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The standard point and shoot cameras under $150 price range are available with an optical zoom of 12x and also some of the cameras come with ultra-zoom capabilities from the manufacturers like Canon, Olympus and Fuji with at least 7 Megapixel camera supporting the ease of use.

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Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F Digital Camera


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Samsung WB250F
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon Powershot A1400
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
FUJIFILM FinePix XP55
Samsung WB250F Digital Camera
Canon A2500 Digital Camera
Canon Powershot A1400 Digital Camera
Canon SX160 IS Digital Camera
FUJIFILM XP55 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Aug 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
Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
18.0 x
5.0 x
5.0 x
16.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
14.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
14.4 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
7.66 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.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX160 is a low cost, big zoom point and shooter that will have an option or mode for pretty much anything that a photographer can throw at it. We say photographer because with the manual controls, that's exactly what you become. If you've ever thought about getting into photography but don't have the money or are unsure if you'll enjoy it, a camera like this is perfect because it offers the possibility to advance your knowledge without a massive outlay.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS has a decent spec considering its slender price tag, and it performs reasonably well for the money too.

    But don't expect too much: the LCD screen's viewing angle is poor, we're not fans of the AA batteries, and the pictures are soft and underwhelming.

    But if money is the dominant factor and you're seeking a wide-ranging zoom compact camera then the SX160 IS has enough points for it to be a serious consideration.


Top 5 standard point and shoot digital camera under $150:

  1. Samsung WB250F Digital Camera
  2. Canon A2500 Digital Camera
  3. Canon Powershot A1400 Digital Camera
  4. Canon SX160 IS Digital Camera
  5. FUJIFILM XP55 Digital Camera