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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 SX60 HS
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Nikon Coolpix P900
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Sep 2015
Apr 2015
Jul 2014
Oct 2014
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Frames Per Second
5.9 Frames
14.0 Frames
7.0 Frames
12.0 Frames
6.4 Frames
Optical Zoom
25.0 x
8.3 x
83.3 x
16.0 x
65.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 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
2.5 mm

impressive camera

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most complete all-in-one camera

I've included several samples in the slideshow below so you can see that, while subjects can look good at smaller sizes, once you start to blow things up you lose a lot of detail.

The Panasonic FZ1000 is an extremely interesting camera, and one built with a very clear rival in mind.

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Ultimately the SX60 HS is still a large camera that won’t give you better image quality than a well-sorted travelzoom compact camera costing similar money.

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