7 Pocket-Sized Cameras That Put Your Smartphone’s Camera to Shame

The latest compact cameras prove that big pictures come from small packages.

It’s no secret that smartphones have nearly sunk the compact camera industry. Why carry around a portable shooter when your phone has its own camera?  That argument no longer holds up: The latest compacts are professional-caliber cameras that just so happen to fit in your pocket. These seven fixed-lens shooters are crammed with massive sensors, multi-image stabilization, super-zoom lenses, and next-level hybrid range finders that produce images of such a high-quality you’ll forget about your phone.