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A first lesson in photography is that the quality of pictures you take depend not on your camera, but on you. Now get ready for the second surprise - lately the best budget Canon digital cameras come as bundles of style, features and value. There is a vast choice for you to find a cute little companion for $150 or less. Since this is likely to be your first shooting companion, be sure to look for good resolution - above 12 megapixels, enough zoom - at least 4X, a large enough LCD display, and minimum video capturing ability that is HD video at 720p.

If you are known as an outdoor traveller, you might want to look for some rugged features - waterproof, shockproof, weatherproof, and yes, you can get all this in some of the best Canon digital cameras costing under 150, without exceeding your budget. Also check out our listing of best cheap Canon cameras to buy the Nikon cameras under your budget.

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Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3


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Canon EOS M3
Canon IXUS 160
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS (IXUS 155)
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS (IXUS 150)
Canon EOS M3
Canon IXUS 160
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS (IXUS 155)
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS (IXUS 150)
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Release Date
Jun 2015
Mar 2015
Jul 2014
Mar 2014
Jun 2014
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Ultracompact
Compact
Compact
Ultracompact
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
CCD
BSI-CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
26.81 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

Initial impressions of the new Canon EOS M3 are mostly favourable.

Good choice for beginners on a budget

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A reliable 18x zoom travel compact with a range of useful functions