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Budget cameraBudget

Features: Basic point and shoot controls, limited zoom and a plastic body. Costs up to £100

 

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Specific compact camera features:

HD movie
Large LCD screen
Manual controls
Wide angle lens
Burst mode
Waterproof

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Tough cameraTough

Features: Shockproof, waterproof and often drop proof, perfect for active sports or on the beach. Costs £100-£350

Long zoom compact cameraLong zoom 

Features: Around 10x optical magnification in a slightly larger, but still compact, body. Costs £150-£350

Prestige compact cameraPrestige

Features: Full manual controls, sturdy body and top quality optics. Costs between £300-£1500

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