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10 Best Compact Cameras Under 100 2016

10 Best Compact Cameras Under £100 2016 - Looking for a compact camera that won't break the bank? Take a look at these 10 top bargain buys.

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If you're looking for a reasonably priced compact camera that you can slip in your pocket on day trips or even in your backpack for your annual vacation in the sun, one of the cameras on this list may just be what you're looking for. All of these simple point and shoot cameras are available for under £100 making them perfect for the budget-conscious photographer who's in the market for an entry-level camera that's straight-forward to use. If you'd prefer to purchase a budget-friendly DSLR, take a look at our best budget DSLR round-up

 

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W800

Sony DSCW800

Features of the DSC-W800 from Sony include a built-in Party Mode, an Advanced Flash for boosting the camera's sensitivity, effectively extending the flash range and a dedicated movie button that allows users to start HD video recording without digging through menus. The W800 Cyber-Shot also features a 20.1MP sensor, 5x optical zoom and a 2.7" screen. 

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Canon IXUS 275 HS

Canon IXUS 275 HS

 

The Canon IXUS 275 HS updates the Canon IXUS 265 HS and features a 20 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. The IXUS 275 has a compact metal body that is available in silver or black and it records full HD video at 30fps with mono sound. The Canon IXUS 275 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a very compact camera and produces pleasing images. 

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Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon L31

The L31 is Nikon’s cheapest Coolpix camera to date and it replaces the Coolpix L29 compact. In the L31 you'll find a 16.1MP CCD sensor, a 5x optical zoom range and it comes in black, silver, red and purple colour options. The L31 is a no-frills camera that's easy to use and those who simply want to upload images to social media will find it's a great piece of kit for the price. 

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Canon IXUS 160

Canon IXUS 160

The Canon IXUS 160 was announced back in January 2015 and alongside the IXUS 165 and IXUS 170 it's one of Canon’s smallest cameras to date. The IXUS 160 features an 8x optical zoom, 20Mp and can capture HD movies (720 p). It's a good point and shoot camera that offers plenty of features and is small enough to carry everywhere. 

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Nikon Coolpix S3700

Coolpix S3700

The pocket-sized Nikon Coolpix S3700 features an 8x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilisation (Vibration Reduction), a 20.1 megapixel CCD sensor and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera is capable of taking bright colourful images with good colour saturation, in good lighting conditions, which will be ideal for sharing to facebook and other social media sites. 

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W830

W830

The Sony Cyber-shot W830 is a compact digital camera designed to be easy to use, whilst featuring a high megapixel count, with a 20.1-megapixel sensor and a Carl Zeiss 8x optical zoom lens. The camera features optical steady shot which keeps shots steady in low light or when using a lot of zoom.

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W810

The Sony Cyber-shot W810 was announced at the same time as the W830 and features a 20.1-megapixel sensor,  6x optical zoom lens, a 720p video recording mode and has features such as Intelligent auto and sweep panorama. There's also a Party mode where the camera can alter settings to capture shots in tricky lighting conditions. 

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Canon IXUS 145 

Canon IXUS 145

This budget camera produces decent pictures for a price that won't break the bank. The Canon IXUS 145 features 16 Megapixels, an 8x Optical Zoom, a 2.7" LCD Screen, an SD Memory Card Slot and comes with a 1-Year warranty.

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Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon COOLPIX S3500

 

The Nikon Coolpix S3500 has a 20.1 megapixel CCD sensor and 7x optical zoom lens, which is a 35mm of 26 - 182mm, with lens-shift VR (vibration reduction) to reduce the effects of camera shake. If you're looking for a cheap camera you can't go far wrong with the Nikon Coolpix S3500 as it offers a decent zoom for a budget compact and image quality isn't too bad, particularly for sharing on Facebook etc.

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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS 

PowerShot SX600 HS

The Canon Powershot SX600 HS was announced in January 2014 - it is a compact camera with 18x optical zoom and Wi-Fi, which lets you shoot remotely on a smartphone as well as share images quickly and easily. key features include a 16mp back-illuminated CMOS sensor, optical IS, a 3" 461k dot LCD screen and an ISO range from 100-3200. The Canon Powershot SX600 HS is a good all-around camera that's competitively priced and produces decent images. 

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You should also check out our top 10 best budget / cheap compact cameras that are available for just over £100. 

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