World Best Compact Camera 2015
#1 World best Compact camera – Leica q (Type 116)
The design of Leica q camera has been packed with refined specifications and one of the best digital compact cameras available in the current time. Leica q has got all the dedicated specs that can also refine your photography skills. However, the camera was released in June 2015, but within this little timeframe, it has caught the eyes of many photographers throughout the world.
The camera will show you the dedications during lowlight photography with its Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH, and also makes the lens an ideal choice camera for street, architectural and landscape photography. A 24 MP, full-frame CMOS sensor delivers richly detailed exposures with extremely low noise in best quality at ISO sensitivities up to 50,000.
One thing which we are finding useful to say is the sensor size of Leica q is slightly bigger than Sony Rx1(35mm Full Frame Exmo CMOS sensor). Its 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor gives you easy operation while composing photos, recording videos. You also can instantly change the setting because the panel is touch capable. You can go to record a superb full HD 1080p video at either 60 or 30 fps . The camera can also shoot 720p at 30 fps. An integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless transmission of still pictures and video to other devices and remote control by WLAN from a Smartphone or a tablet PC.
The Good: Excellent core specification, even better than RX1R (see comparison here)
The Bad: High Price
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#2 Sony RX1 R
Sony RX1 R is the World #2 best Compact camera, features Full frame 24MP resolution sensor with 14-bit RAW output and Bright F2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens with macro compability and No Optical Low-Pass filter.
The RX1 R is also one of the best Fullframe compact camera available today, it features a 24MP FF CMOS Sensor, 35mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens and No optical low pass filter for razor sharp images, you also get a max ISO sensitivity upto 25600 with Optical Image Stabilization system.
Sony RX1 Major Features
- 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ Image Processor
- Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 Lens
- No Optical Low-Pass Filter
- 3.0″ 1,229k-Dot Xtra Fine LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p Video at 24 or 60 fps
- High Speed AF and MF Focus Peaking
- Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 5 fps
- Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 25600
- Multi Interface Shoe
Sony RX1 R also records Full HD videos @ 60fps, on the rear side we have 3.0″ 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine LCD monitor,
The Good: Amazing low light performance, world best compact camera, bright F2.0 Lens and Fullframe sensor.
The Bad: Price
Conclusion: Best Camera is you can afford.
#2 : Fujifilm X100T
– Fujifilm X100T is minor upgrade over Fuji X100S camera, The Camera is second in our list due to its small sensor size.
If you are looking for a world word best APS-C camera then X100T is the answer, the camera features advance X-Trans sensor developed by fujifilm the sensor features Xcellent sensitivity during low light condition, it features active Phase AF points inside the sensor that enables high Speed AF and the third most amazing feature that the sensor advance design literally eliminates the need of low pass filter hence you get crisp and clear image.
Fujifilm X100T camera is a prediccessor of X100S camera, the APS-C-sized 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor uses a randomized pixel array that removes the conventional optical low-pass filter, on the rear side we have a Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder that uses both optical and electronic viewing methods, the lens is same as of X100S, a fixed 35mm-equivalent f/2 lens.
Fact: Fujfilm X100T camera is the only APS-C compact camera that uses PDAF Sensor
The Max low light sensitivity is of 51200 for still images and X100S also captures Full HD videos with AF support and including a continuous shooting rate of 6 fps at full resolution. The new X100T comes with a totally new and redesigned shutter mechanism that uses electronic and mechanical shutter, that delivers shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 sec. The Fujifilm X100S also offers large Simulation modes, including the Classic Chrome mode, to mimic the specific qualities and colors of different film emulsions.
The camera is built with magnesium alloy that allows you to use it roughly and carelessly, finally on the rear side we have a advance HYBRID Viewfinder and a 3.0″ 1.04m-dot LCD monitor for live View. The new X100S also features built-in WIFi connectivity that allows user to capture images via remote device by using a Fujifilm Camera Remote app and share file wirelessly.
The Good: Blazing fast AF peroformance, Excellent image quality and Hybrid Viewfinder.
The Bad: Not known.
Conclusion: Best APS-C Compact Camera. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Sony RX 10 II- Most advanced, versatile Cyber-shot cameras ever to come to market
Sony RX 10 II- Sony RX 10 II is advanced, versatile Cyber-shot camera features the world’s first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS 20MP CMOS sensor guarantees that super sharp images in your kit. However, it’s new but outstanding features is that the camera has the ability to record super slow-motion video at up to 40x slower than the standard rate through which your image will be a package of incredible detail, resolution and clarity.
Your camera will surely capture the fast moving subjects with much ease due to the employing of 14fps of continuous shooting speed. Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second), help the images from distortion. High-quality results are achieved through use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting. The users can take the advantage of dual video recording functionality, allowing to capture 16.8 MP still images during 4K video recording in any of 11 different composition patterns just need a press to the shutter button.
Canon G1 X Mark II – Versatile Compact camera with 1.5 inch sensor
Canon G1X Mark II camera is must to have digital camera if you are a professional shooter, it will act as a excellent nack-up camera after your DSLR, the G1X Mark II comes with a high sensitivity 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor, the sensor size is larger than Nikon 1 series mirrorless system and just a bit smaller than the M4/3 format based system cameras.
Fact: The size of the Canon G1X Mark II sensor is approx same as of M4/3 Mirrorless camera
The G1X Mark II is a perfect big sensor camera because it support Zoom lens on such a big sensor + it also comes with latest tech features such as Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC, the 5X zoom lens gives you excellent range for shooting portraits, architecture or macro.
Canon G1X Mark II Major
- 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
- 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent)
- 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
- High Speed AF and 5.2 fps Shooting
- HS SYSTEM and Optical Image Stabilizer
- Dual Control Rings and 14-Bit RAW
The Good: Fast AF performance, Zoom Lens
The Bad: Not known.
Conclusion: Highly recommended for travel photographers, street shooters. Best backup camera after your DSLR.
Best Big Sensor Zoom Camera
Fact: Panasonic FZ1000 camera is the world first zoom camera to have a large 1″ sensor with having abilities record 4K videos and also features world most advance 5-axis based image stabilization system
We have selected the Panasonic FZ1000 is the best BIG SENSOR MEGA ZOOM camera, the camera features same sensor used insdie Sony RX10 camera … but it does have very advance core specification compared to the Sony RX10.
Take a look at the major features below
- 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
- Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens
- 25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm Equivalent)
- 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps
- 0.39″ 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder
- 3.0″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
- HYBRID O.I.S. 5-Axis Image Stabilization
- Light Speed AF with LUMIX DFD Focus
- ISO 25600 and 50 fps Continuous Shooting
The Good: 1 inch sensor, 16X optical zoom, 5 axis based image stabilization system and 4K video recording.
The Bad: $999 price tag
Conclusion: Best 1 inch sensor based Compact Camera. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Panasonic FZ1000 does have excellent core specification – you get advance AF system, 4K recording option, 5 axis based IS system and 3cm macro mode… Sony RX10 offers a fast lens with limited zoom and rugged body. you can see the FZ1000 vs RX10 review here