The phone camera may be steadily improving, but for folks looking for a 4K capable camera with weather-proofing, you may still need something else, and that's where Panasonic's latest comes in.
Now that smartphones are making a proper solid dent on compact cameras, you need a pretty special reason to buy a properly compact camera. Sony's latest reason, however, is all about the size, going for one of the smallest you can find.
You're phone can usually work as the basic camera you take with you, but if you need a little more power or a bit of extra reach with zoom, a compact could still help you out, which is where Panasonic's latest could be useful.
Not sure if you want a camera that comes off looking super modern? Fujifilm's latest goes the other way, delivering modern tech under the hood of a deliciously retro design.
Not sure if your phone would cut it as a camera on holiday? You may want to consider a compact with a little bit of oomph, and Nikon has two more of those to start the year.
If buying a new camera was one of the things to do this year, you might be intrigued by a launch from Sony, which brings 4K filmmaking to a selfie capable camera with some super fast autofocus in the a6400.