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 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.
The world's best phones may have 4K video capture, but that doesn't mean you'll get close in great quality. And that's an area Sony intends to help with.
Some devices have a special feature that makes them stand out. That might be the "X-factor", but for Panasonic's second-gen advanced pocket camera, it's more of an LX-factor.
The world of cameras may be gradually eroded by smartphones, but advanced compacts aren't going anywhere, and Nikon's latest reveals why: zoom.
Small cameras don't often hit a big distance, but in Sony's latest RX-series camera, the focus is on both adjectives in the one body.