In this article, we have listed what we think are the top contenders in the category of well performing digital cameras for people on a budget. The list consists of 5 great cameras, and a brief description of these cameras that we have provided will help you pick out the right one for you.
Canon PowerShot A480
This addition in Canon’s compact camera devices is extremely cheap. For this very reason, it will not be wise to expect a lot from it. This means the simplistic camera has a plastic body, a grainy LCD and works poorly in low light. At the same time this camera has exceptional image quality and a little smaller than the other cameras, making it easier to carry around. It’s also pretty easy to use, with straight forward functions. The 10 MP camera has a 2.5 inch LCD screen and has a resolution of 640×480 at 30 fps.
This ultra-compact 12.2 MP camera has a 5x optical zoom (Pretty high). The device does have a sharp lens and a compact design. It supports face detection with Self Portrait mode. Even though it works like a charm in bright light, it doesn’t exactly produce as sharp images in low light. It also has a low resolution 2.4 inch LCD display. One of its biggest downsides is that it takes quite some time to start up.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570
This extremely easy to use camera by Sony has a 16 MP image sensor and since it’s rechargeable, doesn’t require external batteries. The camera has a 5x zoom and the 2.7 inch LCD display has decent resolution. Also, the iAuto feature provides easy point and shoot. This slim number has a few downsides like a crappy shot-to-shot performance and poor LCD viewing angles. All in all, it is a nice little camera with great photo taking capabilities, even in slightly low light.
Canon PowerShot A1200
This compact and light weight camera device is cheap and yet has great features. The 12MP camera has 4x zoom. The LCD display is decently sized, at 2.7 inches. It has 720p HD video capturing feature which works well in brightly lit places. The Optical Viewfinder is another one of it’s amazing features that sets it apart from the other devices in this budget. It also works on AA batteries and is small in size.
Nikon Coolpix S6300
This 16 MP camera is pretty lightweight and small. Plus, it sports an amazing 10x zoom and supports full 1080p HD movie recording. The 2.7 inch display comes along with multiple other features like auto HDR mode and Smart Portrait system. The wide variety of snapshot shooting options is overwhelming. It also supports 3D shooting mode. The only things where it lags behind are its short battery life and it’s unstable Autofocus. Apart from that, it’s a great camera that takes amazing photos and is overloaded with features.
There are plenty of great digital cameras in this category and not all of them could make this list. Some of the honorable mentions are Canon Powershot A3300IS and Olympus VG-160. There are a few others but the ones covered in the list are the ones which we feel are exceptional.
Abhinaav is blogger at Waroze.com . He frequently writes on best budget digital camera in india according customers needs.