3-inch LCD screen rotates 180-degrees for vlogging or selfies. Has built-in face detection and anti-shake features. Images up to 24 megapixels, with video resolution of 1080p. Has a variety of shooting modes (i.e. night, party). Compact and easy to use.
Cannot be used as a webcam. Some found the picture quality to be lacking.
Comes with a 2.7-inch TFT LCD screen. Images up to 21 megapixels, with 720p resolution for video. Compact and portable. Very user friendly. Rechargeable lithium ion battery good for 60 minutes of use. Functions include anti-shake, face detection, and smile capture. Bundled with Pho Tag Express photo management software.
Some felt that the camera's automatic settings are not sensitive enough. The manual that comes with the camera is very small and hard to read.
Available in red, black, or pink. Stylish design. Resolution up to 15 megapixels for images, and 720p for video. 5-times optical zoom, and a 4-times digital zoom. 2.7-inch TFT LCD screen. Can take up to a 32 gigabyte SD card. Features include face detection and smile capture. Many shooting modes.
Internal storage is nearly nonexistent, so you'll need to invest in an SD card before really putting this option through its paces.
Able to take underwater shots up to 3 meters deep. Compact size. Battery charge lasts up to 3.5 hours. Easy to use. 16 megapixel photos, and 1080p video resolution. Comes with a 16 gigabyte SD card. Modes include sports, portrait, and more. Durable. Has a 2.4-inch TFT LCD screen.
Due to waterproofing, this camera does not come with a speaker (but does record sound as part of any video shot). Battery cover is difficult to open, and some reports of buttons sticking.
Comes in your choice of black or red. Capable of taking 16 megapixel photos and 720p HD videos. Supports and includes a 32 gigabyte SD card. 2.7-inch LCD screen. Features include a 27 millimeter wide angle lens, 4-times optical zoom, and a 6-times digital zoom. Comes with 2 AA batteries. Offers a variety of modes, including panorama, fireworks, and fish eye.
On the expensive side to operate; goes through batteries quickly.
Sub-$100 digital cameras can’t compete with more expensive options in terms of features and size of prints, but you’ll be surprised at what they can deliver. When examining a camera in this category, first find out how large its pictures are, and the resolution of video if it offers. Look into whether the batteries are rechargeable, and if so, how long does a charge last? Examine ease of use, how compact the camera is, and what kind of software ships with it to manage and edit photos. Does it offer features like face detection, anti-shake, or waterproofing? What shooting modes does it offer, and can you expand the storage with an SD card?
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