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The best compact digital cameras under $250 are best suitable for shooting during vacations and also for beginners. These cameras provide you ease of use and most of these products are from Panasonic and have ultra-zooming capability.

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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS


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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2014
Apr 2015
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Optical Zoom
18.0 x
5.0 x
20.0 x
42.0 x
12.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.53 mm
2.5 mm
2.53 mm

If you're in the market for a compact superzoom and you're on a budget, the SX600 HS is our recommendation.

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Fujifilm XP80 packs durability into small, affordable package

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42x optical zoom available with Digic 4+ processor