The fixed-lens compact camera with a larger-than-average sensor is the prothusiast’s most valued companion. Why? Because it promises excellent image quality in a small and light package. Often equipped with lenses between 28 and 35mm, these cameras lend themselves to street photography and journalistic styles. Due to the success and popularity of this camera type, there is now a significant number of models on the market, which can make it difficult to decide which one to get. In order to make things easier for you, here are five fixed-lens compacts that The Phoblographer recommends.
Let’s start with the camera that has the smallest sensor–though small in this case is relative. In comparison to other compact cameras, the RX100′s 1″ sensor can be considered enormous. Even though it packs 20 megapixels, the size of each pixel is still larger than that of your average point-and-shoot.