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recommendationBest ultra compact for under $300

Super compact

Ultra compacts are some of the smallest cameras you can buy, great for slipping into your pocket for a night on the town. Snapsort found 10 ultra compacts for less than $300, and ranks the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 the best. Snapsort looked at 13 recent ultra compacts to give this recommendation, they range from $78 to $400, with an average price of $153.

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#1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

$198 - $214
100

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Screen size Large screen Help
3.3"
Size Really small Help
Ultra compact 96x59x15 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
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#2

Samsung WB30F

76

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Samsung WB30F
$96 - $98

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Samsung WB30F

#3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

75

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
$131

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

recommendationBest travel-zoom for under $300

Travel zoom

Travel-zooms are great for travel, packing a lot of zoom into a small package. Snapsort found 52 travel-zooms for less than $300, and ranks the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS the best. Snapsort looked at 71 recent travel-zooms to give this recommendation, they range from $60 to $500, with an average price of $195.

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#1

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

$299 - $300
100

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Movie format High resolution movies Help
1920 x 1280 @ 60fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
922k dots
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
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#2

Nikon Coolpix S9700

97

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Nikon Coolpix S9700
$297

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Nikon Coolpix S9700

#3

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

86

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
$280

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

recommendationBest super-zoom for under $300

Super-zoom

Super-zooms have the most zoom you can get, often up to 30x, so you can get great close ups no matter the distance, great for sports, animals, etc. Snapsort found 29 super-zooms for less than $300, and ranks the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 the best. Snapsort looked at 46 recent super-zooms to give this recommendation, they range from $129 to $998, with an average price of $294.

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#1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

$298 - $330
100

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Zoom Great zoom Help
60x
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
20 mm
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
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#2

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

97

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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
$266 - $489

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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

#3

Nikon Coolpix L830

96

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Nikon Coolpix L830
$227

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Nikon Coolpix L830

recommendationBest digicam for movies for under $300

Movies

Capture moments in full motion, movies are a great complement to still photos. Snapsort found 74 digicams for movies for less than $300, and ranks the Canon PowerShot S110 the best. Snapsort looked at 102 recent digicams for movies to give this recommendation, they range from $60 to $1,080, with an average price of $225.

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#1

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

$230 - $249
100

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Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
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#2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

93

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
$198 - $214

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

#3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

89

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
$290 - $400

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

recommendationBest waterproof for under $300

Waterproof

If you're spending time on the beach, or on the water, waterproof cameras let you go anywhere without worrying. Snapsort found 19 waterproof digicams for less than $300, and ranks the Nikon Coolpix AW120 the best. Snapsort looked at 24 recent waterproof digicams to give this recommendation, they range from $107 to $400, with an average price of $245.

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#1

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

$297 - $548
100

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Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
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#2

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

98

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
$299 - $428

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

#3

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

98

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
$198 - $214

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

recommendationBest pro digicam for under $300

Pro digicam

Pro digicams have advanced features for the photographer such as wide apertures and large sensors. Snapsort found 9 pro digicams for less than $300, and ranks the Canon PowerShot S110 the best. Snapsort looked at 29 recent pro digicams to give this recommendation, they range from $129 to $998, with an average price of $432.

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#1

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

$230 - $249
100

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Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
arrow Learn more about the Canon PowerShot S110

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#2

Nikon Coolpix P330

89

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Nikon Coolpix P330
$270

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Nikon Coolpix P330

#3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

88

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
$290 - $400

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1