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The best 10MP compact digital cameras are the easy to use and all of them are basic point and shoot cameras. With an optical zoom range of over 3x, some of these cameras come with with touch screen interfaces. The 10 Megapixel cameras are sufficient for capturing party and vacation photos and can be of great choice for the beginners. The below listed top-rated cameras have been narrowed down to those which have been released very recently and can be affordable under the $300 price range.

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Nikon Coolpix S9900
Fujifilm X30
Olympus SH-2
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Fujifilm X30
Olympus SH-2
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Sep 2014
May 2015
Mar 2015
Dec 2014
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
Optical Zoom
30.0 x
4.0 x
24.0 x
5.0 x
30.0 x
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
3.6 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

  • The addition of the versatile vari-angle screen, a dedicated command dial, enhanced GPS tracking and NFC connectivity make the new Coolpix S9900 Nikon's best travel-zoom camera yet, although it doesn't make any great strides forwards in terms of image quality or general performance.

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    - Not so good are the remote shooting features which remain very basic.
    - The COOLPIX S9900 also adds NFC for easier Wifi connections, allowing you to intitiate wireless transfers and remote control by gently tapping your smartphone against the camera body.


  • The Nikon S9900 offers a very long zoom range in a surprisingly compact body, but there's no overcoming the limitations of the small sensor, and the image quality isn't great – you can't shoot raw files, either.


  • The Fujifilm X30 has a great EVF and Classic Chrome film simulation, but some will miss the X20's optical viewfinder.


  • The new Fujifilm X30 is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade of last year's X20 model, principally adding a better electronic viewfinder and tilting LCD screen, together with more intuitive and customisable controls and a much improved movie mode.


  • Although it doesn't improve upon the image quality of the X20, the X30 makes a few useful upgrades to enhance handling and make it more versatile. However, there are similaly sized (and smaller) cameras with larger sensors.


  • The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a stylish compact camera with a 24x zoom. It's a solid performer when shooting Raw, but its JPG output is disappointing.


  • Back in 2014 when we reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-1, we really wanted to like that camera. After all, it was a beautifully crafted product with a great feature set, responsive operation and a versatile lens. However, we were somewhat let down by its image quality, specifically its sub-par JPEG engine and lack of raw image capture.
    Thankfully, Olympus addressed both of these issues in the new SH-2 model.

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    The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a powerful compact digicam that offers tremendous versatility with its 24x optical zoom lens and 5-axis image stabilization. Easy and creative shooting modes get the most out of the 16-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, letting you just snap away.


  • The Fujifilm FinePix XP80 is a good all round compact camera, which is ideal if you’re the type of person who likes to go on adventure holidays - or, alternatively if you’re just looking for something which will be able to withstand average family life.
    Although picture quality may not be quite as high as some cameras without such rugged credentials, for a holiday or family camera, it’s still pretty good and you should be pleased with what it can produce.

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    The FinePix XP80 from Fujifilm is a nice point-n-shoot camera that will work well for the beginning photographer seeking waterproof capabilities in a simplistic model. This camera's images are surprisingly sharp for such a basic camera with a small image sensor. Another pleasing surprise is that the XP80 has very little shutter lag when the lighting conditions are good. However, color representation and exposure are a little off with the XP80.


  • The Fujfilm XP80 offers affordable durability in a compact package.
    ISO 6400 (reduced file size). The Fujifilm XP80 is excellent for shooting right in the middle of the action. The 10 fps burst speed is among the best for the category. The video capabilities and wide range of mounting options makes it a good choice for mounting on a bike, surfboard, or whatever else you can imagine. It's not a good option for shooting indoors, however.


  • Comparing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 with its predecessor, the TZ60, doesn’t reveal a huge amount of differences, so if you’re thinking about upgrading from that camera, it’s probably not worth it. Similarly, if you’re on the lookout for a bargain, you should now be able to pick up the older model for a good price and still be confident of having a good camera.
    That said, if you’re in the market for your first travel camera, then the TZ70 is a very good option. Images are great directly from the camera, while it should appeal to quite a few different types of photographer.


Top 5 10mp compact digital camera:

  1. Nikon Coolpix S9900
  2. Fujifilm X30
  3. Olympus SH-2
  4. Fujifilm FinePix XP80
  5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70