Best budget digital cameras of 2015


Want to go digital and still have some cash left over to pay the rent? All of these cameras are widely available for less than $200, and they're not the subpar bargain models of yesteryear, either.

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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Though there's nothing extraordinary about it, the SX600 HS is a solid choice for snapshooters wanting a simple step up from a smartphone without sacrificing on-the-go sharing.

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3.5 stars Very good

Nikon Coolpix L830

With easy-to-use controls, a nice tilting LCD, and pleasing photo quality, the affordable 34x zoom Nikon Coolpix L830 is a solid pick.

3.5 stars Very good

Canon PowerShot N

If you can get past the supercompact design and reimagined controls, the Canon PowerShot N is a fine point-and-shoot companion for your smartphone.

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung Smart Camera WB350F

An affordable long-zoom point-and-shoot to supplement your smartphone photography.

3.5 stars Very good