Less than 3X Cameras

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV
REVIEW

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV

A nice choice if you're looking for an advanced compact with class-leading video capabilities, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is a little expensive if you just want a good camera for shooting stills.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 24, 2015
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III
REVIEW

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III is an overall great camera that delivers significant improvements over the RX100 II, but not everyone will think it's worth the extra cost.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 9, 2014
3.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Olympus E-PL2
REVIEW

Olympus E-PL2 ( with 14-42mm lens, White)

A great interchangeable-lens model if you're looking for better photo quality and/or a more advanced feature set than your current point-and-shoot offers, the Olympus PEN E-PL2 still doesn't satisfy for photographing active kids and pets.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 2, 2011
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
REVIEW

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 ( Silver)

Although the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 has its share of passionate fans, we think the JPEG quality should be more consistent for the price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 9, 2009
Canon PowerShot ELPH SD40
REVIEW

Canon PowerShot ELPH SD40 ( Twilight Sepia)

Its small size makes it an attractive pocket camera, but its speed and image quality issues are too great to ignore.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 29, 2006
Olympus IR-500
REVIEW

Olympus IR-500

The Olympus IR-500 is a competent 4-megapixel camera with a limited zoom range, but its 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD and playback capabilities will make you want to tote it everywhere as a portable shoot-and-show display.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 7, 2005

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Olympus FE-110
REVIEW

Olympus FE-110

The Olympus FE-110 is budget priced for a 5-megapixel compact model, but its average picture quality and lack of features make it an entry-level choice only.

2 stars Editors' rating on November 23, 2005
Nikon D50 with 28-80mm lens
REVIEW

Nikon D50 with 28-80mm lens

Performance and features that rival those of more expensive digital SLR cameras make the 6-megapixel Nikon D50 one of the best entry-level options.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 28, 2005
Sony Cyber Shot DSC P51
REVIEW

Sony Cyber Shot DSC P51 ( Silver)

This snapshot camera delivers a bit more than the basics but offers merely adequate photo quality.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 9, 2005
Konica Minolta Dimage X50
REVIEW

Konica Minolta Dimage X50

A slim, stylish ultracompact that's as easy on the eyes as it is to use.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 8, 2004