Cameras:

Best budget digital cameras of 2014

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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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Nikon Coolpix S6300

In the face of stiff competition, the Nikon Coolpix S6300 is an above average point-and-shoot made slightly better by a low price, simple operation, and nice features.

Price: $259.99 Check prices

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.

Price: $129.99 - $179.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

A change in sensor brings the 30x zoom Canon PowerShot SX510 HS' photo and movie quality as well as its shooting performance up a notch.

Price: $206.79 - $239.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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.

Price: $179.00 - $260.63 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Nikon Coolpix L830 (Black)

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

Price: $196.95 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung WB250F

For those who want more camera than their smartphone offers without sacrificing the easy sharing, the Samsung WB250F Smart Camera is a good, affordable choice.

Price: $158.97 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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