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The best Canon digital cameras under $100 price range are the cheap compact cameras suitable for capturing photos on the go. Most of these digital cameras support an optical zoom of 7x which also support HD video recording along with LCD screens of over 3 inch. Check for the cheaper Canon digital cameras under their Powershot product line.

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Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3


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Canon EOS M3
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Canon PowerShot Elph 135 / IXUS 145
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon Powershot A1400
Canon EOS M3
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Canon Powershot Elph 135/IXUS 145
Canon A2500 Digital Camera
Canon Powershot A1400 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Jun 2015
Mar 2014
Jun 2014
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Ultracompact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
26.81 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm

  • The new Canon EOS M3 is a much more serious compact system camera than the original EOS M that we reviewed back in 2012. It offers a raft of improvements clearly aimed at making it more enthusiast-friendly, along with a big reduction in the launch price. Still, there are some rather big flies in the ointment which mean that the EOS M3 lags behind the mirrorless competition, most notably the lack of a built-in viewfinder and the continued lack of native EF-M lenses.


  • While the M3 is very capable, the 18-55mm kit limits detail resolution significantly and the autofocus system has a habit of focusing on the background rather than the subject.


  • - Handgrip is shallow.
    - Dials hard to move.
    - Useful live view and great screen.
    - You can take complete control of the exposure and with confidence capture what you are seeing on the screen.
    - Many elements come together to make for an enjoyable overall user experience.
    - For the most part, the control layout is good, though.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a slim camera with an 18x zoom lens and Wi-Fi, but its images are on the noisy side.


  • There’s a lot to like about Canon’s latest midrange travel-zoom compact. The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a doddle to operate thanks to simple menus and sensible controls, plus autofocusing, exposure metering and auto white balance all perform admirably.
    The camera’s extra features are a bit of a mixed bag though.


  • If you're looking for a reliable camera with a decent zoom range and that is capable of producing good quality images – without too much input from you – the SX600HS is a good option.


  • The Canon PowerShot Elph 135 has an appealing price tag, but for just $10 more you can get an identical model with image stabilization.


  • The Canon IXUS 145 is an easy to use point and shooter, typically ideal for the happy snapper crowd. It does everything for you, even selecting the scene mode that will appropriate the best photographs.
    Thankfully, should you be a little bit more savvy in the old tech department, the 145 will allow you to select the Program mode in order to take a little control over the picture settings. It's just not in the easiest place to find if you're new to the system.


  • The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range. The rationalisation of the Powershot A range around the same sensor, processor and, for the most part, the same 5x zoom lens means they all effectively deliver the same image quality and performance and it's features like stabilisation, Wifi and screen size that set them apart.

    It's obviously great that you can rely on the same kind of quality from the A2500 as you can from the flagship PowerShot A4000 IS and even some of the lower end IXUS / ELPH models.


  • Canon's PowerShot A1400 is a capable, easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera that can capture sharp images in good light. And it'll only set you back about $100.


Top 5 canon digital camera under $100:

  1. Canon EOS M3
  2. Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
  3. Canon Powershot Elph 135/IXUS 145
  4. Canon A2500 Digital Camera
  5. Canon Powershot A1400 Digital Camera