Best on a Budget
Need the basics? This tried-and-true Sony model, though several years old, is still a gem—especially since the price keeps dipping every time Sony releases newer versions. The latest version, the RX100 VI retails for about $1,200. But for as low as $370, you can scoop up this earlier version. It comes standard with a 3.6x optical zoom lens. It lacks modern amenities like touch input and Wi-Fi, but the money you save can go a long way toward building up a solid travel photography kit complete with tripods, straps, and carrying cases.