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24 Nov The 10 best compact cameras 2016

Source: Tech Radar

Compact cameras and the compact camera market have changed a lot over the last few years. Smart phones have decimated the entry-level range of point-and-shoot models that used to be popular and as a result manufacturers have concentrated on putting more advanced features into cameras to make them more attractive.

In addition to a move towards having physically larger sensors to boost image quality, some compact cameras now have lenses with long zoom ranges or wide apertures and there’s better control over exposure along with a much wider range of settings than in the past. Wi-Fi connectivity is also now de rigueur, so you can transfer shots quickly to a phone for sharing on Facebook etc.

Many enthusiast photographers used to be very sniffy about compact digital cameras, but there are now many that make a great alternative to a DSLR or mirrorless system camera..

#2 Fujifilm x70

Fuji has had enormous success with its X-series of compact and compact system or mirrorless cameras and the X70 looks set to be a popular choice for photographers wanting a small camera designed following the brand ethos. It’s sensor is APS-C format, which means it’s bigger than the Four Thirds type in the LX100, so it produces superb quality images. The fixed 28mm f/2.8 lens isn’t suited to everyone though, and there’s no built-in viewfinder. However, there is an excellent tilting touchscreen and in addition to an aperture ring around the lens, there’s shutter speed and an exposure compensation dials which makes adjusting exposure very quick provided you know what you’re doing. There is a fully automatic option, but this camera is best suited to experienced photographers.
High quality APS-C format sensor
Traditional exposure controls
No viewfinder
Fixed focal length lens
Read the full review: Fuji X70

Fujifilm X70 Digital Camera (Black)
Fujifilm X70 Digital Camera (Silver)

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