Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best cheap Canon digital cameras are available under the $150 price range with optical zoom range up to 5x. Most of these cheap cameras from Canon are from its powershot product line. Our list of such best budget Canon cameras also offer video recording in high definition formats: 720p and 1080p.


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Canon EOS M3
Canon IXUS 160
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Canon EOS M3
Canon IXUS 160
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
$1,049
$120 - $269
$210 - $300
$249 - $369
$279 - $350
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Release Date
Jun 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2014
Apr 2015
Apr 2014
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Ultracompact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
26.81 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 3.6 stars
 3.2 stars
 3.7 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
Image Quality
100% Positive
42% Positive
58% Negative
Display
100% Positive
80% Positive
20% Negative
Ease of Use
66% Positive
34% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Battery
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Negative
Look and Feel
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive

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