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The best point and shoot cameras for action shots are the advanced compact cameras which support high portability and frame rate of at least 3 fps (frames per second) to capture to capture things in motion. The below listed top-rated compact cameras can capture images of over 18 Megapixel resolution and Full HD videos and are best suited for capturing action shots. Available from the brands like Panasonic, Fujifilm and Kodak under the Lumix, Finepix and EasyShare, these cameras can be availed under the $450 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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
Fujifilm X20
Samsung WB800F
Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Cyber-shot Digital Camera
Fujifilm X20 Digital Camera
Samsung WB800F Digital Camera
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Aug 2013
Jun 2013
Jan 2013
Feb 2013
Camera Type
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Standard Point and Shoot, Large sensor compact
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Frames Per Second
12.2 Frames
3.8 Frames
10.0 Frames
12.0 Frames
8.0 Frames
Optical Zoom
5.0 x
30.0 x
3.6 x
4.0 x
21.0 x
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
CMOS
Exmor R CMOS, CMOS
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
13.23 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.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's combination of looks, speed, flexibility, and photo quality makes it a great choice for enthusiasts who can afford the price tag.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II compact camera offers a few worthwhile upgrades when compared with the original RX100, but comes in at a higher asking price.


  • With the rise of the samrtphone seemingly sounding the death knell for cheap compact cameras, it looks like only premium models like the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II II will survive their onslaught. Only you can decide if the RX100 II's premium price-tag is simply too high - for us, while it does take the edge off the overall package, the RX100 II is definitely the best compact camera that money can currently buy.


  • 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.