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These best standard point and shoot digital cameras under $100 price range are Polaroid, Sony and Olympus cameras with optical zoom range up to 3x. These cameras offer decent camera resolution of up to 14 megapixel.

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Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F Digital Camera


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Samsung WB250F
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon Powershot A1400
Nikon Coolpix L25
Polaroid IF045
Samsung WB250F Digital Camera
Canon A2500 Digital Camera
Canon Powershot A1400 Digital Camera
Nikon Coolpix L25 Digital Camera
Polaroid IF045 Waterproof Digital Camera
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
May 2012
Jul 2012
Camera Type
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
18.0 x
5.0 x
5.0 x
5.0 x
9.0 x
Resolution
14.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
10.4 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
6.0 mm

  • For those who want more camera than their smartphone offers without sacrificing the easy sharing, the Samsung WB250F Smart Camera is a good, affordable choice.


  • The Samsung WB250F has a long 18x zoom lens and a top-notch Wi-Fi implementation, but image quality isn't the best we've seen in its class.


  • The Samsung WB250F currently sits just under the £200 mark. That's a little high for a camera of this construction, but the tech makes up for it. From a geek point of view, there's plenty to do with lots of little features and settings to test and play with. From a photographer's point of view, it's a plastic camera with a bad lens and noise at low ISO. If you can look past that, or you don't see what we see, then you'd be perfectly happy with the Samsung WB250F.


  • The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range. The rationalisation of the Powershot A range around the same sensor, processor and, for the most part, the same 5x zoom lens means they all effectively deliver the same image quality and performance and it's features like stabilisation, Wifi and screen size that set them apart.

    It's obviously great that you can rely on the same kind of quality from the A2500 as you can from the flagship PowerShot A4000 IS and even some of the lower end IXUS / ELPH models.


  • Canon's PowerShot A1400 is a capable, easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera that can capture sharp images in good light. And it'll only set you back about $100.


  • Arguably the most important benefit to the Nikon Coolpix L25 is the price. The sub-£50 threshold has generally been a market for the very low spec cameras. Much lower than this. A year ago, this camera would've been £100. So what's happened? Either the build quality has dropped slightly, materials to build the cameras are cheaper or Nikon are making them cheap to make them more enticing in the war against camera phones.


  • If you are on a very strict budget, or are buying a child their first camera, the L25 is ideal. Images produced aren't ideal for large prints, but should look great when shared on Facebook thanks to the cameras good colour reproduction. Overall, you can't expect much for £40, but you do get a decent amount of zoom and a large screen in this compact camera, it also looks good in red.


  • Simple operation, a 5x zoom and a rock-bottom price, but image quality falls short of our modest expectations.