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Under the listing of best 10 MP point and shoot cameras, you would mostly get the basic models for instant image and video capture. Some of the below listed top-rated cameras are the ultra-zoom cameras best suitable for beginners and travellers. Available from the brands like Fujifilm, Panasonic and Canon under the Finepix, Limix and Powershot product lines, these entry-level cameras can be affordable under the $150 price range.

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Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera


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Canon PowerShot G16
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
Fujifilm X20
Samsung WB800F
Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera
Fujifilm X20 Digital Camera
Samsung WB800F Digital Camera
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Aug 2013
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Jan 2013
Feb 2013
Camera Type
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Optical Zoom
5.0 x
30.0 x
16.0 x
4.0 x
21.0 x
Image Sensor Type
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CCD
X-Trans CMOS, CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.8 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
1.97 mm
7.66 mm
2.5 mm
3.6 mm
2.5 mm

  • While the Canon PowerShot G16 is better than the G15 and remains a nice enthusiast compact, its low-light photo quality disappoints for the money.


  • The Canon PowerShot G16 offers an impressive control layout and Wi-Fi, but its underwhelming optical viewfinder disappoints.


  • The price of the Canon PowerShot G16 is an eye-watering £529.00 / $549.99, which makes it more expensive than the class-leading Sony Cyber-shot RX100, itself bested by the RX100 Mark II, albeit at an even higher price-point. Despite the improvements, we still feel that the RX100/RX100 II with its much larger sensor delivers even better results than the G16, making it our choice in the "pocketable compact camera for enthusiasts" sector of the market.


  • The Wi-Fi-equipped Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is a perfectly capable long zoom camera with an affordable sticker price. Images are generally sharp, but show some noise.


  • In amongst all the good news, there are a couple of minor gripes. The chromatic aberration at either end of the zoom range takes the edge off its otherwise excellent image quality, especially as it's something that could be corrected digitally by a new image processor. And while it's nice to see an improvement in the previously mediocre continuous shooting performance, it's still hardly fast in that regard.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS packs all the features you'd typically expect to see in a bridge camera, but is much smaller than many of its competitors, even though it has built-in Wi-Fi. The reduction in the size of the camera means that the battery is small and therefore doesn't have a particularly long life. There are full manual controls but no RAW shooting, but the lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0cm, so you can get as close as you want to your subject for macro photography.


  • If you hate AA batteries, but like inexpensive compacts with manual controls, the 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo. Otherwise, seek out its predecessor, the SX160 IS.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS - build and performance is acceptable given its asking price, so those who have little to spend will find equally little to complain about. Though picture quality is a little so-so for our tastes, at least the camera looks good and feels good in the palm, which at this currently contracting budget end of the market actually counts for quite a lot.


  • Canon Powershot SX170 IS clearly qualifies as a "best buy" for budget conscious shutterbugs who want a lot of bang for their camera buck. The SX170 IS would be an almost ideal choice for a first digital camera, an excellent choice as a primary family camera, and a very good choice for travelers who want an inexpensive, feature rich, dependable, and relatively inexpensive P&S digicam that is capable of producing consistently excellent images. In the past, the SX150 IS's single major shortcoming was poor battery life with OTC alkaline AAs.


  • The Fujifiilm X20 is a great choice for people looking for a well-designed photographer's camera, but the basic feature set and disappointing video might not be for everyone.


  • If your head has been turned by the headline-grabbing X100S, but you really, really want a zoom lens, then the X20 is on hand to more than satisfy your needs. £519 / $599 is admittedly a lot of ask for what is essentially still a compact camera at heart, despite all the fancy trappings, but for us the Fujifilm X20 delivers such a winning combination of old and new that offers so many important improvements over the original model that we can heartily recommend it for new and X10 users alike. Essential!

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    The Fuji X20 is a powerful digicam that gives complete control to the photographer. Its performance and image quality rival that of an entry-level dSLR as does its price tag.


  • A 21x zoom and a wealth of shooting options and wireless features make the Samsung WB800F Smart Camera a fine smartphone accessory.


  • The Samsung WB800F packs a sharp 21x zoom lens and Wi-Fi, but some issues with image and video quality prevent it from getting top marks.


  • As usual, though, the price of the Samsung WB800F is very appealing - an official tag of £249.99 / $299.99, before any shopping around, makes this camera, if not an outright bargain, then certainly cheaper than the rest of the travel-zoom crowd, especially considering the features on offer. Only you can decide if that's all worth sacrificing a little image quality for.


Top 5 10mp point and shoot camera:

  1. Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
  2. Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera
  3. Canon PowerShot SX170 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera
  4. Fujifilm X20 Digital Camera
  5. Samsung WB800F Digital Camera