Updated on 15 September 2013 by

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 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
Average Rating
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 4.0 stars

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