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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 $590, with an average price of $167.

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#1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

$198 - $212
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
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
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#2

Samsung WB30F

79

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Samsung WB30F
$103

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Samsung WB30F

#3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

79

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
$131

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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 49 travel-zooms for less than $300, and ranks the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS the best. Snapsort looked at 72 recent travel-zooms to give this recommendation, they range from $54 to $471, with an average price of $195.

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#1

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

$299 - $350
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

91

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Nikon Coolpix S9700
$297

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Nikon Coolpix S9700

#3

Nikon Coolpix S9500

76

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Nikon Coolpix S9500
$217

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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 26 super-zooms for less than $300, and ranks the Nikon Coolpix L830 the best. Snapsort looked at 44 recent super-zooms to give this recommendation, they range from $120 to $998, with an average price of $286.

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#1

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

$160 - $227
100

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Zoom Great zoom Help
34.8x
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
22 mm
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
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#2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

96

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
$280 - $319

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#3

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

86

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Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
$278

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Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

recommendationBest digicam for movies for under $300

Movies

Capture moments in full motion, movies are a great complement to still photos. Snapsort found 67 digicams for movies for less than $300, and ranks the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 the best. Snapsort looked at 100 recent digicams for movies to give this recommendation, they range from $54 to $974, with an average price of $232.

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#1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

$198 - $212
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
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
arrow Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

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#2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

96

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score

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
$280 - $379

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#3

Nikon Coolpix P330

94

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Nikon Coolpix P330
$295

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Nikon Coolpix P330

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 17 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 $590, with an average price of $256.

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#1

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

$289 - $340
100

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Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
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#2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

98

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
$198 - $212

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#3

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

96

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Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS
$249 - $269

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Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

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 6 pro digicams for less than $300, and ranks the Olympus Stylus 1 the best. Snapsort looked at 25 recent pro digicams to give this recommendation, they range from $90 to $998, with an average price of $428.

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#1

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1

$200 - $649
100

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Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,040k dots
True resolution High true resolution Help
11.8 MP
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#2

Nikon Coolpix P330

97

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Nikon Coolpix P330
$295

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#3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

95

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score

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
$280 - $379

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1