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Smartphone technology has improved over the past few years, allowing you to rely on your phone for photos or selfies. However, nothing can replicate the accuracy, detail and quality provided by an actual digital camera. Be it a simple point-and-shoot or a more professional DSLR, a digicam is just what you need for clearer snapshots and occasional video recordings. And the good news is that you do not have to spend so much to get a good quality camera.

Whether you are a pro photographer on a tight budget or just someone who loves to take pictures, here are the top 10 digital cameras under $500 to consider:

1. Sony 20.1 MP Digital Camera
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Sony's 20.1MP Digital Camera is equipped with a special image sensor that helps you capture gorgeous images with excellent contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. Its Easy Mode feature allows the camera menu to be simplified for ease of use. Through Smile Shutter technology, you can capture smiles the moment they happen.

2. Canon PowerShot ELPH 190
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Through its 10x Optical Zoom, the Canon Powershot ELPH 190 allows you to capture images with ease and flexibility, so you can take snaps of the whole party, or close in on a friend's smile. Its Intelligent IS feature reduces camera shake, allowing you to take clear images with minimal blur.

3. Kodak Pixpro Friendly Zoom FZ53
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Part of Kodak's Friendly Zoom line, the Pixpro FZ53 is no ordinary point-and-shoot camera. It has loads of features that let you express your inner creativity, such as a 28mm wide angle lens for snapping the whole gang, auto-detection settings that ease worries about missing a perfect shot, and a button that lets you switch between photo and video modes.

4. Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ252
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Part of Kodak's Astro Zoom series, the Pixpro AZ252 lets you discover a world of photographic creativity at your fingertips. It has 22 scene modes to choose from that automatically adjusts lighting, movement and overall quality depending on what you scene you choose to capture. Its 25x Optical Zoom feature can let you capture the scene without actually having to be where it happens.

5. Nikon Coolpix W300
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With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in, Nikon's Coolpix W300 is your friend when taking pictures of nature's finest. This waterproof, freeze-proof, shockproof and dust-proof digital camera lets you take stunning high-resolution photos and 4K Ultra HD videos, as well as time-lapse and Superlapse videos. It has a built-in bright LED light that is handy for illuminating a subject or lighting the way.

6. Canon EOS Rebel T7 Bundle
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This camera bundle has everything a professional photographer needs, including an 18-55mm lens, two auxiliary lenses, and a tripod. The Canon EOS Rebel T7 itself helps bring your photography skills to the next level, irrespective of skill level. The camera's large, high-resolution 24.1MP CMOS sensor adds rich details and vibrant colors to every shot.

7. Canon PowerShot SX740
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Capture precious moments at home or on the go with the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS. This slim, stylish and lightweight camera automatically transfers all pictures taken to a compatible mobile device for easy backup and online uploading. It also has a 3-inch LCD screen that can be tilted upwards for selfies or vlogging.

8. Panasonic Lumix ZS70
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The Panasonic Lumix ZS70 is what happens when portability, reliability and innovation meet. This pocket-sized camera's features include a lens-mounted control ring for added control, a 0.2-inch eye-sensor-equipped electronic viewfinder that allows for easier viewing under sunny conditions, and a 20.3-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor for recording high-quality detailed images.

9. Sony Cyber-Shot HX-99
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The Sony Cyber-Shot HX-99 has all the essentials at the palm of your hand. Its 24-720mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens deliver superb image quality irrespective of zoom range. This compact-sized camera also has excellent features such as Fast Intelligent AF for quickly capturing moments, a tiltable 3-inch LCD touchscreen for taking selfies and framing low-angle shots, and Eye-AF for making studio-quality portraits.

10. Cedita G1 Digital Camera
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This digital camera from Cedita is both feature-loaded and affordable. Its retractable flashlight allows you to take pictures or record videos in dark settings. The camera also has anti-shake, smile capture and face detection functions for capturing high-quality pictures, as well as a selfie timer to give you ample time to prepare before taking a selfie.