With so many choices out there in the world of digital cameras, it can be hard to choose. How much should you spend? Well that obviously depends on your budget, but you don’t have to break the bank to get a good camera. Here are the top digital cameras under $200.
First up, is the Canon A510. For around $170, this camera packs a punch with a 4 mega pixel sensor for prints up to 11×14. It has a 4x optical zoom, 9 point auto focus system, and 13 shooting modes. The standard shooting modes are full auto, program, manual, shutter priority, and aperture priority, which allows for a good range of creative control for those who know a thing or two about photography. There are also portrait, landscape, night scene, fast shutter, slow shutter, special scene, stitch assist, and movie modes. The Special Scene mode has been enhanced, and has two settings called Kids and Pets, and Night Snapshot, making it easy for even the most novice users to get fabulous results.
Next on our list, is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3S. Panasonic has put a big camera in a small package. The Lumix DMC-LZ3S features a 5 mega pixel image sensor, and 6x stabilized optical zoom, for photo quality 13×17 inch prints. The long range zoom is the equivalent of a 37mm-222mm zoom lens on a film or digital SLR camera. This camera is capable of taking up to 5 shots per second in standard mode, 3 in fine mode with full resolution. This camera also offers a high sensitivity mode to decrease the hazy effects of movement on your photos.
The Kodak Easy Share ONE is truly a pioneer in the digital world. The Kodak Easy Share ONE offers instant wireless sharing with the included Wi-Fi card. A 4 mega pixel sensor allows for printing up to 11×15 inches, and the camera also has a 3x optical zoom range. This camera has a whopping 256mb of internal memory, which can store up to 1500 pictures with no memory card needed, but is expandable with SD memory cards. The 3 inch LCD display is touch screen operated, and comes with a stylus. Now you can upload your pictures directly from your camera to the Kodak EasyShare Gallery, formerly Ofoto. This camera averages around $199.
The Nikon L3 is also a strong competitor in this price range. At just $179, Nikon’s 5.1 mega pixel sensor will allow for quality prints up to 13×17 inches. This camera features 15 different scene modes, four of which have scene assist. The scene assist automatically selects the best settings for the shot you are trying to achieve. Even though this camera has a lot of features, its compact size make it convenient to take with you anywhere, at just 4.5×3.1 inches, and weighing just about one pound.
The Fuji A500 is another power player in the digital world, featuring a 5 mega pixel sensor and 3x optical zoom is very affordable, at a little under $150. This camera will produce photo prints up to 13×17 inches. The camera features a bright 1.8 inch LCD display, with an anti glare coating to make visibility optimal in any situation. The camera takes widely available xD picture cards, and AA batteries. Being that Fuji is a world leader in lens technology, you can be sure you won’t lose that perfect shot to a poor quality lens.
With digital camera technology getting more powerful every day, and prices getting lower, there’s just no excuse to keep using an old, low resolution digital camera. There are good, quality digital cameras available for any budget.