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Best compact for stills under $1,500
With its APS-C sensor and a fixed 35mm-equivalent lens, the X100F delivers the best photos the best shooting experience for manual devotees you can get for the money.
Best general-purpose advanced compact
It delivers good photo and video quality thanks to a Micro Four Thirds sensor, plus a great set of features and generally class-leading performance.
Best general-purpose compact
The Pansonic ZS100 offers great blend of quality, size and features for people who want better photos and are willing to trade off a little quality for a lot of lens.
Best compact for video under $900
A nice choice if you're looking for an advanced compact with class-leading video capabilities, though it's a bit expensive if you just want a good camera for shooting stills.
Best cheap compact
Sony's original groundbreaking compact may be old, but is still a solid camera for people looking for a cheap, pocketable model that delivers better photos than you can get from a phone.