Undoubtedly today is the golden age of digital electronics equipment including camera and camcorder devices. More than 3,500 items of digital cameras in point and shoot class have been offered by almost 50 manufacturers. The huge options just making a confusing situation for the buyers, the same as if we have a few choices.
The urgent question is how to get a right one with its best at features and good for price? Firstly and primarily, beware the company’s reputation. This can be from a company which has produced only one item like Emerson and Crown to the company which has been released huge items more than 300s like Canon, Kodak, Olympus and Nikon. Secondly, compare their achievement ratings by real buyers. More five stars rating more better. Thirdly, consider their prices and see your budget again. Compare their pros and cons based on same level of price.
In this article, the list is restricted by price under $300. I mean, under 300 is not from zero to 300 bucks. This range of price still supplying large choices more than 3,000 products. Under 300 in this term will limited from $280 to $300; and we meet around one hundred items.
This curtailment providing 16 brands that possible to compare and only ten we can call the best digital cameras under $300. Here they are:
1. Nikon Coolpix s1100pj
Features: 14.1 megapixel CCD (charge coupled device) sensor, incredible built-in projector, 5x wide-angle optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, High Definition (720p) movie recording with one-touch control button, 3.0 inch touch-screen display, 5-way VR Image Stabilization system, and item weight 6.4 ounces.
2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
Features: 14.1 MP resolution, 24x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, 3.0 inch Intelligent LCD, HD movies in AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) Lite format, Intelligent Resolution technology for amazing image clarity, Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, and item weight 1.1 pounds.
3. Canon PowerShot SD750
Features: 7.1 MP resolution, 3x optical zoom, ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto, 3.0 inch PureColor LCD, DIGIC III Image Processor, Face Detection AF/AE, selectable shooting modes and special scene modes, print/share button, and item weight 8 ounces.
4. Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
Features: 14.0 MP CCD, 5x wide angle zoom, 2.7 inch LCD, can take pictures as deep as 33 feet underwater, can record movies with good clarity in high-definition, withstanding up to 220 pounds of pressure, and item weight 7.7 ounces.
5. Pentax Optio WS80
Features: 10.0 MP resolution, 5x optical zoom, Intelligent Zoom function extends the zoom range up to approximately 28.5x, widescreen HD movie recording at 30 fps, waterproof ability allows underwater photography up to 150 cm, and item weight 4.5 ounces.
6. Ricoh Caplio GX100
Features: 10.0 MP resolution, 3x wide angle zoom lens, support a tilted and removable viewfinder, easy to carry and enjoy photography anywhere, 7 blade iris aperture enables fine tuning and achieves better blurred backgrounds, and item weight 2 pounds.
7. Sony Cybershot DSC-T10
Features: 7.2 MP resolution, 3x optical zoom with Super SteadyShot stabilization, 2.5 inch LCD display, ISO 1000 settings enable, less color washout, slide show viewing with select music playback, powered by a lithium-ion battery, and item weight 5 ounces.
8. Fujifilm FinePix F30
Features: 6.3 MP resolution, 3x optical zoom Fujinon lens and combined with 6.2x digital zoom (offers 18.6x total zoom), ISO equivalency speeds as high as 3200 for great low-light and motion shots, 2.5 inch LCD monitor, i-Flash system pricesely detects soft light differences within a scene, and item weight 7.2 ounces.
9. Samsung Digimax NV20
Features: 12 MP resolution (photo-quality poster-size prints over 18 x 25 inches), 3x optical zoom with ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction), 2.5 inch LCD display, supports up to 3200 ISO, high-resolution movie mode at up to 30 fps, and item weight 5.4 ounces.
10. Polaroid X530
Features: 4.5 MP Foveon sensor, 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, 2.0 inch LCD screen, high-quality MPEG AVI movie recording, transferable photos via USB, compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, and item weight 4 pounds.