Top 10 Best Rated Pocket Cameras 2020

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The arrival and ever-improving nature of smartphone cameras have long since decimated the ranks of budget cameras. For this reason, manufacturers now concentrate on compacting advanced features into small-sized cameras. The latest of these so-called pocket cameras can capture moments in exquisite quality without exceeding 5-inch.

Bigger and better sensors have long simplified the issue of lens changes and miniaturization the issue of size. The best pocket cameras can now rival mirrorless/DSLR cameras in performance. This means that they can capture superb images even in low-light conditions and with less noise.

Waterproofing, light sensitivity, capture speed, weight, and price are some of the many features that determine a camera’s value. Our review examines the best deals you’re likely to get for pocket cameras this 2020.

Best Pocket Camera 2020

1. Sony RX100 VII

RX100 VII is one of the highest-rated compact cameras around. It can cleverly track movements with its autofocus system and can switch freely into eye or face detection. While it is a bit more expensive than we’re used to, its video recording control is awesome.

With a superb image quality, ease-of-use, and uncommon durability, Sony VII is worth every penny.

Specs

  • Tilt-angle 3-inch touchscreen
  • 1-inch sensor
  • 4K movies
  • EVF viewfinder
  • 24-200mm lens
  • 20fps continuous shot
  • 1MP
  • 921000 dots

Pros

  • An ideal choice for professionals
  • Detailed 4K HD videos
  • Fast continuous shot performance
  • Stellar images
  • Easy operation
  • Lightweight
  • Autofocus is amazing

Cons

  • Pricy
  • Difficult to handle

2. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

PowerShot G1 X while much smaller than most cameras, packs a more powerful punch than its size will indicate. Its zoom lens can be easily retracted for storage and covers a focal range equivalent of 24-72mm. It packages an impressive 24MP lens APS-C sensor within its small footprint.

Canon Mark III is a lot more expensive than we’ll recommend for amateurs, partly because of its dizzying array of features.

Specs

  • 7fps continuous shot
  • APS-C sensor
  • EVF viewfinder
  • Full HD movies
  • Vari-angle 3-inch touchscreen
  • 2MP
  • 24-72mm lens
  • 04million dots

Pros

  • Compact and small size
  • Impressive 3x zoom
  • Image quality is superb
  • Video is in full HD
  • Best for experts
  • Lightweight
  • Trustworthy manufacturer

Cons

  • Aperture at full zoom is disappointing
  • Expensive

3. Canon G5X Mark II

G5X Mark II, unlike most advertised pocket cameras, is a genuine step-up from phone quality pictures. It performs strongly on all fonts despite being small enough for a pocket. While it does have a hefty price tag, it captures superb movies and photos.

Specs

  • 20fps continuous shot
  • Digic 8 processor
  • 39million dots
  • 120fps refresh rate
  • EVF viewfinder
  • 4K movies
  • 24-120mm lens
  • Tilting 3-inch touchscreen
  • 1-inch sensor

Pros

  • Useful EVF pop-up
  • Pocketable
  • Image quality is fantastic
  • Can make 4K movies uncropped
  • The zoom lens is amazing
  • Innovative design
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No microphone
  • Autofocus has no phase-detect
  • Can’t do live streaming to YouTube

4. Fujifilm X100F

While calling X100F a pocket camera may be a stretch, its bulky look does not translate fully to weight. It is the culmination of Fujifilm’s work of over four iterations which elevates its performance significantly. Fujifilm X100F has APS-C sensors of 24MP which produce detailed colours and amazing images.

Specs

  • 3-inch display
  • 1080p movies
  • 3MP
  • 04million dots
  • APS-C sensor
  • 8fps
  • Hybrid EVF/optical viewfinder
  • 23mm lens

Pros

  • Unique design
  • Medium-price
  • Has a hybrid viewfinder
  • Large display
  • Durable and high-performing

Cons

  • Lens has fixed focal length
  • Movies have no 4K

5. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

Lumix LX100 features a lens assembly in miniature and MFT sensors combined into a tiny APS-C size sensor. While its 16MP lens is not the most accurate, it is rendered as 4:3 aspects; a unique feature. It is the dream for experts and amateurs, with its aperture ring, aspect ratio switch, and shutter speed dial on external.

Specs

  • 1-inch sensor
  • 10fps continuous shooting
  • 24-72mm
  • 4K movies
  • Tilting 3-inch display
  • 1MP
  • 04million dots

Pros

  • Compact
  • Fast capture
  • Autofocus is accurate and swift
  • Perfect balance
  • Best value
  • Remarkable price
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No viewfinder
  • Lacks a real grip

6. Panasonic Lumix TZ200

Lumix TZ200 combines tastefully portability with excellent pricing, and function. Its zoom lens is one of the most versatile, clocking a rare 15x zoom and reaching 4k movies on its best days. An electric viewfinder (a small one) is part of the packaging alongside a surprising 1-inch sensor.

Specs

  • 24million dots
  • 1MP
  • 25-360mm lens
  • 10fps
  • 3-inch touchscreen
  • 1-inch sensor
  • 4K movies

Pros

  • An expert choice
  • Superb images
  • The Zoom is impressive
  • Larger than the expected sensor
  • Cheap
  • Touchscreen
  • Has a viewfinder

Cons

  • Screen is fixed
  • Viewfinder is small

7. Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Specs

  • 24-600mm lens
  • 24fps continuous shot
  • 22million dots
  • 1-inch CMOS sensor
  • Tilt-angle 3-inch touchscreen
  • EVF viewfinder
  • 2MP
  • 4K movies

Pros

  • High-quality zoom
  • The sensor is the best
  • Handling is exquisite
  • Sleek look
  • Premium performance

Cons

  • Pricy
  • Menu is spotty
  • Zoom is limited

8. Panasonic Lumix LX15/10

It features a large aperture, a firm handgrip, and one of the most responsive touchscreens ever on a camera. Linux LX15/LX10 is remarkably cheap but is responsive to capture at blistering speeds indeed.

Specs

  • 10fps shooting speed
  • 1-inch sensor
  • 04million dots
  • 4K movies
  • 24-72mm lens
  • 1MP
  • Tilt 3-inch LCD

Pros

  • Accurate autofocus
  • Widest aperture
  • Affordable
  • Can take quality images
  • Video recordings are in HD
  • Swift capture speeds

Cons

  • Lack a proper grip
  • No viewfinder

9. Leica Q2

Specs

  • Full HD movies
  • Full frame sensor
  • EVF viewfinder
  • Fixed 3-inch touchscreen
  • 47MP
  • 10fps
  • 28mm lens
  • 04million dots

Pros

  • Superb aperture
  • Quality build
  • Easy to use
  • Handling is simple
  • Perfect image quality
  • Video recording in HD

Cons

  • Lacks a flash
  • Expensive
  • LCD is fixed in position

10. Ricoh GR III

GR III is a niche choice that combines an APS-C sensor with a 24MP image stabilization into a pocketable product. Its revamped menu, styling, fast operation, and high-performing lens make it a true beast.

Specs

  • 3-inch touchscreen
  • Full HD movies
  • 04millio dots
  • 2MP
  • 4fps
  • 28mm lens
  • APS-C sensor

Pros

  • Rugged body
  • Portable to an extreme
  • Insane power
  • Cheap and lightweight
  • Unique feature combinations

Cons

  • Low runtime
  • Poor video

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