$400 - $500 Cameras

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
REVIEW

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the top bridge cameras in its class thanks to improved design, useful features, excellent photos and video and -- of course -- its really wide and really long lens.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 13, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Olympus PEN E-PL7
REVIEW

Olympus PEN E-PL7 ( Body Only, Black)

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
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
4.2 stars User rating out of 5 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
4.7 stars User rating out of 3 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
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
Fujifilm X-M1
REVIEW

Fujifilm X-M1 ( Body Only, Silver)

While it may not be the best overall camera available for less than $1,000, the Fujifilm X-M1 does deliver the best photo quality in its price class.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 26, 2013