Q2. What sort of features do you want?
Features: Basic point and shoot controls, limited zoom and a plastic body. Costs up to £100
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Specific compact camera features:
Features: Shockproof, waterproof and often drop proof, perfect for active sports or on the beach. Costs £100-£350
Features: Around 10x optical magnification in a slightly larger, but still compact, body. Costs £150-£350
Features: Full manual controls, sturdy body and top quality optics. Costs between £300-£1500
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