Today, we’re going to look at the best point-and-shoot cameras available for around $200. Previously, you needed to spend a small fortune on a good camera, but that is no longer the case. If you want to improve your photography skills, capture better photos, and have the versatility of a professional camera, you can now do so for less than $200 or close to it.
The majority of cameras under $200 still feature an excellent optical zoom, excellent image quality, a sufficient number of megapixels to capture crisp images, and a slim design. The best feature of a point-and-shoot camera is that the majority of them are pocket-sized. Some of them capture 4K video, some are ideal for nighttime photography because of their wide ISO range, and we even have one on the list today that is completely waterproof!
The best point and shoot camera under $200 will be your best companion while traveling or exploring the city. These cameras are great for everyday photography, capturing the most memorable moments of your vacation, and assisting amateur photographers in honing their talents.
While many point-and-shoot cameras have identical megapixel counts to your smartphone, they are significantly better. This is because they include more advanced technology than a cell phone can. Even if the megapixel count is identical, the hardware inside any camera is always miles ahead of what can fit inside a slim smartphone. This is important to consider when comparing megapixels.
10 Best Point and Shoot Camera Under $200
1. Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera
- Ultra-slim camera that shoots 720p HD video
- Features the DIGIC 4+ image processor for enhanced performance.
- 8x optical zoom lets you close in and see more. Also includes 4x digital zoom.
- Frame shots and view photos easily with the 2.7" LCD viewfinder.
- Includes a built-in optical image stabilizer. Helps reduce blurry images caused when the camera shakes or vibrates.
2. Panasonic LUMIX Waterproof Digital Camera
- QUAD-PROOF TOUGH CAMERA – Made for active lifestyles, this rugged camera is waterproof (to 8m/26ft.), shockproof (to 1.5m/5ft.), dust and freezeproof (to -10C/14F), perfect for photos or video anywhere
- MEGA O.I.S. CAMERA LENS - Automatically compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake movement. Detected instantly by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times/second to produce sharp, clear images
- BEAUTIFUL UNDERWATER SHOTS - The red color reproduction of Advanced Underwater Mode easily compensates for the red tones easily lost in underwater shooting to create more natural underwater images
- MP4 HD VIDEO RECORDING - Recording dynamic MP4 HD video in 1280 x 720p starts with the simple push of an independent motion picture button allowing you to switch from video to photo shooting instantly
- 220MB BUILT-IN MEMORY - When the camera's SD card is full, built-in memory automatically provides 220MB of additional storage. Enough for up to 34 images
3. Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Waterproof Digital Camera
4 used from $229.00
- Is 100-12800, allowing for lots of light and extremely fast shutter speed
- Waterproof to 82 ft. , shockproof up to 5. 9 ft., freeze proof to 14 f and dustproof
- Smile shutter - The new feature automatically takes the photo. When you select smile shutter you will no longer miss the perfect photo.
- 4K/15P video capture the world around you in ultra-high definition with the 4K movie capability at 15 frames per second
- Bluetooth capability - the newly installed Bluetooth low energy technology allows automatic and instant image transfer to smartphones and tablet devices by easy pairing registration. The technology also Syncs the time and location information from your device and attaches it to your images.
4. Nikon Coolpix W150
- Waterproof down to 33 feet
- Full HD video with stereo sound—even underwater
- 18 convenient shooting modes
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy Snap Bridge sharing
- Viewfinder Type: Electronic Viewfinder
5. Samsung WB350F
$214.95 in stock
- Share your best photos instantly with Family and Friends with Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
- SMART features - Social Media Upload, E-mail, Photo beam, Direct Link, Mobile Link, PC Auto-backup, Remote Viewfinder, All Share
- 21x Optical Zoom for great shots up front or from a distance
- 1080p HD Video
- microSD card required.
6. Nikon Coolpix S7000 16 MP Digital Camera
$143.98 in stock
- 20x optical zoom and 40x with Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach
- Target Finding AF for accurate, intelligent autofocus
- Full HD 1080/60i videos with stereo sound
- 18 Scene Modes
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology allow you to wirelessly share photos to a compatible smartphone
7. Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera
- Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC, plus one-touch Mobile Device Connect button
- 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with DIGIC 6 image processor (Canon HS SYSTEM)
- 30x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 120x combined zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
- 3-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
- Capture stunning 1080p HD video with a dedicated movie button
8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 10.1 MP Digital Camera
- 10.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
- 3.8x F2.0 ultra-wide-angle 24mm Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens
- 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD; Record HD videos in AVCHD Lite; Creative Movie mode
- Venus Engine FHD image processor; hot shoe for easy accessorization
- Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
9. Samsung WB800F 16.3MP CMOS Smart WiFi Digital Camera
- 21x Optical Zoom
- SMART features - Social Media Upload, E-mail, Direct Link, Mobile Link, PC Auto-backup, Remote Viewfinder, All share, Cloud Service
- 1080p HD Video
10. Canon PowerShot N100 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera
- Mobile Device Connect button connects to your compatible Android or IOS device for quick an easy sharing
- 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with DIGIC 6 image processor (Canon HS SYSTEM)
- 5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
- 3-inch tilt, capacitive touch panel LCD helps provide flexibility
- Capture stunning 1080p full HD video with a dedicated movie button