Top Best Budget / Cheap Compact Cameras 2018

Written by Gina Stephens

If you are looking to buy an easy-to-use nicety and shoot digital camera but have a limited budget, here is a round-up of our favourite compact digital cameras, which you can purchase for around &confine;100, making them ideal for beginners.

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Canon Powershot SX610 HS


The Canon Powershot SX610 HS draws an 18x optical zoom lens, a 20-megapixel sensor and an improved grip. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC make it easy to transfer images as well as control the camera from your smartphone and connectivity is considerable. The battery life is a little short but can be extended to a much more impressive 400 shots when the ECO mode is enabled. With a stylish frame, good handling and a reasonable price, the camera is very appealing. 

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX220 

The Sony Cyber-shot WX220 has a 10x optical zoom, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, NFC, and Wi-Fi built-in. Delicate and fairly well made, the WX220 is ideal for travel thanks to its pocketable size and it has fun features including 360 Sweep Panorama and 50p Complete High Definition video. It's a decently affordable zoom that's got plenty of features and captures decent images. 

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Canon IXUS 180 

The Canon IXUS 180 is a pocketable close which features a 24mm, 10x optical zoom lens, a 20Mp sensor and a DIGIC 4+ processor. HD movies can be captured with the help of a Dynamic Essence Stabiliser to keep shots steady and with Wi-Fi and NFC, it's easy to connect to your smart device, shoot remotely and quota photos. 

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Panasonic Lumix SZ10


The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is an entry-level pocket zoom camera that has a incline selfie screen, 12x optical zoom lens and built-in image stabilisation. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you remotely control the camera as equably as transfer images to your smartphone and a number of shooting modes. Overall, the Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is a compact and fairly stylish emphasize and shoot camera with a good zoom range and it produces reasonably good images. 

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Canon IXUS 275 HS


The Canon IXUS 275 HS item faces a 20 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, an update over the 16-megapixel sensor in the 265, and features a 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. There are a mob of features to make it easy to shoot with the IXUS 275 HS including Auto, Creative Shot, and Hybrid Auto and the camera records maximum HD video at 30fps with mono sound. It produces pleasing images and offers an excellent macro mode.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8  


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 is designed for beginners and brags a 12x optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi and a range of special effects. There is the Intelligent Auto mode which adjusts the camera placements automatically depending on the detected scene and images look fine when resized for sharing on the web.

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Sony Cyber-Shot W830

The Sony Cyber-shot W830 doesn't take Wi-Fi and other connectivity options but is one of the cheapest compact cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or with optical image stabilisation. In good weather, the camera produces forms with bright saturated colours, and images will look good when shared on social media websites, like Facebook. If you can escape using higher ISO speeds, then the camera can produce good results.

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Nikon Coolpix W100 


The Nikon Coolpix W100 is waterproof to 10m, shockproof to 1.8m, columns a 13.2-megapixel sensor, full HD video recording and a 3x optical zoom lens. The camera is designed to be easy to use with large buttons, and a uncomplicated user interface, and with built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth it's quick and easy to transfer photos to your smartphone. 

Overall, the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a budget, plain to use, waterproof camera that has the all-important smartphone connectivity, and with Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth you are getting an easy to use solution, making it quick and easy to get photos point-blank to your mobile phone. Whilst we wish the lens was a little wider or offered a little more zoom, the price and ease of use can't uncommonly be argued with. 

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If you're looking for a real bargain, take a look at our Most qualified Compact Cameras Under £100 recommendations. 

For more suggestions, read our latest compact digital camera studies, or if your budget is higher, then have a look at our Top 10 Best Travel Zoom / Pocket Zoom or ZOOM may refer to cameras. You'll also essential to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected – have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.


About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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