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Is your phone's camera good enough? Discover why it's still worth getting a compact camera
Understanding the difference between cameras will help you choose which is best for you.
Learn how to take amazing photos by choosing the right lens.
Images that flow
Discover how to create flowing images using long exposure.
Photos that pop
Learn how to create subject standout using aperture settings.
Movement in a moment
Find out how to capture moving objects with continuous shooting.
Things to consider when buying a camera
Action cams are perfect for living life on the edge. They typically feature waterproofing and shock proofing and can be mounted to optional accessories such as chest harnesses and head straps to capture footage from any angle.
These in-car digital camcorders are designed to be mounted on the windscreen and record footage whilst you drive. They are becoming more popular to capture supporting evidence in the event of an accident (check your insurance provider for details).
Camcorders feature larger, higher-quality built-in microphones than mobile phones or compact cameras, making them a better choice for real video recording.
This determines how close you can zoom in on an object without decreasing image quality. Zoom is measured in multiples - for example, 10x optical zoom allows you to zoom in ten times closer to your subject. Loof for image stabilisation to reduce blur at high zoom levels.
Selected camcorders feature image stabilisation which reduces blurring on videos, by keeping the sensor still even if your body is moving. This is especially important to look for if you shoot videos at night or use a long zoom.
Some camcorders feature a built-in projector, which will allow you to share your footage with friends and family by projecting it onto a flat, light coloured surface.
Selected camcorders feature built-in WiFi, which enables you to share your movies wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet. It’s a great way to quickly show people where you’ve been and what you’ve done.
Certain camcorders are optimised for video blogging. These enable you to film with a wide angle of view, have a built-in stand and also offer a vari-angle screen so that you can shoot video blogs easily and creatively by yourself.
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