All hail to the human brain for mind boggling technological advancements of our age. When the camera was first invented, it was considered the birth of an artificial eye which could not only see but also record and save memories. With the passage of time, this technology has seen many changes and advanced features have been added. The age of the digital camera is upon us.
Compared to the past, cameras of today are reduced in size, have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and are digital which makes linking, saving and sharing photos and videos a lot easier than the past. The addition of these features adds flexibility, convenience, and creativity to the use of a camera.
As the market grows for this equipment, new entrants are seen in the field of camera production. A high-end camera, especially a digital camera with great features, was once only afforded by a few. Nowadays, a good digital camera having most of the commonly available features is not so expensive anymore. Anyone can now enjoy the perks of having convenience, great features, and affordability when it comes to cameras.
Below is a compilation of a few cameras with some great features, all within a budget of $200. These cameras capture your precious moments perfectly, come loaded with features and do not compromise on image quality due to their price tag.
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
In the world of photography, Canon holds a high place for producing the best cameras for everyone. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 digital camera is one great camera with a very reasonable price tag.
Without compromising on the quality of images, the Canon PowerShot ELPH is a compact camera which is very easy to use. The camera comes with a 10X zoom capability, built-in Wi-Fi and features HD video. It is highly suitable for amateur photographers, travelers, and students.
Since it is the age of filters and effects, the Canon PowerShot ELPH does not lag behind. It features some great settings such as Toy Camera and Fisheye. The camera is available in blue, red and black color.
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Water sports are the best thing we can indulge in during summer time. If you are going for a trip that includes water sports or beaches, you will require a sturdy water proof camera to capture all those special moments.
Fujifilm FinePix XP80 has come up with a great water proof camera within a budget. It can be used for underwater photography since it is water proof up to 50 feet. This camera is freeze proof, dust proof, and shock proof up to 5.8 feet.
A backlit 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor makes excellent photos possible even in low light. The camera can be operated via your smartphone. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi for easy transfer and sharing of photos and optical image stabilization in order to capture clear and high-quality images with reduced blur especially for images that are zoomed in.
Nikon COOLPIX L340
Under $200, one can hardly find a good starter kit which all beginner photographers require in order to start their photography journey. But Nikon Coolpix L340 solves this problem beautifully. This is a mighty 20 Mega Pixels camera. The lens is manufactured by NIKKOR. This camera supports a 32 GB SDHC memory card along with a 50-inch tripod.
There is a cleaning kit forming part of the box and the camera supports HDMI as well as Micro-HDMI audio video cable. It has a USB Card reader and a table top tripod. The LCD screen is protected from dust and scratches by a screen protector. All these things come in a handy black bag.
This digital camera is a great choice for videographers. It can easily shoot a 720p video with a 28x optical zoom telephoto lens. Though the lens is fixed, the usage of the same is very versatile. The Dynamic Fine Zoom feature is also present in the camera which effectively enhances the zoom to an effective range of 56X.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90
Fujifilm introduced this beauty a few months back. It is actually one among a long line of instant cameras being produced by Fujifilm along with its competitor Polaroid. The classic look of this camera and its vintage design outshines competitors. It is like having all the latest features in a vintage camera. It truly is a thing of beauty.
Talking of retro, this camera can even print photos instantly like old time Polaroids. Like a digital camera, it is able to automatically detect the brightness of its surroundings and adjust the flash as well as shutter speed accordingly.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 features Macro-mode which gives a chance to users to shoot images as close as 30cm to 60cm. This is quite a small distance. It has a ‘Kids mode’ which helps in shooting fast moving objects. The most exciting feature of this camera is the double exposure mode. This mode captures two images simultaneously on one film sheet.
Nikon Coolpix A10
One may not be able to find a better digital camera than Nikon Coolpix A10 under $200 price bar mentioned above. It allows the user an optical zoom of up to 5X with the best glass lens experience provided by NIKKOR which can easily capture every detail from a great distance. The body is designed ergonomically which perfectly and comfortably fits into the hands of the user.
It is equipped with several features which make it stand out among the lot. It has six types of camera filters like party mode, portrait mode etcetera which automatically adjusts its flash settings in order to match the available lighting as per the effect selected. This helps in adding a personal and creative touch to the photos by means of editing.
It has a 2.7-inch big LCD display which not only assists in taking shots but also provides the option to work and interact perfectly even in direct sunlight. The camera comes equipped with video shooting capability which helps in shooting full HD short movies of 720p.
In short, this camera is an all-in-one experience, capable of taking photography to the next level.