14 Cheap Cameras for Travel Photography

Before you go pro, start with simple digital cameras (mainly compact and shoot) that are suitably engineered for a beginner’s thirst for great travel photography. It will be a financial investment of course, but most cheap cameras  in Kenya range from KSh 7,000 to about KSh 30,000 depending on the brand.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your quest for the best gadget for your travel photography needs. I have quoted the average price of cheap cameras in Kenya on online shopping websites in Kenya (May 2017).

  1. Sony DSC-W800 – about KSh 14,000

Features & Specifications

  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 720p video footage
  • 2.7’’ LCD screen
  • Face detection
  • Flash

  1. Canon Ixus 145 – about KSh 11,000

Features & Specifications

  • 16 megapixels
  • 720p video quality
  • Face detection
  • A variety of camera effects
  • 2.7’’ LCD
  • 28mm zoom out, and 16x zoom in ability

  1. Nikon Coolpix L340 about KSh 15,000

Features & Specifications

  • NIKKOR lens
  • 28x zoom
  • 720p HD video quality
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 3.0’’ LCD
  • Stores photos in SD/SDHC or SDXC memory cards

  1. Nikon Coolpix S3600about KSh 15,000

Features & Specifications

  • 20.1 megapixels
  • NIKKOR Lens
  • 720p HD video quality
  • 2.7’’ LCD
  • Stores photos in SD/SDHC or SDXC memory cards

  1. Nikon Coolpix L29about KSh 8,000

Features & Specifications

  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 5x zoom
  • 2.7’’ LCD
  • 720p HD video quality

  1. Nikon Coolpix L830about KSh24,000

Features & Specifications

  • 16.0 megapixels
  • NIKKOR lens
  • 34x optical zoom
  • Supports storage in SD/SDHC or SDXC memory cards
  • 3.0’’ LCD

  1. Nikon Coolpix S2800about KSh 11,000

Features & Specifications

  • 720p HD videos
  • 5x zoom
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • A variety of camera effects
  • 2.7’’ LCD

  1. Nikon Coolpix L330 – about KSh 18,000

Features & Specifications

  • NIKKOR lens
  • 720p HD movie quality
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 3’’ LCD
  • 26x zoom

  1. Samsung WB250Fabout KSh 25,000
  • Makes 1920 x 1080 full HD videos
  • Auto backup of photos through Wi-Fi
  • Social sharing ability
  • 18x optical zoom
  • 3.0’’ LCD
  • 14 megapixels

  1. Canon IXUS 155about KSh 10,000

Features & Specifications

  • 20 megapixels
  • 10x optical zoom
  • 2.7’’ LCD
  • 720p HD movies quality
  • A range of camera effects

  1. Sony DSC – W570about KSh 15,000

Features & Specifications

  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 2.7’’ LCD
  • It supports storage in SD/SDHC or SDXC memory cards, etc.
  1. Sony DCS – WX60about KSh 13,000

Features & Specifications

  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 8x optical zoom
  • Full HD movie quality

  1. Sony DSC – H100about KSh 18,000

Features & Specifications

  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 21x optical zoom
  • 42x digital zoom
  • 3’’ LCD
  • 720p HD movies

  1. Sony DSC- WX300about KSh 27,000

Features & Specifications

  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 20x optical zoom
  • 3 inch LCD screen

Find the best camera and explore your creativity through travel photography.

Still not sure what to buy because of all the talk about megapixels and LCD size? Don’t go yet! I broke it down for you (find out what to look for when buying a camera).

Image Sources: Manufacturers and distributors’ websites like http://www.nikonusa.com

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