You might think that compact camera is just another name for the point and shoot – but you’d be wrong. Digital imaging advancements mean that manufacturers can pack more and more high-end specs into tinier and tinier packages. For the most part, cameras in this category might not win any prizes for slipping discreetly into your pocket, but they will offer more impressive results (thanks to their larger, higher quality sensors) and far more manual control than their smaller counterparts.
Our best compact cameras list is continually updated as we review new products that enter the market.
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