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For when smartphones aren’t enough: The top 4 point-and-shoot cameras on Amazon

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:03PM EST
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Cameras have become an absolute necessity in the modern era, where everything is about sharing. While smartphones can often do the trick, the point-and-shoot market has been improving over the past few years. Now might just be the time to pick one up for when your smartphone camera just can’t cut it, so let’s run through the top 4 bestselling point and shoot digital cameras on Amazon.

4. Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera

Coming in at No. 4 is a Canon PowerShot camera, to be more specific the ELPH 130 IS. This camera features a 16 megapixel 28mm wide-angle lens with 8x optical zoom. While it is an older model, it comes in at a solid price of $151.99. It has over 600 customer reviews and is rated at 4.3 stars. It also has built-in Wi-Fi, which will let you share photos and 720p videos with ease.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera, $151.99 with free Prime shipping

3. Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera

No. 3 is another digital camera from Canon — after all, they are known for imaging. The PowerShot SX700 HS digital camera features 30x optical zoom, and it has a 16.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 6 image processor. Plus, if you’re an Android user, this camera features NFC which will let you transfer photos with just a tap. It is 20% off on Amazon and comes in at $279.99 with 4.3 stars from 319 ratings.

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera, $279.99 with free Prime shipping 

2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera

Coming in at No. 2 is a solid camera from Sony: The Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV. This is a very pricey camera at $948, but it can take some amazing photos. It features a 20.1 MP 1″ Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS, which can support up to 4K recording and can record slow motion video at 960 frames per second. You also get a 3-inch multi angle LCD display, and both WiFi and NFC connectivity.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV 20.2 MP Digital Still Camera, $948 with free Prime shipping

1. Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera

Coming in at No. 1 on Amazon’s best-selling list for point-and-shoot cameras is the Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera. Yes, that is right, this is a waterproof camera that can handle depths of up to 50 feet. It is also freeze-proof, shockproof up to 7 feet, and crushproof up to 220 lb. It has a 16 megapixel lens and can shoot video in full HD. It also has built-in WiFi, GPS, and a compass. The Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera comes in at $349.99 from Amazon. 

Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD, $349.99 with free Prime shipping

Jacob Krol Contributing Writer

Jake contributes tech and review content to BGR, also having written for publications such as CNN, Mashable, CNBC, and more.