A picture says a thousand words and nothing does that better than a really good camera. So in celebration of that, we’re called for votes to name the best compact camera of the year 2014, and you answered.
Some of the more familiar names have made it on to the list – such as the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II, the Nikon Coolpix AW120, and the Olympus Stylus 1, but will underdogs like the Fujifilm X30 and Sony RX100 Mk III rise up to the challenge and outshine the rest? Your votes quickly told us. Without further ado, we present to you the compact camera that captivated your hearts.
The Fujifilm X30 builds on the success of its predecessor, but is crafted with new functions and improvements that make it one of the handiest compact cameras in the market. Including capabilities such as its newly developed Real Time Viewfinder and a new control ring, the Fujifilm X30 screams flashy.
Nikon Coolpix AW120
The Nikon Coolpix AW120 is a rugged, all-weather compact camera, and if that hasn’t already grabbed your attention, maybe its x5 optical zoom range, or bevy of additional sensors like its GPS that automatically tags photos and videos with location data or its built-in electronic compass will.
Olympus Stylus 1
Don’t be fooled by the tiny 28-300mm device, the Olympus Stylus 1 could by far be the sexiest superzoom compact in the world. It’s 35mm-equivalent lens, 12MP, 1/1.7in sensor, and fast touch AF system from the Olympus PEN series makes it one of the more pocketable beauties in the market.
Sony RX100 Mk III
This 20.1MP 1in image sensor compact camera is amazing when it comes to point-and-shoot images. For a small unit, the Sony RX100 Mk III is power packed and is said to be great for wide-angle photography and low-light performance too. Plus, it has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC smartphone connectivity.