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The best camera for travel under $200 price range are highly portable, light weighted and can be very useful for vacations. Some of the best cameras for travel under 200 dollar come from brands like Panasonic, Fujifilm, Nikon and Sony under the product lines Lumix, Finepix, Coolpix and Cybershot.

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Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000


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Nikon Coolpix S7000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS (IXUS 265 HS)
Samsung WB30F
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS (IXUS 265 HS)
Samsung WB30F Digital Camera
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Apr 2015
Nov 2014
May 2014
Mar 2013
Optical Zoom
20.0 x
12.0 x
12.0 x
12.0 x
10.0 x
Weight
0.36 lb.
0.39 lb.
0.4 lb.
0.32 lb.
0.28 lb.
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Compact
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
CMOS
CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.53 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

  • The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a simple camera but it offers quite a few useful features which make it appealing, and with a 20x optical zoom, perhaps particularly to those who want a camera to take with them on holiday.
    Although it doesn’t offer full manual control, at least you can change a few key settings (such as sensitivity), and handily, the autofocus point.
    It’s also quite a fun camera to use, with a nice range of digital effects, the ability to create panoramas and other nifty features such as the ability to create a video comprised of short clips with an added soundtrack.


  • A basic but well-specced camera that's worth considering if you're looking for a long zoom compact that will let you capture pleasing images on your next trip with the minimum of fuss.
    Offering a neat little package for your money, the S7000 performs well and boasts some useful features that will appeal to those looking for a simple family or holiday camera.
    The Nikon S7000 offers versatility and value for money.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a very simple camera which is aimed at those who probably intend to use it as their holiday or family camera. If you have a smartphone with a half decent camera, then you might find that you already have something which is just as capable as the SZ10 - but of course you have to rely on battery life lasting you throughout the day.
    Otherwise, image quality is decent in good light.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a compact camera with a small sensor and average resolution for its class. Yet it has enough style in terms of unit design and feature implementation to catch the eye of the casual observer, plus a couple of tricks up its sleeve (flip down ‘arm’/stand and swivel LCD) that should appeal to the self-portrait obsessed generation, or those simply wanting a simple-to-use snapper with the advantage of retractable 12x optical zoom.


  • A range of decent features including a 12x optical zoom, touch sensitive articulating screen and inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC are let down by less than fantastic image quality.


  • With its swivelling touchscreen, gesture control, built-in stand and front-facing shutter button, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a fun camera for taking selfies. And it's much faster than its predecessor. But if you're looking for a 12x compact, there are many others out there that will give you better picture quality for a lower price.


  • The Canon IXUS 265 HS is a small, slim camera with a versatile zoom that's easy to use and stylish enough to impress your friends, with some unique creative features such as the Hybrid Auto and Creative Shot modes to keep you entertained. The built-in wi-fi also ensures that the Canon IXUS 265 HS will appeal to the smartphone user, although sadly there's no touchscreen interface on this model.

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    This little ELPH delivers a lot of power and convenience, with as 12X zoom and NFC Wi-Fi on board. Creative Shot mode delivers artsy results, and image quality is high overall. If you don't need an extremely fast lens or a quick full-resolution burst mode, this slim point-and-shoot is worth a good look.


  • Cameras like the 340 are a reason why smartphones are winning the compact point-and-shoot war. Despite the 340 having an optical zoom lens and other easy-to-use features, most new smartphones are just as good in terms of functionality and image quality, if not better in many cases. We are shocked and disappointed that image quality seems to have been downgraded, no thanks to lesser specs. Throwing in Wi-Fi and NFC really doesn’t solve the convenience factor that smartphones offer. If there were an argument for not carrying two devices, it would be this.


  • As a dedicated point and shoot camera though, the Samsung WB30F does come with the advantage of that broader than average 10x optical zoom range, and though it is relatively cheap and cheerful, if conditions are right it is possible to achieve favourable results. It's a camera for the holidays for those who want a bit more poke in their pocket in the zoom department, and who will relish using the app-like digital filters in evidence here.


  • The Samsung WB30F offers excellent value for money for a compact camera with 10x optical zoom lens, a 3 inch screen, and built in Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi sharing on this camera is about as easy as it gets, letting you share images on public Wi-Fi, straight to Facebook or other social network sites. Competitors in this market with a 10x optical zoom, and built in Wi-Fi are available, however these tend to cost more, and Wi-Fi sharing isn't always as easy as it is on the Samsung.


Top 5 camera for travel under $200:

  1. Nikon Coolpix S7000
  2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
  3. Nikon Coolpix S6900
  4. Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS (IXUS 265 HS)
  5. Samsung WB30F Digital Camera