Advanced compact cameras have always been popular with professional users and serious hobbyists alike. Not only do they provide a significant step-up in image quality, they also feature manual controls that allow users to exercise more creative control over their images. Such cameras typically come packed with a larger image sensor that allows for enhanced image quality in low-light conditions, RAW image capture and fast f1.8 to f2.0 apertures. Some of these snappers even come with hotshoes that allow shutterbugs to attach external flash units or electronic viewfinders. If you’re looking to go light without sacrificing on image quality, you might want to check out our round-up of the latest advanced compacts below.
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