After evaluating the most modern devices, I concluded that the Canon G9 X MK II was the best compact camera of 2017! To learn more about it, check out the second part of this comparison dealing with mid-range models.
Don’t forget to read the buyer’s guide at the end of this comparison for more information!
The best compact cameras retailing for under 200$
The entry-level segment of the compact camera market has been struggling lately. These days, smartphones are poised to overtake compact cameras since, on the whole, they retail for less and often have better image quality.
For a camera to be competitive in this segment of the market, it needs, at the very least, to be as practical as a smartphone. It must have good connectivity and an accompanying app that makes it easy to share photos. And, what about image quality? This is usually not something that entry-level cameras excel at, especially compact cameras…
That having been said, I tried hard to find the three compact cameras that had good enough quality to supersede most smartphones.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 190: the compact camera tailored to capturing memories
- NFC chip
- WiFi connectivity
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 was released in 2017. Much effort was put into to making this camera as thin as possible; as such, it is Canon’s most compact camera. But what did Canon have to sacrifice in order to achieve this degree of compactness? Because it is lightweight and easy to hold, the ELPH 190 should be able please a wide audience; however, anyone expecting very good image quality from this compact camera is likely to be disappointed – in spite of its 20-megapixel sensor…