They say that the best camera is the one that is by your side. This saying certainly rings true for professional compact cameras with superzoom, as they are ideal travel companions thanks to their lightweight and compact design.
Point-and-shoot cameras are ideal for entry-level photographers with automatic focusing and exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image. and various modes that make your look like a pro. These cameras have the added zoom benefit for isolating your subject.
Gift idea! Compact cameras make ideal gifts, rivalling any smartphone and even some entry-level DSLRs.