$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
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
Nikon D3300 (with 18-55mm II lens, Black)
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
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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 (White)
REVIEW

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 ( White)

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 (Body Only, Silver)
REVIEW

Fujifilm X-E1 ( Body Only, Silver)

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
Fujifilm X-M1 (Body Only, Brown)
REVIEW

Fujifilm X-M1 ( Body Only, Brown)

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
Pentax K-50 (with 18-55mm WR Lens, Red)
REVIEW

Pentax K-50 ( with 18-55mm WR Lens, Red)

A reasonable option for an entry-level dSLR, the Pentax K-50 should satisfy if you need the weather-sealed design. But while acceptable, it and its cheaper sibling the K-500 lag behind the competition in image quality and performance.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 18, 2013
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (with 18-55mm STM lens)
REVIEW

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 ( with 18-55mm STM lens)

While the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is a perfectly reasonable entry-level dSLR, you can get the same photo and video quality in a smaller body for the same money (or less) by opting for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens model.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 14, 2013
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Canon EOS Rebel T5i (with 18-55mm STM lens)
REVIEW

Canon EOS Rebel T5i ( with 18-55mm STM lens)

While the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is -- almost literally -- the same solid camera as its predecessor, it's starting to lag frustratingly behind the competition in some ways.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 24, 2013
4.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes