While the smartphone market has more or less taken away most of the market share of point and shoot cameras, there is a good reason why they still exist. From offering better battery life to being able to zoom features like these make this type of camera stand above the average smartphone. There are just a handful of camera brands left and that is because since the advent of digital imaging, these companies have continued to push the boundaries of what was possible. Popular camera brands like canon, Nikon, Sony and even Fuji continue to create cameras with impressive features like super zoom lenses, large sensors and even RAW capture just so you’re always able to take the best shot possible. The premium point and shoot camera category isn’t about expensive cameras, but also about specifications and features that set them apart from the competition. From large sensors to fast lenses, this is the category where you’ll find the best of the best.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II features a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor and a 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens, all in a body that can easily fit into your pocket. Thanks to a larger than normal sensor, The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II can shoot images with better quality at higher ISOs in comparison to regular point and shoot cameras.
Bringing the DSLR sized sensor into a compact body, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III at its heart has an APS-C sensor with a resolution of 24-megapixels. The lens offers a 24-72mm field of view with an aperture range of f/2.8-5.6. The small aperture at the telephoto end is offset by the ISO performance by virtue of a larger sensor. Another DSLR feature to make it to the G1 X MarkIII is the hotshoe in case you want to use a hot shoe flash for even better low light photos.
In the sixth generation of the series, the Sony RX100 VI offers a surprisingly different feature set from its predecessors. You still get a 1-inch 20megapixel sensor, but this camera offers a 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 lens, ideal for travel photography. The display flips up to 180-degrees so that you can take selfies with the camera.
While the Sony RX100 VI offers a vast zoom range, its aperture is fairly limited. That's why Sony continues to sell the Sony RX100 V in India. The RX100 V offers the same 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor, but the 24-70mm lens comes with an aperture range of 1.8-2.8, making this an ideal choice for those who want the ability to shoot in low light.
Did you think only professional DSLRs offered full-frame sensors? Sony's bold experiment, the RX1 series now offers the RX1R II, which offers a whopping 42-megapixel resolution thanks to a full-frame sensor packed into the form-factor of a point and shoot camera. The only downside to this camera (besides the price) is the fact that it comes with a fixed 35mm f/2.0 Zeiss lens. A fixed lens may be very restrictive for some, but it is a great tool for the street photographer.
The Sony HX90V's speciality is the 24-720mm lens that shoots images onto an 18-megapixel sensor. the sensor actually has 21 million pixels, but the missing 3 megapixels are actually used for phase detect to aid in focusing. The Sony HX90V is the slimmest camera in the market to offer a zoom lens that can go all the way up to 720mm and it will just as easily slide in and out of your pocket.
No high-end point and shoot camera list are complete without the mention of Fujifilm. The X100F is a fixed lens point and shoot that has won over many professional photographers around the world. The 24-megapixel APS-C X-TRANS CMOS III has been completely developed in-house to offer a look very close to Fujifilm's photographic films. the camera shoots through a fixed 35mm f/2.0 lens. In addition, there's also a leaf shutter which, amongst other things, enabled high-speed flash sync.
Here’s the Summary list of Best premium point and shoot digital cameras in India