As the number of digital cameras being made increases exponentially, it is becoming harder to figure out which ones are worth investing in. Every company berates us with different numbers concerning megapixel capacities or zoom capabilities, but those do not always necessarily equate to a better overall camera. The following list describes five of the best digital cameras, under $300, currently on the market:
1) Nikon COOLPIX L120
The Nikon COOLPIX L120 is a well-balanced camera that can be utilized by both expert and beginning photographers, due to its simplistic nature and adequate features. It possesses a wide-angle lens that can give you a 21x optical zoom, and has capabilities of taking both close-up shots and panoramic shots. The camera comes equipped with “intelligent features” which allow for correcting blurs through image stabilization, which is good news for those of us with unsteady hands or happen to be in a hurry while shooting.
2) Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is currently one of the thinnest digital cameras on the market. However, do not let its slick look fool you because the camera comes equipped with the goods, including: a 24mm ultra wide-angle lens and image stabilization. One of the key features that make the ELPH stand-out, as a reasonably priced digital camera, is its ability to take clear photos in low-light situations, without using a flash.
3) Fujifilm FinePix T300
The T300 is a solid, all-around digital camera that has all the tech features to satisfy most camera-savvy consumers, including: 720p HD video recording, a 10x optical zoom lens, and a standard 3-inch LCD screen. This camera doesn’t have any extra bells or whistles, and does exactly what it’s meant to do: take decent pictures. One key point, however, is that the 10x zoom lens a great addition considering the low price.
4) Fujifilm FinePix XP30
The main attraction for the Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is its ability to withstand a heavy beating. This tough camera was designed with active people in mind, who will inevitably end up dropping and damaging their cameras. In addition to being a tough camera, the XP30 comes equipped with standard digital camera features such as: a 5x zoom lens and a 2.1 inch LCD. Additionally, the XP30 is water-proof and capable of working in up to 16.4 feet of water depth.
5) The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 looks and functions the way a decent-priced digital camera should. Though the body is pretty slim, the camera still manages to feature a 10x optical zoom lens. The Lumix also has capability to record 1080p video and boasts 14 mega-pixels. Another plus about the camera is that it has fairly well-made physical settings that are utilized in an on-screen menu. The physical settings featured on the camera are not the best for experienced photographers, but definitely get the job done; sporting about a dozen different Scene modes and even has buttons dedicated to exposure compensation and macro focusing.
I hope that you found this list informative and that it helps you figure out which digital camera best suits your needs and can help you preserve your precious family memories and photos!