Best Cheap Cameras 2017

If all you want is basic snapshots to email or post on FB, you cellphone camera may do just fine. But if you want to step up to higher resolution, cleaner, clearer pictures, even the cheap pocket cameras on the market today will outperform your cellphone in resolution, optical zoom, and video capability.

Here are the Top Five cheap cameras that are ideal if you don't want to spend much, but you want more flexibility and better picture quality than your cellphone will give you.

  1. 1
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800  camera
    Best Price B&H Photo $88.00
    • 5× optical zoom
    • Weight: 4.4 oz
    • 20.1 megapixels
    • 720p 30fps video
    • Battery Life: 200 Shots
  2. 2
    Nikon COOLPIX S3700  camera
    Best Price Adorama $136.95
    • 8× optical zoom
    • Weight: 4.2 oz
    • 20.1 megapixels
    • 720p 30fps video
    • Battery Life: 240 Shots
  3. 3
    Nikon COOLPIX AW130  camera
    Best Price B&H Photo $329.00
    • 5× optical zoom
    • Weight: 7.8 oz
    • 16.0 megapixels
    • 1080p 30fps video
    • Battery Life: 370 Shots
  4. 4
    Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS  camera
    Best Price Amazon $64.00
    • 10× optical zoom
    • Weight: 5.0 oz
    • 20.0 megapixels
    • 720p 25fps video
    • Battery Life: 310 Shots
  5. 5
    Nikon COOLPIX L32  camera
    Best Price Amazon $39.70
    • 5× optical zoom
    • Weight: 5.8 oz
    • 20.1 megapixels
    • 720p 30fps video
    • Battery Life: 320 Shots

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