Compact Camera Systems

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The Best of Both Worlds

Cameras are everywhere nowadays, and it’s easy to develop a keen interest in all things photographic. But what if you’re looking to improve your equipment and just feel like a DSLR is far too bulky for your tastes? Compact System Cameras might be the solution.

The Compact System Camera (or CSC) concept has been around for a few years now. Basically, these devices are all about delivering DSLR quality images in a form factor that’s more portable. They also include the very useful ability to swap out lenses for different situations, making them more versatile than a point and shoot camera and the ideal step up in complexity for photography enthusiasts.

CSC cameras are smaller than DSLR’s because they don’t feature a mirror system, which also means they’re much quieter to use. They don’t havean optical viewfinder for the same reason, but the large rear-mounted LCD screen provides full coverage and some also sport an electronic viewfinder.

Inside, you’ll generally find an image sensor that’s close to the same size as a DSLR and certainly far larger than that on a point and shoot camera. That means high megapixel counts and better images in low light, while performance is also far superior.

One of the biggest advantages of these kinds of cameras is the ability to change your lens. So whether you’re into nature photography, landscapes or super close macros you’ll be able to swap your lens for one that’s perfect for the job.

If you’re looking for versatility and portability in your digital photography, a Compact System Camera is a good place to start.

In Short: With compact cameras you get the best of both worlds – the versatility of a DSLR with the portability of a point and shoot camera

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