Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best compact digital cameras under $300 price range are suitable for point and shoot photography. Along with the support for HD video recording, these cameras support optical zoom of over 7x and camera resolution of over 14 megapixel. Most of these cameras are available from Sony, Fujifilm, Canon and Panasonic under the Cybershot, Finepix, Powershot and Lumix product lines respectively.


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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Olympus TG-850
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Olympus TG-850
$249 - $369
$240 - $249
$210 - $300
$279 - $350
$280 - $320
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2014
Apr 2014
Jun 2014
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Optical Zoom
18.0 x
20.0 x
42.0 x
30.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.53 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Image Quality
42% Positive
58% Negative
Focus
85% Positive
15% Negative
Look and Feel
100% Positive
Display
80% Positive
20% Negative
Modes
40% Positive
60% Negative
Video
100% Positive
Ease of Use
66% Positive
34% Negative
Performance
66% Positive
34% Negative
Connectivity
100% Positive
Price
50% Positive
50% Negative
Exposure
50% Positive
50% Negative
Battery
100% Negative
Low Light
100% Negative
Flash
100% Negative
Sensor
100% Negative

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