Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best compact sony digital cameras come with atleast 18 Megapixel and 12x optical zoom, and are suitable for vacations. Some of them are available under $400 price range.


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Smartphone Attachable Lens Style Camera
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Jun 2014
Oct 2014
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Optical Zoom
2.9 x
30.0 x
30.0 x
2.9 x
30.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
21.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
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
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.7 stars
 3.5 stars
Focus
58% Positive
42% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
80% Positive
20% Negative
Video
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Image Quality
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Low Light
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Ease of Use
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive