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Compact cameras: what should I pay attention to?

Compact cameras are versatile, compact all-rounders that are usually suitable for various situations. Apart from the all-rounders, there are also cameras that shine especially in one particular aspect of photography. One might have a large zoom range, while another is waterproof and shockproof, allowing you to use them in athletic situations. This page explains the most important choices, so you'll be able to easily find a compact camera that suits you.

When do you choose a compact camera?

Choosing 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.

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