Updated on 3 December 2015 by

You can get the very best beginner point-and-shoots cameras under 200 dollars - though the cheaper ultra-zooms are also great value for money and top contenders for the best cameras under 200.

Ultra-zooms come with an optical zoom of around 10x and more and have recently only become cheap enough to come below $200. The best ultra-zooms below $200 combine the the huge optical zooms with some great image stabilization.

Some of the best cameras under $200 are also the point-and-shoots. Some of the top brands at the sub-200 price range are Sony and Canon. The Sony Cybershot are one of the most compelling buys at this price range.

Some of the best digital cameras under $200 price range are some of the best budget cameras of 2015 top rated by the best camera reviewers.


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Nikon Coolpix S7000
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Lomo Instant
Canon IXUS 160
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Lomo Instant
Canon IXUS 160
Nikon Coolpix S3700
$177 - $290
$154 - $230
$119
$120 - $269
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Dec 2014
Mar 2015
Mar 2015
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Compact
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Optical Zoom
20.0 x
5.0 x
8.0 x
8.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 4.0 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.6 stars
 3.2 stars
 3.5 stars
Image Quality
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
Focus
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
Ease of Use
100% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Connectivity
100% Positive
Low Light
100% Negative

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