Digital Cameras Under £100
If you are looking for digital cameras under £100 you may be in for a pleasant surprise. If you choose carefully the camera you buy is likely to offer good picture quality for snapshots, ease of use and a fair range of features.
It almost goes without saying that manufacturers will have made some compromises to keep the cost of a digital camera under £100. These compromises can include smaller LCD screens, standard definition movies, slower response times, reduction in picture quality, shorter battery life and in some cases a lower build quality.
Despite this there are some very good digital cameras available for under £100 or just over that price. In my opinion this end of the market can offer some excellent value for money, especially if all you are after is a simple point and shoot camera.
Here are my recommended digital cameras under £100:
Panasonic DMC S5 Rating: 84/100
Simple and Easy 16 Megapixels 4x Zoom
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.
Guide Price: £54.99 See latest prices: Panasonic DMC S5 Prices
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Panasonic DMC S3 Rating: 84/100
Simple and Easy 14 Megapixels 4x Zoom
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.
Guide Price: £73.35 See latest prices: Panasonic DMC S3 Prices
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Panasonic DMC FS40 Rating: 82/100
Simple and Easy 14 Megapixels 5x Zoom
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.
Guide Price: £79.99 See latest prices: Panasonic DMC FS40 Prices
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Canon Powershot A1300 Rating: 81/100
Simple and Easy 16 Megapixels 5x Zoom
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.
Guide Price: £62.39 See latest prices: Canon Powershot A1300 Prices
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Olympus VR-340 Rating: 80/100
Simple and Easy 16 Megapixels 10x Zoom
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.
Guide Price: £69.99 See latest prices: Olympus VR-340 Prices
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