Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best cheap compact digital cameras are available under $150 and $100 price range fro the brands like Canon, Nikon, panasonic and Sony having optical zoom range up to 4x. These cameras are perfect for beginners because of their basic features and easy interface.


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Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Apr 2015
Aug 2014
Jun 2014
Mar 2015
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Optical Zoom
5.0 x
12.0 x
42.0 x
4.0 x
20.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
2.7 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
2.53 mm
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 3.0 stars
 3.7 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.0 stars