Cameras:

Best budget digital cameras of 2015

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Want to go digital and still have some cash left over to pay the rent? All of these cameras are widely available for less than $200, and they're not the subpar bargain models of yesteryear, either.

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

In the face of stiff competition, the Nikon Coolpix S6300 is an above average point-and-shoot made slightly better by a low price, simple operation, and nice features.

3.5 stars Very good

Canon PowerShot N

If you can get past the supercompact design and reimagined controls, the Canon PowerShot N is a fine point-and-shoot companion for your smartphone.

3.5 stars Very good

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

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 Very good

Nikon Coolpix L830 (Black)

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 Very good

Samsung WB250F

You get an unbelievable amount of kit for your money with the Samsung WB250F, and it's all packed into an attractive, easy-to-use and conveniently sized body. There have inevitably been a few compromises, but Samsung has done well to balance features, price and performance to produce a competent all-rounder.

3.5 stars Very good
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