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May 13, 2012 15:22 |  #1

My father in law is looking for a camera. I'm an SLR guy and have really never paid any attention to point and shoot type cameras. I've been looking through them and am really having a hard time picking out something that may be best. Most of the ones I like are over $300 lol. Which couple are considered the best cameras for under $300?




  
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May 13, 2012 18:05 |  #2

The best camera I can think of, in terms of image quality, low light support and white balance,
as well as 'cool' features such as a sweep panorama mode and face detection auto focus,
is the Nikon Coolpix P310, with its meager x4 zoom but large f/1.8 max aperture setting,
currently being sold for just under $300, which is, in my opinion, a very worthy deal.

If it's not low light support he's after, but a large zoom - then the Panasonic ZS20 is
definitely worth a look, as well as the new SX260, if you're looking for a Canon.

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May 13, 2012 21:48 as a reply to  @ eyalg's post |  #3

Thanks for the input. :)




  
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May 19, 2012 12:40 |  #4

Do not forget the Canon SX150, 12X zoom, 14MP's, great quality stills and videos with stereo sound, $179.00 dlrs or less and what is great, it uses AA batteries. rechargables recommended but alkalines will keep you going if you are on atrip with no time to recharge!




  
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May 24, 2012 13:01 |  #5

I'd have to say the best bang for the buck camera at that price point would be the Olympus Epm1 with kit lens. $299 refurbished from Cameta Camera with one year warranty.




  
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May 28, 2012 10:00 |  #6

heez10 wrote in post #14455352 (external link)
Do not forget the Canon SX150, 12X zoom, 14MP's, great quality stills and videos with stereo sound, $179.00 dlrs or less and what is great, it uses AA batteries. rechargables recommended but alkalines will keep you going if you are on atrip with no time to recharge!

I just ordered this camera yesterday for the very reason you indicate...AA batteries. I got it in QVC for $139.99 with a 4g SD card.

Will be on a long trip in a couple of weeks and often will be no where near outlets to recharge a battery.

The camera has a lot of very good review on Amazon etc.


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May 31, 2012 19:56 |  #7

Sx10is? 20x zoom, 10MP, tilt-able display, video, takes AA, full manual control. Too big to fit in a pocket but I have one im trying to get rid of if you want.


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May 31, 2012 20:11 |  #8

300HS Canon.....under $150 USD. If you're in this catagory ..go real cheap. IQ will most likely be satisfactory




  
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Jun 03, 2012 02:57 |  #9

i just got a Canon 310HS and think it's the greatest little P/S camera I've ever had and I've tried a ton of them. Just returned at 520HS, piece of trash in my opinion.


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Jun 06, 2012 04:11 as a reply to  @ jlarson21's post |  #10

Ixus 125 HS all the way!

http://www.photography​blog.com …_hs_review/samp​le_images/ (external link)




  
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