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This list of the best ultra-compact cameras under $250 is narrowed down to the digital cameras which have thin and sleek bodies. Some of the best ultra compact camera under 250 dollar price range come from brands like Sony, Canon and Samsung.

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Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS / ELPH 520 HS Light Field
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Canon IXUS 220 HS / PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX1
Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS / ELPH 520 HS Light Field Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Light Field Camera
Canon IXUS 220 HS / PowerShot ELPH 300 HS  Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX1 Silver Digital Camera
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Release Date
Feb 2012
Feb 2012
Feb 2011
Aug 2011
Sep 2009
Camera Type
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Ultra-Compact
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
4.0 x
5.0 x
8.0 x
4.0 x
Resolution
10.1 Megapixel
16.2 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
10.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
6.0 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm

Good-looking camera

Plenty of fun shooting options

The camera is ready to take pictures within a couple of seconds of switching on and there is no significant lag from shot-to-shot.

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Touch screen controls can prove fiddly at times.

Nice little camera

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