Digital Cameras from $150 to $200
In the $150 to $200, you'll start to see consistently capable cameras. Image quality is pretty good, zoom ranges are extended, and performance is generally quick and reliable. This category swells around the holiday season, and you can find excellent deals on great cameras like compact zooms and rugged models that usually sell for over $200. During the lean months, you'll still find solid point-and-shoots with many redeeming qualities.