Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best Nikon cameras for beginners are available for as low as $100 and below, and some of them offer 10x optical zoom and atleast 10 Megapixel camera resolution.


#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Nikon 1 J4
Nikon Coolpix AW120
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Nikon 1 J4
Nikon Coolpix AW120
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
Release Date
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Nov 2014
May 2014
Feb 2014
Weight
0.36 lb.
0.26 lb.
0.4 lb.
0.51 lb.
0.47 lb.
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Optical Zoom
20.0 x
8.0 x
12.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
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
2.5 mm
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 4.0 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.3 stars
 3.7 stars
 3.5 stars
Image Quality
100% Positive
Focus
100% Positive
Ease of Use
100% Negative
Connectivity
100% Positive
Low Light
100% Negative