Best 12 Compact Digital Camera by Japanese Company [High Quality]


Japan is very famous for the best country for digital camera production.

Currently, more and more people in Japan are using a compact digital camera.
This type of camera is recommended for those who want to buy a camera for the first time, as well as those who need a sub-camera.

Recently, the camera has various functions such as shake correction, continuous shooting, high magnification zoom, Wi-Fi support, etc.
So, this time, I will introduce the recommended compact digital camera.
Please refer to by all means.

The difference between Compact Digital Camera and Mirrorless Camera

The compact digital camera can not replace the lens because it has an integral lens.

On the other hand, a mirrorless camera and a single lens reflex camera can replace lenses. There are so many types of lenses, such as standard, wide-angle, telephoto, macro and fisheye lenses.
Also, it is enjoyable that you can choose the most suitable one according to the shooting scene.

This blog post introduces the recommended compact digital cameras made in Japan.


Compact Digital Cameras | For Beginners

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Compact, convenient, and super-cool, The PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera is as user-friendly as cameras could get. It boasts simple features that create exquisite shots for the everyday. An optical zoom with 8x magnification allows you to get a close image of the action, while the 20 Megapixel CCD sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor help to produce images that are vibrant and sharp ready to share or print. More than beautiful still images, it can record movies at 720p HD. For further efficiency, the Smart AUTO feature figures out a suitable setting for what is photographed according to the environment. Digital IS helps to keep the blur to a minimum which aids in reducing the effects of camera shake. Furthermore, the Auto Zoom feature can automatically close in your subject to keep it in focus for the easiest shooting!

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This compact model is recommended for those who buy compact cameras for the first time.
It is also attractive because it is cheap at less.
The palm-sized body, including the battery, weighs about 126g, making it suitable for carrying in a pocket or bag.
It is a popular product with stylish designs and pop colors.

If you take advantage of a variety of shooting modes such as diorama and portrait style, you can enjoy them.
The auto function also makes it possible to automatically detect and capture the detection of the face and the degree of light without making difficult settings.
It is recommended for beginners who want to take beautiful pictures.


Easily Capture Family Moments

With the COOLPIX A10, creating beautiful memories of your friends and family couldn’t be easier—just point and shoot! Easy Auto Mode automatically picks the best settings for your shot, while Smart Portrait System gives portraits a flattering look. Zoom in with the camera’s 5x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens for stunning 16.1-megapixel close-ups, or zoom out and record the whole gang in 720p HD video. If your hands are a bit unsteady, electronic VR will offset camera movement and keep your shots sharp and clear. For added convenience, the COOLPIX A10 runs on AA batteries, so you’ll never be stuck waiting for a charge. Convenience was considered in every aspect of the COOLPIX A10.

Capture the Sights & Sounds

When a photo alone won’t do, press the dedicated movie button and instantly start recording HD 720p video in widescreen format while the built-in microphone captures the sounds of the moment in high fidelity. When you’re ready to share your creations, use an optional audio video cable to connect to your compatible TV. Your friends and family will see your movies come to life on the big screen.


This model is recommended for those who want to buy the compact digital cameras as cheap as possible. As the price is less than 100 USD, it is also recommended to choose as a sub-camera.
Because the thinness of the main unit is about 19.8 mm and the lightweight (about 119 g), it is suitable for carrying in a bag and carrying around.

Equipped with a high-performance NIKKOR lens, this camera can capture beautifully detailed scenery with  250,000 pixels. Both the landscape and the person can be photographed as ideal.
This camera has an image processing system “EXPEED” which is common with a digital single-lens reflex camera, and beautiful photograph can be taken when you just push the shutter.

It is a product that makes it easy for beginners to take beautiful pictures.

PANASONIC LUMIX LX10 4K Digital Camera

Perfect for the photographic enthusiast, the Panasonic LUMIX Digital Camera DMC-LX10K brings the legendary optical performance of a 3X (24-72mm) LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens with amazingly stable O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to a highly portable point-and-shoot travel camera. With a powerful, 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor, the LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX camera lens features a super bright F1.4-2.8 aperture range that is optically stabilized with Panasonic’s POWER O.I.S. technology to add striking depth of field dimension to your photographs even in low-light conditions. The high-resolution power of 4K video technology captures up to 4X the resolution (3840 x 2160) of standard Full HD, enabling you to create printable photos with 4K PHOTO’s blistering 30 frames per second burst feature. Post Focus and Focus Stacking provide for additional creative freedom by allowing you to change depth of field or focus points after you take the picture. The LUMIX LX10 also features the hands-on manual feel of a lens-mounted control ring and thumbwheel, and rear touch-enabled 3-inch LCD display that tilts upward 180 degrees for easy selfie photos. Convenient travel-ready technologies like USB charging and Wi-Fi connectivity to your mobile device make the LUMIX DMC-ZS100K a digital camera that everyone can enjoy.


This product applies Panasonic’s unique technology to photography and can shoot the best moment. It can adjust the brightness and focus instantly according to the subject and shooting scene, you can take beautiful photos even for beginners.


Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100

  • ELECTRONIC VIEW FINDER: retractable Tru-Finder EVF provides sharp resolution, bright self-illumination, and high contrast to view shots and adjust settings through a ZEISS T* coated eyepiece.
  • AUTO FOCUS: World’s fastest (0.05 sec.) hybrid AF system (contrast + phase) which is great for action and wildlife photography
  • AF DETECTION: The most comprehensive phase detection coverage in a compact camera utilizing 315 Auto Focus points
  • SHOOTING SPEED: World’s fastest continuous shooting speed at 24fps3 w/ autofocus and auto exposure tracking to ensure exceptional high-speed photography
  • IMAGE SENSOR: 20.1 megapixel 1″ Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor w/ DRAM for outstanding image quality and continuous shooting.Battery life(still images)(CIPA):Up to 330 shots / 165 minutes
  • 4K VIDEO: 4K movie w/ direct pixel readout, no pixel binning and fast hybrid AF make the RX100V one of the best cameras for vlogging
  • SUPER SLOW MOTION VIDEO: Up to 960 fps super slow motion movies
  • OPTICAL ZOOM: 3.6x zoom to get the most out of your compact camera


This is a compact digital camera with various kinds of functions.
It is recommended for a person who wants to take photographs from various angles. In correspondence with “all pixels super-resolution zoom”, it can project distant subject clearly with the zoom of up to 1440mm.

This product is recommended for those who want to take beautiful moving images because 4K moving image recording can be performed with “all pixel readout”. “Intelligent Active Mode”, which incorporates Sony’s unique frame analysis technology, enables the capture of clear photos.

This product is recommended for beginners who want to take high-quality pictures at high magnification.


Fujifilm FinePix XP80

  • 4 Way Proof – Waterproof 50 ft / 15m, Freeze proof 14 Degree F / -10 DegreeC, Shockproof 5.8 ft / 1.75m and Dustproof.
  • 16.2 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor delivershigh-quality images in low light.
  • Continuous shooting mode is capable of capturing up to 10.0fps (maximumrecording of 10 images at full resolution).
  • Full HD Movies with one-touch movie button.
  • Connect to your smartphone or tablet for extra enjoyment for Remote Shooting and Wireless Image Transfer.


This product is characterized by its cold resistance at -10 ° C, waterproof performance at a depth of 20 meters, shock resistance at 1.75 meters, dust resistance, and high durability. Recommended for those who want to take pictures of snorkelers and snow mountain skis. Even in bad weather, you can clearly check the captured image on the 3-inch high-resolution 920,000 pixel LCD monitor.

Equipped with a high-performance “Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens”, it is possible to take pictures of distant subjects beautifully. The wide-angle shooting is equivalent to 28 mm and you can emphasize the depth of the landscape. The continuous shooting switching button enables high-speed continuous shooting so that you can not miss a photo opportunity.

The point is that it is possible to capture bright images with high image quality even in dark places with a 16.4 million pixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor.
This product is recommended for those who are looking for things that can be handled hard outdoors and leisure.

Canon PowerShot SX740

  • Powerful 40x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and Zoom Framing Assist
  • 4K Video and 4K Time-lapse Movie
  • Built-in Wi-Fi* and Bluetooth** Technology
  • 20.3 Megapixel*** CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor.Optical Viewfinder:Not available
  • 3.0-inch Tilt-type (180° up) LCD
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 7.4 fps (up to 10.0 fps with AF Lock)
  • Feature Assistant


Equipped with a Wi-Fi function, you can immediately send photos taken to your smartphone or printer. If you download the dedicated application to the smartphone, you can operate from the smartphone side. It is a compact and easy-to-use product that enables high magnification zoom.


Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W830

The incredibly easy-to-use Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W830 Digital Camera slips right in your pocket. Get close to faraway subjects with 8x optical zoom, then snap gorgeous 20.1MP photos or record beautifully-detailed HD video. Your pictures will come out crisp and clear thanks to the professional-grade Carl Zeiss lens with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.

Keep your compact digital camera well-protected against scratches, light impacts and moisture with this soft carrying case from Precision Design.

Increase your shooting capacity with this powerful NP-BN1 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

This Rapid Multi-voltage Charger plugs directly in to your wall outlet or your car’s 12V outlet, and charges your battery in approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

Take more high-resolution pictures faster (up to 95MB/sec.) with this Transcend 32GB SDHC UHS-I Class 10 U1 Memory Card.

The Precision Design SD & MicroSD SDHC / SDXC Memory Card Reader transfers photos and videos from your SD, SDHC, SDXC, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick or Memory Stick Micro (M2) memory card to your computer quickly and easily.

This 5-piece cleaning kit includes Lens Cleaning Tissues, Lens Cloth, Lens Cleaning Liquid, Blower Brush and Cotton Swabs.


This model is recommended for those who value compactness and cost-performance rather than functions. As it is small in size and weighs only 120g with a small size of width 9.3 x height 5.2 x depth 2.2 cm, it is suitable for putting it in a bag and carrying around everyday.
Because the price is as low as 100–150 USD, it is recommended for the beginners.

With the “Picture Effect” function, you can enjoy changing the mood of the photo.
It is a recommended product for those who are looking for something simple and compact.


Recommended model | For middle and advanced users

Canon PowerShot G3

Number of pixels: 20.9 million pixels (total pixels) / 20.2 million pixels (effective pixels) Recording medium: SD card, SDHC card, SDXC card Sensor size: 1.0-inch high-sensitivity CMOS (back-illuminated) Optical zoom: 25 times Digital zoom: about 4.0 times ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 125 ~ 12800 Anti-shake: multi-scene IS, correction effect (when a still image IS): 3.5 stage (350mm) ※ focal length ※ CIPA compliance for 35mm film equivalent Video: MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)] Monitor: 3.2-inch TFT color LCD (approximately 1.62 million dots) Display languages: Japanese, English Weight: about 733g Size: 123.3 × 76.5 × 105.3mm Accessories: body, neck strap NS-DC11, Battery Pack NB-10L, Battery Charger CB-2LC, Lens cap (tied)


A model equipped with a large 1.0-inch image sensor and realizing “optical 25x zoom” and “progressive fine zoom 50x”. You can clearly project animals and birds that are far away.

The adoption of Canon’s unique optical sensor and high-output linear actuator enables high-speed and high-precision zoom and focus. You can focus on the subject or blur the background in an instant, so it is recommended for those who do not want to miss the best moment.

Because it is equipped with an optical image stabilization mechanism, you can shoot in focus even when shooting while moving. The body is “dust-proof, drip-proof structure”, you can shoot an aggressive one in climbing and outdoors.

Ricoh G800


This product features a strong body and high security. Because it has a function to prevent leakage of the image taken, it is ideal for users in construction sites and business places where information must be protected. It also has “chemical resistance” and is also suitable for taking images in the laboratory or medical field.

The body is equipped with tough functions such as waterproof 5 m, shock resistant 2.0 m, dustproof. It is also recommended to take active photos outdoors and leisure.

It carries a 3.0-inch high-definition image monitor of approximately 920,000 dots. The monitor has high contrast, wide viewing angle, and can be used easily in outdoor shooting.

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

Lumix LX100 II features large four Thirds sensor Technology in Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series. The LUMIX LX100 II offers a 17. Megapixel in 4: 3 aspect. Even the finest details can be precisely captured with the increased resolution of the new sensor. Along with a full hybrid photography experience with 24P/ 30P 4K video and exclusive 4K PHOTO modes plus focus stacking and 4K pre-burst, the LUMIX LX100 II delivers improved photo Capture modes, Bluetooth 4. 2, Wi-Fi 2. 4GHz and a near DSLR-like photo experience with traditional lens-mounted and camera body-mounted exposure controls. The Leica DC vario-summilux lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-75mm) comprises 11 elements in 8 groups, including 2 Ed lenses and 5 aspherical lenses with 8 aspherical surfaces with power O. I. S. (Optical image Stabilizer). the lens boasts F1. 7-F2. 8 high speed light capture and high descriptiveness in detail and resolution to corners. Together with the large MOS sensor it also produces stunningly beautiful de-focus. With its new premium grip and refined body styling, the LUMIX LX100 II compact digital camera encourages you to pick it up, shoot with it and carry it with you everywhere. Bluetooth 4. 2 (low Energy) enables shutter release and video record start/stop via a smartphone or tablet. You can also use the Panasonic image app for Android/iOS to control functions like zoom, focus and to share images on social media via Wi-Fi. disclaimers: Leica DC lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems certified by Leica camera ag based on the company’s quality standards. The Bluetooth word mark is a registered trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG, And any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. (*) total 21. 77 Megapixel sensor count. 17. 0 megapixels recorded in 4: 3 aspect ratio.


The effective pixel count has been increased to 21.77 million pixels, and the resolution is about 15% higher than that of the conventional machine, enabling high-resolution, three-dimensional photography. It is also an important point that you can suppress camera shake with a large aperture lens and shoot.

The autofocus is speeding up by “space recognition technology” that calculates the distance between the subject and the camera instantly, so you can shoot without missing a critical moment. If you use “Photo Style”, which allows you to adjust the contrast and saturation before shooting, you can make it your own favorite photo.

Recommended for those who are looking for cameras with which you can easily take professional-level photos.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R

Sony Palm-Sized RX1R II Camera with 42.4 MP Full-Frame Image Sensor Joining the original RX1 and RX1R cameras in the family of the world’s smallest full-frame cameras, the RX1R II delivers the highest picture quality of any Sony compact camera ever made. This can largely be attributed to the new camera’s high resolution 42.4 MP sensor paired with its large aperture, fixed focal length ZEISS Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens, which have been fine-tuned to optimize performance together. Additionally, the RX1R II features a 30% improvement in AF response speed compared to the original award-winning RX1 models and is equipped with the world’s first optical variable low pass filter that can be set to “off”, “standard” or “high” based on user preference, with low pass filter bracketing available. The camera also has a convenient retractable XGA OLED viewfinder for eye-level shooting, which has been implemented with minimal change in overall body size from its predecessors. Ultimate Image Quality in the Palm of Your Hand The RX1R II camera utilizes a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with approx. 42.4 effective megapixels paired with a powerful BIONZ X processing engine to achieve superior levels of image resolution and sensitivity (ISO 100-25600, expandable to 50 – 1024002) with wide dynamic range. The sensor’s back-illuminated structure, with an expanded circuit scale and copper wiring design, enables faster transmission speed and output.


This product is characterized by the ability to shoot with the high image quality that professional and photo enthusiasts demand.
It prevents the image’s fine detail from being degraded and leaves one high-quality image.

In the “Quick Navi Screen”, you can quickly check the state of the camera without displaying the menu screen.

The monitor is equipped with a high-definition 3.0-inch “Extra Fine LCD”. The screen is about 2.4 times brighter than the conventional machine, and operability has also been improved. The image sensor has an effective pixel count of approximately 24.3 million pixels and is a high-spec product that can accurately depict details.

Fujifilm X-F 10

FUJIFILM XF10, a premium compact digital camera with a high quality FUJINON 18.5mm F2.8 fixed lens. Weighing only 9.8oz / 280g, the XF10 combines simple touchscreen operation with superior image quality and versatile settings in a pocket-sized body, making it the perfect companion for photo enthusiasts and smartphone users alike. The XF10 has wide dynamic range and produces sharp, high resolution images. Combined with Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology, its 24.2 megapixel APS-C sized sensor allows the XF10 to produce high quality images in a wide range of settings. In addition, both 4K movie and Full HD high speed video are available on the XF10. The first X Series camera to offer the new “SQUARE MODE,” which allows users to switch to a 1:1 format with a single flick of the touchscreen, the XF10 is built for on-the-go usability. In addition, the XF10 offers 11 unique FUJIFILM Film Simulations and 19 Advanced Filters, providing photographers with the ability to enhance their creativity. The camera introduces two new Advanced Filters – “Rich & Fine” and “Monochrome [NIR]” – to easily add artistic flair or film-like color tones to photos. The new “Rich & Fine” filter provides brighter and more vivid color at the center of the image, and a slight shadow at the corners in order to emphasize the subject, perfect for food and other tabletop photography. The “Monochrome [NIR]” filter simulates a monochrom


This product features a large APS-C sensor. It is also the point that high image quality is realized by Fujifilm’s original color reproduction technology. The balance between sensor size and image quality allows you to reproduce the scenery and texture close to your eyes.

Not only snapshots but also large landscape photographs can be beautifully shot. The monitor is a touch screen that can be handled in the same way as a smartphone, so you can easily select the focus position and perform operations such as zooming.

Photographs taken can be automatically transferred to a smartphone or PC via Bluetooth communication. This easy-to-use product enables high-quality shooting of a wide range of subjects, including people and landscapes.


Let’s take pictures using compact digital cameras

Compact digital cameras can be enjoyed in many ways, even if the lens cannot be replaced.
Because it is compact and easy to carry, it is also a great advantage that you can enjoy high-quality photos while reducing your luggage as much as possible. Now that the specs have improved, try to find the best one.


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