Digital Cameras Under £150

In the digital cameras priced between £100 and £150 bracket you start to see a lot of choice in the cameras available. It includes some pocket cameras that offer that bit better all round quality than the cheaper models both in terms of picture and build quality. You can also buy robust models that are waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof. So you have a lot more choice in this bracket than with cheaper models. There are touch screen models and you should be able to find cameras with some extra zoom too.

The biggest difference when you pay a little extra comes when you use a digital camera in tougher conditions such as lowlight. Not every digital camera in this price range will give you great quality, but if you look around you should find a bit of extra class.

In this price bracket you will also find one or two models that are still available, but have been around for a while. This means they may not have all the latest features, but don't have that much missing and are available at a very reasonable price.

Olympus VH-410

Olympus VH-410

Type: Ultra Compact

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £100.96

The VH-410 is one of the cheaper touch controlled digital cameras. In terms of features it is a fairly basic camera. This helps to keep everything simple. Features include a 3 inch LCD screen, High Definition Movies and Image Stabilisation. The battery can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer USB port.

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Fuji FinePix S4200

Fuji FinePix S4200

Type: Super Zoom

14 Megapixels 24x Zoom

Guide Price: £104.99

The Finepix S4200 is one of the cheaper digital cameras to offer this much zoom power. As well as the flexibility offered by the lens, attractions include a set of manual exposure controls, a 3 inch LCD screen and an electronic viewfinder. Fuji have built in image stabilisation for sharper shots and there is also a super macro mode capable of focusing from 2cm away from your subject.

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Fuji FinePix SL240

Fuji FinePix SL240

Type: Super Zoom

14 Megapixels 24x Zoom

Guide Price: £106.35

The Finepix SL240 offers wide angle photography options as well as the more obvious telephoto ones. Features include a set of manual exposure controls as well as image stabilisation, a hot shoe, image stabilisation and High Definition movies. For composing photos you have the choice of using a 3 inch LCD screen or an electronic viewfinder. There is a macro mode that is capable of focusing from 2cm away from your subject.

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Canon IXUS 240 HS

Canon IXUS 240 HS

Type: Ultra Compact

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £107.99 Rating: 84/100

The IXUS 240 HS is a fairly straightforward pocket camera. Key features include a wide angle lens, High Definition movies with stereo sound, slow motion movies and image stabilisation for both still photos and movies. Wi-Fi is available to help you transmit your photos to other devices. The 3.2 inch LCD screen offers touch control.

Olympus SP-810UZ

Olympus SP-810UZ

Type: Super Zoom

14 Megapixels 36x Zoom

Guide Price: £109.95

The SP-810UZ offers exceptional zoom power with a 36x zoom lens. It has a mode for shooting 3D still images and can also record High Definition movies. Image stabilisation is available and there is a 3 inch LCD screen for composing your photos. For close up shots there is a macro mode that can focus from 5 cm away form your subject. The SP-810UZ is available in silver and black.

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Olympus SP-620UZ

Olympus SP-620UZ

Type: Super Zoom

16 Megapixels 21x Zoom

Guide Price: £109.99 Rating: 84/100

The SP-620UZ gives you plenty of scope for zooming in on distant subjects. The wide angle lens means that wider scenes can be squeezed into your photos too. Olympus have equipped the SP-620UZ with image stabilisation and it can shoot High Definition movies. There is a feature to create 3D still shots.

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Type: Super Zoom

16 Megapixels 26x Zoom

Guide Price: £114.00 Rating: 79/100

The Coolpix L810 scores highly for ease of use. Features include a 3D photography mode, plus the ability to shoot High Definition movies. There is also image stabilisation and a 3 inch LCD screen. Power is supplied by AA batteries. The 26x zoom lens also has wide angle capabilities. The Coolpix L810 is available in black, red and blue.

Panasonic DMC FT20

Panasonic DMC FT20

Type: Waterproof

16 Megapixels 4x Zoom

Guide Price: £115.99 Rating: 81/100

Taking a look at the robust features on offer the Lumix DMC FT20 is waterproof to 5m, shockproof to falls of 1.5m and freezeproof down to -10 degrees centigrade. Aside from those features it operates as a straightforward point and shoot digital camera. It can shoot High Definition movies, has image stabilisation, a 2.7 inch LCD screen and can focus from 5cm away from your subject.

Fuji Finepix F660EXR

Fuji Finepix F660EXR

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 15x Zoom

Guide Price: £118.29

The Finepix F660EXR has a wide range of features. As well as the more obvious zoom power the camera has a 24mm, wide angle lens. You get access to manual exposure controls as well as Full High Definition movies with stereo sound. Other features include image stabilisation and slow motion movies. You can also shoot 360 degree motion panoramas.

Olympus SP-820UZ

Olympus SP-820UZ

Type: Super Zoom

14 Megapixels 40x Zoom

Guide Price: £119.97

The big attraction of the Olympus SP-820UZ is the 40x zoom lens. This gives you the flexibility to photograph more or less any typical photo opportunity. Other features include a 3 inch LCD screen, a macro mode that can focus from 1cm away from your subject and the ability to shoot High Definition Movies. Power is supplied by AA batteries.

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Canon IXUS 500 HS

Canon IXUS 500 HS

Type: Ultra Compact

10 Megapixels 12x Zoom

Guide Price: £122.00

The IXUS 500 HS is a stylish pocket camera with a few more advanced features thrown in. The longer lens gives you a lot of zoom power in such a small digital camera. The movie mode is advanced too. You can shoot Full High Definition movies, record sound in stereo and produce clips that can be played back in slow motion. The LCD screen is 3 inches in size.

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Fuji FinePix S4500

Fuji FinePix S4500

Type: Super Zoom

14 Megapixels 30x Zoom

Guide Price: £122.99

The Finepix S4500 gives you access to extreme zoom power. In addition to being able to zoom in on distant objects the lens also has wide angle capabilities. This allows you to squeeze extra width into your photos. Other features include a set of manual exposure controls, image stabilisation and a macro mode that is able to focus from 2cm away from your subject. High Definition movies are available too.

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Canon Powershot A3300 IS

Canon Powershot A3300 IS

Type: Simple and Easy

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £124.90 Rating: 82/100

The Powershot A3300 IS is a sensibly priced compact camera. It offers enough features to be classed as a clear step up from the very basic models. Attractions include image stabilisation, High Definition movies and a macro mode that can focus from 3cm away from the subject.

Fuji FinePix XP150

Fuji FinePix XP150

Type: Waterproof

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £124.99

The Fuji Finepix XP150 is a robust digital camera. It can operate underwater to depths of 10m. It can survive 2m drops and can also cope with temperatures as low as -10 degrees. It also has special seals to keep out sand and dust and a rubberised coating. Other features include GPS tracking, Full 1080p High Definition movies, a 2.7 inch LCD screen and image stabilisation.

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Nikon Coolpix S800c

Nikon Coolpix S800c

Type: Ultra Compact

16 Megapixels 10x Zoom

Guide Price: £129.97

With an Android operating system and having Wi-Fi connectivity to other smart devices the Coolpix S800c is a little different to your typical digital camera. It also has a range of more traditional digital camera features such as a 3.5 inch touch controlled screen and Full High Definition Movies with stereo sound. GPS positioning and tagging are available too.

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100

Type: Extra Zoom

18 Megapixels 10x Zoom

Guide Price: £129.99 Rating: 81/100

The Cybershot DSC WX100 packs a lot into its small body. As well as the powerful lens it can take 3D still shots and capture Full High Definition Movies. For capturing action there is a high speed burst mode that can take up to 10 frames per second. Image Stabilisation is available for still shots and movies. If you are new to photography there is an Easy Shooting Mode to help get you started.

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Nikon Coolpix S6400

Nikon Coolpix S6400

Type: Ultra Compact

16 Megapixels 12x Zoom

Guide Price: £129.99

The Coolpix S6400 offers a fair amount of zoom power considering the small size of the camera. Another big attraction is likely to be the touch controlled, 3 inch LCD screen. The Coolpix S6400 can shoot Full High Definition Movies and record stereo sound to accompany them. In addition you can create 180 degree and 360 degree panoramic shots.

Panasonic DMC SZ7

Panasonic DMC SZ7

Type: Extra Zoom

14 Megapixels 10x Zoom

Guide Price: £133.97 Rating: 84/100

The Lumix DMC SZ7 is a versatile digital camera. Its zoom range caters for distant subjects, wide scenes and every type of photo opportunity in between. There is a 3 inch LCD screen, a High Definition movie mode and image stabilisation. The High Dynamic Range mode helps to bring out more detail in high contrast scenes. You can also fire off shots at up to 10 frames per second.

Olympus SH-25MR

Olympus SH-25MR

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 12.5x Zoom

Guide Price: £135.98 Rating: 81/100

The SH-25MR is capable of taking still photos while shooting a video. It can also take both wide scene and close up still shots at the same time. Other features include GPS tracking and Full 1080p High Definition movies. As well as being available for still photos image stabilisation is also available for movies. The battery can be charged via a USB port and you can create 3D still photos.

Fuji Finepix F770EXR

Fuji Finepix F770EXR

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 20x Zoom

Guide Price: £136.99 Rating: 84/100

The Finepix F770EXR has an impressive range of features. They are all packed into a relatively small body size. Features include a wide angle lens, High Definition movies with stereo sound, image stabilisation and GPS. For more control over picture taking there are manual exposure settings. There is also a RAW mode. If you are looking for something different you can try the 360 degree motion panorama.

Panasonic DMC TZ25

Panasonic DMC TZ25

Type: Extra Zoom

12 Megapixels 16x Zoom

Guide Price: £139.99 Rating: 82/100

The Lumix DMC TZ25 has a wide range of features. These include manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority), a burst mode capable of firing off still photos at a rate of 10 frames per second and image stabilisation. It can record High Definition movies and produce 3D photos too. There is a 3 inch LCD screen and in macro mode the minimum focusing distance is 3cm.

Fuji FinePix Z1000EXR

Fuji FinePix Z1000EXR

Type: Ultra Compact

16 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £141.31

The Finepix Z1000EXR is a slimline digital camera that offers you Touchscreen control. It also has a Wireless Image Transfer function that is compatible with some smartphones and tablets for wireless upload to the Internet. Other features include High Definition movies, a 3.5 inch LCD screen and functions to enhance the way your portrait photos look.

Canon IXUS 510 HS

Canon IXUS 510 HS

Type: Ultra Compact

10 Megapixels 12x Zoom

Guide Price: £143.99 Rating: 86/100

The IXUS 510 HS has a large sized 3.2 inch LCD screen. The screen is touch controlled. Other features include Wi-Fi for transmitting pictures to other devices such as smartphones. The IXUS 510 HS can record stereo sound to go with your High Definition movies. Slow motion movies can be recorded too. Image stabilisation is available for both still photos and movies.

Panasonic DMC FX70

Panasonic DMC FX70

Type: Ultra Compact

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £144.00 Rating: 79/100

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FX70 is a 14 megapixel digital camera. It has a 3 inch touch controlled LCD screen. For zooming in there is a wide angle 5x zoom lens. You can shoot High Definition movies and image stabilisation is available too.

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Type: Ultra Compact

12 Megapixels 8x Zoom

Guide Price: £145.00

The IXUS 230 HS is a pocket sized digital camera with some extra zoom power. The lens also has wide angle capabilities. The IXUS 230 HS is a sleek looking camera with a metal body. It is available in a range of different colours. Image stabilisation is has been built in to help you combat picture blur. This feature comes into its own when you are taking pictures in fading light.

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Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 14x Zoom

Guide Price: £145.58

The Coolpix L610 is an easy to use digital camera offering a fair amount of zoom power. It can also produce Full High Definition Movies with stereo sound. Another feature worth mentioning is the panoramic mode Nikon have built in. This gives you the ability to create 180 degree and 360 degree panoramas. Power is supplied by AA batteries.

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Fuji FinePix XP50

Fuji FinePix XP50

Type: Waterproof

14 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £146.55

The Finepix XP50 is waterproof to depths of 5m and can continue to work in temperatures as low as -10 degrees centigrade. The Finepix XP50 can also cope with falls of up to 1.5m. Other features include High Definition movies, motion panoramas and a 2.7 inch LCD screen and image stabilisation.

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Panasonic DMC LZ20

Panasonic DMC LZ20

Type: Super Zoom

16 Megapixels 21x Zoom

Guide Price: £148.99

The Lumix DMC LZ20 is designed in a similar style to a Digital SLR. It has a manual exposure mode, a 3 inch LCD screen and Image Stabilisation. It can also shoot High Definition Movies. Power is supplied by four AA batteries. For close up work this camera can focus from 2cm away from your subject.

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels 14x Zoom

Guide Price: £149.99

The Coolpix S8200 is a powerful compact digital camera. It has plenty of zoom power with a 14x zoom lens. It is capable of shooting High Definition movies and has a 1cm macro mode for close up photography. Other features include the ability to photograph action at up to 5 frames per second. It also has a high definition, 3 inch LCD screen and image stabilisation.

Panasonic DMC FX90

Panasonic DMC FX90

Type: Ultra Compact

12 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £149.99 Rating: 79/100

The Lumix DMC FX90 has a couple of features that are not readily available on all digital cameras. These are the ability to send images to a computer using Wi-Fi and the ability to shoot 3D still images. In addition you change settings and controls using a 3 inch touch sensitive LCD screen. The 5x zoom lens has wide angle capabilities and includes a feature that gives you access to up to 9.8x zoom if you reduce the number of megapixels you are shooting at. For movies there is a High Definition movie mode.

Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-620

Type: Waterproof

12 Megapixels 5x Zoom

Guide Price: £149.99

The TG-620 is waterproof to depths of 5m, shockproof to falls of 1.5m and can continue to operate in temperatures down to -10 degrees centigrade. It has plenty of other features too. These include a 3 inch LCD screen, image stabilisation and battery charging via a USB port. There is also a 3D stills photography mode as well as being able to shoot full 1080p High Definition movies.

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