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The best ultra-compact cameras for videos are available under $250 from Sony and Canon, with touch screens. The 5x optical zooming option and atleast 18 Megapixel resolution would be sufficient to capture videos from ultra-compact cameras.

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Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02 13.2 MP Digital Camera


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Nikon Coolpix S02
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS / ELPH 520 HS Light Field
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Nikon Coolpix S02 13.2 MP Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS / ELPH 520 HS Light Field Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Light Field Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Light Field Camera
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Release Date
Sep 2013
Feb 2013
Feb 2012
Feb 2012
Feb 2012
Camera Type
Ultra-Compact, Ultracompact
Ultra-Compact, Ultracompact
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Ultra-Compact
Light Field Camera, Ultra-Compact
HD Recording Format
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p, 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps); High-speed: 1920 x 1080 (15 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60, 50 fps)
1080p (HDTV)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p
1080p (HDTV)
Optical Zoom
3.0 x
5.0 x
12.0 x
4.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
13.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
10.1 Megapixel
16.2 Megapixel
18.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
2.7 in.
3.3 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.3 in.
Image Sensor Size
3.16 mm
7.66 mm
6.0 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm

Lens quality is very good with sharp images

Very compact form factor

Good-looking camera

Plenty of fun shooting options

Very good snapshots and video