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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for professional cameras under $300.

If you're looking for a camera that will help you take your photography to the next level, it's time to step up to a professional-grade model. Browse the top-ranked list of professional cameras under $300 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Vivitar - VES529 16mp Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: VES529-NOC-T29-4
    SKU: 6574120

    Product Description

    Step into the world of vivid photography with the Vivitar Digital Camera. At its core, this camera prioritizes clarity and brilliance, featuring a built-in flash to brighten up your shots, and red-eye reduction to ensure every portrait is impeccable. Dive deeper into the world of videography with its integrated HD video and audio recording capabilities, capturing moments as they happen in their full essence. Zoom in on life’s details with a remarkable 10x optical zoom, ensuring that distance never compromises quality. Powering this gem is a USB rechargeable battery, merging convenience with functionality. Explore your artistic side with diverse shooting modes, from vintage sepia to classic black & white and more, allowing for a personalized touch to every shot. Framing and reviewing your captures becomes a joy on the 2.7'' full-color LCD display. Compact yet feature-rich, the Vivitar Digital Camera is a must-have for enthusiasts and professionals alike.
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    Step into the world of vivid photography with the Vivitar Digital Camera. At its core, this camera prioritizes clarity and brilliance, featuring a built-in flash to brighten up your shots, and red-eye reduction to ensure every portrait is impeccable. Dive deeper into the world of videography with its integrated HD video and audio recording capabilities, capturing moments as they happen in their full essence. Zoom in on life’s details with a remarkable 10x optical zoom, ensuring that distance never compromises quality. Powering this gem is a USB rechargeable battery, merging convenience with functionality. Explore your artistic side with diverse shooting modes, from vintage sepia to classic black & white and more, allowing for a personalized touch to every shot. Framing and reviewing your captures becomes a joy on the 2.7'' full-color LCD display. Compact yet feature-rich, the Vivitar Digital Camera is a must-have for enthusiasts and professionals alike.
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  2. Minolta - MN40WP 48.0 Megapixel Waterproof Digital Camera - Blue - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "A fun point and shoot camera...An excellent gift for those who don’t use smartphones equipped with good cameras. And the waterproof feature is an added bonus....You don’t have to be a professional to use it but the result makes you look like a professional."

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    Make your memories look their best with the MN40WP Waterproof Dual-Screen Digital Camera from Minolta. Offered here in blue, this powerful waterproof point-and-shoot camera captures 48MP stills and lets you record 2.7K QHD video with rich detail and vibrant color. Dual LCD monitors are provided for capturing images in standard or selfie mode, and special features include panorama shooting, face detection, and smile capture so you can shoot in a fun and easy manner. Waterproof to depths of 10', capturing amazing underwater photos is just a quick snap way. Best of all, when you look back on your memories, they'll look as good as the day you recorded them.
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    "A fun point and shoot camera...An excellent gift for those who don’t use smartphones equipped with good cameras. And the waterproof feature is an added bonus....You don’t have to be a professional to use it but the result makes you look like a professional."

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    Product Description

    Make your memories look their best with the MN40WP Waterproof Dual-Screen Digital Camera from Minolta. Offered here in blue, this powerful waterproof point-and-shoot camera captures 48MP stills and lets you record 2.7K QHD video with rich detail and vibrant color. Dual LCD monitors are provided for capturing images in standard or selfie mode, and special features include panorama shooting, face detection, and smile capture so you can shoot in a fun and easy manner. Waterproof to depths of 10', capturing amazing underwater photos is just a quick snap way. Best of all, when you look back on your memories, they'll look as good as the day you recorded them.
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  3. Polaroid - 16MP Waterproof Digital Camera - Red - Front_Zoom

    Model: IS048-RED-STK-4
    SKU: 6459733
    Top comment

    "Good price for waterproof camera not the best pics...I'm not a professional photographer, but it's pretty hard to get a good, clear picture. ...Nice little camera....Nice compact camera. Can take pictures underwater!"

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    Product Description

    The Polaroid iS048 digital camera is the perfect adventure companion. At 16 MP, you can capture great images on-the-go and then preview them on the 2.4" preview screen. Small and lightweight, it is easy to slip into your pocket so you're ready to capture the next perfect moment, even if that is underwater! The Polaroid iS048 is completely waterproof up to 10 ft so feel free to jump into a pool or lake! Save your memories to a micro SD card (not included) for easy transfer to your computer or mobile device and then you can share them with all your family and friends.
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    "Good price for waterproof camera not the best pics...I'm not a professional photographer, but it's pretty hard to get a good, clear picture. ...Nice little camera....Nice compact camera. Can take pictures underwater!"

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    Product Description

    The Polaroid iS048 digital camera is the perfect adventure companion. At 16 MP, you can capture great images on-the-go and then preview them on the 2.4" preview screen. Small and lightweight, it is easy to slip into your pocket so you're ready to capture the next perfect moment, even if that is underwater! The Polaroid iS048 is completely waterproof up to 10 ft so feel free to jump into a pool or lake! Save your memories to a micro SD card (not included) for easy transfer to your computer or mobile device and then you can share them with all your family and friends.
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  4. Minolta - MN40WP 48.0 Megapixel Waterproof Digital Camera - Pink - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Minolta camera...Exactly what I wanted, Minolta camera with good reviews....They are kid friendly where its easy for them to use these cameras and print as well. If they can use it with ease, I recommend it for novice camera users."

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    Product Description

    Make your memories look their best with the MN40WP Waterproof Dual-Screen Digital Camera from Minolta. Offered here in pink, this powerful waterproof point-and-shoot camera captures 48MP stills and lets you record 2.7K QHD video with rich detail and vibrant color. Dual LCD monitors are provided for capturing images in standard or selfie mode, and special features include panorama shooting, face detection, and smile capture so you can shoot in a fun and easy manner. Waterproof to depths of 10', capturing amazing underwater photos is just a quick snap way. Best of all, when you look back on your memories, they'll look as good as the day you recorded them.
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    "Minolta camera...Exactly what I wanted, Minolta camera with good reviews....They are kid friendly where its easy for them to use these cameras and print as well. If they can use it with ease, I recommend it for novice camera users."

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    Product Description

    Make your memories look their best with the MN40WP Waterproof Dual-Screen Digital Camera from Minolta. Offered here in pink, this powerful waterproof point-and-shoot camera captures 48MP stills and lets you record 2.7K QHD video with rich detail and vibrant color. Dual LCD monitors are provided for capturing images in standard or selfie mode, and special features include panorama shooting, face detection, and smile capture so you can shoot in a fun and easy manner. Waterproof to depths of 10', capturing amazing underwater photos is just a quick snap way. Best of all, when you look back on your memories, they'll look as good as the day you recorded them.
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  5. Minolta - MND20 44.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Happy teenager when she opened this camera! Compact & best price I found for comparable cameras....Nice Little Camera...The Minolta MND20 camera is a nice little camera for the price."

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    Product Description

    The Minolta MND20 is a compact and fun camera capable of producing high-resolution images and ultra clear 2.7K QHD video even in a compact package. This super-slim handheld device can cover a variety of shooting situations with its crystal clear lens and 16x digital zoom. Thanks to a strong and accurate sensor, the MND20 can extract 44-megapixel photos and 2.7K Quad HD video resolution. The 2.9" 230k-dot LCD screen at the rear and built-in LED assistive lighting lets you review and compose your images with ease. It features a single SD card slot comes preloaded with a 32GB memory card and it's compatible with any SD card with up to 128GB of capacity, while intelligent scene modes help ensure you get the best image. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur.
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    Top comment

    "Happy teenager when she opened this camera! Compact & best price I found for comparable cameras....Nice Little Camera...The Minolta MND20 camera is a nice little camera for the price."

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    Product Description

    The Minolta MND20 is a compact and fun camera capable of producing high-resolution images and ultra clear 2.7K QHD video even in a compact package. This super-slim handheld device can cover a variety of shooting situations with its crystal clear lens and 16x digital zoom. Thanks to a strong and accurate sensor, the MND20 can extract 44-megapixel photos and 2.7K Quad HD video resolution. The 2.9" 230k-dot LCD screen at the rear and built-in LED assistive lighting lets you review and compose your images with ease. It features a single SD card slot comes preloaded with a 32GB memory card and it's compatible with any SD card with up to 128GB of capacity, while intelligent scene modes help ensure you get the best image. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur.
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  6. Polaroid - 16MP Waterproof Digital Camera - Teal - Front_Zoom

    Model: IS048-TEAL-STK-4
    SKU: 6459734
    Top comment

    "Its worth the money, nowadays we cab use our phones for cameras though...Durable camera but image quality is horrible. Despite low cost, camera sensors should be higher quality at this point of a basic cameras life cycle."

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    Product Description

    The Polaroid iS048 digital camera is the perfect adventure companion. At 16 MP, you can capture great images on-the-go and then preview them on the 2.4" preview screen. Small and lightweight, it is easy to slip into your pocket so you're ready to capture the next perfect moment, even if that is underwater! The Polaroid iS048 is completely waterproof up to 10 ft so feel free to jump into a pool or lake! Save your memories to a micro SD card (not included) for easy transfer to your computer or mobile device and then you can share them with all your family and friends.
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    Top comment

    "Its worth the money, nowadays we cab use our phones for cameras though...Durable camera but image quality is horrible. Despite low cost, camera sensors should be higher quality at this point of a basic cameras life cycle."

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    Product Description

    The Polaroid iS048 digital camera is the perfect adventure companion. At 16 MP, you can capture great images on-the-go and then preview them on the 2.4" preview screen. Small and lightweight, it is easy to slip into your pocket so you're ready to capture the next perfect moment, even if that is underwater! The Polaroid iS048 is completely waterproof up to 10 ft so feel free to jump into a pool or lake! Save your memories to a micro SD card (not included) for easy transfer to your computer or mobile device and then you can share them with all your family and friends.
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  7. Fujifilm - QuickSnap Disposable Film Camera - Green - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Fun Camera...I've never had a problem with these disposable cameras....Only the children didn't turn on the flash. Cameras took good quality pictures as expected for this type of camera. "

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    Product Description

    Take pictures of outdoor adventures with this Fujifilm disposable camera. Its compact body lets you tuck it in your purse or bag, and its bright, built-in flash provides illumination for shots up to 10 feet away. This Fujifilm disposable camera comes loaded with enough film for 27 sharp photos.
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    "Fun Camera...I've never had a problem with these disposable cameras....Only the children didn't turn on the flash. Cameras took good quality pictures as expected for this type of camera. "

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    Product Description

    Take pictures of outdoor adventures with this Fujifilm disposable camera. Its compact body lets you tuck it in your purse or bag, and its bright, built-in flash provides illumination for shots up to 10 feet away. This Fujifilm disposable camera comes loaded with enough film for 27 sharp photos.
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  8. Kodak - PIXPRO FZ55 16.4 Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It’s a great camera and easy for use if you are new in the cameras world and this camera really take the photos like a vintage/ eesthetic filter. ...Great camera at a great price...Remember when point and shot cameras were available everywhere at a decent price point? "

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    Product Description

    Meet the FZ55 Friendly Zoom camera from the KODAK PIXPRO collection of digital cameras. This slim design, point and shoot model includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. One-touch HD video, 28mm wide-angle lens and a host of features and shooting modes that let you express your inner creativity. KODAK PIXPRO - tell your story.
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    "It’s a great camera and easy for use if you are new in the cameras world and this camera really take the photos like a vintage/ eesthetic filter. ...Great camera at a great price...Remember when point and shot cameras were available everywhere at a decent price point? "

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    Product Description

    Meet the FZ55 Friendly Zoom camera from the KODAK PIXPRO collection of digital cameras. This slim design, point and shoot model includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. One-touch HD video, 28mm wide-angle lens and a host of features and shooting modes that let you express your inner creativity. KODAK PIXPRO - tell your story.
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  9. Fujifilm - QuickSnap Disposable Waterproof Film Camera - Blue - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great camera...I purchased this underwater camera for it’s depth. So many disposable cameras do not go to that level. ...Camera Fun!...Pretty good disposable camera. Works great under water. Daughter had a ball using it at the beach."

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    Product Description

    Take photos of underwater explorations with this Fujifilm QuickSnap camera. It's ideal for shooting outdoors in wet and snowy conditions. It comes loaded with Superia film, so you can use it immediately, and it operates at depths up to 35 feet beneath the water's surface. This Fujifilm QuickSnap camera produces photos in 35mm format, so you can develop them later on.
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    "Great camera...I purchased this underwater camera for it’s depth. So many disposable cameras do not go to that level. ...Camera Fun!...Pretty good disposable camera. Works great under water. Daughter had a ball using it at the beach."

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    Product Description

    Take photos of underwater explorations with this Fujifilm QuickSnap camera. It's ideal for shooting outdoors in wet and snowy conditions. It comes loaded with Superia film, so you can use it immediately, and it operates at depths up to 35 feet beneath the water's surface. This Fujifilm QuickSnap camera produces photos in 35mm format, so you can develop them later on.
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  10. Minolta - MND50 4K Video 48.0 Megapixel Digitial Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Minolta Camera...Great product for beginners and those wanting a light weight camera for vacations....My daughter is enjoying her camera. She needed a nice camera for her digital photography class."

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    Product Description

    The Minolta MND50 is a simple and fun camera capable of producing high-resolution images and ultra clear 4K UHD video even in a compact package. This convenient and compact device can cover a variety of shooting situations with its crystal clear lens and 16x digital zoom. Thanks to a strong and accurate sensor, the MND50 can extract 48-megapixel photos and 4k/60p video. The 3.0" 230k-dot IPS LCD screen at the rear and built-in pop-up flash lets you review and compose your images with ease. It features a single SD card slot comes preloaded with a 32GB SD and it's compatible with any SD card with up to 128GB of capacity, while intelligent scene modes with adjustable Mode dial help ensure you get the best image. Fully expandable to allow you to add a 3.5mm microphone with its extra I/O ports and 52mm front lens diameter threading to attach auxiliary lenses and filters.
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    "Minolta Camera...Great product for beginners and those wanting a light weight camera for vacations....My daughter is enjoying her camera. She needed a nice camera for her digital photography class."

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    Product Description

    The Minolta MND50 is a simple and fun camera capable of producing high-resolution images and ultra clear 4K UHD video even in a compact package. This convenient and compact device can cover a variety of shooting situations with its crystal clear lens and 16x digital zoom. Thanks to a strong and accurate sensor, the MND50 can extract 48-megapixel photos and 4k/60p video. The 3.0" 230k-dot IPS LCD screen at the rear and built-in pop-up flash lets you review and compose your images with ease. It features a single SD card slot comes preloaded with a 32GB SD and it's compatible with any SD card with up to 128GB of capacity, while intelligent scene modes with adjustable Mode dial help ensure you get the best image. Fully expandable to allow you to add a 3.5mm microphone with its extra I/O ports and 52mm front lens diameter threading to attach auxiliary lenses and filters.
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