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- Sony NEX-5TL Digital Camera for $300 (expired)
Sony NEX-5TL Compact Digital Camera with 16-50mm power zoom lens for $300.
On that page, they also have a bundle with a 16GB SD card and camera bag for $23 more.
The 5TL looks like a great camera for the $300 price.
According to the specs, it takes 16.1-megapixel photos and can record AVCHD video up to 1920x1080@60p, and H.264 video up to 1440x1080.
The H.264 setting should be perfect for youtube and social media, and the AVCHD would be good for Blu-ray quality movies.
However, beware there are some add-in features that can be purchased on the camera.
As one reviewer writes, " you want extra bracketing features, multi-shot NR, or time lapse, you're looking at between $5 and $10 to add each feature piecemeal. It's a tacky move on Sony's part, and one isn't going to win the company any favors with consumers."
While these features may be nothing that you would need, shipping a camera with in-app purchase ability may frustrate some customers who just shelled out hundreds of dollars for a camera.
The 16-50mm lens, while compact and high quality, does not zoom in well.
This lens cannot zoom more than about 3x, meaning if you have an older camera with 16x or 30x optical zoom, this Sony camera will not meet its zoom capabilities.
However at close range, the Sony NEX's lens should be far superior than most other camera, even at night and in dimly lit rooms.
Adding a telephoto lens would cost about $110 to $200.
The camera has built-in wifi and can automatically upload photos & videos to social media.
Overall, it looks like a great camera for the price.