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Under $400, you could get cameras with at least 7 Megapixel resolution. Some of these cameras fall under compact digital cameras and some of them fall under the category of those cameras having interchangeable lens. Most cameras that fall under this category are from Olympus.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
Canon PowerShot D30
Olympus Stylus XZ-10
Nikon COOLPIX P330
Pentax MX-1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
Canon PowerShot D30
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Digital Camera
Nikon COOLPIX P330 Digital Camera
Pentax MX-1 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Dec 2014
Apr 2014
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Jan 2013
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Optical Zoom
30.0 x
5.0 x
5.0 x
5.0 x
4.0 x
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
1.97 mm
1.97 mm

  • Comparing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 with its predecessor, the TZ60, doesn’t reveal a huge amount of differences, so if you’re thinking about upgrading from that camera, it’s probably not worth it. Similarly, if you’re on the lookout for a bargain, you should now be able to pick up the older model for a good price and still be confident of having a good camera.
    That said, if you’re in the market for your first travel camera, then the TZ70 is a very good option. Images are great directly from the camera, while it should appeal to quite a few different types of photographer.


  • The Canon PowerShot D30 can go deep underwater, but feels pretty dated in terms of image quality and performance.


  • Canon have really pushed the boundaries on their tough cameras by increasing the integrity of the chassis. While the 2m drop is already matched in many tough cameras – and even bettered – the PowerShot D30 is unsurpassed in the depth that you can swim without an extra casing to protect the camera. It's certainly an easy camera to use as well, aside from the sneakier sub-menus that aren't immediately noticeable.


  • The D30 excels underwater and its new external design makes it one of the most ergonomic tough cameras on the market. However, the D30's direct rivals can go deeper. Image quality isn't bad compared to rival cameras, but a tendency to underexpose can make shots look initially uninspiring.


  • So despite a few reservations about the image quality in low or high contrast light, the Olympus XZ-10 is a competitive addition to the ever-growing numbers of "premium" compact cameras aimed at the more discerning photographer. You could certainly do a lot worse than carry an Olympus XZ-10 in your pocket.


  • The premium compact camera market is one that is packed with some serious competition, but the Olympus XZ-10 more than holds its own against most of the competition.

    Images are great, and for the most part handling is also a good experience, while bonuses such as the touchscreen and art filters make it more appealing than some of its rivals - such as the Nikon P330.

    That said, Canon has managed to include Wi-Fi in the S110, while Sony has opted for a larger sensor in its RX100.


  • The Olympus XZ-10 is a solid all-round performer that features excellent AF performance, an impressive touchscreen and good design. But itâ??s let down by its small sensor and a few reliability issues.


  • The Nikon Coolpix P330 pocket camera is capable of producing some truly outstanding images, but may be too slow for some shooters.


  • Still, there aren't too many other negative aspects to put you off the Nikon Coolpix P330. The price may have gone up slightly in comparison to last year's model, but the extra features and better image quality help to explain that away, and it's still quite a lot cheaper than most of its main rivals. It may have been overshadowed by the Coolpix A when it was launched, but the new Coolpix P330 is a great pocket camera in its own right for anyone looking to take control over the picture-making process.


  • This is a camera that's basically an "almost there" for Nikon. While image quality is fantastic, we can think of several ways that this camera could be improved to make it even better.

    The most notable problem we have is with the speed of the camera, and it would also be great to see other improvements to the usability of the camera, such as a touchscreen or a dial around the lens.


  • The Pentax MX-1 is a beautifully designed camera, but some issues with image quality and performance prevent it from living up to its potential.


  • Pentax have mostly hit the nail firmly on its head with the MX-1, especially when you factor in its £400 / $500 price-tag, which is quite a bit cheaper than the Olympus XZ-2, Sony Cyber-shot RX100, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 and Samsung EX2F all were on launch, even without any drop in the actual street price. If you're looking for a good-looking, well-built, advanced compact camera, and you can afford to take a slightly more leisurely view of the world, then the new Pentax MX-1 is well worth considering.

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    The Pentax MX-1 is a classically designed, fully featured compact digicam. It's 12-Megapixel CMOS and low-light zoom lens capture excellent quality images. It is a great compact alternative to a larger entry-level dSLR.


Top 5 7 megapixel digital camera under $400 :

  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
  2. Canon PowerShot D30
  3. Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Digital Camera
  4. Nikon COOLPIX P330 Digital Camera
  5. Pentax MX-1 Digital Camera