|Gene Hunt presents old Century hand camera|
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Hand camera is an old term for a camera that can be held in hands during exposure. Such a camera must be so light and compact that it can be operated when holding it in hands. Thus it needs a shutter with selectable speed of 1/20 sec. or faster in instant mode. The advantage of such a camera is that it needs no tripod for achieving unblurred images.