Best Compact Cameras in 2024

Compact cameras continue to hold a special place for enthusiasts and professionals alike. These pocket-sized powerhouses offer the perfect blend of portability and performance, making them ideal for capturing stunning shots on the go. As we are in 2024, the compact camera market is brimming with exciting new offerings that cater to a wide range of photography needs. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the best compact cameras of 2024, highlighting their key features, strengths, and weaknesses.

Capture the perfect moments without the bulk—discover the best compact cameras of 2024.

With advancements in technology, compact cameras now offer high-quality images in a portable package. This guide will help you navigate through the top compact cameras available in 2024, catering to various needs and budgets.

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Best selling cameras for 2023 at MAP Camera

Here are the best-selling new cameras for 2023 at MAP Camera Japan:

  1. Nikon Z8
  2. Nikon Zf
  3. Sony α7C II
  4. Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  5. Sony α7RV
  6. Sony α7IV
  7. Fujifilm X-T5
  8. Ricoh GR IIIx
  9. Sony α6700
  10. Canon EOS R8
  11. OM System OM-1
  12. Fujifilm X-H2
  13. Fujifilm X-T30 II
  14. Ricoh GR III
  15. Nikon Z fc
  16. Fujifilm X-S10
  17. Sony ZV-E10
  18. Leica Q3
  19. Canon EOS R10
  20. Sony ZV-E1

Via MAP Camera

Canon Thanksgiving Sale, $500 Off on Selected RF Zoom Lenses

As part of the 2023 Canon Black Friday Deals, Canon is discounting five popular Canon RF zoom lenses for Thanksgiving! You can save $500 on these selected lenses.

  • Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Canon RF 100-500mm F4-7.1L IS USM–$500 Off—Amazon
  • Up to 500 Off on Canon RF Lenses at Amazon 
  • Up to $500 Off on Canon RF Lenses at B&H 
  • Up to $500 Off on Canon RF Lenses at Adorama 

Canon RF-S 10-18mm f4.5-6.3, RF 24-105mm f2.8, RF 200-800mm f6.3-9 Announced

Canon officially announced three new RF-mount lenses: RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z, RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lenses. Shipping is scheduled to start in December, 2023.

  • RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z Lens – US Price – $2,999 – Pre-order at B&HAdorama/Amazon
  • RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens – US Price – $1,899 – Pre-order at B&HAdorama/Amazon
  • RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens – US Price – $329 – Pre-order at B&HAdorama/Amazon

RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Key Features

  • APS-C | f/4.5-6.3 to f/32
  • 16-29mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • One Aspherical Element, Two UD Elements

RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z Key Features

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Nano USM Motors
  • 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3 Aspherical Elements, 4 UD Elements
  • SSC, ASC & Fluorine Coating

RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Key Features

  • Full-Frame | f/6.3-9 to f/54
  • Nano USM Motor
  • Focus/Control Ring & Two L-Fn Buttons
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3 UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating

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Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens Images and Specs

Here are the leaked images and specs for the Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens. The telephoto optic is rumored to be announced soon (November 2nd, 2023). The focus is USM driven and comes with a tripod ring and a black lens hood.

This highly anticipated Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens appears to be USM-driven, promising fast and accurate autofocus performance. One of its distinctive features is its “white lens” design, which aligns with previous speculations. While it bears a resemblance to Canon’s L series lenses at first glance, it lacks the iconic red ring and rubber cover on the focus ring, giving it a unique “non-L” appearance.

With an impressive focal range reaching 800mm at the telephoto end, the lens doesn’t compromise on portability, as it seems manageable in size. It’s worth noting that the design may have incorporated DO (Diffractive Optics) elements to reduce its bulk and weight, making it a versatile choice for photographers seeking a long-range zoom lens without the need for teleconverters. The pricing is speculated to be around $2,000/€2,500, making it an enticing option for wildlife and sports photographers looking to capture distant subjects in stunning quality. Continue reading “Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens Images and Specs”

Canon RF 10-20mm F/4L IS STM Lens Officially Announced

Canon has expanded its L-series range with the Canon RF 10-20mm F4 L IS STM wide angle zoom lens.

The new Canon RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM is an ultra-wide zoom lens that’s priced at $2,299 and will be available from late October. First available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Key Features

  • Aspherical, Super UD, and UD lens elements (including one Aspherical UD element)
  • Dustproof and waterproof
  • SWC (on 2 lens surfaces) and ASC (Air Sphere Coating)
  • STM motor and full-time manual focus capability

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Venus Optics Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF Lens Officially Announced

The Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF lens from Venus Optics is now officially announced. The APS-c format ultra-wide angle zoom lens will be available for Sony E, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z, Canon RF, and Canon EF-M mounts.

The 8-16mm lens offers an ultra-wide perspective of 82.8°-120.9°, making it perfect for various photography genres such as landscape photography, architectural marvels, and wide-angle portraits. Content creators can also utilize the lens to create a unique perspective for their vlogs. Priced at only 549 USD, this lens is also an excellent choice for beginners who want to explore the world of ultra-wide photography at an affordable price level.

Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

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Rumors: Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L / f.1.4L USM Lens Coming in Two Version

According to rumors, Canon may release two versions of the highly anticipated RF 35mm f/1.2 or f/1.4L USM prime lens. The aperture for the Canon RF 35mm, which is among the most anticipated RF-series Canon lenses until now, has not been finalized yet.

Canon plans to announce two variations of the 35mm L-series lens before the end of 2023. While Canon shooters also await other unreleased lenses, insiders expect numerous new RF optics will be announced in the next six months. An internal zoom RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM is likely one of them and we also have a rumor about  RF 50mm f/1.4 which will fill the gap between the excellent but expensive RF 50mm f/1.2L and the inexpensive RF 50mm f/1.8 STM.

The speculated maximum aperture of the 35L remains uncertain. Both f/1.2 and f/1.4 apertures have appeared in patents, leaving the final specs open to debate. At this point sources seem split 50/50 on whether it will be f/1.2 or f/1.4.

While intriguing, without further confirmation these reports remain rumors. Canon has yet to officially announce development of the RF 35mm f/1.2L/f.1.4L USM in any form. We will have to wait for more concrete details to emerge.

via: CR

New Canon Firmware Updates for EOS R3, R5, R6 Mark II, R8

Canon released new firmware updates for EOS R3, R5, R6 Mark II, R8.

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Canon has released a series of new firmware updates for EOS R full frame mirrorless cameras. You can take a look at details below: Continue reading “New Canon Firmware Updates for EOS R3, R5, R6 Mark II, R8”

Rumors : Canon Set to Release New RF 70-200mm f/2.8L with Inner Zoom

A new rumor surfaced and it says Canon might soon release a new version of the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens for the EOS R camera system. According to recent reports, this new RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM with inner zoom is scheduled to be announced in 2024. This will probably be called Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens. Continue reading “Rumors : Canon Set to Release New RF 70-200mm f/2.8L with Inner Zoom”