Best premium point and shoot digital cameras in India

By Digit | Updated on 21-Aug-2019

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.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Resolution
    Resolution
    20.1
  • Shutter Speed
    Shutter Speed
    1 sec
  • ISO
    ISO
    AUTO, ISO 125 – ISO 12800
  • Optical Zoom
    Optical Zoom
    NA

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.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 20.1
Shutter Speed : 1 sec
ISO : AUTO, ISO 125 – ISO 12800
Optical Zoom : NA
Sensor Size : 1 inch
Weight : 319
Camera Type : Point and Shoot
amazon Available 38599
flipkart Available 39799
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
  • Resolution
    Resolution
    24.2 M
  • Shutter Speed
    Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • ISO
    ISO
    ISO 100 - 25600
  • Optical Zoom
    Optical Zoom
    Yes

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.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 24.2 M
Shutter Speed : 1/2000 sec
ISO : ISO 100 - 25600
Optical Zoom : Yes
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : 399 grams
Camera Type : DSLR
flipkart Available 63999
amazon Available 152440
Sony RX100 VI
  • Resolution
    Resolution
    20.1
  • Shutter Speed
    Shutter Speed
    NA
  • ISO
    ISO
    NA
  • Optical Zoom
    Optical Zoom
    Yes
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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.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 20.1
Shutter Speed : NA
ISO : NA
Optical Zoom : Yes
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : 301 Grams
Camera Type : Compact
Price : ₹96990
Sony RX10 V
  • Resolution
    Resolution
    20.1
  • Shutter Speed
    Shutter Speed
    NA
  • ISO
    ISO
    NA
  • Optical Zoom
    Optical Zoom
    Yes

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.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 20.1
Shutter Speed : NA
ISO : NA
Optical Zoom : Yes
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : 1095
Camera Type : Compact
Sony RX1R II
  • Resolution
    Resolution
    42.4 MP
  • Shutter Speed
    Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • ISO
    ISO
    NA
  • Optical Zoom
    Optical Zoom
    Up to 8x

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.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 42.4 MP
Shutter Speed : 1/4000 sec
ISO : NA
Optical Zoom : Up to 8x
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : 480
Camera Type : Digital Compact
Sony HX90V
  • Resolution
    Resolution
    18.2
  • Shutter Speed
    Shutter Speed
    NA
  • ISO
    ISO
    ISO 80-12800
  • Optical Zoom
    Optical Zoom
    Up to 120x (VGA)
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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.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 18.2
Shutter Speed : NA
ISO : ISO 80-12800
Optical Zoom : Up to 120x (VGA)
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : 245 Grams
Camera Type : Compact
amazon Available 24998
flipkart Available 25889
Fujifilm X100F
  • Resolution
    Resolution
    24.3 MP
  • Shutter Speed
    Shutter Speed
    NA
  • ISO
    ISO
    NA
  • Optical Zoom
    Optical Zoom
    Yes

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.

SPECIFICATION
Resolution : 24.3 MP
Shutter Speed : NA
ISO : NA
Optical Zoom : Yes
Sensor Size : NA
Weight : 469
Camera Type : Digital
amazon Available 87891
flipkart Available 91351

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Here’s the Summary list of Best premium point and shoot digital cameras in India

Product Name Seller Price
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II amazon ₹38599
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III flipkart ₹63999
Sony RX100 VI N/A ₹96990
Sony RX10 V N/A N/A
Sony RX1R II N/A N/A
Sony HX90V amazon ₹24998
Fujifilm X100F amazon ₹87891

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