The best compact camera of 2016 till now is Sony RX1R II, Take a look below and find out your answer why we have selected RX1RII as the best camera in compact range, its actually a live example of “Wolf in Sheep’s clothing”
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1.Sony RX1rR II
Usually, there are lot of photographers who intentionally ignore to keep heavy DSLR and numerous lenses in their tour bags, but at the meanwhile they are also keen to take different photos of the outside world. So which camera do you think is the best that is utterly well to take with you for photography that is smaller and compact too unlike the heavy DSLRs? Then we say Sony RX1R II is the camera that exactly fulfills your desires. The Sony camera is smaller, technically strong and its incredible image quality will worth your purchase. Probably you have the best compact full frame camera for your travelling that maybe a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for.
The Good: World Best Compact Camera
The Bad Price, Fixed Lens
Recommended for: Street shooter, Travel Photographer and photojournalist.
2.Leica Q (Typ 116)
First of all, let us clear you that you will be very pleased with the performance of this wonderful Leica q (Typ 116). The Leica Q delivered stunning detailed picture of the desire subjects with almost noise-free with 24-megapixel, full frame, CMOS sensor at ISO level up to 50.000. Plus, the Q boasts the ability to shoot full HD video and also features an extremely fast autofocus to track the rapidly moving subjects instantly. If you want to get your hands on fast full-frame Compact camera with fixed lens then you have to spare more than $4000. You can buy from B&H.
3.Ricoh GR II
The GR 18.3mm F2.8 lens is a compact, high-performance GR lens with a focal length of 28mm (in the 35mm format). GR II also boasts a large, APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with 16.2 MP resolution to deliver you crisp, detailed and high resolution images, plus Ricoh GR II has a sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25,600 equivalents, ensuring you consistent shooting in dimlight situation and gives you noise-free images as well. The Ricoh GR II shoots images maximum of four frames per second at full resolution, in JPEG format and can shoot upto six frame per second with raw files. Along with high-speed AF system it can also focus in an only 0.2 seconds and it also has a one second start up and shut down time. You can buy it from B&H.
High-quality finish and easy operation of Fuji X70 encourage your shooting in every step of photography. You should know the X70 is the lightest X-Series camera with an APS-C sized sensor that incorporates 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor to deliver you exceptional image quality, plus it also controls moiré and false colors with the X-Trans color filter. On the other hand, you can also record 60fps smooth Full HD movies the X70’s X-Trans CMOS II sensor. 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps frame rates are also available. The AF system offers the standard 49-point Single Point mode for high speed and precision focusing, as well as the new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes that use a larger 77-point area to capture moving subjects. Fuji X70 uses high sensitivity range of 51,200 to reduce the noise from images while shooting in the dark light conditions. You can buy from B&H.
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5.Sony RX10 III
A camera for the photographers as well as videographers featuring a remarkable 25x super-telephoto zoom lens with focal length of 24-600mm, allowing the camera to take high quality images at variety of focal length. This Sony RX10 III features an expandable ISO range of 12800; enhance the photographers to take shots at the challenging shooting conditions of lowlight, with exceptionally low noise. The camera will fairly able to minimize the camera distortion while capturing the faster moving actions. Also, this versatile camera Sony RX10 III offers the advantages to record 4 K (QFHD 3840×2160) movies with far-reaching telephoto lens of 24-600mm.
Panasonic FZ2500 with 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor lets the user capture clear images with excellent details and minimum noise, even while shooting at lowlight conditions. The Panasonic camera also incorporates 20x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens, ensuring you to give stunning details and the lens’s inner zoom structure dramatically enhances the stability of the lens to offer smooth zooming for professional cameras. This is the era of 4K video and FZ2500 offers video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4. It also has the optimal dial, button, lever and switch layout, allowing intuitive control with comfort in both photo and video shooting. You can buy the camera from B&H.
7.Canon G1X Mark II
Canon G1X Mark II with 12.8 megapixel 1.5″-type CMOS sensor give you exceptional and high level images that combines with Digic 6 image processor. With the camera’s advanced DIGIC 6 Image Processor, the camera records Full HD video in MP4 that is breathtaking even when played back on a large-screen HDTV via the camera’s HDMI output. Moreover, G1X Mark II also HS system, letting you take bright, clear photos, even in lowlight shooting situations. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.You can get the camera from B&H.
Fujifilm X100F comes with a unique Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C image sensor, high-speed image processing engine etc. The AF performance will be blazing fast that is able to lock-down the subjects in only 0.08 sec. On the other hand, its predecessor X-100T has 49 points, but this new camera offers you distinctive AF points of 91 points, with approximately 40% of the imaging area covered with phase detection to form a fast and precise AF area that can be used in a variety of scenes. Plus, the Focus Lever positioned on the rear side of the camera allows users to use joystick-type operations in eight directions to easily select a focus areaFor lowlight shooting, Fuji X100F offers you an expandable ISO range of 51200. However, Fuji users must not be happy with the decision of Fuji for offering Full-HD video (They should offer 4K video). You can get it from B&H.
9.Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 is world first compact M4/3 format camera, It features 16.8MP 4/3″ Multi-Aspect MOS Sensor which provide sensitivity to an ISO 25600. The camera comes with Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 Lens. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 camera can also record Full HD Video at 60fps in MP4 or AVCHD and 4K Ultra HD Video at 30/24 fps in MP4. In the rear side it has 3.0″ 921k-Dot Rear LCD Screen. It features Manual Control Rings and Dials that offers creativity to the users. It also features 2,764k-Dot EVF which offers to frame and capture shots even in bright sunlight. Connectivity wise it has Wi-Fi and NFC.
The Good: Excellent compact camera at its price range, large M4/3 sensor and excellent low-light performance
The Bad: Not pocketable as RX100 M3 or Canon G7X,
Recommended For: Travel photographers those who want excellent images without carrying bunch of lenses and DSLR/Mirrorless camera. You can get it from B&H.
10.Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 V is one of the best compact cameras available in the present time market that integrates 1.0″ type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with a DRAM chip, allowing the RX100 V to capture the fast moving subjects exceptionally well. Its compact size lets you to keep it in your Cargo pocket and the ability of this camera’s lens (Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8 lens) to create decent Bokeh is just outstanding. The camera also offers the advantages of 4 K (QFHD 3840×2160) movies recording with fine details and little moiré. RX100 V also integrates an upgraded Fast Intelligent AF system that enables high-speed, high-precision contrast detection of a moving subject in as little as 0.05 seconds. you can get it from B&H.