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 compact Cyber Monday camera deals, that I have found so far…

Sony ZV-1F | was £549 | now £449
Save £100 at Amazon

Sony ZV-1F | was £549 | now £449
Save £100 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.

Sony RX100 V | was £900| now £698
Save £202 at Amazon

Sony RX100 V | was £900 | now £698
Save £202 at Amazon
This powerful compact camera boasts a 1-inch sensor. The 24-70mm 35mm equiv focal range, 4K video and 20MP stills make this a powerful pocket camera.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 | was £1,049 | now £869
Save £180

Nikon Coolpix P1000 | was £1,049 | now £869
Save £180
With an astonishing 125x optical zoom, the P1000 offers a full-frame equivalent focal range of 24-3000mm! It's the perfect camera for zoo trips, family outings, and your kids' sporting events. 

VTech Kidizoom Duo 5.0 | was £64.99 | now £37.49
Save £27 at Amazon

VTech Kidizoom Duo 5.0 | was £64.99 | now £37.49
Save £27 at Amazon
This is one of the best cameras for kids and is now available at one of the lowest ever prices we have seen this for. Suitable for ages 3-9, this could make a great gift for someone in the family. There are two color options: this version is blue and orange, but you can get it in pink for the same price.

Canon Zoemini S2 (Rose Gold) | was £159.99 now £99
Save £60 at Amazon

Canon Zoemini S2 (Rose Gold) | was £159.99 | now £99
Save £60 at Amazon
 A whopping saving on this compact instant camera. Perfect for taking selfies on the go, with a front-facing selfie mirror and ring light feature. This camera can shoot digital images - but also can provide hard copy instant prints.

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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.