Compact cameras can be waterproof, have long
zoom or record high-definition video. In this section, we will analyze
specifications and features of each camera, as well as give a general summary
Compact cameras are from 9MP to 14MP and more,
all can easily create A4 prints. Beside the number of pixels, there are other
worthy and considerable attributes that may affect image quality.
the number of pixels, there are other worthy and considerable attributes that
may affect image quality of compact cameras.
Apart from few exceptions, all compact cameras
have optical zoom. The larger zoom, the larger far object may appear that makes
the camera more flexible. Long zoom puts more pressure on anti-vibration system
and focus system, so the optics quality becomes very important.
The higher ISO makes the camera able to
operate in lower light conditions. It does not mean that the picture quality
can be better because the noise becomes more visible, creating green and red
streaks across the image.
It has three forms: optical, based on the
sensor and ISO. The first form compensates for camera shake by changing
elements in the lens, the second form works by changing the sensor, and the
third form works by adjusting the ISO.
Point and shot
Most of us want a handheld camera which is
easily put in our pocket and prepare the best settings itself. The cheap model
with fewer features often has the lowest resolution, but it is still good
enough for fine prints in normal size.
If the style is important to you, then you
have lots of cameras. Camera body is made of metal rather than
plastic, and of course the price also reflects this. However, you will have the
resolution from 8MP to 10MP, often with built-in zoom lens.
Another way by which manufacturers
differentiate their compact camera is sealed waterproof camera body that some
manufacturers advertise to withstand collisions. Therefore, if you like sports
or usually drop your items, consider them.
They may have more knowledge for newbies, but
they offer manual controls, though it’s not always great zoom capacity. In
general, they have realistic capturing features and they can be as the ideal
backup camera for those who already have DSLR.
Optical zoom capability provided for models
which aim to attract photography addicts will be convenient for those who want
a product in small size. The disadvantage is that super-zoom cameras are more
bulky than others and they need good anti-vibration system while taking
pictures from afar.