Buying guide: Best pocketable enthusiast cameras ...

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If you want a compact camera that produces great quality photos without the hassle of changing lenses, there are plenty of choices available for every budget. All of the cameras in this buying guide have zoom lenses, with focal length ranges mostly spanning around 24-70mm (equivalent).

The majority of the cameras in this guide use 1"-type sensors, which fall in-between the tiny chips used in smartphones and cheap compacts, and larger sensors found in mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Larger sensors offer more control over depth-of-field and usually (but not always) have less noise at high sensitivities.

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