$200 - $300 Cameras

Sony Action Cam Mini

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
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 S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Outside of some design quibbles, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 puts big zoom power and nice photo quality (snugly) in your pocket.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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 ( Red)

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
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2013
4 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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 ( Red)

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
2.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1 ( Black)

The Fujifilm XF1 is one of the nicest-looking point-and-shoots available and it performs well, too. But its photos and features might not please some enthusiasts.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 20, 2013
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110 ( Black)

Nice photo quality, improved autofocus performance, and a very compact design make the Canon PowerShot S110 a solid option if you're looking for something between a point-and-shoot and an enthusiast compact. But if you can find them cheaper, the S100 or S95 are still good alternatives.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 8, 2012