Compact camera sales drop by 60% – but prices still rise

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Despite the fact that the number of compact cameras being sold is decreasing, the cost of them is actually on the rise. In years past, compact cameras completely revolutionized camera technology, they were the leap from film to digital and made photography accessible to more people. So why are they getting more expensive now?

The best compact cameras and the best point-and-shoot cameras are easy-to-use, and lightweight pocket-sized cameras that are perfect for anyone who doesn't want to invest in a bulky kit. While you can get very cheap and basic compact cameras, models such as the Sony RX100 VII boast impressive features such as a 1-inch stacked sensor, 20fps black-out free shooting and a super-fast 425-point autofocus system.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.