Dave's Picks

$250 - $299

Most Popular Cameras Priced Between $250 and $299

Camera Name Res Lens Avg. Price
Nikon J1 digital camera image Nikon J1 10.1 3.00x $296.95
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Nikon Coolpix AW110 digital camera image Nikon Coolpix AW110 16.0 5.00x $278.89
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Editor's Choice Res Lens Avg. Price
image of Canon PowerShot SD980 IS digital camera Canon PowerShot SD980 IS 12.1 5.00x $249.00
Touchscreen LCD in an ultra-compact, ultra-wide, very capable camera As the first Canon Digital ELPH to offer a touchscreen LCD, the PowerShot SD980 IS also offers a 5x zoom range extending from 24-120mm equivalent, a 12.1-megapixel CCD image sensor, super intelligent automatic features and a very small, pocketable body. The Canon SD980's Smart Auto mode does a good job of assessing common-yet-tricky exposure situations and choosing the best preset mode, and the capable Face, Blink and Motion Detection technologies ensure great portraits. And the Canon SD980's widescreen 3.0-inch PureColor LCD monitor is bright and accurate. Click here to read our Express Review of the Canon PowerShot SD980! (minimize)

Other Top Choices Res Lens Avg. Price
image of Nikon Coolpix AW110 digital camera Nikon Coolpix AW110 16.0 5.00x $278.89
An all-around strong waterproof performer with added Wi-Fi
The Nikon AW110 proved to be an overall good waterproof model that feels great in the hands, features an interface that's easy to navigate, shoots very good underwater stills and video and boasts a nice design with an ultra-cool battery door. The addition of built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing and file transferring makes the AW110 even more versatile than the previous model. Check out our 2013 Best Waterproof Cameras shootout for our Nikon AW110 review. (minimize)

image of Nikon J1 digital camera Nikon J1 10.1 3.00x $296.95
Nikon's J1 answers the demand for a truly compact system camera, and does it with style
Nikon bided its time before entering the compact system camera market, and when it finally did so, wasn't afraid to take a path untrodden. The Nikon J1 adopts a rather smaller sensor than its main rivals, but in doing so also offers a worthwhile savings in weight and size--not only for the camera body, but perhaps more importantly for its lenses. That's not the only attention-grabbing feature, either. An unusual hybrid AF system and a speedy new EXPEED processor make the J1 swift even by SLR standards, and all this in a body that looks less camera than fashion accessory. Inquiring minds must know, though: how does that smaller sensor fare against its system camera rivals, and does it offer enough advantage over enthusiast compacts? To find out, click here and read our Nikon J1 review. (minimize)

 
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