Compact And Tough Cameras

Great for everyday social shooting, compact cameras are ideal for those who want a small, lightweight solution that’s easy to use and provides better image quality than a smartphone.

There is a wide variety of compact cameras available, ranging from basic models to Superzoom cameras with high optical zoom in a compact body, and high-performance models offering larger sensors, high-quality lenses and manual control.

Look out for cameras featuring built-in WiFi if you like the idea of sharing your photographs wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet, or to publish them straight to sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

Tough cameras are specifically made for the outdoors with waterproof and shockproof designs. They often feature built-in GPS, so your camera can go wherever you do - and take the photos to prove it!

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Image Quality

Image quality from compact cameras is determined by two main factors: sensor size and lens brightness. Compact cameras can feature either a CCD or a CMOS sensor.

CCD sensors are often found in basic compact cameras, while CMOS sensors increasingly mirror the capabilities of sensors used in many DSLRs and compact system cameras. Their excellent light-capturing properties result in more detailed, high quality images.

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