High-end pocketable compacts roundup (2014)
1 High-end pocketable compacts roundup (2014)
It’s no secret that smartphones and their increasingly powerful cameras are eating away at the sales of traditional low-end compacts. As a result, camera manufacturers are creating compacts that offer radically different feature sets than their smartphone counterparts.
Optical zooms with fast glass, the ability to capture in Raw, large sensors (compared to those in smartphones), and even EVFs are finding their way into this class of camera. And while they may lack the dedicated controls of their bulkier enthusiast compact cousins, many of them offer comparable image quality in a sleeker package.
- Canon PowerShot G7 X
- Canon PowerShot S120
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
- Fujifilm XQ1
- Nikon Coolpix P340
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
Note: We purposely excluded the Nikon Coolpix A, Ricoh GR, Sigma Quattro and Sony RX1R as they will be included in a separate roundup of single focal length compact cameras, to be published in the coming weeks.
In the following pages, you'll find what we liked and didn't like about each camera, and links to our test scenes and real-world galleries to give you a sense of how it performs in a variety of situations.
If direct control or zoom range is more important to you than pocketability, you might wish to read our Enthusiast compact camera roundup.
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- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
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