Best Digital Cameras Under $100 to Buy in 2021

There is a widely believed misconception that the smartphones were the last nail to the coffin for the digital cameras. We will simply say that those who believe so are just getting ahead of themselves. No matter what smartphone we talk about, there will always be a colossal disparity between the photo taken from it, and the one taken from a digital camera.

One can tell the two photos apart with ease because that’s how huge the contrast is. The momentousness of the digital cameras can simply be NOT looked down upon. In today’s crowded market, there is no shortage of great cameras. Whether you’re a beginner, semi-pro or professional, or perhaps somewhere in between one of those “levels”, there’s always a camera to suit your style.

1. AbergBest 21

Sleek Design


  • Lightweight
  • 21 Megapixels
  • HD 720P Video
  • 2.7 inch screen
  • Rechargeable batteries


  • Short battery life

8,148 Reviews

Image Resolution: 21 MP | Video Resolution: HD 720p | Optical Zoom: 1x | Screen Size: 2.7 in

After experimenting with individual cameras, we have come to the conclusion that the most renowned digital camera in the market as of now is undoubtfully the Alberg Best Digital Camera, hands down. This HD camera is ideal for taking high-end photographs and recording immaculate videos.

With 21 megapixels resolution for good capture, HD 720P resolution for recording, one can now create their own HD masterpiece! The 2.7″ TFT LCD display allows you to comfortably view the vivid videos recorded and photos captured.

While phones and tablets only give you so much storage space before you have to start deleting footage, the Aberg Best HD Digital Camera records onto External-Memory MAX 64G SD card (not included), that you can easily swap when you want to keep recording or photos.

Following are the features included: anti-shake, face detection, smile capture, continue shot, self-timer, 8X digital zoom, PhoTags Express Software for photo editing, printing, and sharing with e-mails The box will comprise of digital camera, two 550 mAh rechargeable lithium battery, camera pouch, user manual, one-piece CD disk, mini 5PIN USB cable, hang rope and an adaptor.

And to top it all, this is the CHEAPEST camera on the list. Yes, hella inexpensive with being one of the best cameras out there. If this deal isn’t a no-brainer, we don’t know what is. The only downside of this beast is that it has a 550mAh Lithium-Ion battery which, albeit is rechargeable, can only support the camera to work for 60 minutes. 

2. Sony DSC W800

Great Zoom


  • 20.1 MP
  • 720p HD Video
  • Easy mode
  • Smile shutter
  • Panorama


  • Details not too fine

1,163 Reviews

Image Resolution: 20.1 MP | Video Resolution: HD 720p | Optical Zoom: 5x | Screen Size: 2.7 in

In the second place is the Sony DSCW800 with its Super HAD CCD 20.1 MP sensor for capturing beautifully detailed images of super high resolution.

It can record videos of up to 720p in HD Movie mode. The 26 mm wide-angle lens is capable of capturing the whole scene and not just part of it. With the 5x optical zoom, you can now go further and see more; a zoom-in clarity that smartphones cannot compete with.

With its precision, the W800 is also super portable. It is small, takes great photos, looks good while doing it, and slips neatly into your pocket.

The most notable features of this camera are the Party Mode, built-in photo editor, and 360° Swipe Panorama. The SteadyShot feature stabilizes the images when captured and reduces shake to give the desired results.

The list of features just doesn’t stop here; it also has an Easy Mode that over-simplifies the display, menu and a lot of other things just in case someone wants to use the camera casually or if they want their kids to handle it without getting addled.

It is also equipped with Smile Shutter technology, which automatically captures smiles. The features do not end here, grab this beauty to check for yourself.

3. Vivitar ViviCam F126

For Females


  • 4x digital zoom
  • Autoflash
  • Face Detection
  • Pretty colours
  • Accessories


  • Low resolution

81 Reviews

Image Resolution: 14.1 MP | Video Resolution: SD VGA 480p | Optical Zoom: 1x | Screen Size: 2.7 in

If you are running tight on budget but still want to own an action camera, then Vivitar ViviCam is most definitely what you’re looking for.

The Vivitar ViviCam is as intriguing as its name. This camera is especially for those individuals who go for aesthetic looking items because F126 comes in two gaudy colours: pink and blue, suiting your taste.

The kit comes with loads of accessories, and who doesn’t love free accessories? The box includes Vivitar ViviCam F126 Digital Camera, Transcend 16GB SDHC Card, Vidpro Hard-Shell Camera Case, PD Flexible Table Mini Tripod and PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit and LCD Screen Protectors.

The screen size is 1.8 inch providing you a convenient way of reviewing your photos without the need of squinting your eyes.

The F126 offers a 1.8-inch LCD screen, anti-shake, red-eye detection and an option for continuous shooting with up to 4x digital zoom. 

Additionally, the built-in flash helps increase your image quality when shooting in low-light conditions, and the camera runs on three convenient AAA batteries. This is one of the best cameras for newbies.

4. Nikon COOLPIX A10

Good Image Quality


  • 12 scene modes
  • 6 creative effects
  • Scene auto selector
  • 4x zoom


  • Slow

410 Reviews

Image Resolution: 16.1 MP | Video Resolution: HD 720p | Optical Zoom: 5x | Screen Size: 1.8 in

The Nikon COOLPIX A10 is so far the most underrated Action Camera in terms of popularity. With the ability to shoot videos of 720p and capture pictures of 16.1-megapixel with a CCD image sensor, the A10 just can’t disappoint you.

There are 6 creative effects, scene auto selector that automatically detects the scene, 15 manually selectable scene modes, a smart portrait mode, and auto (program) mode where you can set the white balance, continuous shooting (on or off), and ISO speed.

Or, choose to Scene Auto Selector and let the camera choose for you.

If you’re a person with unsteady hands, the A10 has you covered. The electronic VR will offset camera movement and keep your shots sharp and clear. For added convenience, the COOLPIX A10 runs on AA batteries, so you’ll never be stuck waiting for a charge.

Convenience was considered in every aspect of the COOLPIX A10. To be fair, the Coolpix A10 isn’t the fastest camera, and focus can be quite slow, particularly in low light. The camera can take a photo every 0.8 seconds when shooting in continuous mode, which isn’t very fast.

5. Kodak PIXPRO FZ43-RD

With Wide-Angle Lens


  • 16MP
  • 4X optical zoom
  • 2.7 inch LCD screen
  • Wide angle lens


  • Zoom not perfect

2,053 Reviews

Image Resolution: 16 MP | Video Resolution: HD 720p | Optical Zoom: 4x | Screen Size: 2.7 in

The Kodak FZ43 ranks fifth on the list with it’s 16.15MP 1/2.3″ CCD sensor producing high-resolution stills. It is capable of recording HD videos of 720p.

The sleek design of the camera also includes a 2.7″ 230k-dot LCD monitor for reviewing and composing imagery, and two AA batteries are used as a convenient power source.

A 180° Panorama Capture mode lets you pan about the scene in order to capture a seamless panoramic image. The box includes the camera, of course, two AA batteries, wrist strap, quick start guide, warranty card, and a service card. The company has made sure to provide every sort of convenience to its customers.

One of the coolest features of this camera is that it has a 27mm wide-angle lens. Why limit yourself to standing back to get the whole gang in the shot? With a 27mm wide-angle lens, the FZ43 means you don’t have to.

It gives you plenty of space to work with for all your friends. The FZ43 has both optical zoom and digital zoom. Oh and did we mention, the camera is available in two brilliant colours: red and black.

The only downside of this camera is that sometimes, the super-zoom function isn’t the best, that is, the pictures get blurred out a tad bit, but for the money, one can probably cope with that, unless you’re expecting to get National Geographic quality shots which is certainly a bit too demanding.

Rest assured, with this digital camera, you’ll be sure to capture all of the details that matter the most.

Bill Wilson
Bill is a certified Microsoft Professional providing assistance to over 500 remotely connected employees and managing Windows 2008 to 2016 servers.