If you’re looking to buy the best Compact and bridge cameras available, then it’s important to consider a whole host of factors. Of course with any product you buy online, one of the most important considerations will be price. The same goes when buying Compact and bridge cameras. Our most recommended product in the Compact and bridge cameras category sells for approximately £229 at Currys. To shortlist our top 10 Compact and bridge cameras we use a unique algorithm which considers, price, reviews, sales and customer satisfaction to generate an overall score which then gives you the top 10 Compact and bridge cameras ranking below.

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CANON PowerShot SX540 HS Bridge Camera – Black, Black

CANON  PowerShot SX540 HS Bridge Camera - Black, Black

Top features:- Better connected to share your creations with the world – CMOS sensor helps you capture detailed images – Precise shooting to ensure that you don’t miss those important moments – Stunning images with ease including detailed Full HD video footage – Stable, creative and comfortable to keep you in control Better connectedShoot and share with the PowerShot SX540 HS that gives you different ways to share and transfer your compositions.The PowerShot SX540 HS lets you upload photos and videos direct to social networks with integrated WiFi – or you can use the on-board NFC to transfer files to compatible devices, like a smartphone or tablet, seconds after you’ve taken them. There’s a dedicated smart device app that allows remote control of your camera from a phone, while Image Sync allows for convenient backup to various devices. Combine the camera with a Canon Connect Station (sold separately) for easy sharing on HD TVs, media sites and even online albums.CMOS sensorImproving on the Canon PowerShot SX530HS, the new SX540HS has a bigger CMOS sensor, driven by a faster DIGIC 6+ processor with iSAPS technology that means you can shoot images up to 20.3 megapixels in size quicker than before, with less time wasted between shots.The PowerShot SX540 has an impressive 50x optical zoom that covers the equivalent of 24 – 1200 mm on a 35 mm camera. Such a broad focal range, from wide-angle and standard shooting, right through to super telephoto, means that you can use the SX530HS for almost any subject, from sweeping landscapes or detailed architecture shots, to close up expressive portraits right through to sport shooting and wildlife photography, snapping from a distance.Intelligent optical image stabilisation counteracts camera shake so fewer of your shots will be affected. It automatically adapts to shooting conditions so that your photos and videos are sharper and more detailed – even if you’re shooting at full zoom or handheld in dim light.Precise shootingKeeping track of distant subjects at high zoom is simple with the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS – activate Zoom Framing Assist at the touch of a button, which rapidly zooms the camera out of a scene to help you check where your subject has moved to. As soon as you release the button, you’ll zoom straight back to where you were.Auto mode has been improved to automatically zoom out when a subject goes out of the frame, helping you maintain them at a preset size. Canon’s HS System maintains clearer shots, even in low light – this preserves the true atmosphere of each moment so that you don’t always have to use a tripod or flash.Stunning images with easeThe Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is able to shoot 1920 x 1080p Full HD videos complete with stereo sound, so you can record memories in full at the touch of a button.Smart Auto mode selects the ideal camera settings for photo and video modes for best results, while Hybrid Auto creates a nifty HD (720p) movie summary of everything you’ve shot during the day.Stable, creative and comfortableAn Intelligent Image Stabiliser lets you shoot on the move while still achieving superbly sharp results. Capture every precious moment and awesome fast action scenes with the camera’s highly responsive High-Speed Burst feature. There are loads of creative effects on board for you to wow friends and family. Using Full Manual mode to develop your photographic skills and get to understand how light affects your images. Creative Shot cleverly captures five extra images of the original subject complete with different artistic effects. The camera’s ergonomic grip has been made for improved comfort and steadier shots even at full zoom and those long sessions.

Performance point & shoot20.3 megapixelsSensor type: 1/2.3″ / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CMOS sensorOptical zoom: 50 x3″ / 76.2 mm LCD screen

Model: SX540

EAN: 8714574634210

Review Score 9 (73)

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CANON IXUS 190 Compact Camera – Black, Black

CANON IXUS 190 Compact Camera - Black, Black

Top features: – Capture high quality images and video to impress your friends and family – Seamless connectivity with your smartphone or tablet – Point and shoot simplicity with an ultra-slim design Capture high quality images and video The IXUS 190 features a 20-megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4+ processor which combine to deliver outstanding images. Intelligent Optical Image Stabilisation helps to keep your images sharp in any situation. Shoot HD 720p movies with a touch of a button, capturing sharp and steady footage even when shooting handheld. Seamless connectivity You can connect the IXUS 190 to your compatible smartphone or tablet with just one tap using NFC or the built-in WiFi. This makes it easy to share and transfer your images via the Canon Camera Connect app. For even more creative options, you can use your smart device to capture group shots or selfies remotely. Point and shoot simplicity Easy Auto takes the hassle out of photography, choosing the ideal settings for you and locking the other buttons to prevent mistakes. A range of easy creative modes help you to capture memorable images, while a Help button offers quick and easy-to-follow guidance. With its ultra-slim design and flexible ultra-wide zoom lens, the IXUS 190 can capture every detail of your surroundings with ease. Make sure you’ve got enough memory It is important to have the right memory card for your camera. The memory card will determine how fast an image is saved and how fast an image is uploaded. If you’re shooting high definition videos along with high resolution images then it’s best to invest in a high performance memory card. A high performance memory card will get the best out of your photography, ensuring the best continuous shooting speed and high quality data capture.

Point & shoot20 megapixelsSensor type: 1/2.3″ / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CCD sensorOptical zoom: 10 x3″ / 76.2 mm LCD screen

Model: 10158364

EAN: 8714574647579

Review Score 8 (45)

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CANON PowerShot SX720 HS Superzoom Compact Camera & Travel Kit – Black, Black

CANON  PowerShot SX720 HS Superzoom Compact Camera & Travel Kit - Black, Black

Top features:- 20.3 megapixels for crisp, clear shots- 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabiliser for incredible videos- Auto and manual options for maximum convenience – WiFi and Dynamic NFC for easy connectivity20.3 megapixelsVersatile and with outstanding zoom capabilities, the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Superzoom Compact Camera makes use of a 20.3 megapixel HS system to create crisp and clear shots which are certain to impress your friends and family.With 5.9 fps continuous shooting, you can ensure that you never miss a crucial moment.5-axis Dynamic Image StabiliserUse the PowerShot SX720 HS to record Full HD films at 60 fps. Audio on the video is captured in AAC-LC quality to enhance the visuals.For added quality, you can also keep the shot steady while running or at full zoom. A 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabiliser and Auto Level combine to create a smooth and enjoyable recording.Auto and manual optionsVersatile and practical, the camera offers plenty of manual options. If you prefer you can simply point and shoot with Hybrid Auto and Creative Shot to create impressive results.WiFi and Dynamic NFCThe PowerShot SX720 HS can be connected to a compatible smart device via WiFi and Dynamic NFC using the Canon connect app. This allows you to shoot remotely, as well as sharing and backing up your photos and recordings.There are also USB and HDMI ports to connect the camera to other devices, allowing you to view your recordings on larger screens.

Performance point & shoot20.3 megapixelsSensor type: 1/2.3″ / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CMOS sensorOptical zoom: 40 x3″ / 75 mm LCD screen

Model: SX720

EAN: 8714574639581

Review Score 9 (194)

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CANON IXUS 190 Compact Camera – Blue, Blue

CANON IXUS 190 Compact Camera - Blue, Blue

Top features: – Capture high quality images and video to impress your friends and family – Seamless connectivity with your smartphone or tablet – Point and shoot simplicity with an ultra-slim design Capture high quality images and video The IXUS 190 features a 20-megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4+ processor which combine to deliver outstanding images. Intelligent Optical Image Stabilisation helps to keep your images sharp in any situation. Shoot HD 720p movies with a touch of a button, capturing sharp and steady footage even when shooting handheld.Seamless connectivity You can connect the IXUS 190 to your compatible smartphone or tablet with just one tap using NFC or the built-in WiFi. This makes it easy to share and transfer your images via the Canon Camera Connect app. For even more creative options, you can use your smart device to capture group shots or selfies remotely.Point and shoot simplicity Easy Auto takes the hassle out of photography, choosing the ideal settings for you and locking the other buttons to prevent mistakes. A range of easy creative modes help you to capture memorable images, while a Help button offers quick and easy-to-follow guidance. With its ultra-slim design and flexible ultra-wide zoom lens, the IXUS 190 can capture every detail of your surroundings with ease.Make sure you’ve got enough memory It is important to have the right memory card for your camera. The memory card will determine how fast an image is saved and how fast an image is uploaded. If you’re shooting high definition videos along with high resolution images then it’s best to invest in a high performance memory card. A high performance memory card will get the best out of your photography, ensuring the best continuous shooting speed and high quality data capture.

Point & shoot20 megapixelsSensor type: 1/2.3″ / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CCD sensorOptical zoom: 10 x3″ / 76.2 mm LCD screen

Model: 10158365

EAN: 8714574647593

Review Score 8 (45)

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CANON IXUS 190 Compact Camera – Silver, Silver

CANON IXUS 190 Compact Camera - Silver, Silver

Top features: – Capture high quality images and video to impress your friends and family – Seamless connectivity with your smartphone or tablet – Point and shoot simplicity with an ultra-slim design Capture high quality images and video The IXUS 190 features a 20-megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4+ processor which combine to deliver outstanding images. Intelligent Optical Image Stabilisation helps to keep your images sharp in any situation. Shoot HD 720p movies with a touch of a button, capturing sharp and steady footage even when shooting handheld.Seamless connectivity You can connect the IXUS 190 to your compatible smartphone or tablet with just one tap using NFC or the built-in WiFi. This makes it easy to share and transfer your images via the Canon Camera Connect app. For even more creative options, you can use your smart device to capture group shots or selfies remotely.Point and shoot simplicity Easy Auto takes the hassle out of photography, choosing the ideal settings for you and locking the other buttons to prevent mistakes. A range of easy creative modes help you to capture memorable images, while a Help button offers quick and easy-to-follow guidance. With its ultra-slim design and flexible ultra-wide zoom lens, the IXUS 190 can capture every detail of your surroundings with ease.Make sure you’ve got enough memory It is important to have the right memory card for your camera. The memory card will determine how fast an image is saved and how fast an image is uploaded. If you’re shooting high definition videos along with high resolution images then it’s best to invest in a high performance memory card. A high performance memory card will get the best out of your photography, ensuring the best continuous shooting speed and high quality data capture.

Point & shoot20 megapixelsSensor type: 1/2.3″ / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CCD sensorOptical zoom: 10 x2.7″ / 67 mm LCD screen

Model: 10158372

EAN: 8714574647586

Review Score 8 (45)

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INSTAX mini 9 Instant Camera – Ice Blue, Blue

INSTAX mini 9 Instant Camera - Ice Blue, Blue

Top features:- Instantly snap and print mini photos of memorable moments- Take a unique portrait of yourself with the selfie mirror and close-up lens- Stylish design makes this a great accessory for parties, weddings and other events- Compatible with Instax mini filmInstantly snap and print mini photosEnjoy retro-style photography with results you can hold in your hand with the Instax mini 9 Instant Camera. Take photos of candid moments and print them out quickly to share and enjoy.It’s the ideal way to make unique memories with friends, or take creative shots you’ll be proud to show off.Selfie mirrorNot just great for group shots, the Instax mini 9 lets you take one of a kind self-portraits with its selfie mirror, close-up lens and a high-key mode that creates brighter photos.Stylish designAn instant camera is always a great addition to a party, wedding, festival or any other social event. The Instax mini 9 offers vintage charm with its eye-catching design and colour – sure to grab the attention of your guests.Compatible with Instax mini filmUse instax mini film with your camera. There’s a range of creative designs available to suit whichever occasion you’re using the camera in (each sold separately).

Print size: 86 x 54 mm10 shots includedShutter speed: 1/602 x AA batteries

Model: 10162808

EAN: 5036321124946

Review Score 9 (5)

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PANASONIC Lumix DMC-FZ72EB-K Bridge Camera, Black

PANASONIC  Lumix DMC-FZ72EB-K Bridge Camera, Black

Top features:- The perfect photo every time thanks to Power Optical Image Stabiliser – High definition video in Full HD 1080p for capturing special moments in detail – 3″ viewfinder makes it easy to line up your shot – The choice is yours with a range of customisable settings The perfect photo every timeIdeal for capturing photos of dynamic landscapes or of animals, the 60x optical zoom boasted by the Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Bridge Camera lets you get closer to your subject so you can record all the detail and take fantastic shots of far-away subjects. The ultra wide-angle lens is ideal for capturing wide landscape photos or fitting everyone into your photo.You can be sure of clear images thanks to the Power Optical Image Stabiliser (O.I.S). The O.I.S technology helps to eliminate the effects of hand-shake vibration and zooming, providing blur-free images even if you are zooming in on your subject. The combination of the MOS sensor and Venus Engine means that you can expect a fast response and high image quality. You can take photos quickly thanks to the rapid start up time and variable shutter speeds, so you’ll never miss a moment.High definition videoThe DMCFZ72EB-K Bridge Camera allows you to record Full HD 1080p video so you can capture special moments in full detail, whether it’s wildlife on the move or your child’s birthday party. It records in AVCHD/MP4 format.It will record videos with high quality sound thanks to the improved Wind Shield Zoom Microphone, which helps to minimise the effects of wind noise by around 70% compared with other cameras. This means that you can record high quality sound on your videos, helping you to capture every word.You can also make the most of Power O.I.S technology, which is ideal when recording video on the move, helping to reduce the amount of blur in your videos.3″ viewfinderIt is easy to line up your shot using the 3.0″ LCD viewfinder on the Lumix DMC-FZ72 Bridge Camera. Running at up to 60 fps, it helps to reduce image lag, ideal when you’re recording fast-moving videos or subjects under strong sunlight.The Intelligent LCD technology has an AR coating and a wide viewing angle which makes it easy for everyone to see your photos in any condition.The choice is yoursYou can bring your own style to your photos thanks to the range of white balance and effect options on the Lumix FZ 72. White balance settings include daylight and cloudy, as well as an automatic mode, and you can choose from a range of effects modes, including happy, bringing warm tones to your photos, or the timeless black and white effect for a stylish image.

Performance point & shoot16.1 megapixelsSensor type: 1/2.33″ / 6.08 x 4.56 mm CMOS sensorOptical zoom: 60 x3″ / 76.2 mm LCD screen

Model: FZ72

EAN: 885909054411

Review Score 9 (227)

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INSTAX mini 9 Instant Camera – Smoky White, White

INSTAX mini 9 Instant Camera - Smoky White, White

Top features:- Instantly snap and print mini photos of memorable moments- Take a unique portrait of yourself with the selfie mirror and close-up lens- Stylish design makes this a great accessory for parties, weddings and other events- Compatible with Instax mini filmInstantly snap and print mini photosEnjoy retro-style photography with results you can hold in your hand with the Instax mini 9 Instant Camera. Take photos of candid moments and print them out quickly to share and enjoy.It’s the ideal way to make unique memories with friends, or take creative shots you’ll be proud to show off.Selfie mirrorNot just great for group shots, the Instax mini 9 lets you take one of a kind self-portraits with its selfie mirror, close-up lens and a high-key mode that creates brighter photos.Stylish designAn instant camera is always a great addition to a party, wedding, festival or any other social event. The Instax mini 9 offers vintage charm with its eye-catching design and colour – sure to grab the attention of your guests.Compatible with Instax mini filmUse instax mini film with your camera. There’s a range of creative designs available to suit whichever occasion you’re using the camera in (each sold separately).

Print size: 86 x 54 mm10 shots includedShutter speed: 1/602 x AA batteries

Model: 10162781

EAN: 5036321124922

Review Score 8 (1)

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NIKON COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera – Black, Black

NIKON  COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera - Black, Black

Top features:- Beautiful 16 MP images with backlit CMOS sensor – Get in close to subjects with 40x optical zoom – Tilting screen for flexible shooting options and crative possibilities – Wireless connection and easy controls make shooting and sharing simple Take photos worth sharing with the Nikon COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera, offering superior image quality, powerful zoom and Full HD video in an easy-to-use design. Beautiful 16 MP images Whether you’re roaming the streets of a foreign city or a beautiful landscape on holiday, enjoying the night sky or photographing wildlife the COOLPIX B500 will capture your surroundings in high quality. Its backlit CMOS sensor renders details and colours crisply and naturally, and your shots will look sharper as sophisticated VR counteracts blurring from camera shake – even at full zoom. Get in close to subjects Great for animal watching, live events and sports matches alike, the COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera offers a 40x zoom range so you can achieve stunning close-ups of subjects that are far off or hard to get to. Capture more details from a distance with digitally extendable 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom. Record special events in 1920 x 1080p Full HD and relive those moments in spectacular clarity. Advanced VR is available in video mode and extends across the zoom range, so your videos will be colourful and detailed just like your photos. Save still while you film to make a montage of the best moments for sharing. Tilting screen for flexible shooting options Sometimes it’s difficult to capture a shot because your view is obstructed – or you might want to capture a scene from a unique angle. Your Nikon B500 helps you overcome tricky shooting positions and opens up creative possibilities with its tilting touchscreen. Get clear views of subjects even from diagonal directions, and stay comfortable so you can achieve the composition you want. Wireless connection and easy controls Link your camera to your smartphone or tablet using SnapBridge to control functions and take photos remotely. This handy wireless function allows for syncing with your devices so you can upload your creations to the internet for fast, easy sharing. Stay in control with an ergonomically-positioned mode dial and the B500’s lightweight design, which allows for easy transportation on any photo excursion.

Performance point & shoot16 megapixelsSensor type: 1/2.3″ / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CMOS sensorOptical zoom: 40 x3″ / 75 mm tiltable LCD touchscreen

Model: B500

EAN: 18208949021

Review Score 9 (107)

£199.99

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INSTAX mini 9 Instant Camera – Flamingo Pink, Pink

INSTAX mini 9 Instant Camera - Flamingo Pink, Pink

Top features:- Instantly snap and print mini photos of memorable moments – Take a unique portrait of yourself with the selfie mirror and close-up lens – Stylish design makes this a great accessory for parties, weddings and other events – Compatible with Instax mini film Instantly snap and print mini photosEnjoy retro-style photography with results you can hold in your hand with the Instax mini 9 Instant Camera. Take photos of candid moments and print them out quickly to share and enjoy.It’s the ideal way to make unique memories with friends, or take creative shots you’ll be proud to show off.Selfie mirrorNot just great for group shots, the Instax mini 9 lets you take one of a kind self-portraits with its selfie mirror, close-up lens and a high-key mode that creates brighter photos.Stylish designAn instant camera is always a great addition to a party, wedding, festival or any other social event. The Instax mini 9 offers vintage charm with its eye-catching design and colour – sure to grab the attention of your guests.Compatible with Instax mini filmUse instax mini film with your camera. There’s a range of creative designs available to suit whichever occasion you’re using the camera in (each sold separately).

Print size: 86 x 54 mm10 shots includedShutter speed: 1/602 x AA batteries

Model: 10162795

EAN: 5036321124939

Review Score 10 (1)

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