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We looked at the top digital cameras released over the last year to bring you this list of the best bridge cameras under $300, and all of which are highly rated by the top digital camera reviewers from around the web. Also, this list of the best bridge cameras is narrowed down to those which basically bridge the functionalities and features of digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLRs, i.e., professional cameras) and point-and-shoot cameras (consumer cameras). Some of the best Bridge cameras coming from brands like Nikon, Panasonic and Fujifilm under $300 support features like up to 14 Megapixel camera and HD video recording.

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Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840


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Nikon Coolpix L840
Fujifilm FinePix S1
Nikon P520
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Nikon COOLPIX L820
Nikon Coolpix L840
Fujifilm FinePix S1
Nikon P520 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera
Nikon COOLPIX L820 Digital Camera
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Release Date
May 2015
Mar 2014
Jan 2013
Jul 2013
Jan 2013
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact, SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, SLR-like (bridge)
Compact, SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
38.0 x
50.0 x
41.7 x
60.0 x
30.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
MOS, CMOS
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 is hardly the perfect super-zoom camera, but it definitely is in the top of the 2014 class.

Lot of shooting options

30x zoom lens, a high-res 3-inch LCD