Since smartphone cameras have replaced most of the basic point and shoot cameras, manufacturers have rallied to create a new crop of sophisticated compact cameras. Combining technologies from professional cameras with artificial intelligence in ever smaller and more user-friendly camera bodies, these new compacts give DSLRs a run for their money. So, it's worth considering investing in a compact camera if you want to take your photography to the next level, without the expense or bulk of a system camera. All of the cameras reviewed here produce images that can be printed at A3 size or larger and allow you to wirelessly transfer images except for the Nikon Coolpix A All zoom ranges are given in their 35mm equivalent, stating what the focal length would be on an SLR or full-frame camera. If you're serious about video, choose a camera that shoots 4K or UHD, which has a much higher resolution than HD video.