This year, we’re seeing a lot of great options for under $100. In the past, this price range was reserved for cameras that didn’t even offer optical zoom, but this year sees some pretty viable options that won’t break the bank. In addition, options at the higher end of the price spectrum also offer some great value, especially if you’re looking to step into the world of digital SLR cameras.
Before we begin, a quick note on our choices. When making the following picks, we ignored digital zoom ratings because digital zoom tends to severely diminish photo quality. We also overlooked small differences in megapixels since these small differences won’t make a difference in the large majority of photos that you take.
Taking that into account, here are some of the best deals available this Black Friday on cameras.