Price: $149 (negotiable)
The Nikon Coolpix L22 may be a basic point-and-shoot camera that lacks manual controls, but it can take clear and well-coloured images. It’s small, light, and all you have to do is just aim at your subject and press the shutter button. It has a 12-megapixel sensor and a 3.6x zoom lens, and it runs on two AA batteries, so you can just pop in to your nearest store for a set of disposables when you run out of juice — this makes it great for travellers. Bing Lee currently has the L22 for $149
, which is the standard retail price, but everything in Bing Lee is negotiable. If you’re a fast talker, you might be able to get it a little cheaper.