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For the best low light cameras under $300 price range, we limited our selection to the top rated digital cameras which have sensor size of at least 10 inch and supporting an ISO value of at least 1000. Some of the best low light cameras under 300 dollars come from brands like Pentax, Panasonic and Polaroid.

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Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4


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Nikon 1 J4
Pentax K-50
Samsung NX1000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Nikon 1 J4
Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera
Samsung NX1000 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera
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Release Date
May 2014
Jun 2013
May 2012
Nov 2010
Jun 2011
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
28.42 mm
28.2 mm
21.6 mm
21.6 mm
Max. ISO Speed
12800.0
51600.0
12800.0
6400.0
6400.0
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Compact System Camera
Compact System Camera
Resolution
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
21.6 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Live MOS
Live MOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.

Small, sleek and fully loaded - Nikon's newest J range camera is a pared-down version of the V3

Weather-sealed body that's unique in its price class

Good high ISO performance

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very enjoyable camera

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Slight tendency to underexpose.

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