Compact cameras: what should I pay attention to?
When do you choose a compact camera?
There's a large variety of compact cameras. But what they all have in common is the compact size. The big question is: when should you choose a compact camera? To find out, it's good to know what a compact camera is exactly and what you can use it for.
Want to record video as well?
Many compact cameras can record video in addition to photographing. All models have an automatic mode for this, in which the camera controls everything and focuses by itself. This is sufficient for most home videos and vacation videos. Zooming in and out during filming works the same way as during photography. The zooming motion may be visible on your video.
In order to keep the camera still during filming, using a tripod or stabilizer is recommended. One big advantage to recording video with a compact camera is that it's lightweight. This makes it a commonly used camera among vloggers, especially when it has a tiltable screen.