Best Premium Point and Shoot Digital Cameras in India

By Ali Akbar Merchant | Price Updated on 20-Apr-2022

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. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 20th May 2022, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

Canon PowerShot G7 X III price in India
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The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III comes with a 20.1 Megapixel 1” CMOS sensor. The camera is well equipped with Optical image stabilization of the lens-shift type and can shoot in 14-Bit color depth which means that you can capture a lot of color data in your photos. The camera can shoot in JPEG and RAW and can zoom upto 4.2 times optically. It comes with two Focus Ranges - Normal which works at a range of 5 cm to Infinity on Wide and 40cm to Infinity on Telephoto. And dedicated Macro mode which works at a range of 5 cm to 50 cm on Wide and 1.5 m to 20 m in Telephoto. All this basically translates to you having the ability to get really close to the subject without losing focus. The camera has a maximum aperture of f / 1.8 which will mean better low light performance and great bokeh. The PowerShot G7 III has an ISO sensitivity range of ISO100 to ISO12800 and a Shutter Speed range of 1/25600seconds to 30 seconds. In terms of video performance the camera can shoot at a resolution of 4K 30 FPS, 1080p 60 FPS and 720p 60 FPS. The video runtime though is limited to 10 minutes, 7 minutes 30 seconds and 30 minutes for 4K, 1080p and 720p respectively. All in all, this is mainly a digital camera for photography which can be used for video in a pinch. In conclusion, this camera is a value proposition for people who want to upgrade from smartphone photography, for casual enthusiasts and even for professionals as a secondary or tertiary camera. At INR 55,995, the Canon PowerShot G7 X III is one of the best digital cameras that you can get for the lowest price in India.

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Leica Q2 price in India
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The Lecia Q2 comes equipped with a Full-Frame CMOS sensor with an effective megapixel count of 47.3. It supports 14bit color depth and the native aspect ratio of the camera is 3:2 . The camera’s lens offers a focal length of 28mm which means that the camera is more suited towards taking landscapes and zoomed out shots as compared to taking portraits. Even though the Lecia Q2 has a native wide angle lens, it is pretty adept at macro photos too with a focus range of 6.69” to Infinity / 17 cm to Infinity in Macro mode, meaning that you can get pretty close to the subject without losing focus. The maximum aperture on the Leica is f/1.7 l for low-light performance while the minimum aperture is f/16 which is perfectly suited for landscape shots at wide angle. In the ISO department, the camera can go as low as ISO50 and as high as ISO50000. And when it comes to shutter speed, the mechanical shutter can offer a range of 1/2000 to 60 seconds while the electronic shutter can offer speeds in the range of 1/40000 to 1 second. The camera can also record MP4 video at resolutions of 4K at 24 and 29.97 FPS, and Full HD at 24/ 29.97/59.94 and 119.88 FPS. Even though the Lecia Q2 can record video, the camera is clearly photo-centric but it is the best at what it does and considering the photography prowess Leica is known for, there is no doubt about it.

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Price : ₹389,831
Sony RX100 VII price in India
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This point and shoot camera from Sony is not just a camera that is insanely capable as a camera, but it is also pocketable. And we aren’t exaggerating when we say it's pocketable. To begin with, it has a 1 inch sensor and comes with a telephoto lens with a focal length range of 24mm to 200mm and a maximum aperture range of F2.8 to F4.5. In terms of speed, this pocket rocket can shoot stills at a max rate of 20 frames per second without any viewfinder blackout. To put that into perspective, that clicking speed is in the range of high end professional mirrorless cameras. To make life easy for photography novices and amature photographers, the RX100VII also comes with a 3 inch LCD touch screen display which can flip up or down and it can also be used to focus or navigate settings. In the video department, the camera can shoot at a maximum resolution of 4K UHD and it comes with dual stabilisation modes in the form of Optical Image Stabilisation via the lens and Digital Image Stabilisation. The Electronic ViewFinder on the camera has a 0.59x magnification and features 2.36 million dots for a clear image. When it comes to the focus, there is not much to say as Sony has dominated the market with its Auto Focus technology, and it is brilliantly implemented on the RX100VII. Overall, this camera is one of the most capable compact cameras out there and should be more than enough camera for all but the professionals out there.

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Price : ₹102,990
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Sony RX10 IV price in India
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The Sony RX10 IV comes with a 20.1 Megapixel 1” CMOS sensor which is optically stabilized. The RX10IV features a Focal Length range of 8.8 to 220mm and the camera can zoom upto 25 times optically. When it comes to the Aperture you get a minimum aperture of f / 16 and a maximum aperture of f / 2.4 to 4 depending on the focal length. In terms of ISO, the camera can go from ISO100 till ISO12800 in the normal mode and if you do decide to extend the range, the camera can do ISO64 to ISO12800. The camera has two shutters - a Mechanical Shutter and an Electronic Shutter. The Mechanical Shutter has a speed range of 1/2000 to 4 seconds and the Electronic Shutter can do 1/32000 to 4 seconds. The Focus Range is 3 cm to Infinity in the Wide and 72 cm to Infinity in the Telephoto lens which basically means that the camera will perform equally well in close up macro shots and zoomed out landscape shots. In the video department, the camera can shoot at a maximum resolution of UHD 4K at 30 FPS, and when it comes to 1080p footage the camera takes the cake featuring a whopping 1000 FPS frame rate for super slow motion footage. It can also do 720p at 60 FPS. There is one caveat though, which is that you can only shoot for upto 29 minutes at one stretch. This digital camera's price in India is Rs 131490.

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Nikon COOLPIX P1000 price in India
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The Nikon COOLPIX P1000 comes with a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor with a resolution of 16.79 megapixels. The camera’s default aspect ratio is 4:3 and has the ability to shoot photos either in JPEG or RAW formats. The main highlight of this camera is it’s optical zooming capability. The COOLPIX P1000 can zoom upto 125x optically. This means that you can get 125x closer to the subject without too much loss in image quality. The camera features a focal length range of 4.5 to 539mm. The aperture of the COOLPIX P1000 ranges from f/2.8 to f/8 depending on the focal length, and has a maximum aperture of f/8. The camera can focus from 30.48 cm to Infinity in Wide mode and 7.01 m to Infinity in Telephoto mode which means it can capture portraits as well as large landscapes without breaking a sweat and losing focus.In terms of shutter speed, the P1000 has a range of 1/4000 second to 30 seconds in M mode. The COOLPIX P1000 can go as low as ISO100 and as high as ISO6400 and hence can give pretty decent night time results. The camera can also shoot H.264/MP4 video at UHD 4K, Full HD and HD resolutions.. The only downside to this is that you can only shoot for 29 minutes, 59 seconds in one go. The COOLPIX P1000 is probably one of the best 4K digital camera’s out there when it comes to long range photography and filmmaking.

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Price : ₹64,990
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The Fujifilm X100V comes with a 23.5mm×15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 4 with primary color filter. The default aspect ratio of this camera is 3:2 and can shoot photos in either JPEG or RAW formats. Out of all the other features, the highlight feature of the X100V is the new sensor and processor. It features a premium exterior with its top and bottom plates being milled from single pieces of aluminium. It also comes with a new 23mm f/2 lens which puts it in that sweet spot where it can be used as both a portrait shooter and wide shooter with great results.The hybrid viewfinder on the camera has a 3.69 million dot OLED display and offers a frame coverage of 95 percent. It also has a combination of physical dials to control the modes quickly while shooting and it also has a touch screen which makes going in-depth into the menus and settings a breeze. We also get fast and precise face and eye detection to get tack sharp focus thanks to the X-Processor 4 quad core processor which also ensures the quick processing of images. When it comes to the video prowess of the X100V, we get not only 4K at 30 FPS and 1080 at 120 FPS, but we also get Fujifilm's advanced Film Simulations that leverage the 10 bit 4:2:2 videos for excellent cinematic colour reproduction.

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The Sony ZV-1 comes with a 20.1 Megapixel 1” CMOS sensor and can stabilize images Digitally as well as Optically. With a Focal Length of 9.4 to 25.7 mm, it’s best used in medium to close ranged shots. It can zoom 2.7 times optically and has a Maximum Aperture of f / 1.8 to 2.8 and a Minimum Aperture of f / 11. This means that the camera can perform decently in both low light as well as well lit conditions. Although it can take decent photos, this camera is mainly geared toward video making. It can record video in UHD 4K resolution at 30 FPS and Full HD 1080p at 120 FPS and unlike other cameras in this price range, the recording is not capped with a time limit. The best thing about this camera is that you will get an articulating Touchscreen LCD viewfinder and the camera can Livestream it’s capture directly to streaming services like YouTube or Twitch. All in all, this camera is geared towards influencers and vloggers who want a compact camera that packs a punch and gives great video footage.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ2500GA price in India
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500GA comes with a 20.1 Megapixel 1” MOS sensor which can stabilize images Digitally as well as Optically with 5 axis stabilization. The Focal Length of the camera is 8.8 to 176 mm and it offers an Optical Zoom of upto 20x. This means that the camera will produce decent shots in both close up and landscape photos. The camera has a Maximum Aperture of f / 2.8 to 4.5 and a Minimum Aperture of f / 11. There are two Focus Ranges available - Normal where the range is 30 cm to Infinity and wide mode with a range of 100 cm to Infinity in Telephoto and the Macro mode where the range 3 cm to Infinity. This means that the camera can get pretty close to the subject without losing focus. In the ISO department, the camera has a minimum ISO of 125 and a maximum ISO of 12800 and if you wish to extend its range, it can go from ISO 80 to ISO 25600. With the Mechanical Shutter you get a Shutter Speed of 1/4000 to 60 seconds and with the Electronic Shutter we get Shutter Speeds of 1/16000 to 1 second. In the video department, the camera can shoot at a maximum resolution of 4K at 30 FPS and can shoot in AVCHD, MOV or MP4 formats. All in all, this is a “jack of all trades'' camera which will be suitable for almost everyone.

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Nikon COOLPIX P950 price in India
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The Nikon COOLPIX P950 comes with a 16 Megapixel 1/2.3” CMOS sensor which can stabilize images Digitally as well as Optically. The camera shoots only in 4:3 aspect ratio in JPEG and RAW image formats. The camera has a wide Focal Length which ranges from 4.3 to 357 mm and it has a staggering 83 times Optical Zooming capability. This means that you can zoom in really close to the subject without having too significant a loss in image quality. For low light shots, the COOLPIX P950 has a Maximum Aperture of f / 2.8 which would make up for average low light shots. There are two Focus Ranges available in the camera - Normal which has a range of 1.64’ to Infinity / 50 cm to Infinity with the Wide lens and 16.4’ to Infinity / 5 m to Infinity with the Telephoto lens and in Macro mode the camera has a range of 0.39” to Infinity / 1 cm to Infinity in Wide as well as in Telephoto which would make up for some really good close up Macro shots. For the ISO, the camera has a range of ISO100 to ISO6400 and can extend its range from ISO100 to ISO12800. There’s only a Mechanical Shutter present in the camera which offers a Shutter Speed of 1/4000 to 5 seconds. In the video department, the COOLPIX P950 can shoot at UHD 4K at 30 FPS and 1080p, 720p and 480p at 60 FPS but the recording time is limited to 30 minutes. All in all, the camera has immense Optical Zoom capabilities,although it leans towards being a photo centric camera.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ10002 GA price in India
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ10002 GA comes with a 20.1 Megapixel 1” CMOS sensor with 5 axis Optical Image Stabilization. The camera shoots in 1:1, 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios in JPEG and RAW image formats. The camera has a Focal Length of 9.1 to 146 mm and offers 16 times Optical Zoom. Combined with a Minimum Aperture of f / 11, the camera can take great daylight landscape shots. It has a Maximum Aperture of f / 2.8 to 4 which would make for some average night time shots. There are two Focus Ranges in the camera - Normal which has a range of 30 cm to Infinity within Wide and 1 m to Infinity in Telephoto. And Macro which has 3 cm to Infinity. In the ISO department, the camera can go from ISO125 till ISO12800 with the option to extend the range and make it go from ISO80 to ISO25600. There are two Shutter Modes in the camera - Mechanical Shutter which offers a shutter speed of 1/4000 to 60 seconds and Electronic Shutter which offers 1/16000 to 1 second. In the video department, the camera can shoot in UHD 4K, 1080p and 720p with a recording limit of 30 minutes. All in all, this is a great all rounder camera which will not disappoint in terms of both photo and video.

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Price : ₹104,732
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List Of Best Premium Point And Shoot Digital Cameras In India (May 2022)

Product Name Seller Price
Canon PowerShot G7 X III Flipkart ₹ 37,000
Leica Q2 N/A ₹ 389,831
Sony RX100 VII N/A ₹ 102,990
Sony RX10 IV Amazon ₹ 245,809
Nikon COOLPIX P1000 N/A ₹ 64,990
Fujifilm X100V Amazon ₹ 113,990
Sony ZV-1 Amazon ₹ 110,267
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ2500GA Amazon ₹ 74,990
Nikon COOLPIX P950 N/A ₹ 62,490
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ10002 GA N/A ₹ 104,732
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