Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best compact cameras for wildlife photography are the advanced point and shoot cameras which support continuous autofocus feature and a frame rate of at least 3 fps (frames per second) to capture subjects in motion. These cameras can capture images of over 18 Megapixel resolution and Full HD videos. Available from brands like Panasonic and Fujifilm, these cameras can be availed under the $450 price range.


#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Canon PowerShot G7 X
Fujifilm X30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Canon PowerShot G7 X
Fujifilm X30
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Mar 2015
Oct 2014
Sep 2014
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Focus Type
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous AF, Touch, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Frames Per Second
16.0 Frames
10.0 Frames
7.0 Frames
6.5 Frames
12.0 Frames
Optical Zoom
2.9 x
30.0 x
30.0 x
4.2 x
4.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
13.23 mm
3.6 mm
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.2 stars
Focus
58% Positive
42% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
62% Positive
38% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
Video
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Negative
Image Quality
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
78% Positive
22% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Low Light
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Negative
Ease of Use
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive