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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 15 recent ultra compacts to give this recommendation, they range from $75 to $400, with an average price of $141.

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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

Samsung WB30F

80

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Samsung WB30F
$129

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Samsung WB30F

#3

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

78

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GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
$300 - $379

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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 Canon PowerShot SX280 HS the best. Snapsort looked at 79 recent travel-zooms to give this recommendation, they range from $70 to $769, with an average price of $205.

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#1

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

$199 - $200
100

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Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
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#2

Nikon Coolpix S9500

87

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Nikon Coolpix S9500
$175

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Nikon Coolpix S9500

#3

Samsung Galaxy Camera

84

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Samsung Galaxy Camera
$83 - $448

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Samsung Galaxy Camera

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 30 super-zooms for less than $300, and ranks the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 the best. Snapsort looked at 53 recent super-zooms to give this recommendation, they range from $110 to $1,298, with an average price of $303.

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#1

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

$249 - $352
100

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Zoom Great zoom Help
50x
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
920k dots
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
480 fps
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#2

Nikon Coolpix L820

99

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score

Nikon Coolpix L820
$180 - $279

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Nikon Coolpix L820

#3

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

98

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Panasonic Lumix FZ70
$265 - $298

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Panasonic Lumix FZ70

recommendationBest digicam for movies for under $300

Movies

Capture moments in full motion, movies are a great complement to still photos. Snapsort found 81 digicams for movies for less than $300, and ranks the Canon PowerShot S110 the best. Snapsort looked at 116 recent digicams for movies to give this recommendation, they range from $69 to $1,145, with an average price of $229.

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#1

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

$235 - $359
100

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Sensor size Large sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
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#2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

91

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score

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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

#3

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

88

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score

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170
$160

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

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 15 waterproof digicams for less than $300, and ranks the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 the best. Snapsort looked at 25 recent waterproof digicams to give this recommendation, they range from $96 to $400, with an average price of $237.

See more of the best waterproof digicams for under $300.

#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
arrow Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

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#2

Nikon Coolpix AW110

97

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Nikon Coolpix AW110
$225

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

#3

Pentax WG-3

97

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Pentax WG-3
$268 - $270

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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 9 pro digicams for less than $300, and ranks the Canon PowerShot S110 the best. Snapsort looked at 33 recent pro digicams to give this recommendation, they range from $200 to $1,298, with an average price of $414.

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#1

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

$235 - $359
100

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Sensor size Large sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
arrow Learn more about the Canon PowerShot S110

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#2

Nikon Coolpix P330

90

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score

Nikon Coolpix P330
$245

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Nikon Coolpix P330

#3

Panasonic Lumix LF1

83

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score

Panasonic Lumix LF1
$250 - $471

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Panasonic Lumix LF1