video with high frame rate (50-60 frames in HD format);
  • video codec support;
  • light weight and compact dimensions.
  • high price;
  • mediocre microphone;
  • Auto ISO settings.

Prices Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350:

4. Ricoh GR

The coolest camera for video shooting among the top 10. Rico is a recognized leader in the production of compact cameras. The cost of this device is 39990 rubles. Focus distance 28 mm, aperture parameter F2.8. Aspherical lenses are used in optics. The number of megapixels is 17 (16.9 in fact). Crop factor 1.5. The resolution of the picture is 4928x3264. The device is equipped with a 12-bit CMOS-matrix with ISO parameters from 100 to 3200. Built-in flash, image stabilization is absent. By tradition, instead of the viewfinder there is a 3-inch display. Aperture and shutter speed are set manually. Focusing contrast, face and autofocus mode.

 Ricoh gr

The parameters of the camera allow you to use it as an alternative to bulky “SLR”.This is supported by the possibility of shooting in RAW format.

Built-in memory is only 54 MB, but thanks to the support of all major memory card standards, this is not a problem. The capacious built-in 1275 mAh battery has a resource for 290 shots. Video filming is underway. Full HD (maximum number of frames up to 30 per second). For the sound meets the built-in microphone. On the case there is a mount for a tripod and a built-in sensor for orientation. Comes with a handy strap for safe carrying in your hands, and sometimes an optical viewfinder can be supplied (need to be checked with the seller).

  • high build quality;
  • stylish case;
  • good optics;
  • capacious battery;
  • many settings;
  • optional Eye-Fi support;
  • compact dimensions of the model.
  • high price;
  • parameters of light sensitivity and the possibility of their debugging;
  • intermittent autofocus operation.

Prices Ricoh gr:

3. Samsung i80

Top 3 leaders opens the device from the famous South Korean company Samsung. This is a budget soap dish at an affordable price - only 6341 rubles. The form factor of the device is compact, with a focus distance of 38 to 114 mm. Optical zoom, threefold, aperture has the parameters F3,5-F4,5.CCD matrix type, maximum resolution equals 3264x2448 with a crop factor of 6.02. The parameters of the sensitivity of the device from 50 to 3200 with the possibility of manual balancing. The device is equipped with a built-in flash with red-eye reduction. Present macro mode, but there is no viewfinder - it is replaced by a three-inch display. Focusing is carried out only on the face, with a minimum distance of at least 0.01 m from the subject to be photographed.

 Samsung i80

The device supports two standard memory cards: standard SD and SDHC with a capacity not exceeding 4 GB. The amount of internal memory is only 40 MB. Image encoding and uploading is carried out in JPEG format 3. For lovers of video there is a recording of clips and sound from the built-in microphone. The device supports a set of codecs and writes video in AVI format with a frequency of up to 30 frames per second. The size of the video and quality parameters are limited only by the amount of available space on the media. Digital zoom is fivefold. The kit comes with a battery, charger, cable for connecting to a PC, strap and headphones.

  • dual zoom, optical and digital;
  • stylish design;
  • famous brand;
  • convenient management;
  • good equipment;
  • built-in MP3 player;
  • small weight and compact dimensions.
  • low resolution video;
  • non-removable battery;
  • weak flash

Prices Samsung i80:

2. Canon IXUS 185

Considering the novelties of cameras, you should study the products of “Canon”, or rather the line of digital soap cases “Xus”. This is an entry-level budget model that almost everyone can afford - the price is 5990 rubles. The compact format of the device does not interfere with the quality characteristics: an eight-fold optical zoom and aperture with an indicator of F3.5-6.9 are complemented by high-quality aspherical lenses. The number of megapixels is 20, the cropping factor is 5.62, the highest resolution that the matrix is ​​capable of, 5152x3864. The device uses a CCD matrix, with sensitivity parameters from 100 to 1600 and the possibility of manual and automatic installation from the list. The device is equipped digital stabilizer pictures and the possibility of macro. Instead of the viewfinder there is a 2.7 inch display, autofocus, according to tradition, contrasting.

 Canon IXUS 185

Video shooting is carried out in MP4 format with support for the corresponding codecs, the maximum frame rate is 30 per second at a resolution of 1280x720.The device supports 3 types of memory cards (SD, SDHC, SDXC) and digitizes the frame in JPEG format. The battery in the device is one, built-in, with a resource for 210 photos. Digital zoom is represented by a fourfold zoom. On the case there is a mount for fixing on a tripod and integrated space orientation sensor. The weight of the device is 126 grams. Choosing which digital camera is better, you should definitely pay attention to this model.

  • double zoom;
  • great build;
  • capacious battery;
  • strong body;
  • high-quality display;
  • many settings;
  • video codec support.
  • photo quality;
  • high noise performance;
  • inconvenient management.

Prices Canon IXUS 185:

1. Nikon Coolpix W100

The winner of today's ranking is a Nikon mini-camera. This manufacturer needs no introduction. The brand "Nikon" is known on all five continents, it is used, trusted by both amateurs and professionals. The “Kulpix” series is a line of budget (7990 rubles) soap dishes made in deliberately bright, rich colors. This device, created primarily for the amateur, however, in terms of build quality and performance, it can easily compete with more expensive competitors.The indicators of this compact camera are as follows: the focus distance is from 30 to 90 mm, the optical zoom is threefold, the aperture parameters are F3.3-F5.9. The CMOS matrix has 12 megapixels with a resolution of 4160x3120 and a cropping factor of 7.38. Photosensitivity ranges from 125 to 1600, with the possibility of manual debugging.

 Nikon Coolpix W100

Available and macro mode, and timer for 10 seconds. The viewfinder as a component is missing, its functions are performed by a 2.7-inch LCD display. Autofocus is traditionally contrasting. The device supports 3 types of memory cards and is equipped with 22 MB of its own, which is clearly not enough for comfortable use. Video mode supports high definition (HD) format, video codecs are also available. The built-in battery can take up to 220 shots on a single charge. Body optional protected from dust and moisture. The best solution for everyday use in today's top 10.

  • good equipment;
  • protected housing;
  • thoughtful ergonomics;
  • support for multiple video codecs;
  • waterproof;
  • small weight;
  • Comfortable to carry in hand.
  • shoots poorly at dusk;
  • flash quality;
  • the presence of noise in the photographs.

Prices Nikon Coolpix W100:

The rating contains ten models of cameras, each of which is unique in its own way.A variety of prices and opportunities will allow you to make a choice to any user: a sophisticated professional, an amateur and a novice photographer.

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