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Compact Cameras (2015)

Sony RX10 II

Shoot 1/32,000 stills with the RX10 II’s memory-attached sensor and you’ll be left in awe. With a hi-res OLED viewfinder also onboard, this is a cash-happy dream of a bridge camera.

The runners-up

Canon Powershot G3 X
Canon Powershot G3 X

Looking for a new travel-cam? The rugged, weatherproof G3 X will survive pretty much whatever life throws at, while capturing the sights with its massive 25x zoom and 1in sensor.

Leica Q Typ 116
Leica Q Typ 116

With a £2900 price tag, the Leica has to work hard to justify your outlay… and thanks a combination of matte black metal body, full-frame sensor and top-class snapping skills it does so with ease.

Panasonic FZ1000
Panasonic FZ1000

With a viewfinder as crisp as a frozen leaf and megapixels aplenty, this bulky-bodied bridge cam delivers impeccable images over a huge 16x zoom range and F2.8-F4.0 aperture.

Panasonic LX100
Panasonic LX100

Heavy, solid and stacked with snapping smarts – including 4K video – Panasonic’s premium point-and-shoot packs sharp-shuttered skills into a super-sturdy shell.

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 IV

It might be the second Sony in this here list, but it’s far from second string thanks to its 1in CMOS sensor, 1000fps slo-mo shooting smarts and an f/1.8 aperture at its widest.