$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 ( Black)

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 S9700
REVIEW

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
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
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
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
REVIEW

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
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
Nikon Coolpix S9500
REVIEW

Nikon Coolpix S9500 ( Silver)

With its long lens and compact size, plus extras like built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is a very good point-and-shoot travel companion.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 14, 2013