$200 - $300 Cameras

Sony Action Cam Mini
REVIEW

Sony Action Cam Mini

A leaner, lighter version of its top POV camera, the Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 puts big performance in a little package.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 30, 2014
PowerShot SX600 HS
REVIEW

PowerShot SX600 HS ( Red)

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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
Fujifilm FinePix S1
REVIEW

Fujifilm FinePix S1

The only weather-resistant 50x megazoom camera around, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a fast, flexible camera that comes up a little short in low-light photo quality.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 23, 2014
Samsung Smart Camera WB350F
REVIEW

Samsung Smart Camera WB350F ( White)

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
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony Alpha ILCE-3000
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 ( White)

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
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
REVIEW

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

If you simply must have the longest zoom in the room, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS satisfies.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 8, 2013
4.3 stars User rating out of 10 votes