What are the best cameras in the 250 price range?

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    #1Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10

    Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10

    The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 Hybrid Instant Camera prints on the new Instax squared film (2.4"x2.4"). It also allows you to preview the image before you print it thanks to the 3" LCD screen. 

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    Keith Green
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a decent camera for the price, especially if you're looking for a hybrid with a classic look and feel. The square film makes it stand out compared to most other cameras, and the ability to preview and print your photos on the spot combines the best features of today and yesterday's photo trends."
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    #2Canon PowerShot ELPH 350

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 350

    The Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 comes with a 20.2 Megapixel sensor, 12x optical zoom and built-in NFC connectivity and Wi-Fi technology. 

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    Larry Henry
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a great little compact camera. It is not the best camera but for the money you spend it is a good value for money."
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    #3Polaroid Z2300

    Polaroid Z2300

    The Z2300 10MP is a Polaroid camera print instant photos in 2x3" in full color in less than 1 minute. It features a 10MP sensor, compact size and 3" bright color LCD and it's compatible with SD cards up to 32GB

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    Nicolás Anaya
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a terrible looking camera for its price. I know several cameras in this price range that are much better."
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    #4Nikon COOLPIX B500

    Nikon COOLPIX B500

    Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera boasts a 16MP lens and 40x optical zoom capacity. You can control and sync this camera to your smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. B500 can also capture 1080p high-definition videos at 30 fps.

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    Edward Schmidt
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I have always loved Nikon cameras and they are almost always my first choice when looking for cameras. I bought this one a while ago and I have been impressed by all the the specs and the quality."
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    #5GoPro HERO5 Session

    GoPro HERO5 Session
    GoPro HERO5 Session is a powerful and simple action camera equipped with pro-quality capture features. It allows you to record 4K videos and thanks to its connection features allows you to easily access, edit and share files on any device. Is delivered with mount accessories.
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    Diana Fowler
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "GoPro HERO5 Sessionis a powerful and simple action camera equipped with pro-quality capture features. It allows you to record 4K videos and thanks to its connection features allows you to easily access, edit and share files on any device."
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    #6Ricoh 16 Waterproof WG-50

    Ricoh 16 Waterproof WG-50
    Ricoh 16 Waterproof WG-50 is a simple but powerful camera that can be used under rude conditions. It is specially designed to withstand water, freezing, and weights up to 100kgf.


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    Gloria Palacios
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "My budget for a new camera was $250, and after doing quite a bit of research I ended up buying the Ricoh 16 Waterproof WG-50 camera. I think what really sold me on this particular camera was the color and the look.....it looks amazingly cool! However, it is a good, quality camera too. I haven't had any problems with it. I would definitely recommend this camera!"
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    #7Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

    Canon 1090C001 is a 20-megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom and image stabilizer. It has Smart Aut0 setting and scene modes like fisheye effect, toy camera effect and monochrome. 

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    Ethan Riley
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS is a great camera in the 150-250 price range. I got mine last year and I've loved it. It includes smart auto setting and a 10x optical zoom. "
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    #8GoPro HERO+

    GoPro HERO+
    GoPro HERO+ is a powerful action camera that allows you to capture 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. It features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to control it remotely. It is waterproof up to 40 meters.
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    Pamela Meyer
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The waterproofing is excellent on this camera which makes it great for capturing good video at the beach or the pool or wherever there is a chance of it getting wet. The case is very sturdy on this and that makes it a great camera for taking high quality pictures and videos on adventures."
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    #9Canon PowerShot SD4500IS

    Canon PowerShot SD4500IS

    Canon PowerShot SD4500IS is a 10-megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom. It features  Smart Auto including 28 shooting scenes and 1920 x 1080 pixels video mode. 

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    Jennifer Soto
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Purchased one of these used as a spare camera, and I'm fairly satisfied with it. Image quality is very good, similar to the other BSI-CMOS sensor PowerShots I own, and so is the video quality. Sound quality is pretty good, but lacks the bass response of newer and higher-end models such as the PowerShot SX 230 HS, which I also own. The 10x optical zoom is great, although the wide angle starts at 36mm, but that means a longer telephoto reach up to 360mm, similar to megazoom compacts in the SX-series lineup of the time. The menu system is easy to use, although it's too easy to accidentally hit the record button. The one major downside of this camera is battery life. With the NB-9L being similar in size to a AA battery, battery life isn't that great. It's fine for taking stills, but if you're recording a lot of video, you'll need several batteries. Overall, this is a good camera if you don't shoot a lot of photos and videos in a single day or need a spare to your main camera without breaking the bank."

Summary

Best What are the best cameras in the 250 price range
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10Electronics 12 Paid
2Canon PowerShot ELPH 350Electronics 9 Paid
3Polaroid Z2300Electronics 7 Paid
4Nikon COOLPIX B500Electronics 6 Paid
5GoPro HERO5 SessionElectronics 4 Paid
6Ricoh 16 Waterproof WG-50Electronics 0 Paid
7Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 ISElectronics 0 Paid
8GoPro HERO+Electronics 0 Paid
9Canon PowerShot SD4500ISElectronics 0 Paid
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