Cyber Monday compact camera deals: my pick of the point-and-shooters

Compact camera deals
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Point-and-shoot cameras are nowhere near as popular as they were even ten years ago. The improvement of the best camera phones as seen to that... but there are still some reasons why you might want a pocketable digital camera with a fixed, built-in lens.

The best compact cameras give you the advantage of either a bigger sensor tot give a noticeable jump in image quality over your cellphone. Or they offer a bigger zoom lens - making it possible to shoot birds in your backyard, or the close-ups of sporting events (which just isn't possible with a phone).

Here is my pick of the best compacts that are attractively priced for Cyber Monday

Sony ZV-1 | was $748| now $648
Save $100 at Amazon

Sony ZV-1 | was $748 | now $648
Save $100 at Amazon
Designed for the vlogger out there who wants 4K in a small package. Featuring a 24-70mm zoom and with a flip-out screen, which can also be used for live streaming, the Sony ZV-1 is the perfect social media or content creator camera.

Sony ZV-1F | was $499 | now $398
Save $101 at Amazon

Sony ZV-1F | was $499 | now $398
Save $101 at Amazon
 Sony's latest compact camera is designed with vloggers in mind, and has a fixed super-wide 20mm lens to help get you in the picture. It shoots 4K and has a 20MP 1-inch sensor.

Olympus Tough TG-6 (renewed)| was $499.99 | now $399.99
Save $100 at Amazon 

Olympus Tough TG-6 (renewed)| was $499.99 | now $399.99
Save $100 at Amazon 
This is one of our favorite waterproof cameras, which has been designed for the rough and tumble of outdoor use. It has a built-in 4x zoom that will allow you to crop in on details. See our Olympus TG-6 review

Canon PowerShot Zoom| was $269.99 | now $99.99
Save $170.99 at Canon

Canon PowerShot Zoom| was $269.99 | now $99.99
Save $170.99 at Canon
if you purchase this refurbished pocket-sized alternative to binoculars. It has a 12MP sensor, can record MP4 files and take 4.6 megabyte photos. It features 100mm and 400mm optical lens options - and a 800mm digital zoom setting for extreme close-ups. You don't very often see savings with a whopping 62% off so grab it while you can! See our PowerShot Zoom review

Canon PowerShot V10| was $229.99 | now $349.99
Save $70 at Canon 

Canon PowerShot V10| was $229.99 | now $349.99
Save $70 at Canon 
This is a camera unlike any other - and designed for bloggers who want to shoot video with the minimum of faff and unnecessary settings. The built-in support means it can sit on a table and you can record yourself - ensuring you are framed properly with the flip-up screen. See our PowerShot V10 review

Kodak Ektar H35| $59.99| $45
SAVE $15 at Walmat

Kodak Ektar H35| $59.99| $45
SAVE $15 at Walmat
Grab this awesome half-frame film camera that gets you 72 shots per roll of 35mm film, this retro camera has only just been launched so it is great to grab a cheeky discount while you can!

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.