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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 12 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 $60 to $400, with an average price of $134.

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#1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

$198 - $199
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+ Silver Edition

87

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GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
$280

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GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

#3

Samsung WB30F

76

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Samsung WB30F
$96 - $99

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Samsung WB30F

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 56 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 $60 to $470, with an average price of $184.

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#1

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

$299 - $354
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

88

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
$279

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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 Nikon Coolpix L830 the best. Snapsort looked at 48 recent super-zooms to give this recommendation, they range from $127 to $998, with an average price of $294.

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#1

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

$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

98

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
$298 - $330

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#3

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

97

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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
$263 - $305

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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

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 Canon PowerShot S110 the best. Snapsort looked at 105 recent digicams for movies to give this recommendation, they range from $60 to $1,311, with an average price of $224.

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#1

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

$220 - $299
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

94

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
$198 - $199

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#3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

90

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
$259 - $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 $244.

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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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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
$198 - $199

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

#3

Pentax WG-3

95

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Pentax WG-3
$280

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Pentax WG-3

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 10 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 $115 to $998, with an average price of $402.

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#1

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

$220 - $299
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

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

94

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Olympus XZ-2 iHS
$299

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Olympus XZ-2 iHS

#3

Nikon Coolpix P330

92

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Nikon Coolpix P330
$270

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Nikon Coolpix P330