$200 - $300 Cameras

PowerShot SX600 HS

PowerShot SX600 HS ( White)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 24, 2014
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ( Black)

If you're looking for more than just a simple snapshot experience from a compact zoom camera, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS should be on your short list, despite a couple shortcomings.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2014
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830 ( Red)

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 Editors' rating on April 30, 2014
Samsung Smart Camera WB350F

Samsung Smart Camera WB350F ( Brown)

The Samsung Smart Camera WB350F is a good package if you want to add an affordable long-zoom point-and-shoot to supplement your smartphone photography.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 25, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Alpha ILCE-3000

Sony Alpha ILCE-3000 ( with 18-55mm lens)

If you're just looking for better photo quality than a point-and-shoot on a really tight budget, but not better performance, the Sony Alpha A3000 meets that criterion.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 25, 2013
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820 ( Plum)

For those who value a long zoom lens, AA batteries, and saving a few bucks, the Nikon Coolpix L820 might be your point-and-shoot.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 18, 2013
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 ( Black)

If you miss having a zoom lens, but don't want to add too much bulk and weight to your travels, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good choice.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 16, 2013
Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610 ( Silver)

Though nothing extraordinary, the Nikon Coolpix L610 is a decent entry-level compact camera that shoots slightly above its price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 23, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS ( Black)

The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 18, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 ( Silver)

The tiny Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 is a lot of camera for the money, with solid shooting performance, and good photo and movie quality.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 27, 2012