4 Great Point and Shoot Cameras with Wonderful Bokeh

With the right point and shoot camera, you can get that beautiful bokeh background blur.

Bokeh–it’s the thing that makes many of us fall in love with photography. Most of us think that you need the highest-end cameras with the best lenses and the biggest full-frame sensors to get it. But that’s plain wrong. Once you become skilled enough, you start to see the truth. You can get beautiful bokeh with point and shoots. The problem is that we don’t think about modern point and shoots for the great cameras that they are. So we’ve rounded up a bunch of cameras with wonderful bokeh. And we invite you to join us as we take a closer look at some of our favorites.

We should also give you a bit more clarification. The truth is that there aren’t necessarily cameras with wonderful bokeh. But in truth, it’s all about how the lenses and cameras work together. This is determined by focal length, maximum aperture, and focusing distance. And these cameras have lenses that can deliver beautiful bokeh. To that end, these are cameras with wonderful bokeh.

Fujifilm X100V

In our review, we state:

“I don’t really think that the Fujifilm X100V will be used to get bokeh. Nor do I believe that the users of this camera care too much for it. But you can get it. This photo was shot using the built in ND filter. The bokeh is beautiful.”

Buy Now: $1,399

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Pro Tip: With all Fujifilm cameras, you can find ways to make the bokeh more pronounced. The cameras have X Trans sensors that render the scenes to look like photographic film. The more vivid colors and stronger contrast, the more the subject will pop from the background. You can, of course, do this in post-production too. To make it easier, there are also presets you can use to get that done. A flash can also help.

Sony RX1r II

In our review, we state:

“The bokeh from this lens is very good and very creamy. It’s a 35mm f2 Zeiss lens and when shooting close up subjects you’ll get very creamy bokeh. But if you shoot from a bit further away then it’ll be like many other wide-angle lenses.”

Buy Now: $2,504

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Pro Tip: When you’re traveling, always try to reach for a weather-sealed camera. They’re more resistant to wear and tear. Plus, they’re usually also able to stand up to dust and debris a whole lot better. Two of the cameras on this list are weather-sealed: the Leica Q2 and the Fujifilm X100v. The other two on this list of cameras with wonderful bokeh are more affordable. Best of all, they’ll still be able to do the job in most cases.

Leica Q2

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In our review, we state:

“At f1.8, the Leica Q2’s 28mm lens can render some beautiful bokeh that helps a photographer isolate a subject from the rest of the scene. Though to be fair, so too can phones at this point. But this is organic bokeh–not factory farmed bokeh.”

Buy Now: $5,495

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Fujifilm XF10

In our review, we state:

“This lens is a 28mm equivalent and can render some gorgeous bokeh when focusing up really close. It’s only f2.8, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not capable. Most photographers using this camera will be happy enough with the bokeh due to what the APS-C sensor is capable of doing.”

Buy Now: $499.95

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