Whether you're looking to capture the fleeting moments of summer, take artful photographs, create memories while traveling or get photos printed at your fingertips, these seven best digitial, instant and compact cameras can help you do so. The right camera for you is out there waiting. 

 

1. Nikon D3100 - $259.99

 

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For those looking to upgrade from a compact camera to a DSLR for the first time, the Nikon D3100 will help ease the transition. It’s great for those beginning in more advanced photography as it has a guide mode and easy to figure automatic controls.

 

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2. Canon EOS Rebel T5 18-15mm - $379            

For families, photography enthusiasts and first time DSLR the Canon Eos Rebel makes capturing moments through video and photos easy and brilliant. Record HD video and shoot high-resolution photos with a powerful image sensor and processor.

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3. Sony A3000 with 18-55mm Lens - $398

Sony is great for photographers looking for a light body camera with a dependable grip. This mirrorless digital camera is ideal for anyone who has owned a DSLR before, as it can be more difficult to navigate settings.

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4. Canon PowerShot SX710 HS - $262

This advanced compact camera is perfect to slip into your bag for day trips or your suitcase for vacations! Capture clear images or video and instantly transfer them to your phone using the built in WiFi. It’s perfect for getting that crystal clear shot for Instagram.

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5. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS50S - $284

The perfect size for carrying along with you, the Panasonic has a travel zoom and eye viewfinder to eliminate glare from the sun and help you get the perfect shot. It also has enhanced low-light sensitivity to improve sharpness without a flash.

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6. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 - $57.82

This instant camera has the lowest price tag and can fit in most bags. It’s extremely easy to learn with an automatic light sensor that tells you which setting to use when shooting. While film can be pricey, there’s nothing better than watching your picture develop in front of your eyes.

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7. Polaroid Snap - $99.99

While pricier, this Polaroid instant camera will save you money on film as it prints your picture straight onto Zink paper. You can print in black and white, color or sepia and insert a memory card to save your photos digitially too.

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