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Professional pics for less
Not so long ago, low-end point-and-shoot digital cameras rendered subpar pictures, offered few advanced features, and were not all that inexpensive. Times have changed. Now entry-level cameras produce high-quality images, are chock-full of features, and they’re less pricey.
For under $300 it’s easy to find cameras sporting features such as auto smile detection (it takes the picture when it detects a smile), autofocus, and skin softening. They generally capture videos, and zoom lenses let even novice photographers get close to the action.
Unfortunately, point-and-shoot cameras also share a number of negatives, such as poor image quality in low light conditions, and uncomfortably small buttons to make room for large screens. So what’s the best point-and-shooter? We consider five models.
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