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Top 10 Best Budget / Cheap Compact Cameras 2014

Top 10 Best Budget / Cheap Compact Cameras 2014 - We take a look at 10 top compact digital cameras all available for around £100.

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Category : Compact Cameras
Product : Lumix DMC-XS3
Price : £71
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If you are looking to buy a camera but have a limited budget, here is a round up of our favourite compact digital cameras reviewed by us, which you can purchase for around £100 or less, making them ideal for beginners.

1. Panasonic Lumix XS3

Panasonic Lumix Xs3 (4)

The Panasonic Lumix XS3 is an ultra compact and stylish digital camera designed to be taken anywhere and everywhere, with a 14 megapixel MOS sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilisation, full HD video, and built in Xenon flash it should provide better performance than a mobile phone for nights out or in low light.

Buy Now for £63

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2. Samsung WB30F

WB30F

The Samsung WB30F packs an ample 10x optical zoom, built in Wi-Fi for sharing straight to Facebook and other social network sites,  and impressive panoramas making it a respectable camera at this price.

Buy Now for £98

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3. Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500 3

The Nikon Coolpix S6500 has a 12x optical zoom lens and Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera features a 3inch screen, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video, and is available in a number of colours.

Buy Now for £99

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4. Panasonic Lumix SZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC SZ8 Black (3)

The Panasonic Lumix SZ8 is designed for beginners and boasts a 12x optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi and a range of special effects. It is available in silver and black.

Buy Now for £99

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5. Panasonic Lumix SZ3

Panasonic Lumix DMC SZ3 Black (4)

The Panasonic Lumix SZ3 has a 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor and a 10x optical zoom lens, which is a 35mm equivalent of 25-250mm. There is Mega Optical Image Stabilisation to keep shots as sharp as possible, and the SZ3 can shoot full resolution images up to 1.4 fps.

Buy Now for £89

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6. Canon Powershot SX170

Canon Powershot SX170 IS Black (3)

The Canon Powershot SX170 IS offers a 16x optical zoom lens, a 16 megapixel sensor, 720p HD video recording with stereo sound and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The Canon Powershot SX170 IS is available in black or red. 

Buy Now for £109

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7. Canon IXUS 150

Canon IXUS 150 Red  (6)

The Canon IXUS 150 is a 16 megapixel camera with a metal body and an 8x optical zoom lens, it is available in a number of colours including red and grey.

Buy Now for £83

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8. Canon IXUS 155

Canon IXUS 155 Blue (3)

The Canon IXUS 155 is a 20 megapixel camera with a compact metal body and a 10x optical zoom lens. It is available in a number of colours including red, black, silver and blue.

Buy Now for £95

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9. Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600 Silver (4)

The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a compact camera with an 8x optical zoom lens. It also has a 20.1 megapixel sensor, retouch menu and a range of digital filters which can be used on your pictures before and after shooting. It is available in blue, pink, red, black, silver and pink lineart.

Buy Now for £75

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10. Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02 (6)

The Nikon Coolpix S02 is an ultra-compact camera with 3x optical zoom, full 1080p HD video recording and a 13 megapixel sensor. It's available in silver, white, blue and pink.

Buy Now for £99

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For more suggestions, read our latest compact digital camera reviews, or if your budget is higher, then have a look at our Top 10 Best Travel Zoom / Pocket Zoom cameras.

You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.

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Photographs taken using the Lumix DMC-XS3

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8 Apr 2014 11:10AM

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8 Apr 2014 11:11AM
Buying a Compact point and shoot camera : Everything you need to know
http://flashmee.blogspot.in/2014/04/buying-compact-point-and-shoot-camera.html
meyeview e2
5 742 Scotland
24 Oct 2014 8:36PM
what happened to the 154 tz-60? i asked a question but did not receive a reply. my question was regarding where one could purchase that camera at such a low price. it was removed soon after but i still had no reply.
joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2014 9:07AM
Hi meyeview
Your question is still here:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-10-best-pocket-zoom-digital-cameras-2014-19720
There is a problem with the price on that page, which IT are looking into resolving,
Thanks
Josh

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