Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The sub $250 range is a very good price point for getting some of the best compact digital cameras. Almost all brands have pretty good camera offerings at the below $250 range.

The best cameras under 250 dollar are often the one with a good optical zoom and typically also have decent video capabilities.


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Fujifilm XQ2
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Nikon Coolpix L840
Fujifilm XQ2
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Nikon Coolpix L840
$235 - $400
$249 - $369
$177 - $290
$154 - $230
$209 - $300
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Apr 2015
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
May 2015
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Compact
Ultracompact
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
4.0 x
18.0 x
20.0 x
5.0 x
38.0 x
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
3.6 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 3.7 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.0 stars
Image Quality
75% Positive
25% Negative
42% Positive
58% Negative
100% Positive
Focus
50% Positive
50% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
Video
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Positive
Ease of Use
80% Positive
20% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative

Buying tips to find the Best Digital Camera Under $ 250 of 2016 - 2015


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