Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Most of the digital cameras today come with HD video recording capability along with the point and shoot photo capturing feature.

The compact cameras for point and shoot photography offer HD video recording capability in HD (720p) and Full HD (1080p) resolutions and can be very useful in sharing of videos to YouTube. Being pocketable and available in versatile designs, these portable digital cameras can be operated with ease to capture your party and vacation videos.

Our list of best point and shoot camera with HD video recording capability, is narrowed down to those camera models which are compact and have video recording capability in 720p and 1080p formats. Added to this, these cameras support optical zoom range of at least 7x along with helpful manual controls while recording videos with greater frames per second.

The best compact cameras for HD video recording can be afforded under $200 price range from brands like Canon, Sony and Fuji under the PowerShot, Cyber-shot and Coolpix product lines.

Check out our list of best point and shoot cameras with HD video recording capability, top rated by some of the best digital camera reviewers around the web.


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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
HD Recording Format
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p, 240p, 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
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
 4.2 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.0 stars

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