A Compact camera is the ideal way of taking photographs on holiday, or as a hobby, when size and weight is an issue. Small and lightweight, the modern compact camera is filled with technology which makes taking photos an absolute joy. Slip your point and shoot camera in your pocket as you leave the house and be ready for any amazing opportunities that come your way. Held in the palm of the hand, the compact digital camera allows superb images to be captured with the press of a button. All the shutter speeds and apertures are instantly set, as is the pin sharp focusing, however if you fancy taking control of the end result, then the compact camera can be used on a fully manual setting with all the normal over-rides of a much larger camera; perfect for anyone wanting to create amazingly creative images. No camera knowledge required, these cameras are a great way of getting into photography and beats the mobile phone hands down for quality and versatility.