Best All-in-One / Bridge Cameras
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Prosumer level all-in-one or bridge cameras have the features and some of the performance specs of interchangeable lens cameras but are housed in bodies with built-in zoom lenses. This is a great way to get DSLR or ILC-like images, but with the convenience of a point-and-shoot camera. These cameras cost more than your entry and mid-level point-and-shoots, but are often equipped with larger sensors, faster image processors, and improved optics. All-in-ones are perfect as second cameras for DSLR or mirrorless owners, or for anyone who needs to grab high-quality images or videos without having to invest in several different lenses.
With that in mind, here are our picks for the Best All-in-One Cameras for 2018, arranged in alphabetical order!
Sensor size: 1.5-inch | Resolution: 13.1MP at 4:3 / 12.8MP at 3:2 | Viewfinder: Optional electronic | Display: 3" touchscreen LCD (1.04M dots) | Max Burst Shooting: 5.2fps | Video Recording: 1080/30p
PROS: Built-in ND, 3:2 and 4:3 modes
CONS: Below average dynamic range, video quality not great
The PowerShot G1 X Mark II, Canon's Powershot flagship camera, has a compact, smart design, featuring a huge, 1.5-inch 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, a powerful DIGIC 6 processor, Optical Image Stabilizer, and a circular, 9-blade aperture for stunning blurred backgrounds. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a better lens and sensor than most point-and-shoot cameras, and you never have to worry about swapping cameras. It can provide some truly stunning images out of such a small package.
Sensor size: 1" | Resolution: 20MP | Viewfinder: Electronic | Display: 3" tilting touchscreen | Max Burst Shooting: 24 fps with AF tracking | Video Recording: 4K (24p/30p) 960fps, 480fps or 240fps capture rates to playback at 1080p, in either 60p, 30p or 24p
PROS: Up to 960fps slow motion, Long Battery life
CONS: Heavy, Expensive
This is the crème de la crème or All-in-one cameras. At around $1,600, it's worth it too. This is for people who want their images and video to look as professional as possible without the hassle of changing lenses or worrying about settings. The brand new Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV is has according to Sony "The world's fastest AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds and up to 24 fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking, a 315 point phase-detection AF system as well as an exceptionally versatile 24-600mm F2.4-F4 ZEISS Vario Sonnar T lens, the new RX10 IV delivers an unmatched combination of mobility and speed for imaging enthusiasts and professionals looking for the ultimate 'all-in-one' solution." With it's 1" 20MP sensor you can capture the world in brilliant 4K in a film like look at 24p or at 30p, the choice is up to you. With the ability to shoot HD at up to 960fps, you will literally miss nothing. If you've got the money and don't want the hassle that comes with a fancier camera, this is the camera for you.