Some people are perfectly satisfied dropping thousands of dollars on DSLRs and all the lenses that accompany that prosumer lifestyle. Others just want a digital camera that is easy to use and can produce a better quality photo than a Motorola RAZR. For the latter, we have this shootout of five cams under $150.
Benny Goldman of Gizmodo compares five bargain-minded digital cameras with fairly high resolutions, attacking their respective user interfaces, shooting quality, and manual options. The five cams involved in the shootout are the Kodak EasyShare M853, Nikon CoolPix L18, Canon PowerShot A580, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750, and the GE A735.
In the end, Benny concludes that the Sony is the best all around package. I’d say that you’re better off spending a little more money for a few manual controls and image stabilizaton, but that’s just me.