-14MP 1.5" CMOS sensor (18.7 x 14mm)
-28-112mm F2.8-5.8 lens
-Optical viewfinder
-ISO 100-12,800
-14-bit Raw shooting
-4.5fps continuous shooting (up to 6 frames)

The camera I use most frequently is a Canon PowerShot G1X. I take most of my pictures when I am travelling, so I looked for a compact camera that was easy to take around. This model is a very good one if you want a small and practical one! In the box below you can find the main features of this camera.
Compact cameras have several important advantages over DSLRs, the most important of which is their vastly superior portability. The golden rule is that any camera you have with you when a picture-taking opportunity presents itself is inevitably better than the very best camera that you left at home. The fact that many digital compacts now fit in a shirt pocket or the smallest of handbags makes them ideal for spontaneous picture-taking wherever and whenever the opportunity arises.
Other good compact camera models are: Panasonic LX100 (a compact masterpiece, with a big sensor, classic controls and a viewfinder), Fuji X70 (great for those who want a larger than average sensor and traditional controls), Sony RX10 III (expensive, but highly capable and offering huge focal range), and Leica Q (very expensive but the Q is the best compact camera around).
Don't get discouraged if you don't have a camera with you! Most of the phones today have pretty good cameras as well. Some of my favorite pictures were taken with my smartphone! You can get really creative with your phone, and there are plenty of apps you can download to edit your pictures. Check out the video below for some creative smartphone photography tips!