$400 - $500 Cameras

Olympus PEN E-PL7
REVIEW

Olympus PEN E-PL7 ( with 14-42mm Lens, Black/Silver)

A likeable interchangeable-lens model, the Olympus PEN E-PL7's overall package makes an attractive alternative to an advanced compact and has quite a bit to offer as a first ILC.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 1, 2014
Canon PowerShot G7 X
REVIEW

Canon PowerShot G7 X

The Canon PowerShot G7 X would jump from very good to excellent if it could just pick up the pace.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Alpha 6000
REVIEW

Sony Alpha 6000 ( Body Only, Black)

Despite small annoyances, the Sony Alpha 6000 is a great overall camera for more advanced photographers who want something smaller than a dSLR, especially if they need the continuous- shooting speed.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Olympus OM-D E-M10
REVIEW

Olympus OM-D E-M10 ( Body Only, Black)

Though it doesn't deliver the best photo quality, the sum of the Olympus OM-D E-M10's design, performance and features add up to a nice upgrade from a point-and-shoot.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 25, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nikon Coolpix P600
REVIEW

Nikon Coolpix P600 ( Black)

The Nikon Coolpix P600 isn't the quickest camera, but that might be a small price to pay for having such a long lens on a relatively compact, lightweight camera.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 10, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nikon D3300
REVIEW

Nikon D3300 ( with 18-55mm II lens, Black)

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 14, 2014
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Olympus Stylus 1
REVIEW

Olympus Stylus 1

For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 18, 2013
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30
REVIEW

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 ( Silver)

A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 8, 2013
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
REVIEW

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's combination of looks, speed, flexibility, and photo quality makes it a great choice for enthusiasts who can afford the price tag.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 29, 2013
3.4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Fujifilm X-E1
REVIEW

Fujifilm X-E1 ( Body Only, Black)

It's not a general-purpose recommendable camera thanks to subpar video and slightly sluggish performance, but for photo-quality-first photographers who want the analog-ish shooting experience, the Fujifilm X-E1 rules in its price range.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 6, 2013
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote