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You’re not going to find a camera with such high-end requirements for $300 bucks. Even with an inexpensive ‘happycam’ the closest thing you’ll get to ‘switchable lenses’ are lens adapters (wide-angle, telephoto, etc.) However, those will often cost as much or more than your camera.
You’re best bet in that range is to get a ‘happy snap’ like a Sony Cybershot, or a Canon Powershot for under $200 and use the rest to buy some support gear (i.e. tripod, gorillapod and suction cup mounts) to keep it steady while you use it in the video camera mode.