What is the best compact camera with manual controls?

You want a compact camera with manual controls. Here is a list of our favourite compacts with manual controls

Compact cameras with manual controls:

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon has taken the rather strange tactic of using a smaller sensor in the PowerShot G12, although the fact it offers better low light and burst rate performance makes the leap somewhat less confusing. Full manual controls, as always, are present to assist the more advanced users in taking the exact image they intend to.

Summary:

10 megapixels Has built-in anti shake  Has a manual exposure mode Takes sd media cards

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Panasonic LX5

There are few cameras that can truly compete with the LX5 for honest-to-goodness image quality, as the likes of zoom are sacrificed to try and achieve the best possible end results. Features-wise manual modes are also present, as is HD video and a 10MP sensor.

Summary:

10 megapixels Has built-in anti shake  Has a manual exposure mode Takes sd media cards

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