The best cheap digital cameras offer an alternative to your phone’s camera. You don’t always want to use your phone, anyway. And there are times you can’t or don’t want to use your expensive camera. That’s where a cheap digital camera comes in.
It’s quite a narrow field, as smartphones take over this end of the market. But we’ve picked a few winners for you. Our top pick combines a slim compact body, 5x optical zoom, and in-body image stabilization.