Top 10 Best Budget Digital Cameras

Digital cameras allow you to simply click to take photos, transfer it to your computer and print or edit it if you want.

Also, you can easily store up to 10,000 photos, depending on the size of the memory card. It`s so easy, simple, and more economical compared to film cameras.

If you plan to buy, the following guidelines will help you choose the best digital camera that fits your needs as follows:


1. Types
• Point-and-shoot cameras (sometimes just called compacts) - people usually buy a point-and-shoot for the ability to zoom, or to have access to things like a better flash or faster autofocus than a smartphone can provide.

DSLR cameras offer the fastest autofocus, burst shooting rates, and flexibility in choosing from a wide range of lenses. However, they are large and heavy to carry around.

• Mirrorless cameras much more portable, smaller, & lighter than DSLR while offering the same overall image quality in many cases. They also often times offer more innovative features like 4K video recording or connectivity options.

• Superzooms or bridge cameras offer a really long zoom range and some advanced features in a smaller body than a DSLR, and without the hassle of switching lenses. [1]

2. Specs:
• Sensors - the quality of your photos depends on the size of the sensor inside your camera. A larger sensor can pick up more light, which gives you better shots. [2]

• Focal length - determining the lens’ angle of view (shorter focal length means wider angles for your snaps).

• Lens aperture (often an f-stop number) tells you how much light can enter the lens. Larger aperture openings (more light) have smaller f-numbers. If you buy a digital camera with a larger aperture you have more control over low light shooting and will be able to achieve blurrier out-of-focus backgrounds.

• Megapixels - more megapixels gives you more flexibility—you can print at larger sizes and crop without losing too much quality.

• Optical zoom is simply how far you can zoom in.

• ISO is a measure of how sensitive the sensor is to light. Generally the wider the range the better your camera can shoot in low light. The smaller the sensor and ISO range, the more noise your images will have in the dark.

• Burst rate tells you how many frames you can fire off in rapid succession. If you are shooting fast moving subjects or fleeing children, a high burst rate might be beneficial.

3. Other features to consider:
• Autofocus
• Weather-proofing
• Wi-Fi
• Image Stabilization (IS), which limits camera shake and keep your shots and video clips looking sharp.

So if you`re looking for your best digital camera, the list below will simplify your search.


1. Canon EOS Rebel T3i (under $752)
Features:
• Reviewed by 2.025 verified buyers - 4.7 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
• 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
• 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting
• 9-point AF system
• ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
• 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
• 3.0 inch articulated LCD with 1,040,000 dots
• Wireless flash control
• 'Basic+' shooting mode and 'Creative Filters'
• Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.1 x 3.9 inches, 1.3 pounds


2. Nikon D3200 (under $440)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.664 verified buyers - 4.6 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• DSLR camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens
• 24MP CMOS DX-format sensor
• 4 frames per second continuous shooting
• 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
• ISO 100-6400 (plus ISO 12,800-equivalent Hi1 setting)
• Full HD 1080p video
• 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
• Expeed 3 processing
• Microphone input
• Twin IR remote receivers
• Beginner-friendly Guide mode
• Dimensions: 4.9 x 3 x 3.8 inches, 1.1 pounds


3. Nikon D3100 (under $543)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.205 verified buyers - 4.7 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR, 55-200mm Zoom Lenses
• 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
• 3.0 inch LCD with 230,000 dots
• 1080p HD video with full-time AF
• 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
• IS0 100-3200 range (12800 expanded)
• RAW + JPEG shooting
• Dimensions: 4.9 x 3 x 3.8 inches, 1.1 pounds


4. Sony DSCW800/B (under $97)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.198 verified buyers - 3.8 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 20.1 MP Digital Camera with SanDisk 16GB Class 10
• Sony Lens w/ 5x Optical Zoom
• Super HAD CCD 20.1 MP sensor
• Sony Lens with F3.2 (W) - 6.4 (T) Maximum Aperture
• Focal length: f=4.6-23 mm
• 5x Optical Zoom
• Maximum Continuous Shooting Speed: 0.52 fps (for up to 100 shots)
• Dimensions: 2 x 2.1 x 0.9 inches, 4.5 ounces


5. Polaroid Snap (under $93)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.102 verified buyers - 3.5 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Instant Digital Camera with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology
• No Ink. No Hassles — no ink cartridges or ribbons to throw away
• Compact Size Slips Neatly Into Your Shirt Pocket; Price is Equally Wallet-Friendly
• 10-Megapixel Sensor Captures Brilliant Images; Micro SD Slot Holds 32GB (Max)
• Adhesive Back Makes for Easy Posting; Digital Copy is Saved for PC/Social Media
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 2.95 x 0.98 x 4.72 inches, 0.47 pounds


6. Sony Alpha a6000 (under $549)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.094 verified buyers - 4.5 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
• 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Focus Sensitivity Range :EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
• ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
• Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points
• Up to 11 FPS continious shooting
• 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots
• OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage and 1.4 million dots
• Dimensions: 4.7 x 1.8 x 2.6 inches, 12.2 ounces


7. Nikon Coolpix L340 (under $220)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.041 verified buyers - 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD
• 28x optical zoom, 56x Dynamic Fine Zooms
• 20.2-MP CCD sensor for bright, sharp photos and HD videos
• Frame coverage: Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
• HD 720p videos with sound bring your memories to life
• Includes: LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x4) , Lens Cap LC-CP25 (with cord), USB Cable UC-E16, Camera Strap
• Dimensions: 4.4 x 3.3 x 3 inches, 15 ounces


8. Canon EOS Rebel T3 (under $404)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.036 verified buyers - 4.5 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
• 12MP APS-C CMOS sensor
• Up to 3 frames per second continuous shooting
• 9-point AF system
• ISO 100-6400
• 720p HD video recording
• 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 dots
• Eye-fi wireless SD card compatible menu options
• Basic+ control menu
• Q-menu for access to frequently-used settings
• Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.1 x 3.9 inches, 1.1 pounds


9. Nikon D5100 (under $650)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.019 verified buyers - 4.5 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• DSLR Camera Bundle with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR AF-S Lenses
• 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor
• 11-point AF system (with 3D tracking)
• 4 frames per second continuous shooting
• 1080p HD video
• 14-bit Raw shooting
• 3.0 inch side-articulated LCD with 920,000 dots
• ISO 100-6400, expandable to 25600
• Full-time AF in live view
• In-camera effects
• Dimensions: 5 x 3.1 x 3.8 inches, 1.2 pounds


10. Nikon COOLPIX S33 (under $155)
Features:
• Reviewed by 970 verified buyers - 3.9 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Waterproof Digital Camera (up to 33 feet deep)
• Shockproof up to 5 feet; freezeproof down to 14° F
• 3x wide-angle NIKKOR glass zoom lens
• 13.2-MP CMOS sensor
• Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound
• Oversized buttons and easy menus
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.1 x 2.6 inches, 7.8 ounces


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