When looking for the right point and shoot camera, you need to find the one that fits your budget yet provides plenty of good features for a variety of uses. While there are many point and shoot digital cameras on the market, there are four of them that have made a special mark in this special category of digital cameras.

These four point and shoot cameras share some valuable qualities, including being easy to use, packing plenty of useful features such as video, automatic settings and quick set up to capture photographs quickly during that spontaneous moment where the magic happens. Here are the top 4 point and shoot cameras in alphabetical order.

Canon Power Shot A1200

This classic design features both and LCD and optical viewfinder which means you can use this point and shoot camera like a classic film camera. This means you can shoot pictures more quickly if you want, however the LCD screen is plenty large enough to do the job.

There are plenty of great features, a number of interesting effects that you can use with this camera to get the kind of photos you want. The entire design is built around ease of use and providing automatic platforms for you to select to get the photograph or video that you want. This makes for the perfect point and shoot camera.

Canon Power Shot A1300

An improvement on the already impressive A1200 model, the Canon Power Shot A1300 features a large 3” screen and impressive 720 HD video recording not often found on point and shoot cameras for around $100. The compact, sleek design means you can use it anywhere, even while travelling to get both high quality video and photographs in low light or bright sunshine.

This Canon Power Shot A1300 is certainly one of the best point and shoot cameras made and one of the lowest priced ones as well.

Panasonic 16.1 MP

While the Panasonic 16.1 MP is somewhat pricey for a point and shoot camera, it does have a number of remarkable features that makes it perfect for many different occasions. The easy set up and very quick set up time means you can take quick pictures of high quality of those special moments when they happen. This also makes for a really good back-up camera for professionals who simply need a quick shot.

The higher price of the Panasonic 16.1 MP may turn off some people, but overall this is a surprisingly good point and shoot camera for those who are willing to spend a bit more to get a great camera.

Sony Cybershot W230

This is a highly versatile, very well designed camera that’s perfect for those want a really high quality point and shoot camera. About the only downside is that you don’t get HD video, which is problematic for those who want higher quality video than MPEG. Still, the picture quality is enough for those who want to have a great picture camera, the Sony Cybershot W230 makes for a great choice.