The three digital cameras listed below are fantastic all-rounders that fall into the budget bracket. Ideal for the average user who just want to point and shoot for high-quality images – great for holiday snaps and everyday pics – they’d make fantastic Christmas presents for your loved ones.
The Nikon Coolpix S6200 packs impressive specifications into a compact case, with the device measuring 93.0 x 56.7 x 25.4mm and weighing in at just 160g. The camera captures 16 effective megapixels, and boasts a 10x zoom lens with 25mm wide-angle coverage.
It’s fantastic for beginners, with 18 optimised scene modes ensuring optimal settings for different types of shot. The 2.7-inch LCD screen has an anti-reflection coating so you can always frame your photos without any difficulty.
In its digital cameras range, Viking sells a Nikon Coolpix S6200 bundle, which features accessories including a case, memory card and card reader. That means you can conveniently buy the gift package in one, and provide your loved one with everything they need to start snapping.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
The standout feature of the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS is the 20x zoom lens, which should ensure users never miss out on the action. Plus, there’s an intelligent image stabilisation system that helps keep the shot steady and reduce blur – even when subjects are in the distance.
Users can record full HD movies, and HDMI compatibility means these can easily be viewed on modern TVs. There’s also the option to capture stills of fast-paced action thanks to the high-speed shooting function.
With dimensions of 106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7mm and a weight of 224g, the 12.1-megapixel camera is bulkier than the Nikon Coolpix S6200 but still pocket-friendly. Plus, with a Smart Auto Mode that detects the scene, anyone can capture great images.
Samsung WB250F Smart Camera
The Samsung WB250F Smart Camera has received plenty of attention in the photography world, garnering rave reviews thanks to its impressive specifications. A standout feature is Wi-Fi connectivity, which enables users to share snaps through Facebook and other platforms effortlessly.
The camera also benefits from a three-inch touchscreen that makes navigating the menus a breeze, as well as face recognition technology, full HD video recording, 14.2 million effective pixels, and 18x optical zoom. It measures 106.1 x 61.7 x 21.7 (32.6) mm and weighs 184g.