Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
With really good photo and video quality, a great set of features and generally class-leading performance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is probably one of our favorite compact cameras ever. It's not for the inexperienced, though.
Best budget enthusiast compact
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II - digital camera
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II delivers excellent photos, speedy performance, and a broad feature set in an attractive, compact package.
Nikon Coolpix S9700
Nikon Coolpix S9700 - digital camera
Outside of some design quibbles, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 puts big zoom power and nice photo quality (snugly) in your pocket.