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

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?




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15 Responses

  1. Nasreen

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

  2. Cynthia

    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

    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

    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. 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.


    • Lillian

      Thanks for the extra suggestions! I’ve been wanting a DSLR for awhile but haven’t found myself ready to spend a huge amount of money on one, and if I want one eventually I can always get one. Your recommendations are awesome. 😀

  6. Jennie Wu

    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. Kashara

    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

  8. Somdyuti Datta Ray

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