Ten Point-and-Shoot Cameras That Are Better Than Your Smart Phone

Buying Guides Featured iPhoneography Point and Shoot

Fujifilm X100S Digital Rangefinder Camera

Fujifilm X100S Digital Rangefinder

Behind the handsome, retro-styled body of the Fujifilm X100S, lies a thoroughly modern camera. With a digital SLR-sized APS-C sensor, mostly metal body, f/2.0 lens, and dedicated manual controls, it’s a pretty big stretch to call the Fujifilm X100S a point-and-shoot. But photographers looking for a serious reasonably compact camera with an impeccable lens, manual controls, tip-top image quality and handsome looks should look no further. The X100S looks like a classic rangefinder but performs like a sophisticated modern DSLR.

Why is it better than a Smart Phone?
DSLR image quality, a cool hybrid viewfinder and an excellent fast-aperture prime lens. Plus, you’ll never look as cool taking pictures with a Smart Phone as you will shooting with the X100S.

Learn More About the Fujifilm X100S >>

  • MSRP: $1299
  • 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • Fujinon 23mm f/2.0 prime lens (equivalent to 35mm focal length)
  • 1920 x 1080 60 FPS full HD video
  • Sensitivity: ISO 200 to 6400, expandable to ISO 100 and ISO 25,600
  • Hybrid Viewfinder with optical and electronic modes
  • 2.8-inch 460k-dot LCD display
  • Shooting modes: PASM manual shooting modes
  • RAW shooting
  • 6 FPS high-speed burst
  • Pop-up flash
  • Flash hot shoe

next cameraSony Cybershot RX1 >>

About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of PhotographyREVIEW.com and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

Related Articles

NOTE: There are two ways to comment on our articles: Facebook or Wordpress. Facebook uses your real name and can be posted on your wall while Wordpress uses our login system. Feel free to use either one.

Facebook Comments:

Wordpress Comments:

  • James Felbab says:

    Apprarently you missed this.


    For the majority of photographs taken every day, the cameras are way more advanced than the photographers. It’s really not all about the latest and best gear. What it’s really about is whats behind the gear. That could/should be your next article,IMO. Something like “How the top 10 photographers can use a smartphone to create stunning photos.” Or, “Top ten tips to make you a better photographer.” Good photographers don’t come out of a shrink wrapped box and never will. Photography is a skill and you can’t buy that skill with the latest and greatest $$$ camera. And, yes, the best camera is the one you have with you. I don’t carry around my cameras and lenses wherever I go but I do have my phone with me at all times. I’m not inclined to carry my P&S cameras as well as a phone so if/when the need arises the phone does an admirable job of capturing the moment.

    I read that the top selling camera in the world is the smartphone. Nothing else even comes close. That being the case, why not work on helping these smartphone users become better photographers. Once they realize the smartphones limitations they might be inclined to move up to a more advanced camera but it is not all about gear.

    Here are four points that are irrefutable.
    A poor photographer with a poor camera = a poor photo.
    A poor photographer with a great camera = a poor photo.
    A great photographer with a poor camera = a great photo.
    A poor photographer with a great camera = a great photo.

  • James Felbab says:

    That last point should have read… A great photographer with a great camera – a great photo.

  • susanne says:

    need advice: my husband has recently retired &, shall we say, not retiring well. Many years ago, he was an excellent semi-pro photographer. I’d like to find a good digital camera to get him interested in life again. We are an a very limited income (SS only). Any suggestions where I could start?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *