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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 13 ultra compacts for less than $300, and ranks the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 the best. Snapsort looked at 14 recent ultra compacts to give this recommendation, they range from $65 to $280, with an average price of $133.

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#1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

$198 - $298
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

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

87

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GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
$280

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GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

#3

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

87

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GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
$280

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GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

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 58 travel-zooms for less than $300, and ranks the Nikon Coolpix S9700 the best. Snapsort looked at 75 recent travel-zooms to give this recommendation, they range from $60 to $490, with an average price of $185.

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#1

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

$297 - $327
100

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Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
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#2

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

93

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
$279

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

#3

Nikon Coolpix S9500

85

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Nikon Coolpix S9500
$197

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Nikon Coolpix S9500

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 31 super-zooms for less than $300, and ranks the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 the best. Snapsort looked at 48 recent super-zooms to give this recommendation, they range from $127 to $998, with an average price of $284.

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#1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

$298 - $398
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

99

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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
$253 - $305

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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

#3

Nikon Coolpix L830

96

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Nikon Coolpix L830
$227 - $255

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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 80 digicams for movies for less than $300, and ranks the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition the best. Snapsort looked at 106 recent digicams for movies to give this recommendation, they range from $60 to $864, with an average price of $212.

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#1

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

$280
100

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Movie format High resolution movies Help
4096 x 2160 @ 12fps
Size Really small Help
Ultra compact 60x42x30 mm
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
5 mm
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
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#2

Canon PowerShot S110

57

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Canon PowerShot S110
$220 - $249

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Canon PowerShot S110

#3

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

53

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
$198 - $298

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

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 18 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 $349, with an average price of $230.

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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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

98

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score

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
$198 - $298

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

#3

Nikon Coolpix AW110

95

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Nikon Coolpix AW110
$217 - $380

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

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 31 recent pro digicams to give this recommendation, they range from $129 to $998, with an average price of $406.

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#1

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

$220 - $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

Nikon Coolpix P330

92

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Nikon Coolpix P330
$257

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Nikon Coolpix P330

#3

Fujifilm XF1

86

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score

Fujifilm XF1
$214 - $215

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