Digital Cameras Under £100

If you are looking for digital cameras under £100 there are basically two type of camera available. The first is the small pocket sized digital camera. The second is a little larger in size, but it may offer some extra features or be a bit cheaper than a pocket camera.

In terms of features digital cameras in this price range will not have all the bells and whistles that more expensive digital cameras have, but if you take a look around you may be surprised to see just what is on offer. For example a small number of cameras may offer you the chance to shoot High Definition movies. Some offer robust features such as being waterproof, while others have a fair amount of zoom power. In addition it could also be possible to find the cheapest touch control digital cameras in this price bracket.

It is a similar story with picture quality with some digital cameras under £100 producing good quality shots. This is an area where it pays to take a look around because picture quality can be a bit variable.

Canon Powershot A800

Canon Powershot A800

Type: Simple and Easy

10 Megapixels 3.3x Zoom

Guide Price: £51.00 Rating: 80/100

The Powershot A800 is the starter camera in the Canon range. Features include a 2.5 inch LCD screen and standard definition movies. It has larger than normal buttons on the back of the camera making it easier for you to select the settings you wish to use. It runs on AA batteries and can focus from 1cm in macro mode.

Fuji FinePix JX500

Fuji FinePix JX500

Type: Simple and Easy

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £54.00

The Finepix JX500 is an easy to use digital camera that slips into most pockets. The emphasis is more on keeping the price low and making sure the camera is easy to use than packing the camera with the latest features. It is available in black, blue, purple, red and silver.

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Fuji Finepix T400

Fuji Finepix T400

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 10x Zoom

Guide Price: £54.99 Rating: 81/100

The Finepix T400 is a point and shoot digital camera with some extra zoom power. It has 10x zoom, a wide angle lens, a macro mode capable of capturing shots from 3cm away from your subject and image stabilisation. The LCD screen is 3 inches in size. It also has a smile shutter and a blink warning. It is available black, blue, pink, purple and silver.

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170

Type: Simple and Easy

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £54.99 Rating: 77/100

The VG-170 is a pocket sized, budget digital camera. It has a wide angle lens, a 3 inch LCD screen and can shoot High Definition movies. In addition it has a 3D still photos mode as well as a function that allows you to charge the battery via a USB connection. This camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards. These cards can transfer images wirelessly to a computer.

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Panasonic DMC S5

Panasonic DMC S5

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 4x Zoom

Guide Price: £54.99 Rating: 84/100

The Lumix DMC S6 is a basic pocket sized digital camera. It can record High Definition movies and has image stabilisation built in to help keep your photos sharp. It has a 2.7 inch LCD screen and can focus from 5cm away from your subject in macro mode. It also has Lumix Image Uploader software to make it easier for you to upload images and movie clips to web sites such as Facebook and YouTube.

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 10x Zoom

Guide Price: £56.99 Rating: 80/100

The VR-340 packs in a lot of zoom for the price and body size. Features include High Definition movies, a 3D still photography mode and a 3 inch LCD screen. There is also image stabilisation and you can charge the battery via a USB port. The VR-340 has a metal body and is compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards. These cards allow wireless downloads of your photos.

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Fuji FinePix JZ200

Fuji FinePix JZ200

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 8x Zoom

Guide Price: £57.99

The Finepix JZ200 gives you a little extra zoom power over a lot of cameras with a similar specification and price tag. The 8x zoom lens has wide angle capabilities. To help reduce unwanted picture blur Fuji have built in image stabilisation. Other features include High Definition movies, a macro mode that can focus from 5cm away and a 3 inch LCD screen.

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Fuji Finepix L55

Fuji Finepix L55

Type: Simple and Easy

12 Megapixels 3x Zoom

Guide Price: £59.98

The Finepix L55 scores very highly when it comes to ease of use. It is one of the simplest digital cameras you are likely to find. Features include a warning if the camera detects someone blinks when a picture is taken and a special setting to automatically take a picture if the camera detects someone is smiling.

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Panasonic DMC LS6

Panasonic DMC LS6

Type: Simple and Easy

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £59.99 Rating: 75/100

The Lumix DMC LS6 is a straightforward, starter digital camera. It is one of the few digital cameras to be powered by AA batteries. Features include a 5x wide angle lens, a 2.7 inch LCD screen and image stabilisation. It is capable of recording High Definition movies.

Canon Powershot A1300

Canon Powershot A1300

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £62.39 Rating: 81/100

The Powershot A1300 is quite a basic digital camera. It does not have a great range of features, but there are enough there to happily support general snapshot photography. Features include a wide angle lens, a 2.7 inch LCD screen and a macro mode that can focus from 3cm away from your subject. Power is supplied by AA batteries. This camera also has a viewfinder.

Canon Powershot A2300

Canon Powershot A2300

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £62.49

The Powershot A2300 has a wide angle lens, a 2.7 inch LCD screen and can record High Definition movies. For when you need a little extra guidance there is a help button. The Powershot A2300 is small enough to fit into most pockets and gives you the chance to buy a Canon digital camera at a relatively low price.

Fuji FinePix Z110

Fuji FinePix Z110

Type: Ultra Compact

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £64.99

The Finepix Z110 operates as a typical point and shoot digital camera. Features include a 2.7 inch LCD screen, High Definition movies, motion panoramas and a macro mode that can focus from 9cm. It has a face retouch mode for enhancing portrait shots and a night out mode to optimise how your how look in pubs and clubs.

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Canon Powershot A810

Canon Powershot A810

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £64.99

The Powershot A810 is a simple point and shoot camera. Key features include a 5x wide angle lens and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. It can record High Definition movies and has a help button for when you need pointing in the right direction. This is one of the few digital cameras where power is supplied by AA batteries.

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Type: Ultra Compact

16 Megapixels 6x Zoom

Guide Price: £66.99

The Coolpix S4300 is a touch controlled digital camera. Apart from the touch control aspect this camera handles like a typical point and shoot digital camera. Features include image stabilisation and High Definition movies. For close up photos this camera can focus from 5cm away from your subject.

Canon Powershot A2400 IS

Canon Powershot A2400 IS

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £66.99 Rating: 83/100

The Powershot A2400 IS is a standard point and shoot digital camera. It has a wide angle lens and Canon have built in image stabilisation. You are able to shoot High Definition movies. The LCD screen is 2.7 inches in size and for close up shots the macro mode is able to focus from 3cm away from your subject.

Fuji FinePix JX550

Fuji FinePix JX550

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £69.99

The Finepix JX550 is a simple pocket sized camera. It is not overly packed with features and this helps to keep it easy to use. Features it does have include a wide angle lens for squeezing wider scenes into your photos, a 2.7 inch LCD screen and a macro mode that can focus from 10cm away. The Finepix JX550 is also capable of shooting High Definition movies.

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Fuji Finepix JX350

Fuji Finepix JX350

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £70.42

The Finepix JX350 has a wide angle lens. Also on offer are High Definition movies, tracking focus to keeping moving subjects in focus and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. There is an image search function to help you find specific photos on a memory card. Blink detection and smile detection are also available to you.

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 10x Zoom

Guide Price: £71.99

The Coolpix S6200 offers ease of use, a longer zoom lens and a small size that makes it easy to slip into most pockets. It can shoot High Definition movies as well as movies in iFrame format for faster downloading. It has a 2.7 inch LCD screen and Nikon have also built in image stabilisation to help reduce any picture blur. Models are available in red, silver, black, pink and blue.

Sony DSC W610

Sony DSC W610

Type: Simple and Easy

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £72.99 Rating: 72/100

The Cybershot DSC W610 is a straightforward, pocket sized digital camera. It has a basic set of features. These include a wide angle lens, a 2.7 inch LCD screen and a macro mode that allows you to focus from 4cm away from your subject for close up shots. A sweep panorama mode is available too. This can produce 360 degree panoramic shots.

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Panasonic DMC S3

Panasonic DMC S3

Type: Simple and Easy

14 Megapixels 4x Zoom

Guide Price: £73.35 Rating: 84/100

The Lumix DMC S3 is aimed at you if you are new to digital cameras or you find it difficult to find your way around one. It can be used in fully automatic mode, has a 2.7 inch LCD screen and is capable of shooting High Definition movies.

Sony DSC W620

Sony DSC W620

Type: Simple and Easy

14 Megapixels 4x Zoom

Guide Price: £74.57

The Cybershot DSC W620 is a fairly basic digital camera. Features include a 2.7 inch LCD screen and the ability to shoot High Definition movies. The lens has wide angle capabilities and it is also able produce 360 degree panoramic shots. There is a smile shutter available. This automatically fires off a shot if the camera detects someone is smiling.

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Olympus VG-130

Olympus VG-130

Type: Simple and Easy

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £74.90

The VG-130 is a simple starter digital camera. It can shoot High Definition movies, has a wide angle lens and a 3 inch LCD screen. It will slip easily into a pocket and is available in black, silver, red and pink.

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Panasonic DMC FS40

Panasonic DMC FS40

Type: Simple and Easy

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £74.99 Rating: 82/100

The Lumix DMC FS40 has a 2.7 inch LCD screen and is able to focus from 5cm away from your subject in macro mode. Key features include a wide angle lens, High Definition movies and image stabilisation. Panasonic provide software that makes it easy for you to upload your photos and movie clips to sites such as Facebook and YouTube.

Canon Powershot A4000 IS

Canon Powershot A4000 IS

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 8x Zoom

Guide Price: £79.99 Rating: 84/100

In terms of general features the Powershot A4000 IS is a mid range, point and shoot digital camera. Features include a 3 inch LCD screen, High Definition movies, image stabilisation and a macro mode that is able to focus from 1cm away from your subject. This camera has a metal body and is small enough to slip into a good sized pocket.

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Type: Ultra Compact

16 Megapixels 6x Zoom

Guide Price: £81.99 Rating: 81/100

The Coolpix S3300 is a relatively straightforward, pocket sized digital camera. Features include a wide angle lens, the ability to shoot High Definition movies and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. Nikon have equipped this camera with image stabilisation. For your close up shots the Coolpix S3300 is able to focus from 5cm away from your subject.

Sony DSC W690

Sony DSC W690

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 10x Zoom

Guide Price: £89.95

In addition to the amount of zoom on offer other key attractions include High Definition Movies, a 3 inch LCD screen and the ability to create 360 degree panoramic shots. To help get you started there is an Easy Shooting Mode and an in camera guide. So if you are looking for a pocket sized camera that is easy to use and offers more zoom than most cameras of this size the Cybershot DSC W690 is well worth a closer look.

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Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £89.99

The Coolpix L26 is a simple, starter digital camera. It is one of the cheapest digital cameras you will find from a leading brand. It is also one of the few cameras that run on AA batteries. This camera is available in black, silver and red. It has a larger than standard 3 inch LCD screen and can shoot High Definition movies.

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Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14

Type: Super Zoom

12 Megapixels 24x Zoom

Guide Price: £89.99 Rating: 78/100

The SZ-14 has a wide angle lens for capturing wide scenes in addition to its more obviously ability to zoom in on distant subjects. It is capable of shooting High Definition movies and can create 3D still photos. The LCD screen is 3 inches in size and the battery can be charged by attaching the camera to a USB port. Image stabilisation is available for both still photos and video recordings.

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Fuji Finepix S2980

Fuji Finepix S2980

Type: Extra Zoom

14 Megapixels 18x Zoom

Guide Price: £90.79

The Finepix S2980 has a set of manual exposure controls including shutter priority and aperture priority. It is capable of shooting High Definition Movies. For close up shots there is a super macro mode that can focus from 2cm away from your subject. It has a 3 inch LCD screen, plus the option of using and electronic viewfinder for framing your photos. Power comes from a set of AA batteries.

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Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30

Type: Waterproof

10 Megapixels 3x Zoom

Guide Price: £92.99

The Coolpix S30 is waterproof to 3m and shockproof to falls of up to 76cm. Aside from the waterproof and shockproof features this is a fairly basic digital camera. It is able to shoot High Definition movies and has a 2.7 inch LCD screen. For close ups it can focus from 5cm away from your subject. It is available in blue, pink and white.

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Canon Powershot A3400 IS

Canon Powershot A3400 IS

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £94.99

The Powershot A3400 IS is a cheaper option when it comes to touch controlled digital cameras. Aside from touch control it operates along the lines of a fairly typical point and shoot digital camera. It has a 3 inch LCD screen, can record High Definition movies and has image stabilisation for both still images and movies.

Olympus TG-320

Olympus TG-320

Type: Waterproof

14 Megapixels 3.6x Zoom

Guide Price: £97.49 Rating: 81/100

The TG-320 is waterproof to depths of 3m, shockproof to drops of 1.5m and freezeproof down to temperatures of -10 degrees centigrade. It has a 2.7 inch LCD screen, image stabilisation and can shoot High Definition movies. Other features include the ability to recharge the battery via a USB port and compatibility with Wi-Fi memory cards.

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Sony DSC H90

Sony DSC H90

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 16x Zoom

Guide Price: £99.29 Rating: 80/100

The Cybershot DSC H90 is a powerful digital camera. Features include High Definition Movies, Image Stabilisation for both still photos and movies and a 3 inch LCD screen. It can capture 360 degree panoramic shots. In macro mode it is able to focus from 5cm away from your subject.

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Sony DSC W630

Sony DSC W630

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £99.49 Rating: 78/100

The Cybershot DSC W630 is an easy to use digital camera. Its main features include High Definition movies, a wide angle lens, a smile shutter and a macro mode that can focus from 5cm away from your subject. It also has a feature that allows you to create 360 degree panoramic photos. The LCD screen is 2.7 inches in size.

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Sony DSC WX50

Sony DSC WX50

Type: Ultra Compact

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £99.79

The Cybershot DSC WX50 has plenty of features to get your teeth into. These include 3D photography, High Definition movies, sweep panoramas and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. There is a high speed burst mode capable of taking shots at a rate of 10 frames per second. In addition there is a feature that throws the background of your shots out of focus to highlight your main subject.

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Olympus SH-21

Olympus SH-21

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 12.5x Zoom

Guide Price: £99.99

The SH-21 has a wide angle lens, can shoot Full 1080p High Definition movies and can produce 3D stills photographs. Olympus have equipped the camera with image stabilisation, plus a mode for increasing the detail showing in the darkest and lightest areas of your shots. The LCD screen is 3 inches in size and the battery can be charged via a USB terminal.

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Panasonic DMC FS45

Panasonic DMC FS45

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £99.99 Rating: 82/100

The Lumix DMC FS45 has a couple of features that mark it out as a step up on more basic digital cameras. These include a 3 inch LCD screen, image stabilisation and the ability to shoot High Definition movies. There is also a shooting mode for producing square photos for when you would like your shots to look a little different.

Panasonic DMC FX80

Panasonic DMC FX80

Type: Ultra Compact

12 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £99.99

The Lumix DMC FX80 has a 3 inch touch controlled LCD screen. Other features include being able to produce 3D photos and panoramas. Panasonic have built in image stabilisation, plus the ability to shoot Full 1080 pixel High Definition movies. In macro mode the Lumix DMC FX80 can focus from 5cm away from your subject.

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