$300 or Less: Quality Cameras That Won’t Break the Bank
By: Amanda Boyce

Cameras under 300 dollars
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Can you find a quality camera under $200 this holiday season?

We’ve all lusted over those fancy, super-expensive cameras that we think we absolutely need. But thankfully there are a few top cameras in the marketplace that won’t completely blow your budget. Bookmark this round-up, maybe email it to your family or significant other and who knows, it might end up in your hands this holiday season.




Which camera do you want to buy? Are you thinking of upgrading to a more advanced model?





  1. Avatar of Nasreen
    Nasreen says:

    this is the post i’ve been waiting for!! grrrreat :D definitely getting for the holiday season :D

  2. Avatar of CynthiaCM
    Cynthia says:

    I currently use a Sony NEX-5N or my iPhone for pictures. My next camera will be an even bigger splurge – likely a Sony NEX 7-something (whatever the new version is going to be).

  3. Shug Avery says:

    The Canon Coolpix seems to be interesting for my budget :) . Thank you to have made this article ! For Christmas if there is something which is needed for the blog is definitely a new digital camera. I want my photos to look more professional.

    Shug Avery of Incognito


    ps : why did you include a captcha code ? Sometimes it’s boring as it is difficult to read and it just makes me abandon my will to comment.

  4. Raquel says:

    great timing for a great post. After 1 year of blogging I definitely need a better camera for my outfit posts, thank you for the great tips ;)

  5. Avatar of Eden Castaneda

    If were talking about $300 or less I’m surprised you guys didn’t bring up the:

    Nikon® COOLPIX® L810 (16.1MP) (on discount now for $199.99)

    or even

    Nikon® Coolpix L110 (12.1MP) (on sale 179.99)

    These two are Nikon’s bridge cameras, they are good preparers for if you want to get serious and get a DSLR one day.

    If anyone is thinking about upgrading their camera then now is the time to do it, most large camera companies reduce the prices during this time making even expensive cameras affordable. Personally I use a Nikon D90 and am thrilled with its results. I highly recommend Nikon over Cannon.


  6. Avatar of Jennie Wu
    Jennie Wu says:

    I use a basic point and shoot. Kodak EasyShare and a Nikon Coolpix. Both shoot well. The overall image magic happens in Photoshop to adjust lighting and resizing images. Looking to spurge on a DSLR in the future though!

    xx Jennie

  7. I am glad this was posted I need a new camera this give me a better idea of what I should get.



  8. Avatar of Jalie Chichi
    Jalie Chichi says:

    great infos!!! it’s time for me to get a new camera!


  9. Avatar of Kashara
    Kashara says:

    These are great choices. I have a regular point and shoot camera, but my site has expanded enough now that I have hired my friend to be my photographer. I usually just use my smartphone to take lifestyle photos now:)
    Kashara | http://www.UndiscoveredWorth.com

  10. Avatar of Onianwah
    Barbara says:

    So i thought I could afford a DSLR sometime soon but have realised I won’t be able to. My best bet will be to upgrade to one of these babies instead. Thanks for all these suggestions.
    Lagos, Nigeria

  11. Avatar of Somdyuti Datta Ray

    Hi. I’m sorry the point out but this post contains no pictures whatsoever. Thank you.

  12. I am so glad you posted this, it is exactly what I have been looking for! However, there are no pictures in this post right now… I would love to see these camera options, would you mind e-mailing me?

    Thanks so much!


  13. Cait Marie says:

    Where did this post go? Looking to invest in a camera under $300 and this is exactly the info I need!

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