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Many cameras have a handgrip a part of the camera body which has been shaped to be gripped with a hand. This not only provide a little extra space in the body for batteries to be housed, but often also makes the camera more comfortable to hold. Some cameras have optional grips than can be purchased to improve handling. Buying advice Pick up the camera in the shop to check that it feels good. Ones with bulky grips can make the shutter release position too far away for a small-handed person. Equally, a small grip creates problems for someone with large hands. If the camera isn't comfortable to use, you're more likely to get camera shake.

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