Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best cameras under $150 are mostly limited to the compact and ultra-compact cameras and combine mostly automatic controls with a good resolution and sensor size.

The higher-end models like DSLRs and interchangeable lens cameras are typically much higher priced and are not the best cameras to buy under 150. However, you can still get a good deal at this price provided you do not compromise on the basics.

Below $150 is the best price point to look for something basic, with mostly automatic controls - looks for an average megapixel but a good sensor - and most importantly stick to some of the well known brands like Canon, Sony and Kodak.


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Canon EOS M3
Lomo Instant
Canon IXUS 160
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Kodak PixPro FZ201
Canon EOS M3
Lomo Instant
Canon IXUS 160
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Kodak PixPro FZ201
$1,049
$119
$120 - $269
$140
$139 - $150
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Release Date
Jun 2015
Dec 2014
Mar 2015
Mar 2015
Nov 2014
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
26.81 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 3.6 stars
 3.6 stars
 3.2 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.5 stars
Image Quality
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Negative
Display
100% Positive
100% Negative
Ease of Use
66% Positive
34% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
Battery
50% Positive
50% Negative
Look and Feel
50% Positive
50% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive

Buying tips to find the Best Digital Camera Under $ 150 of 2016 - 2015


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