Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best bridge cameras for action shots are the SLR like interchangeable lens cameras with a frame rate of at least 3 fps (frames per second) for effective capture of things in motion. With the ability to capture images of over 18 Megapixel resolution and Full HD videos, these cameras support an optical zoom range of over 6x. Available under the $400 price range, the below listed top-rated cameras come from brands like Fujifilm, Panasonic and Nikon under the Finepix, Lumix and Coolpix product line.


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Canon PowerShot G3 X
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Nikon Coolpix P900
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Nikon Coolpix P900
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
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$1,800
$360 - $1,350
$669 - $1,250
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Sep 2015
Apr 2015
Jul 2014
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
25.0 x
8.3 x
83.3 x
16.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
13.23 mm
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.4 stars
Focus
84% Positive
16% Negative
71% Positive
29% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
Image Quality
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
42% Positive
58% Negative
100% Positive
Video
57% Positive
43% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Look and Feel
71% Positive
29% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
Ease of Use
66% Positive
34% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative