Updated on 1 September 2013 by

Our listing of best cheap cameras for travel include the compact point and shoot cameras with an optical zoom range of at least 10x. The below listed top-rated cameras for your travel have been arranged in the ascending order of their prices. These cameras are also lightweight models which are highly portable and pocketable. Available from Nikon, Panasonic and Canon under the Coolpix, Lumix and Powershot product lines, the best price travel cameras are available under the $200 price range.


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Nikon Coolpix S6900
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
$170 - $214
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$177 - $290
$200
$249 - $369
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Release Date
Nov 2014
Aug 2014
Apr 2015
Apr 2015
Apr 2015
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
20.0 x
12.0 x
18.0 x
Weight
0.4 lb.
0.27 lb.
0.36 lb.
0.39 lb.
0.42 lb.
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Compact
Compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CCD
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.53 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 3.3 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.0 stars
 3.7 stars

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