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WHY BUY A COMPACT DIGITAL?

Compact digital cameras are as popular as their grandparent compact film counterparts. And it’s easy to see why. Here’s a few pretty obvious reasons:

  • Compact design; no surprise there
  • Instant review of image taken
  • Good, often incredible zoom
  • Automatic, easy to use modes
  • Semi-auto modes
  • Manual modes
  • Incredible quality images

Whatever you do, do not underestimate the quality and control a modern digital compact can give.

TOP TEN COMPACT CAMERAS

Well, the market is awash with some outstanding high tech compact cameras; in truth there cannot be a definitive top ten in this ever evolving market. Nevertheless here’s our current, subjective, top ten.

SONY DSCW800

OK this is just an opener; a real budget camera with good spec. Produced by Sony; heard of them?

The Sony DSCW800 is very compact, inexpensive with excellent spec. It has a 20 megapixel sensor with a most respectful 5x optical zoom. For the money it really is a snip! The W800 is extremely easy to use with very helpful ‘do it all for you’ settings.

Features include the incredible 360 degree panoramic mode … mind boggling Harry Potter stuff! Oh, nearly forgot, also comes in black.

 

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Sony DSCW800 Digital Compact Camera (20.1 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) - Black
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Sony DSCW800 Digital Compact Camera (20.1 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) - Black
  • Digital compact camera with 5x optical zoom, a 26mm wide-angle lens, a 20.1MP sensor, & SteadyShot
  • Super HAD CCD 20.1MP sensor
  • 5x optical zoom
  • Capture everything with a wide-angle lens
  • Digital compact camera with 5x optical zoom
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Sony DSC-W800 Digital Compact Camera (20.1 MP, 5x Zoom, 2.7 LCD, 720p HD, 23 mm Sony G Lens) - Silver
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Sony DSC-W800 Digital Compact Camera (20.1 MP, 5x Zoom, 2.7 LCD, 720p HD, 23 mm Sony G Lens) - Silver
  • Super HAD CCD 20.1 MP sensor
  • Sony lens with 5x optical zoom.Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens),iAuto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 60cm to infinity), Program Auto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 60cm to infinity)
  • HD video capability for enhanced videos and pictures
  • Sweep Panorama to capture the whole scene
  • Get creative with picture effect

PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-SZ8

It’s Panasonic, it’s a Lumix so rest assured it’ll be good. And so it is, a lovely sleek design, a most tactile sculpture of magnificence; well OK, bit over the top, but nevertheless this is a quality budget compact with high spec.

Sports a 16 megapixel quality sensor with a 12x optical zoom.

There’s no need to say much more. Check out the Panasonic range, you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

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Panasonic DigitalCamera Lumix DMC-SZ8 (Japan import) (pink)
  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • 16 Megapixels High-resolution CCD
  • 15 Filter Effects Creative Control
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PremiumDigital Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 Replacement USB Battery Charger
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PremiumDigital Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 Replacement USB Battery Charger
  • Cable length: 2.5m
  • Overload and Short Circuit Protection
  • Weight: 230g
  • Output: 5V / 800mAh
  • Voltage: AC100-240V, 50-60Hz

FUJI XP80 FinePix

Just as you were settling in to a comfort zone along came the Fuji XP80. It really is a minx, just telling you to get off your butt and get out there in extreme Bear Grylls’ territory.

The XP80 is waterproof down to 50ft, that’s a long way for you metric people. Furthermore its shock proof … BOO! Told you.

With 16 megapixels and a 5x wide optical zoom this is the camera for anyone who intends swimming with sharks. Personally I’d prefer a harpoon.

It’s also freeze-proof and dust-proof with Wi-Fi connection … surly a recipe for disaster!

Good every day camera, also great for lunatics.

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Digi Chip 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card For Fujifilm X30, Fuji X100T, Finepix S9900W, S9800, XP80, XQ2, X-T10, Xa2 and Fuji X-T1 Digital Cameras
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Digi Chip 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card For Fujifilm X30, Fuji X100T, Finepix S9900W, S9800, XP80, XQ2, X-T10, Xa2 and Fuji X-T1 Digital Cameras
  • High Speed 32GB UHS-1 SDHC Memory Card Class 10
  • Made using the highest quality full capacity memory chips
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Ideal high speed memory card for all SDHC compatible devices
  • Digi-Chip Speed Pro High Speed Series - Up to 80mb/s UHS-1 Speeds
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OLYMPUS TOUGH TG4

There’s a clue in the title; yes this is one tough digital cookie. Bash it with sledge hammers, run a train over it, dynamite it! Yes, then it would probably break.

For your average suicidal mountaineer this rugged, sleek gem is an absolute must; it’ll take more abuse than a politician and still come up trumps, unlike most politicians.

16 megapixels with the ability to shoot jpeg and uncompressed RAW images – be careful, for most mortals everyday jpeg images are more than adequate. RAW images will require a RAW editor program.

Don’t be put off though, this is a highly reviewed Olympus classic.

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Olympus Tough TG-4 Camera - Black
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Olympus Tough TG-4 Camera - Black
  • Waterproof to 15 m, shockproof to 2.1 m, crushproof to 100 kg and freezeproof to -10 Celsius
  • Live Composite Mode
  • Built in Wi-Fi for easy image sharing and remote control using a smartphone
  • Underwater HDR
  • RAW recording
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Olympus Tough TG-4 Camera - Red
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Olympus Tough TG-4 Camera - Red
  • Waterproof to 1 5m, shockproof to 2.1 m, crushproof to 100 kg and freezeproof to -10 Celsius
  • Live composite mode
  • Built in Wi-Fi for easy image sharing and remote control using a smartphone
  • Underwater HDR
  • RAW recording

NIKON COOLPIX S7000

Nikon Coolpix, translated, means assured quality. This isn’t cheap, nor expensive but it is that good. 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 20x optical zoom with a bright clear 3” viewing screen.

This bad boy has a superb one button high definition video feature with an outrageous editing facility. It’s quality, it’s Nikon!

There’s more, it also comes in a gold finish! How good is that!

 

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Nikon COOLPIX S7000 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.0 MP, CMOS Sensor, 20x Zoom) 3.0 -Inch LCD
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Nikon COOLPIX S7000 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.0 MP, CMOS Sensor, 20x Zoom) 3.0 -Inch LCD
  • Share high-quality images with a one-touch Wi-Fi button or with NFC technology just tap your camera to a smart device
  • Capture fun facial expressions and distant action with a 20x optical zoom, extendable to 40x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • The highly sensitive back-illuminated 16MP CMOS image sensor ensures great performance with beautifully detailed shots and low noise
  • Always get clear images with 4-axis Hybrid VR (vibration reduction) compensating for camera shake even at full zoom
  • Capture all the fun instantly in Full HD with a one-touch movie record button and edit during playback to delete unwanted footage too
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Nikon COOLPIX S7000 Compact Digital Camera - Pink (16.0 MP, CMOS Sensor, 20x Zoom) 3.0 -Inch LCD
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Nikon COOLPIX S7000 Compact Digital Camera - Pink (16.0 MP, CMOS Sensor, 20x Zoom) 3.0 -Inch LCD
  • Share high-quality images with a one-touch Wi-Fi button or with NFC technology just tap your camera to a smart device
  • Capture fun facial expressions and distant action with a 20x optical zoom, extendable to 40x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • The highly sensitive back-illuminated 16MP CMOS image sensor ensures great performance with beautifully detailed shots and low noise
  • Always get clear images with 4-axis Hybrid VR (vibration reduction) compensating for camera shake even at full zoom
  • Capture all the fun instantly in Full HD with a one-touch movie record button and edit during playback to delete unwanted footage too

VIVITAR X022 10MP

After much soul searching we have decided to include a Vivitar camera. Their cameras are cheap, cheap, and not of the highest quality; but they do fill a hole in the market. Maybe as a glove compartment accessory in the event of accident, or ideal for that school trip, you know the one where it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever see the camera again!

Twenty years ago Vivitar spec would have made them top of the range … not now.

Nevertheless there’s a lot of fun to be had with this 20 megapixel, 4x zoom wannabe.

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Vivitar Vivicam X022 ( 10.1 MP,1.8 -inch LCD )
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Vivitar Vivicam X022 ( 10.1 MP,1.8 -inch LCD )
  • 10.1MP Image Sensor
  • Fixed 6.8mm f/2.8 Lens
  • 1.8'' TFT LCD Monitor
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Video Recording
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Evecase DSLR Camera Backpack, Multifunctional Convertible Camera Lens Canvas Water-Resistant Rucksack w/ Rain Cover for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Olympus and More - Black
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Evecase DSLR Camera Backpack, Multifunctional Convertible Camera Lens Canvas Water-Resistant Rucksack w/ Rain Cover for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Olympus and More - Black
  • Fully convertible from everyday use School Backpack into DSLR Camera Travel Bag by unzipping middle compartment
  • Removable padded camera compartment and divider set able to hold DSLR and 2 lenses
  • Front compartment and two side pockets for battery, cable, lens cap or cellphone storage.
  • Include a rain cover, concealed in the bottom zippered bag for the unexpected weather
  • Compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Olympus and more SLR DSLR Cameras

SAMSUNG NX1000 SMART

And then along came Samsung! They certainly have stamped their mark with a range of superb high tech digital compact cameras.

The Samsung NX range really did raise the bar, the NX1000 reeks of quality; 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, quality zoom lens with, the luxury of Wi-Fi connectivity.

It really is a great little camera, quality optics for crystal clear results and an abundance of useful features.

Samsung, always pushing ever nearer to perfection.

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LEICA C

To be honest this is a little tongue in cheek offering; The Leica C range would hardly be described by most of us as a budget camera. Although it depends upon ‘one’s circumstances’; you may consider anything under a £1,000 a snip. In which case this sleek, beautifully finished classic is your ideal budget camera. The rest of us can only dream.

The overall specifications of this jewel are not actually that impressive on paper; however once you’ve handle the Leica you’ll begin to understand its appeal and price tag. And of course Leica have such a huge reputation for their quality optics; expect Formula 1 performance!

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C E - Dark Red
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C E - Dark Red
  • Leica
  • Camera
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Leica C - digital cameras (Electrical, Battery, Compact camera, 1/1.7", 6 - 42.8 mm, Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization)
  • Leica DC Vario-Summicron f/2-5.9 (at maximum wideangle and telephoto settings)/ 6-42.8 mm ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 28-200 mm)
  • 1/1.7" MOS sensor. Primary color filter. Total pixel number: 12,800.000. Effective pixels: 12,100.000

PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-TZ60EB-K

Panasonic could make up its own top ten to compete with virtually with any camera manufacturer in the world. This one is from their DMC Lumix range, the TZ60EB-K, another memorable title. This is nn upgrade on the preciously listed Lumix DMC-SZ8

The TZ60 has a 30x optical zoom with a 24 mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC Lens. Supported by a fabulous 18.1 MP high-sensitivity sensor.

It’s shoot in RAW, has a superb image stabilisation system, Wi-Fi and NFC sharing devices etc. etc.

Sweet!

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Panasonic DMC-TZ60EB-K Lumix Compact Digital Camera (18.1 MP, 30x Optical Zoom, High Sensitivity MOS Sensor) 3 inch LCD (New for 2014) - Black
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Panasonic DMC-TZ60EB-K Lumix Compact Digital Camera (18.1 MP, 30x Optical Zoom, High Sensitivity MOS Sensor) 3 inch LCD (New for 2014) - Black
  • 30x Optical Zoom 24mm ultra wide angle Leica DC Lens and 18.1 MP High-sensitivity sensor
  • 0.2 inch 200K-dot equivalent Electronic Viewfinder with 100% field of view
  • Enhanced Optical Image Stabilization with 5-axis correction and Level Shot function
  • More creative control with Control Ring, Raw Shooting, Manual Focus and Focus Peaking
  • Wi-Fi and NFC for on-the-spot sharing, storing and remote shooting using your tablet or smartphone
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16GB Memory Card for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60EB-K
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16GB Memory Card for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60EB-K
  • Excellent data transfer speed
  • Optimized for HD Photo and 2K + 4K Full HD Video
  • Meets and exceeds all quality or speed requirements

SONY DSCHX50

Well we started with a quality budget Sony and so we end with this, the more up-market Sony DSCHX50. This is a compact toy for the boys! Here’s a brief mind-boggling description of some of its features:

  • 30x optical zoom
  • 20.4 Exmor R CMOS sensor with BIONZ processor
  • Full auto and manual modes
  • A multi interface hot shoe for addition of flash or microphone
  • Wi-Fi built in
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Win8Fong Leather Camera Case Bag +Strap for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 HX50V HX30 / Black
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Win8Fong Leather Camera Case Bag +Strap for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 HX50V HX30 / Black
  • Protect your camera from dust, damage, scratches and particles
  • Vintage designed appearance. With standard thread, it can be mounted on a tripod mount
  • The front cap can be detachable when shooting. Users don't need to take the case off
  • High quality, compact, lightweight, extremely durable material and easy to carry
  • The raised area on top of the camera case is special designed for flashlight use
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Win8Fong Leather Camera Case Bag +Strap for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 HX50V HX30 / Brown
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Win8Fong Leather Camera Case Bag +Strap for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 HX50V HX30 / Brown
  • Protect your camera from dust, damage, scratches and particles
  • Vintage designed appearance. With standard thread, it can be mounted on a tripod mount
  • The front cap can be detachable when shooting. Users don't need to take the case off
  • High quality, compact, lightweight, extremely durable material and easy to carry
  • The raised area on top of the camera case is special designed for flashlight use