No fabulous trip abroad is complete without a new profile picture and a slideshow to keep the memories lasting. As more and more of us take short breaks and long haul adventures, lugging a massive SLR can be tricky, and let’s face it not all of us are blessed with David Bailey’s unique skills.
Thankfully compact cameras have come on leaps and bounds, and you can even get wi-fi on most of them, so that you can upload your photos and share everything as you go along. To help you capture the moment we have put together a guide to the best compact camera. Whether you’re chilling by the pool in Mendoza or trekking in the Patagonia we have the perfect compact camera for you.
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Cannon PowerShot SX270
This awesome compact camera is fantastic. It is small enough for your jacket pocket, but the 20x optical zoom means you won’t miss a thing. It has video capacity and a massive 3-inch LCD screen for playback.
Cannon PowerShot SX270 Blue £219.95 John Lewis
This is the adventurers compact camera; waterproof, freezeproof and dustproof. Whether you are swimming in the Maldives or skiing in the Alps, this is the perfect compact camera for you.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 £295.99 Panasonic
Credit card thin and super sleek, we love this sexy compact. It only has a 5x optical zoom, but the camera has a Beauty Retouch mode to help make portrait pictures even more vivid.
£79.95 John Lewis
This is the perfect compact camera if you are on the go. It has a 12x optical zoom and built in wi-fi, so that you can share your photos, and you can even use the old mobile phone as a remote for a cheeky selfy.
Nikon Coolpix S6500 Silver £129.99 Curries
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
A retro looking camera with a massive 20x optical zoom, with wide angle. It is lightweight, wi-fi enabled and able to shoot video. A great all-round compact.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 £199.99 Jessops
A smart compact camera with a wide angle, 18x optical zoom and wi-fi enabled for on the go sharing. This superb compact has a 3-inch screen so you can use the touch user interface to full effect.
Samsung WB250F £169 Asda Direct