Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best party pics are casual, sporty and spontaneous. The best camera should ideally be easy to carry around with fast response times and a great flash. Our selection of the best cameras for party pictures include the light weight cameras which have fast response times (atleast 3 frames per second.

Since you will be shooting a lot indoors, this means you must pick a camera that has very good flash and white balance control with automatic settings for a variety of lighting situation. Sometimes it is better to increase the ISO setting instead of using a flash, so look for a camera that can give good picture quality (and less noise) at higher ISO levels. If you are a serious party photographer you can also check out accessories like flash diffuser along with your camera.

Lower lighting also means slower shutter speed and wider aperture. The best cameras for party pictures come with good image stabilization feature and will complement photos taken at slower shutter speed.You want your party pictures to be fun and capturing some candid moments, not as a group of people posing for pictures. Point and shoot cameras will be ideal for the purpose.

Parties are great places to capture spontaneous expressions and the best way to capture them is by shooting in continuous mode (or burst mode). There are point and shoot cameras with configurable frames per second and duration of the burst. The best cameras for party photos also come with twist-able LCD panel and good video capabilities which can help to capture some great moments.


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Fujifilm XQ2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
Fujifilm XQ2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
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$177 - $290
$154 - $230
$159 - $208
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Oct 2014
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2014
Frames Per Second
12.0 Frames
5.8 Frames
9.2 Frames
10.0 Frames
10.0 Frames
Weight
0.45 lb.
0.47 lb.
0.36 lb.
0.39 lb.
0.27 lb.
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Ultracompact
Compact
Ultracompact
Optical Zoom
4.0 x
20.0 x
5.0 x
10.0 x
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
3.6 mm
21.64 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 3.7 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
Image Quality
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
Focus
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
Video
60% Positive
40% Negative
Ease of Use
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
100% Positive

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