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Popular Digital Point & Shoot Cameras Under $150

Popular Digital Point & Shoot Cameras Under $150
With so many digital cameras to choose from, it's hard to figure out the best one to gift during the Holidays. Explore our favorite digital cameras under $150 this Christmas.

Taking pictures is one of the best ways to capture all of life’s memories. Digital photos have made it much easier to share your pictures with family and friends, so that they can see your experiences and view your favorite life moments. This has led to a rise in high-quality cameras built into most smartphones, essentially replacing the need for digital point-and-shoot camera. However, not everyone has a smartphone with a built-in-camera, so having a high-quality digital camera is of high importance. Even those with smartphones will still use a standalone digital camera to complement their photographic needs.

The technology in today’s digital cameras have far exceeded the film cameras of old, which is why some shoppers are overwhelmed by all of the specifications for each camera. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying a digital camera:

  • A larger zoom range and higher number of megapixels does not always equate to a better camera
  • Buy something best for you or your gift recipient, and don’t necessarily focus on what is the best in a particular camera class
  • Always try out the camera before you buy it or research it online

With these things in mind, we invite you to check out our list of popular point and shoot digital cameras under $150 that would make great gift ideas this Holiday season:

2015 Digital Cameras Holiday Gift Ideas Under $150

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    8x optical zoom; 16x dynamic fine zoom, an enhanced zoom function that effectively doubles your reach 720p HD video capabilities 16 Scene Modes and Scene Auto Selector
    $78.99  from Staples
  • Nikon
    Family life is full of fun, laughter and sometimes a few bumps and bruises. The COOLPIX S33 is the camera designed to withstand what your family throws at it. Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, it's ideal for the beach, the pool, skiing, amusement parks and other bumpy adventures. Oversized buttons and easy menus mean everyone can have a turn taking photos and Full HD videos. You can even create fun slideshows with sound right in the camera The COOLPIX S33 is non stop family fun.
    $93.97  from Tech For Less
  • Canon
    12x Optical Zoom (25-300mm) helps facilitate versatility while maintaining outstanding optical performance, along with Intelligent IS to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions. 20.0 Megapixel* sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps facilitate outstanding performance. Shoot 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button. Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on predefined shooting situations to help you create the best possible image. Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome provide creative freedom to capture your photos. Compatibility with the Canon Connect Station CS100 device helps enable you to transfer images. .Cameras-Refurbished PowerShot Digital Cameras-PowerShot ELPH 170 IS Blue Refurbished
    $99.99  from Canon
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    16 MP Low-light CMOS Sensor 12x Optical Zoom and 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom allow you to get even closer to what matters Built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing
    $97.99  from Staples
  • Samsung
    ul li Shoot and Share Effortlessly in a Zoom with Samsung WB350 Smart Camera li li Samsung Link Allows Seamless Sharing and Playback Across all Devices li li Remotely Control Your Camera from a Smartphone or Tablet li ul
    $320.49  from Tech For Less
  • Panasonic
    Highlights: Instant creativity with built-in creative effects Capture stills or (720p) HD video in and out of water Travel confidently with go-anywhere freeze-proof (14 degrees) , shockproof (4.9 ft.) and waterproof (26 ft.) toughness Features Creative Control / Creative Retouch Creative Control in recording mode and Creative Retouch* in playback mode give you the power to turn ordinary situations into highly expressive images. Creative Effects include Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect**, Miniature Effect**, One Point Color. * For photos only. ** Cannot be used in Creative Panorama Creative Panorama With the Creative Panorama function, you can shoot and overlay consecutive horizontal / vertical images, then add filter effects with Creative Controls. 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. Additional action modes include Sports, Snow, and Beach and Snorkeling. Quad-Proof Tough for Active Lifestyles This tough, rugged camera is waterproof, shockproof, dust and freezeproof, perfect for photos and video anywhere, indoors or out. Waterproof to 8m/26ft. Shockproof to 1.5m/5ft. Freezeproof to -10C/14F Dustproof MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) MEGA O.I.S. automatically compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is detected instantly by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second to produce sharp, clear 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. And you can switch from video to photo shooting and back again instantly. * Sensor output is 30p (for NTSC area) / 25p (for PAL area) Time Lapse Shooting Position the camera to record stationary observation for flowers coming into bloom, scudding clouds and other subjects. A series of successive images can be combined in-camera to produce time- lapse video. Torch Light Torch light helps record beautiful videos even in dusky underwater environments or in camp at night. And even when camera functions are inactive, you can turn the light on to illuminate subjects. 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 Specifications Optics Pixels Camera Effective Pixels: 16.1 Megapixels Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter: 1/2.33-inch CCD Sensor / 16.6 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter Lens Aperture: F3.9 - 5.7 / 2-step (F3.9 / 9.0 (W) , F5.7 / 13.0 (T) ) Optical Zoom: 4x Focal Length: f=4.5 - 18.0mm (25 - 100mm in 35mm equiv.) Focal Length: (29-108mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording) Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) : 5.1x (4:3 / 10M) , 7.2x (4:3 / 5M) , 9.0x (under 3M) Intelligent Zoom: 8x Lens: LUMIX
    $147.99  from BuyDig.com
  • NIKON
    If you want to be delighted by your photos and HD videos; if you want to catch detailed close-ups of faraway action say hello to the Nikon Coolpix L830 Digital Camera. With a superb NIKKOR super telephoto glass lens that delivers 34x optical zoom plus an astounding 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom youll be amazed by how far you can reach. You can even tilt the high-resolution 3 LCD for a better view while recording Full HD 1080/60i video with stereo sound. Additional features: Hybrid Vibration Reduction 19 Scene Modes 6.7 fps Burst Rate plus more!
    $179.00  from Cameta Camera
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    Comes in white color, this 10MP instant digital camera creates smudge-proof, water-resistant and tear-resistant photos 2.5 LCD 230000 pixels rear screen display allows you to preview the image or movie Dimensions: 3H x 4.6W x 1.4D
    $179.99  from Staples
  • Canon
    8x (28-224mm) Optical Zoom helps facilitate versatility while maintaining outstanding optical performance. 20.0 Megapixel* sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps facilitate outstanding performance. Shoot 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button. Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on predefined shooting situations to help you create the best possible image. Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome provide creative freedom to capture your photos. Compatibility with the Canon Connect Station CS100 device helps enable you to transfer images. .Cameras-Refurbished PowerShot Digital Cameras-PowerShot ELPH 160 Black Refurbished
    $79.99  from Canon

Do you own a smartphone? Does it replace your need for a digital camera or do you still use both when taking photos? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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