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Read our reviews of compact digital cameras and see how today's top-of-the-line pocket cameras make pro features more portable.



Sigma dp2 Quattro
Sigma dp2 QuattroSigma's original DP cameras introduced the concept of a big DSLR sensor in a truly compact body.

Big-Sensor Compacts
Exceptional image quality in a pocketable package
Big-Sensor CompactsYou get the image quality that's only possible with a large sensor, plus the portability of a camera you can carry anywhere.

Super Zooms
When you want to travel light, these lenses offer extreme range
Super ZoomsAll-in-one zooms—those that go from wide-angle to medium telephoto—are quite versatile.

Toolbox: Big Zoom Compacts
Get extensive focal range and high-tech features in a camera that’s smaller and lighter than a typical telephoto lens
Toolbox: Big Zoom CompactsWhile interchangeable-lens cameras offer superior versatility and image quality, there's a lot to be said in praise of fixed-lens, compact cameras, particularly those with extreme zoom capabilities.

Smart Cameras
New cameras combine point-and-shoot simplicity with tablet-like apps and connectivity. But will they make you a better photographer?
Smart CamerasEverywhere you look, people are snapping photos and shooting videos with their smartphones, iPads and Android tablets.

Premium Compacts
Big zooms and other unique, high-performance features in affordable, portable cameras
Premium CompactsFor many photo opportunities, compact "superzoom" cameras are the perfect blend of size and performance, combining DSLR features with a versatile, big-range zoom lens.

Compact Super Zooms
When you want to travel light, these cameras deliver extreme ranges and some unique features, too.
Compact Super ZoomsFor many photo opportunities, compact "superzoom" cameras are the perfect blend of size and performance, combining DSLR features with a versatile, big-range zoom lens.

Premium Compact Cameras
Feature-Packed Models Pair Pocket Portability With Advanced Performance
Premium Compact CamerasIdeal as a backup camera for your SLR and for those times when you need a small camera that doesn’t sacrifice control and features, the upper tier of compact cameras can do some amazing things.

Which Camera Is Right For You?
Before comparing specific models, get a grip on the type of camera that will suit you best
Which Camera Is Right For You?If you're not familiar with Aesop’s fable, “The Fox and the Cat,” here’s how it goes: A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies.

Pocket Cameras
When portability is essential, nothing beats these ultracompact models
Pocket CamerasThere are two types of photographs: the kind we set out with the intention to make and the kind that happen when we’re doing other things.



 
 

 
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