Need a cheap camera? Never fear; we have you covered with the best models you can buy for under AU$300.
Normally, we would advise you to proceed with caution when buying the cheapest or most basic camera. Fortunately, the models we've collected here are good alternatives to the expensive, top-of-the-line compacts. They can take a decent picture, too.
All the cameras we've listed come in at under AU$300 RRP, and you can probably find them even cheaper on the shelves. Don't forget to snap up a memory card to store your photos, which should only set you back by around AU$10 to AU$20, depending on the capacity. A camera case is also a worthy investment if you're planning to throw it around in a bag or suitcase, though pretty much all of these cameras come with either a wrist or neck strap in the box. All of these cameras run on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, with the exception being the Nikon Coolpix L810, which uses AA batteries.
Many of these cameras also come equipped with HD video, wide-angle lenses and 2.7-inch or 3-inch screens. It just goes to show that you don't have to sacrifice quality when spending a little less cash.