Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best point and shoot cameras under $300 have compact bodies are highly portable. Apart from the portability, this list of best point and shoot cameras support optical zoom of over 16x. Most of these cameras are from Canon, Fujifilm and Nikon and Panasonic under the product lines: Powershot, Finepix, Coolpix and Lumix respectively.


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Samsung WB800F
Nikon P520
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Nikon COOLPIX S9500
Samsung WB800F Digital Camera
Nikon P520 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Digital Camera
$250 - $311
$250 - $435
$298 - $312
$285 - $330
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Release Date
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Jul 2013
Jan 2013
Camera Type
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact, SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Optical Zoom
21.0 x
41.7 x
60.0 x
22.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
MOS, CMOS
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
Average Rating
 4.0 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.8 stars