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The best compact cameras for video recording are the standard point and shoot cameras for convenient mobile shooting. The below listed top-rated digital cameras can shoot 1080p Full HD videos of your parties and vacations and these devices also allow you to easily share the captured media to the internet. Available from brands like Nikon, Sony and Canon under the Coolpix, Cyber-shot and Powershot lines, these cameras can be affordable best under the $300 price range.

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Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera


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Release Date
Aug 2013
Aug 2013
Sep 2013
Aug 2013
Apr 2013
Camera Type
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Compact
Compact
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Compact
HD Recording Format
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p, 240p, 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p, 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p, 1920 x 1080 (25p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high-speed: 1920 x 1080 (15 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p
1080p (HDTV)
Optical Zoom
5.0 x
5.0 x
7.1 x
30.0 x
1.0 x
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
16.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
1.97 mm
1.97 mm
1.97 mm
7.66 mm
28.2 mm

Very good photos in bright light, and the fast lens, optical viewfinder

Raw support, 1080p60 video, 10fps continuous shooting

Excellent LCD screen that's hinged on the side

Compact, Sharp 30x zoom lens, Good control layout

Compact design with APS-C image sensor

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