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Why buy a compact camera – Three contenders … compact digital cameras

There is no doubt that compact camera sales are falling in the face of smartphones with cameras. But is this such a good thing if you care about taking pictures? This article in The Canberra Times addresses some of the reasons why a camera is better than a phone and makes suggestions as to which camera you might choose.

COMPACT digital cameras are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, many people with high-end smartphones no longer feel the need to carry a separate camera for happy snaps. On the other hand, people who care about picture quality often make the leap to hefty digital SLR (single-lens reflex) cameras.

So, who does that leave? People who don’t own a smartphone, happy snappers who care about picture quality and serious photographers who don’t want to lug around an SLR. For less than $200 you’ll find cameras that outgun most smartphones.”



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