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The best touchscreen digital cameras under $200 price range have LCD screens of sizes up to 3 inch along with the support for recording HD videos of 170p and 1080p resolution. These cameras have optical zoom of over 7x and are point and shoot cameras. Some of the best touchscreen digital cameras under $200 come from brands like Panasonic, Nikon, Canon and Fujifilm.

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Olympus Stylus SH-1

Olympus SH-1


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Olympus Stylus SH-1
Sony DSC-WX80
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Canon IXUS 310 HS / PowerShot ELPH 500 HS
Olympus SH-1
Sony DSC-WX80/B Digital Camera
Canon Powershot ELPH 320 HS Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Light Field Camera
Canon IXUS 310 HS/ PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Digital Camera
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Release Date
Apr 2014
Jan 2013
Apr 2012
Feb 2012
Feb 2011
Touchscreen Panel
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Camera Type
Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Ultra-Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
24.0 x
8.0 x
5.0 x
4.0 x
4.4 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.8 Megapixel
16.2 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm

  • The Wi-Fi-enabled 24x Olympus Stylus SH-1 is stylish, but it doesn't quite match the best superzooms in image quality or range, and it's on the pricey side.


  • The Olympus SH-1 is arguably one of the most attractive travelzoom cameras we have ever come across. Its retro-styled aluminium-alloy body is reminiscent of the manufacturer's PEN line of film cameras and CSCs. In hand, it feels great courtesy of a small but well-sculpted, textured grip, which provides a surprisingly secure hold and a good resting place for your fingers.
    In use, the camera proved to be quite responsive, with quick start-up, focus acquisition and shot-to-shot times.


  • While the SH-1's new look might give the illusion of a premium camera, it's actually just a glorified compact, offering no real improvement in picture quality over its predecessor. Its very-responsive processor, the TruePic VII, unfortunately hasn't done anything to improve the set-up either. The addition of built-in Wi-Fi is a real plus, but it's not enough to set this camera apart from the competition, which includes compact cameras with bigger and better zooms.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light, and also includes Wi-Fi.


  • The Sony WX80 is very small, which means that its control buttons and LCD screen are also very small. This will represent a significant drawback with this camera, as anyone with large fingers will struggle to use this camera comfortably. Still, if you don't mind the small size of this model, it's a good option versus others in its sub-$200 price point.


  • Even though it boasts an array of attractive features, a compact body, and a few impressive highlights in our performance testing, the WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special. While the prospect of having 1080p HD video, an 8x optical zoom, and WiFi connectivity in your pocket for under $200 seems enticing, the reality isn't quite that appealing.


  • The Canon PowerShot Elph 320 HS is a small shooter with a large touch-screen LCD and Wi-Fi. Its lens is sharp, but only covers a 5x zoom range, and the practicality of the touch screen is questionable.


  • The Canon IXUS 240 HS is an unassuming yet technologically advanced compact camera that hides a lot of features under its typically IXUS-like rectangular exterior. The touchscreen interface isn't the best that we've ever used, but the new wi-fi connectivity options make it easy to share your photos and the IXUS 240 HS certainly delivers much better quality than the average smartphone.

    The IXUS 240 HS ticks the boxes for anyone wanting a good-looking, slim, metal-bodied compact that packs in all the essentials.


  • No, this camera will never replace my DSLR, and I will not get rid of my smart phone. This camera is designed for those casual photographers who don't want to determine the settings for every image. It is designed for those that enjoy having fun with their images and like editing them in-camera. It is designed for those people who want a point and shoot that can handle itself in a multitude of situations with grace and speed. It is designed for those that crave more zoom than their smart phone could ever give them.


  • The rugged camera that doesn't look rugged, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is a nice option for people wanting an ultracompact for days by the pool and nights on the town.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is gorgeous on the outside thanks to a slick and slim design and a sharp rear touch-screen LCD. This rugged pocket camera is waterproof to 16 feet, but its image quality is very disappointing.


  • We can't call the Sony TX20 a plainly bad camera. We scored some fairly attractive shots, particularly when taking advantage of the fast burst mode. Plus, the idea of a moderately rugged camera inside a chic body is a lead that other manufacturers should follow. Yet, what else can we really say about a camera that makes no improvement on its predecessor? The only reason to buy a TX20 is because the TX10 is no longer widely available. It's insulting to the consumer base (bigger numbers are better, right?)


  • Canon's compact PowerShot Elph 310 HS packs an 8x zoom lens into a body that can slide into your shirt pocket with ease. When you consider its high-res LCD, excellent image quality, and 1080p HD video capture capability you have a camera that earns our Editors' Choice.

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    The Canon 500 HS is a well-designed touchscreen camera that crams a lot of fun, creative features into an attractive, compact camera. It's nice and small, but still feels substantial in the hand with its metal construction and angular design. It has a nice bright lens (maximum aperture f/2.0-5.9) and a ton of creative modes and picture effects.


  • The Canon IXUS 310 HS' swollen proportions suggest a 16x travel zoom capability might lurk beneath its exterior so it's a slight disappointment to find a 4.4x optical zoom in its place. Whilst this is adequate for everyday snapping, it's therefore left to the rear 3.2-inch, .


Top 5 touchscreen digital camera under $200:

  1. Olympus SH-1
  2. Sony DSC-WX80/B Digital Camera
  3. Canon Powershot ELPH 320 HS Digital Camera
  4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Light Field Camera
  5. Canon IXUS 310 HS/ PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Digital Camera