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Long Exposure Photography with an Advanced Compact Camera

Most compact camera users may fear that you can only achieve long exposure images at night with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. But an advanced compact camera with manual controls can achieve some pretty decent results, as I found using the Canon G5X.

London Eye

30 secs. F/5.

Yes, it’s my sister’s camera but she had just returned from the Christmas markets in Paris and Stuttgart and I ‘borrowed’ it to test its long exposure capabilities. I had intended to photograph the Christmas lights in London but they didn’t impress me any more than previous years so I stuck to shooting familiar scenes around the South Bank and Trafalgar Square.