Top Budget Point & Shoot Cameras under Rs. 10,000

By Anirudh Regidi | Updated 18 May 2015
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Is modern photography only limited to high-end smartphones, high-end DSLRs and mirrorless cameras? What's a budget-conscious customer going to do? Don't worry, here we highlight a few brand new point & shoot cameras from Canon and Nikon that have good features and are light on the pocket. What's so great about this camera right here? We'll come to that in a bit. But first...

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Nikon Coolpix S3700

A camera that can't share its images instantly is as good as a relic in this day and age. The Nikon Coolpix S3700 aims to fix that by offering you, on a budget, a 20.1MP capable P&S camera with NFC and Wi-Fi support. If that wasn't enough, your Rs.7,000 gets you 8x zoom, optical image stabilization and support for 720p video recording.

10% off on Nikon Coolpix S3700 , Explore at Rs. 6,705


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Price: Rs.5,800

This compact little camera comes with all the accessories that you'd need, including a USB charger and A/V cable.

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Canon Digital lXUS 160

Dirt cheap and a decent performer, the IXUS 160 is a great value for money camera for the price. A 20MP sensor and 8x optical zoom coupled with the DIGIC 4+ CPU make for a great deal.

21% off on Canon Digital lXUS 160, Explore at Rs. 5,550

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Price: Rs.5.600

It's nice to see that Canon hasn't scrimped out on the packaging here. As you can see, the box is packed to the gills

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Canon Digital IXUS 170

Boasting of 12x optical zoom (25-300mm equivalent), a 20MP sensor and Canon's quick DIGIC 4+ processor. The shutter speed ranges from 15-1/2000 seconds, which is good and image quality is decent. However, the aperture is small at f/3.4, but it's not a deal-breaker and you shouldn't expect absolutely everything at this price.

21% off on Canon Digital IXUS 170, Explore at Rs. 7,850

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Priced at Rs.8,000, you even get an SD card and camera pouch bundled with the camera; the same contents as the IXUS 160's package.

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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

If you're on a budget and still want a mega zoom camera, look no further than the SX400 IS. Boasting of a massive, 30x optical zoom. That lens is tacked onto a 16MP CCD and comes with optical image stabilization and can record movies at 720p.

18% off on Canon PowerShot SX400 IS, Explore at Rs. 8,984

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Price: Rs.9,000

While this is the most expensive camera in this little round-up of budget cameras, it's also the one with the longest zoom and if that's all you want, this camera can't be beat.

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