Best Ultra Thin Cameras
For some customers, purchasing a camera of a very thin design is not an ideal choice when they are considering a camera. Commonly, the buttons with those thin cameras are often not large enough and it is a little bit uncomfortable to hold the camera, for instance.
Others may not think that they need a camera of thin design because it lacks some of photographic features while a smartphone of the similar size is pretty common and they can easy make use of the basic photographic features that are included in ultra thin models. The thin cameras, though, are still much stronger than most other smartphone cameras. The difference here is the inclusion of the optical zoom in ultra thin cameras.
However, if you are the one who can live with the drawbacks of ultra-thin models, those models do bring some very nice advantages. They often have a stylish look and you can easily take it along conveniently in your pocket. Compared to large cameras which require extra lenses, this is really very nice.
In my review below, I have listed some of the best ultra-thin models that have been available on the current market. The common thickness is equal to or less than 0.91 inches for those cameras, depending on the specifications offered by the manufacturer.
Review for the list of best ultra thin cameras
1. Canon PowerShot A2400 IS
There is an optical zoom lens with the PowerShot A2400 IS which is measured 5X. It also has a nice LCD screen measured 2.7 inches and you can shoot movies with the 720p HD mode. If you compare this model to other new models in 2012, the above features are slightly inferior.
However, some photographers at the beginning levels can find the average feature acceptable with the very reasonable price tag of the A2400. The image quality with this camera is nice for this price point. The camera is pretty thin, which has the thickness of 0.84 inches only. And you can purchase it in four colors, including: black, pink, silver and light blue.
2. Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS
You won’t be surprised with the feature list of the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS – the newest ELPH camera from Canon for the beginning level, but this thin camera is a very solid model which is available for around the current $150 price point.
The thickness of the camera is just 0.85 inches. It has a pretty large16MP image sensor and a nice optical zoom lens which is 8X. The LCD screen is 2.7-inches in thickness and you can record nice videos with the 720p HD mode.
Now, the camera bodies are available in the following colors: silver, pink, blue and black. This camera has a nice feature known as an ECO mode. This mode helps users save the power by extending its battery life whenever possible.
3. Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS
With the ELPH series including a lot of nice-looking point and shoot models, the Canon manufacturer has always tried to add several advanced features together with the high sensitivity (HS) designation. The PowerShot ELPH 330 HS – the latest generation in this series – is one of the models that follows this direction.
The thickness of the PowerShot ELPH 330 is 0.89 inches. You can capture 6.2 frames at maximum in one second when you select the burst mode and the resolution is 12.2 megapixels. The performance with this camera is very good, even in inadequate lighting conditions thanks to the high sensitivity technology. You can set the ISO range to the maximum 6400 when necessary.
The camera has a 3.0-inch LCD screen and a 10X optical zoom lens. The video recording is nice with the full 1080p HD mode. You can choose one among three available colors with this camera, including: pink, silver and black. With the above features, it deserves to one of the best cameras in 2013.
4. Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
The PowerShot ELPH 520 HS is a nice-looking point and shoot model with the sharp-edged design. The thickness of 0.76 inches only makes it a very thin model.
With the inclusion of an optical zoom lens which is up to 12X, the ELPH 520 HS has become the 12X zoom camera of the thinnest size in the world. Moreover, the CMOS image sensor of the 10.1 MP resolution included with the ELPH 520 HS helps bring better results for inadequate lighting photography. The LCD screen measured 3.0 inches is of high resolution and you can record nice videos with the full HD mode. You can select one among four colors with this camera, including red, black, silver and blue, depending on where you buy the camera.
5. Fujifilm FinePix T550
The Fujifilm FinePix T550 is a model with a nice zoom lens of the mid range which you can purchase under the $150 price point.
While the FinePix T550 has some impressive features such as: a LCD screen measured 3.0 inches, the resolution of 16 megapixels and an optical zoom lens which is measured 12X, its thickness is just 0.73 inches. The image quality as well as performance is nice with this camera, but the video recording could have better if the camera had offered the capacity to record videos at more than 720p HD.
The camera now is available in the following colors: red, silver, black and white.
6. Nikon Coolpix S02
The Nikon Coolpix S02 model will bring you some great photography features although this is an super small camera. The thickness of the camera is only 0.7 inches and the weight is about 3.6 ounces. This is a thin and light camera.
The image sensor offering the CMOS technology has the resolution of 13.2 megapixels. The touchscreen LCD is measured 2.7 inches. You can record nice videos with the full HD mode.
However, one drawback with this camera is the pretty small 3X optical zoom lens. You can purchase the camera with the following colors: white, silver, pink and blue.
7. Panasonic Lumix FH10
Regarding the thickness of 0.7 inches only and the sub-$100 price point, you can easily see that the Lumix FH10 has become not only the thinnest but also the cheapest camera in the current market now. This model has just been really released in 2013.
The resolution with the FH10 is 16.1 MP while the optical zoom lens is measured 5X. In addition, it is easy to use the LCD which has the thickness of 2.7 inches only, and you can record videos at the 720p HD mode.
There are some available colors for you to select, including black, pink, violet and silver
8. Panasonic Lumix XS1
The thickness of only 0.69 inches has made the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 belong to the list of the thinnest models in the market. The price tag of this camera is also very reasonable.
You just need to spend around the $100 price point to purchase the Lumix XS1. It has a very reasonable price.
The camera has offered basic photographing features such as: the resolution of 16 megapixels, the 2.7-inch LCD and the optical zoom lens which is measured 5X. In addition, you can make use of the 720p HD capturing abilities to record interesting movies.
However, the features of the Lumix XS1are just about average with the above size and price tag. This is an inexpensive camera which you can find the camera body in some of the following colors: white, black or red, all with the trim in the black.
9. Samsung WB30F
With the thickness of 0.65 inches, it is not surprising that the Samsung WB30F has belonged to the list of the thinnest models on the current market. This thickness is pretty amazing while the camera has a mid- range zoom lens and you can shoot photos with the 10X optical zoom lens.
The resolution with the camera is 16.2 megapixels while the LCD screen is 3.0-inches. For videos recording, you can make use of the camera’s 720p HD movie mode. In addition, the Wi-Fi connectivity is a nice extra feature with the WB30F. This enables you to transfer photos from the camera to a smartphone, but you need to install the Smart Camera 2.0 app.
You can select the camera body among the following colors: black, white, pink, red or plum.
10. Sony Cyber-shot W730
The Cyber-shot W730 is an extremely thin model, which is only 0.91 inches in thickness. But you will be very pleasured with its nice photography features. The price tag of this camera is also very reasonable.
The resolution of this camera is 16.1 megapixels and you can make use of the 8X optical zoom lens with this camera. The 3.0-inch LCD screen is nice as well. You can easily capture videos with the full HD mode.
The camera body of this Sony model is now available in silver, blue or pink.
The interesting thing is that you can purchase the camera in the sub-$150 price point. You can receive one of the greatest values among those thin models which was released in 2013.
11. Sony Cyber-shot WX70
The Cyber-shot WX70 is an impressive thin camera which has included a 3.0-inch touch screen LCD. For such a thin camera with the thickness of 0.78 inches only, you will be very surprising with that touch screen technology.
Especially, the high resolution is a highlighted feature with the WX70, which is up to 16.2 megapixels. You can make use of the 5X optical zoom lens and record nice videos with the full 1080p HD movie mode. Violet, pink, black or silver are the colors that you can select for the camera body with the Sony WX70.
12. Sony Cyber-shot WX80
If a small and thin camera is what you are looking for, the Sony’s WX80 shall be a great model to consider because you can find some very nice photographic features with this camera.
Although it is measured only 0.91 inches in thickness, but the 8X optical zoom lens is a nice aspect that you can find with this small camera. The CMOS image sensor of the Sony WX80 has the resolution of 16.2 megapixels. In addition, it has a 2.7-inch LCD and you can make use of the full HD movie mode for recording videos. One other nice extra feature is the inclusion of the Wi-Fi capabilities.
The camera body is now available in the following colors: white, red and black. And it is not surprising that the WX80 has become one of the 2013’s best cameras.