Positives: amazing zoom range paired with the ultimate in flexibility.
Negatives: image quality is inferior to similarly priced conventional cameras.
Sales of compact digital cameras have been battered by the rise in popularity of camera phones and smartphones. Though mobiles lack the ergonomics and image quality of standalone cameras, they more than make up for it in portability and the ability to instantly upload pictures to sites like Twitter over 3G wireless connections.
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