I'm going on a few vacations soon and am thinking about purchasing a new camera. Currently I just use my iPhone 6s. I've been searching the internet endlessly it seems and have came across these few cameras. Just wondering which would be the best for me? I'm looking for a high resolution image, easy to use and can transfer my images to my smartphone instantly. Nikon CoolPix B500 Canon Powershot SX730 Canon Powershot SX540

Thank you!

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    Can you say why you want a dedicated camera as opposed to just using your phone? This information will help people to help you. – osullic Jul 23 '18 at 19:40
  • Also, why are you looking at superzoom cameras? Do you need low-light capability? – inkista Jul 23 '18 at 20:15

If your goals are:

  • a high resolution image,
  • easy to use, and
  • can transfer my images to my smartphone instantly

You should take your iPhone. It meets the first two goals just fine, and the third one perfectly. And as a bonus, it will cost you no additional money.

  • Also, double check the image quality settings on your phone to make sure they are set at the level you desire. – xiota Jul 23 '18 at 23:06
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    Yeah. There is a reason the low end market of cameras is empty - phones ate their market share. – TomTom Jul 24 '18 at 12:31
  • If you're desperate to spend some serious money - upgrade to the iPhone 7 or 8 Plus, with the dual cameras. (Or X if you really love not having a home button.) The portrait mode is pretty good, and it's always nice to have a 35mm-ish equivalent lens available (with no digital zoom). – wally Jul 25 '18 at 13:56

Be very careful with super-zoom bridge cameras. They all use very small sensors which will provide similar iso performance to the $8 cameras used in a common smartphone.

Here's a link to dpreview's web app that allows you to compare image quality and iso performance: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison

How much resolution do you actually need? What are you doing with the images? Are you cropping heavily?

What types of photos do you want to make? Depending upon your answer to this important question, you may need something entirely different that the models that you've listed.

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