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Sony DSC-QX100

It's no secret that smartphones have been threatening camera sales, but Sony has decided to embrace it by designing a camera specifically for smartphone photography. Essentially, the QX100 is a complete digital camera--minus the screen. The se...

Grade: B Price: $48.00

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W810

Fewer manufacturers are spending time on developing point-and-shoots, especially sub-$100 budget compacts. Sony has continued to offer a handful of models and the W810 comes in as their most budget freindly for 2014. The saying you get what you pa...

Grade: B Price: $98.00

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Nikon Coolpix S01

A camera of the tiniest proportions, the S01 weighs in at just under 100 grams and proportions that may make it the smallest camera on the market. Nikon has achieved this engineering feat by packing in a smaller, cellphone camera sized 10.1 megapi...

Grade: B Price: $61.00

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Nikon COOLPIX S3500

The Nikon S3500 adds another four megapixels to the previous model, but doesn't upgrade the CCD sensor size. Regardless, the 20.1 megapixel camera with a 7x zoom is still a decent choice for a a smaller, more affordable point-and-shoot. Nikon ...

Grade: B+ Price: $65.00

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Nikon D800E

The Nikon D800E is everything the D800 is but with the anti-aliasing filter removed. The anti-aliasing filter slightly blurs captured images in order to avoid moire, the funky image artifact that arises out of photographing finely patterned textur...

Grade: A- Price: $55.00

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Nikon COOLPIX L26

Nikon's cheapest camera, the L24, gets an upgrade in the L26. The sensor has been switched out for a 16 megapixel CCD, the zoom is now 5x, and video has been increased to 720p. The camera still runs on AA's, too, which is both good and bad...

Grade: B- Price: $95.00

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Nikon COOLPIX S3300

The S3300 and S4300 are essentially identical other than the S4300's larger 3-inch LCD. Both have 16 megapixel sensors and a useful 6x zoom with a 26mm wide-angle. The video, as you'd expect from a CCD sensor, is 720p. Unless you need the ...

Grade: C Price: $80.00

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Nikon COOLPIX S30

One of Nikon's cheapest cameras and a truly affordable waterproof camera, the S30 cuts a lot of corners but is a decent buy for the money. There's a tiny 10 megapixel sensor under the hood and an uncompetitive 3x zoom, yet for only $120 th...

Grade: B Price: $87.00

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

The SX500 IS comes in somewhere between the just-announced SX160 IS and the high-end SX40 HS, combining the price-cutting features found on the former with the zoom range on the latter. The 30x extended zoom is built into an impressively small bod...

Grade: B- Price: $59.00

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Canon PowerShot A2300

Canon's A-series has been their budget line, yet the features on these models are more than enough for the casual shooter. They're a little boxier than the ELPHs and certainly not as stylish, yet these latest models feature 16 megapixel se...

Grade: B Price: $92.00

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Canon SX40 HS

The SX40 replaces the SX30 as Canon's top-of-the-line extended zoom camera. The improvements are all under the hood; Canon has replaced the SX30's aging CCD sensor with a new 12.1 megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, bringing the SX40 in...

Grade: C+ Price: $40.00

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon has leapfrogged Nikon's P510 with the SX50 HS, a camera sporting an improbably long 24-1200mm 50x optical zoom. They're claiming improved image stabilization, up to 4.5 stops, but hand-holding 1200mm is bound to be difficult. Other i...

Grade: B+ Price: $50.00

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Sony DSC-W710

Cameras for under $100 that can still take crisp images are rather hard to come by, but this Sony seems to do the trick. Retailing at $99 MSRP, this camera isn't as fast or crisp as more advanced Sony models, but the images are detailed and clear ...

Grade: B+ Price: $70.00

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70

With a zoom range and wide angle optics that lead the long zoom category, Panasonic's FZ70 looks to be a top contender. The powerful 60x zoom lens is paired with a solid optical image stabilization system. Panasonic also claims the new sensor in t...

Grade: A- Price: $60.00

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 115

As far as budget models go, Canon seems to have found a nice balance between price and quality with the ELPH 115. The ELPH 115 uses a 16 megapixel 1/2.3" CCD that produces some pretty decent images and video considering the price tag. There are so...

Grade: A- Price: $89.00

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Olympus VG-160

A budget model, the VG-160 has pretty impressive specifications for $100. You'll find a 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x zoom that starts at a bright f2.8, 3-inch LCD, and 720p HD video. It's also highly pocketable.

Grade: B+ Price: $93.00

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Panasonic Lumix G3

With their G, GF, and GH series of cameras, Panasonic aims their three-pronged attack at three different types of users, a tactic that no other mirrorless cameras manufacturers have attempted so far. Leading their stable is the GH2 -- a world-clas...

Grade: C+ Price: $0.00

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Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus just announced their new flagship Micro Four Thirds shooter, the PEN E-P3. This rangefinder-esque beauty is built for the photo-enthusiast niche, sporting a well-rounded control scheme on its sturdy metal chassis and a price tag (including...

Grade: C+ Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

The ZS15 was announced alongside the ZS20 as Panasonic's high-end travel zoom camera. The ZS15 sports a versatile 16x zoom, 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, 10fps continuous burst mode, manual modes, and 1080p video recording at 60fps. Interestingly,...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix TS2

I did something I've never done before the other day: I dropped a camera into a bucket of water. Luckily, because it was the Panasonic DMC-TS2, it came out fine.The TS2 (or FT2 if you're outside North America) is Panasonic's successor ...

Grade: C+ Price: $0.00

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Samsung TL500

Once primarily known as a behind-the-scenes supplier of camera sensors, Samsung has considerably stepped up its photographic game recently, attacking the digital camera market in the same way it has tackled cell phones, TVs, and home appliances. W...

Grade: C+ Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix GF2

When the Panasonic GF2 was announced, many owners of the first-generation GF1 (including yours truly) were understandably excited. As Panasonic's answer to the rangefinder-styled Olympus PEN EP-1, the GF1 offered a tougher build, an old-school...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

With a 10x optical zoom and 18.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, the WX150 packs a lot of punch into a very tiny package. That sensor proved itself in our recent review of the HX30v, and it really is steal at the lower price point of the WX150. And as with...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Pentax K-x

The Pentax K-x follows the K-7 as the company's second new dSLR offering in 2009. Like the K-7, it offers improvements in many areas over its predecessor. Where the K-7 replaced the K20D in the Pentax lineup, the K-x replaces the K2000, with w...

Grade: C+ Price: $0.00

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Olympus PEN E-PL2

The Micro Four Thirds format has been kicking around for a few years, and it’s really hitting its stride in 2011. For those that are still unfamiliar, Micro Four Thirds is the most popular format of mirrorless camera. Mirrorless cameras like...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix GH2

The Panasonic GH2 marks the company's seventh foray into the rapidly growing and now-maturing mirrorless camera market. For those not already versed in the concept, mirrorless cameras are interchangeable lens shooters that dispense with the cu...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Sony Alpha A55

Since they entered the big leagues a few years back, Sony’s Alpha dSLRs have been second-string players. The few Alpha fans out there are quick to point out that they often use the same sensors as any late-model Canon, Nikon, or Pentax dSLR ...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Nikon COOLPIX S6500

Nikon's more advanced point and shoot models have caught quite a bit of attention in the past few years. The camera giant's newest addition, the Nikon Coolpix S6500, adds wi-fi, a few more megapixels and a longer zoom range over the older ...

Grade: B+ Price: $84.00

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 is nearly identical to the 140 except it doesn't include any image stabilization. With a price difference of just $10, we recommend getting the Canon ELPH 140 since image stabilization can make a big impact on imag...

Grade: B- Price: $99.00

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Fujifilm FinePix JX660

The JX660 is a very basic model from Fujifilm, though it offers a rechargeable battery (unlike the AZ660). The resolution isn't bad for the price with the 16 megapixel 1/2.3" sensor, but like the other $100ish cameras out there, it's ...

Grade: B+ Price: $83.00