Compact cameras for advanced shooters

It's a common complaint: you want the photo quality of a dSLR but find you're leaving the camera at home because it's so large.

The compromise is a compact camera with a sensor larger than a typical point-and-shoot--sometimes even the same size as a consumer or midrange dSLR--and sufficient manual control over aperture and shutter speed to allow for a measure of the creativity to which you're accustomed. What you sacrifice is the speed of a dSLR's faster phase-detection autofocus and more often than not, the improved shooting experience delivered by a through-the-lens optical viewfinder. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission

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