Top 10 Best Rated Compact Digital Cameras 2020


Although, there have been significant improvements on smartphone cameras, the compact camera and its market have also improved. There is hardly a smartphone with as many features as a compact camera. For that reason, people still buy compact cameras. Well, this review is not aimed at comparing smartphones with compact cameras.

We intend to bring to you the best compact cameras in the market. This, for the singular purpose of aiding as well as ending your search for one. There is a wide range of features compact cameras now come with, enough to confuse you. Albeit, after reading tis review, you will not be. Below is a list of the best compact cameras in 2020.

Best Compact Camera 2020

  1. Sony Alpha 6000

While there are several excellent features in this camera, two stand out. Namely, it’s blazing speed 6 AutoFocus modes and the 24.3MP APS-C image sensor. Therfore, this camera is more versatile than most cameras in the market.

Albeit compact, the Sony Alpha 6000 comes with interchangeable lenses and E-mount system. It has a 179-points phase detect AutoFocus system and 11fps burst shooting speed. In addition, it is Wi-Fi and NFC enabled. Unfortunately, it does not shoot at 4K but gives a video resolution of 1080P.

Price: $548.00


  • 4 million dots EVF and 3.0-inch, 921,000 dots LCD screen
  • Blazing speed AutoFocus
  • Excellent electronic viewfinder


  • Not for 4k capture
  • Poor quality battery
  1. Sony RX100 VII

This camera is one of the most capable one in the market today. However, the outstanding feature is its excellent ability to track moving objects; AutoFocus! Although pricey, it delivers for every penny spent on it.

Designed with superb image quality, it can also shoot 4k videos. Furthermore, it has a 20fbs burst shooting speed, 20.1MP sensor. To say nothing of its 24-200mm, f/2.8-4.5 lens and electronic Viewfinder. All in all, this camera is a top pick irrespective of price.

Price: $1298.00


  • Excellent Autofocus
  • 0inch, 921,000 dots tilt touchscreen
  • Can shoot 4K videos


  • Poor handling
  • Pricey
  1. Fujifilm X100F

The exception feature of this camera is its hybrid ViewFinder. That is to say, it combines Optical ViewFinder and Electronic ViewFinder. Thus, Focus Peaking and Digital Split Image functions are available for accurate focusing. Similar to the Sony A6000, it offers an outstanding 6 AutoFocus modes.

This camera has a 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and 8fbs burst shooting speed. Sadly, it does not shoot at 4k but provides an excellent quality 1080P resolution.

Price: $1099.00


  • Brilliant Hybrid Viewfinder
  • 0 inch, 1.04 million dots screen
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good handling


  • Fixed focal length
  • No 4k video shooting
  1. Panasonic Lumix ZS200 / TZ 200

This camera is the best travel zoom camera in the market. If your priority is long range shooting, your darling is here. In addition to its excellent zoom (15x), it also has a 1-inch sensor. Thus producing an excellent image quality.

Further, Lumix ZS200 has a 1-inch, 20.1MP sensor and 25-360mm, f3,3-6.4 lens for excellent quality. Furthermore, it shoots 4k videos and has a 10fbs burst shooting speed. Altogether, this gadget is both affordable and excellent in performance.

Price: $697.99


  • Excellent zoom range
  • Brilliant handling


  • Screen does not tilt
  • Poor control layer for eye-level shooting
  • 0inch, 1.24million dots touchscreen
  1. Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

This camera has an excellent focal range. One of the farthest you will find. Although you will have to pay more, it features will not disappoint you. It has a 1-inch CMOS, 20MP sensor. Hence, produces an excellent image quality.

Additionally, it adds a 3.0-inch, 1.44million dots screen to its outrageous 24-600mm, f/2.4-4 lens. Even more, it will shoot 4k videos, has a 24fps burst shooting speed and uses an EVF.

Price: $1429.04


  • Excellent focal range
  • Good handling
  • Superb EVF
  • Can shoot 4k


  • Pricey
  • Poor user interface
  1. Canon PowerShot G7 Mark III

If you are a vlogger, this camera was designed for you. Made to shoot 4K videos, it also has a mic port. Even more, live streaming to YouTube and a flip-up LCD screen. Its raw burst mode shooting at 30fps is exceptional.

This camera has a 1-inch, 20.1MP sensor. Also, a 24-100mm, f/1.8-2.8 lens and USB charging port. However, it does not have ViewFinder.

Price: $749.00


  • Blazing speed burst shooting rate
  • Excellent handling
  • 0-inch, 1.04million dots touchscreen
  • Brilliant image quality


  • No viewfinder
  • Limited zoom range
  1. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

Although not your outstanding camera, it is very suitable for street photography than most. Another excellent feature is its four thirds sensor. Unfortunately, it means lesser flexibility for higher image quality.

In all, the Lumix LX100 II is a good camera. Because, it shoots 4K videos, has a Four Thirds, 17Mp sensor. Let alone its 24-75mm, f/1.7-2.8 lens and electronic viewfinder.

Price: $897.99


  • Superb image quality
  • Large than most sensor
  • 0-inch, 1.24million dots touchscreen
  • Excellent body mounted controls


  • Non-tilt screen
  • Slow zooming
  1. Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI

This camera is renowned for its high speed sensors. Much less, it shoots 4K videos and has an amazing 40x slow motion. In addition, it shoots at burst speed of 24fps with a good 24-200mm, f/2.8-4.5 zoom lens.

Furthermore, the Cyber-shot RX100 VI is a sixth generation model camera. Built with an electronic ViewFinder and 1-inch 20.1MP sensor.

Price: $1098.00


  • High speed sensors for fast shooting
  • Tilting LCD screen
  • 1080p Ultra slow-motion


  • Limited touch functions
  • Poor handling
  1. Olympus Tough TG-5

This camera a reputation of being the best waterproof camera in the market. Also, it will shoot in RAW and JPG format, it is crushproof to a weight of 100kg. Further, it can survive a drop from a height of 2.1m.

The water proof feature is to a maximum of 15m depth in water. Even more, to 45m depth if used with underwater housing. Not to say it is freeze-proof to -10degree Celsius.  It is designed with a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor and 25-100mm, f/2.0-4.9 lens.

  • Pro capture mode and TruePic VIII processor

Price: $449.00


  • Brilliant photo quality
  • 4k and slow motion video recording
  • Almost indestructible


  • Limited zoom range
  • 460000 dots LCD screen
  1. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

If you are a pro shooter this camera is your best pick. Unbelievably, Canon shoehorned a 24.2MP, DSLR sized APS-C CMOS sensor into this compact camera.

Furthermore, it is equipped with an electronic ViewFinder, burst shooting at 7fps and 24-72mm, f/2.8-5.6 lens. Overall, it is not a poor camera.

Price: $999.00


  • Large sensor
  • 0-inch, inch vari-angle touchscreen
  • Excellent image quality
  • Wi-Fi enabled


  • Limited zoom range
  • No 4K capturing