How To Choose The Best Compact Camera

Digital compact cameras are best used for on the go and are a good option for those who aren’t professional photographers. If you are trying to find which compact camera is best for you, this article will help you decide by going through some specifications that you should take into consideration.

Automatic/Manual Modes

All compact cameras will come with an automatic mode, which allows the user to just take a picture with all of the settings automatically adjusted. This will make it easy at family parties or on day trips to just snap a shot.

Most compact cameras will also come with scene modes, which will allow you to pick the best scene mode for your surroundings in order to get the most out of your camera and capture the best picture. Some of the modes that are available on these cameras include night, sports and beach. When you select one of these modes, the camera will automatically adjust the lighting, exposure and other settings on the camera for you.

If you would like a compact camera with a little more control, look for a camera with manual setting options. Although this might cost a little more, you will be able to adjust settings like the aperture, shutter and exposure yourself.

Photo Quality Settings

Look for compact cameras that give you the option of changing the photo quality. This will allow you to create lower resolution cameras that will be easier to edit and will also take up less space on your camera in order to capture more pictures.

Size and Weight

Compact cameras are supposed to be easy to carry around so make sure that when choosing your compact camera, you choose a model that is lightweight. If you wish, you can also buy an ultra lightweight camera that is slimmer than the regular cameras.

Flash Range

Do not choose a camera with a flash that has less than a 5-meter range. This will make it harder for you to capture decent quality pictures when it comes to family parties or at night.


Do not be fooled into buying a camera with a high amount of mega pixels, more doesn’t necessarily mean better! Most compact cameras will come with at least 10mp.

Water Proof

If you will be looking for a camera to use on the go or mostly for the outdoors, you might want to opt for a waterproof camera. They are usually shock/freeze proof too. However, the zoom on these cameras will not be as strong as some of the other none water proof models.

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