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Compact Cameras

Our compact cameras deliver high-quality images, merging portability with performance. Whether you're adventuring through cities, capturing spontaneous family moments, or enjoying nights out, a compact camera is the small digital wonder that fits in your pocket. Experience the blend of convenience and quality, ensuring you never miss a moment.
Browse through our Compact Camera family
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PowerShot G7 X Mark III
High Performance Compact Camera
Create content and share with ease
Built-in flash
Body price only
PowerShot V10
All-in-one camera, stand and mic
Content creation and vlogging
1.0 inch sensor image quality
Body price only
PowerShot G7 X Mark II
High Performance Compact Camera
Create content and share with ease
Built-in flash
Body price only
PowerShot SX70 HS
avg. customer rating
Ultimate Superzoom
65x optical zoom
Built-in flash
Body price only
PowerShot SX740 HS
avg. customer rating
Travel Superzoom
40x optical zoom
Built-in flash
Body price only
*All references to RRP are in NZD inclusive of GST.
Compact Cameras: Everything you need to know in a snapshot
Canon compact cameras are engineered with the photographer in mind, focusing on functionality and quality. From intuitive interfaces to built-in lenses, each feature is meticulously designed. Learn about the technology that powers these marvels and how they compare with other imaging devices.

Why choose Canon Compact Cameras?

Canon compact cameras stand out in the world of photography. It's not just about their size; it's the fusion of our longstanding expertise in imaging with our focus on intuitive design. Enjoy sharp, vibrant content, with features like automatic shooting modes for stills and high quality video. Plus, with built-in flash featuring in most of our compact range, take beautiful portraits or candids in any conditions.

Common queries about Compact Cameras
If you have questions about compact cameras, you're not alone. Dive into our FAQ section to gain clarity on how these small wonders compare to smartphones, their worth in today's tech era and more. Demystify the compact camera world and make informed choices.
  • What is a Compact Camera?

    A compact camera, often referred to as a point-and-shoot camera, is a small, lightweight, and portable digital camera designed for ease of use and convenience. Compact cameras are characterised by their simple operation, automatic settings, and a fixed lens.
  • How does a Compact Camera work?

    Compact cameras are designed to capture photo and video in a simplified and user-friendly manner, making it accessible to users of all skill levels. It automates many processes to allow users to point and shoot without the need for in-depth technical knowledge. It is generally straightforward using the following basic steps: locate power button and turn on, set the mode dial from a selection of shooting modes, frame the shot using the LCD screen, use the zoom lever or control to adjust the zoom level, half-press the shutter button to let the camera focus on your subject. Once the focus is locked, press the shutter button fully to take the shot.
  • How do Compact Cameras differ from phones?

    Compact cameras have larger image sensors which offer better image quality and improved low-light performance. Many compact cameras come with built-in optical zoom allowing you to get closer to distant subjects without sacrificing image quality, compared to digital zoom which is more common in smartphones. Being purpose-built for photography, digital cameras have better ergonomics, longer battery life and dedicated memory card slots, which is especially advantageous when shooting for extended periods.
  • What is the best Compact Camera?

    Canon offers a range of compact cameras depending on your needs and preferences. The PowerShot V and G series cameras have a large 1.0 sensor offering great image quality and low-light performance. The PowerShot V10 is great for vlogging and video. The G series combines advanced features, manual controls, touch screens and built-in lenses with a wide aperture range. The SX series while having 1/2.3” sensors, boasts impressive optical zoom ranges great for capturing distant subjects. Canon also offers the simple and ultra-slim IXUS 285.
  • What is the best Compact Camera for macro photography?

    When choosing a compact camera for macro photography, consider factors such as focal length, maximum aperture, autofocus performance and overall image quality. The PowerShot G7 X Mark III or Mark II make great options with a 1.0 inch sensor and versatile 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 lens. The large aperture allows you to achieve a shallow depth-of-field so that your macro subject stands out against a beautifully blurred background.
Compact Cameras: Your essential guide
Navigate the world of compact cameras with our curated blog posts. Whether you're new to the scene or a seasoned photographer, these articles shed light on the versatility and innovation behind every shot. Stay inspired and informed with insights on our compact camera range.