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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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 

OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 Officially Announced, Price $549

OM SYSTEM today officially announced the new OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 camera.The US price is $549.99 and it will be released in September 27, 2023. The price of the TG-7 at $549 is $100 more than the MSRP of the TG-6 ( (Amazon | B&HAdorama)) when it launched. It will be available in red or black when it ships later this month.

The new OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 is available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 Key Features

  • 12MP BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 4x Optical Zoom f/2-4.9 Lens
  • 25-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Water, Crush, Shock, Freeze & Dustproof
  • 17 Compatible Accessories
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot LCD Monitor
  • TruePic VIII Image Processor
  • 4K Video Recording and Full HD at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, GPS, Field Sensor System
  • USB-C Connectivity

OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7: $549.99 at Amazon,B&HAdorama. Continue reading “OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 Officially Announced, Price $549”

Leica Q3 Price, Specs, Release Date Announced

Leica has announced the Q3, price tag $59995, a full-frame compact camera with a fast Summilux lens and Triple-Resolution Technology.  Check availability at AdoramaB&HPhoto and Amazon.

Leica Q3 features a newly developed BSI-CMOS sensor with a resolution of either 60MP, 36MP or 18MP. The Leica Q3 uses the entire size of the sensor when shooting at each resolution, with a native sensitivity range from ISO 50 on up to 100,000.

The Triple-Resolution sensor is paired with Leica’s latest Maestro Series processor. The new Leica camera also boasts a hybrid AF system with both phase detection and contrast autofocus.

Not traditionally known for video, Leica has also given the Q3 some powerful tools for filmmakers. The camera can record C8K and 8K video at up to 30p, C4K and 4K video at up to 60p and Full HD at up to 120p. The Leica Q3 records both MP4 and MOV files and uses the h.264, h.265 and Apple ProRes codecs.

On the front of the Leica Q3 is a fast Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH fixed lens, which allows you to focus on subjects from as close as 17cm thanks to an integrated macro mode. The lens also allows users to zoom digitally to focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm. What’s more, it incorporates Leica Perspective Control and Leica Dynamic Range to finesse your images.

Other features include a tilting 3-inch, 1.843k-dot touchscreen and a 5.760k-dot EVF. In continuous shooting mode you can shoot at up to 15fps, while the Leica Q3’s electronic shutter allows for shutter speeds as fast as 1/16,000sec.

Leica Q3 Key specifications:

  • 60MP full-frame sensor
  • 28mm F1.7 Summilux stabilized lens
  • Crops to 35, 50, 70 and 90mm (39, 19, 8 and 6MP)
  • 5.76M dot OLED EVF with 0.79x magnification
  • 3″ tilt touchscreen LCD with 1.8 million dots
  • Native ISO range of 50-100,000
  • Hybrid autofocus (PDAF + contrast AF with DFD)
  • 8K video capture in UHD or DCI ratios up to 30p (H.265)
  • Apple ProRes 422HQ support for 1080p video capture up to 60p
  • AI-assisted perspective control and dynamic range tools for JPEG mode
  • IP52-rated dust and water resistant
  • USB-C and micro-HDMI ports
  • Wireless charging via optional hand grip add-on
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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Officially Announced: New Sony ZV-1 II Vlogging Camera

Sony has announced the ZV-1 Mark II vlogging compact camera built around a 20MP Type 1 (13.2 x 8.8mm) Stacked CMOS sensor and an 18-50mm equivalent F1.8-4.0 lens. The US price for ZV-1 II is $899, you can check pre-order options at B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama. The release date for Sony ZV-1 II is in June 2023.

Sony ZV-1 II Key Features:

  • For Vloggers and Content Creators
  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Wide-Angle 18-50mm-Equiv. f/1.8-4 Lens
  • UHD 4K30p Video w/ HLG & S-Log3/2 Gammas
  • 3″ Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
  • Intuitive Touch Focus & Exposure Control
  • Real-Time Tracking & Eye AF
  • Bokeh Switch & Face Priority AE
  • Cinematic Vlog Setting, S&Q Shoot Mode
  • Product Showcase Setting

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Sony ZV-1 II Leaked Specs

The Sony ZV-1 II will be officially announced tomorrow at 10am ET New York time. Here are the leaked specs of Sony ZV-1 II.

Rumored Sony ZV-1 II Specs

  • Same 20MP sensor of the ZV-1
  • It will feature a newly designed 18-50mm f/1.8-4.0 lens (compared to the ZV-1 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens)
  • cinematic vlog
  • animal eye AF
  • looks nearly the same as the current ZV-1
  • It will be expensive with a price close to 1000 Dollars/Euro

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Leica Q3 Camera to be Announced on May 26, 2023

According to latest rumors, Leica will announce the new Leica Q3 on May 26th, 2023. Here are the rumored specifications of the Leica Q3.

The US price for Leica Q2 is $5,795.00, and available at B&H Photo/Adorama. The price would be higher than the Q2 unfortunately.

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Sony ZV-1 Successor Vlogging Camera to be Announced on May 23rd

Sony has made a major announcement, revealing that they will unveil a brand new vlogging camera on May 23rd at 10:00 EDT. Sony ZV-1 Successor Vlogging Camera to be Announced on May 23rd.

Interestingly, the teaser image for the Vlog camera has remained the same, leading many to wonder if this is a successor to the popular ZV-1 that will be announced at the end of May. But rumors suggest that the company has plans to unveil the “a6700″ in the summer, which has left some fans scratching their heads.

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New Canon PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera Coming Soon

Canon is rumored to announce a new PowerShot V10 vlog camera next week. The price of the Canon PowerShot V10 will be $429.

The upcoming Canon PowerShot V10 camera is expected to be officially announced on Thursday, May 11th, and will be available in two stylish color options – black and silver.

Notably, this price point is considerably lower than Sony’s “ZV-1” model, which is priced at $748, and is close to the “ZV-1F” model, which costs $498. It remains to be seen whether the PowerShot V10 will feature a 1-inch sensor and a wide-angle single focus lens like the ZV-1F or will offer a new concept entirely.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Sony ZV-E1 In Stock / Availability Tracker

The newly announced Sony ZV-E1 is now available for pre-order in US B&HphotoAmazonAdorama. The camera body costs $2,198 and with 28-60mm lens kit for $2,498.

Sony ZV-E1 currently is one of the best selling cameras in the world. Due to the high demands and the short supply, Sony ZV-E1 will be out of stock everywhere for almost several weeks, even for several months. Here is a pre-order/in stock /availability tracker for Sony ZV-E1: Continue reading “Sony ZV-E1 In Stock / Availability Tracker”