A $250 camera budget doesn't sound like much, but you'll be surprised at the best inexpensive digital cameras you'll find in the sub-$250 price range.
This price range provides a good mixture of slightly older beginner-level models that have dropped in price, along with new point and shoot models that have a good feature set, including plenty of resolution, large LCDs, interesting styles, and extremely thin camera bodies. The Casio TRYX, pictured here, carries an innovative design, for example.
With a budget of around $250, you'll have a lot of choices regarding your next camera. Just click the link to read my recently updated list of the best cameras for under $250.
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