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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

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS


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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
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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

If you're in the market for a compact superzoom and you're on a budget, the SX600 HS is our recommendation.

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42x optical zoom available with Digic 4+ processor

Offering a 30x optical zoom in a pocketable package, the SX700HS might just be the perfect compact for travellers

Introducing the selfie to the tough camera

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