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Best cheap camera 2019: 12 budget cameras to suit all abilities

Want to find the best camera for your needs but don't want to blow a small fortune getting one? You're in luck! 

Thanks to intense competition, technological advancements and manufacturers clearing out order models to make way for new arrivals, you can grab a brilliant compact or mirrorless camera, or even a DSLR, for less than you might think.

New cameras aren't always that different from previous models, so if you do a little research you may be able to get the same kind of image quality, performance or functionality in a slightly older but cheaper offering. Better yet, you can simply leave the research to us and see what we reckon, having tested all the options below and many more.


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Here's our pick of the 5 best cheap cameras - click on the links below to go through to the full review for each

1. Sony Cyber-shot RX100
2. Panasonic Lumix FZ300 / FZ330
3. Nikon D3500
4. Panasonic Lumix ZS50 / TZ70
5. Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D

We've compiled a selection of the best budget cameras going, so whether you want something to simply slot in your pocket for the odd snap that will be better pictures than your smartphone ever can, or a camera you can get a bit more creative with, you'll find it here.

If you need a bit more help figuring out what kind of camera you need, then read this article: What camera should I buy? And if you want to spend a little more money, then check out our other camera buying guides at the bottom of the page.

Here are the best cameras on the market right now that can be had for a mighty attractive price.
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