Compact System Cameras

Compact system cameras are the ideal combination of manual control with a light, versatile design. If you want to get creative with your photography and use different lenses for different subjects, a compact system camera (CSC) makes a smaller, lighter alternative to a DSLR.

CSCs all feature large image sensors, so you can be sure of high-quality photographs. Look out for models with full frame sensors for the ultimate in image quality.

CSCs provide manual control over all settings including shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance. However, you can also enjoy intelligent auto modes for easy point-and-shoot photography, and many models include in-camera effects and filters to help you get creative and put your own stamp on each image.

Choose from our range of dedicated accessories for compact system cameras, including flash guns, battery grips, lens filters and tripods – to name a few.

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Image Quality

Compact system cameras feature larger image sensors which produce very high image quality. Models with full frame sensors offer the ultimate in image quality, especially when you’re shooting in low light.

Lenses play an important part in image quality. The ‘f number’ represents how wide the aperture can be set, so lenses rated f/2.8, f/1.8 and lower let more light in, enabling the sensor to capture more detail. A wider aperture also allows you to achieve soft-focus background effects (bokeh).

Look out for the maximum ISO rating too: the higher the maximum ISO - e.g. 25600 - the more sensitive the camera sensor will be to light, producing better results in low light conditions.


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