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The best bridge cameras with HD video recording capability are the SLR like interchangeable lens cameras which can capture 1080p Full HD videos. Some of the below listed top-rated digital cameras are the ultra-zoom cameras which can capture images of over 14 Megapixel resolution. Available under the $400 price range, these cameras come from brands like Fujifilm, Nikon and Panasonic under the Finepix, Coolpix and Lumix product lines.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 20.2 MP Digital Still Camera


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Olympus Stylus 1
Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
Nikon P520
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 20.2 MP Digital Still Camera
Olympus Stylus 1 12 MP Digital Camera
Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Digital Camera
Nikon P520 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
Mar 2013
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact, SLR-like (bridge)
Compact, SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact, SLR-like (bridge)
HD Recording Format
1080p (HDTV), 480p, 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p, 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high speed: 640 x 480 (120p), 320 x 240 (240p)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60 fps)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60, 50 fps)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080
Optical Zoom
8.3 x
10.7 x
41.7 x
50.0 x
41.7 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS, EXRCMOS
Exmor R CMOS, BSI-CMOS
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
1.97 mm
2.23 mm
7.66 mm
7.66 mm

  • Offering excellent image quality, great build, speedy performance, and slick ease-of-use, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is the best super-zoom camera currently on the market. Only you can decide if all of that is worth the the admittedly substantial investment - we'd strongly suggest that it is...


  • We began this review with the conundrum every DSLR owner confronts – dealing with myriad lenses and shoulder-breaking gear bags – and whether there is a high-quality, portable solution for these issues. The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 is it and it deserves our Editor’s Choice designation. Still and video quality is excellent while the Zeiss glass is outstanding. Granted it is expensive and there are a few negatives, but we’d be hard pressed to believe anyone would squawk about the tradeoffs. If you’re looking for a fine camera for your next vacation, this is it.


  • The Olympus Stylus 1, by using the styling of the Olympus OM-D series, which itself was styled on the old and classic Olympus OM SLR series, has not only brought about a stylish compact camera, but it's also brought about a genuinely useful and somewhat unique digital camera. The Stylus 1 offers a high quality electronic viewfinder, a bright f/2.8 10.7x optical zoom lens, and a larger than standard 12 megapixel sensor, bringing together an enjoyable camera to use, with impressive image quality for such a compact camera.


  • The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR's features and performance are well beyond those of your average point-and-shoot megazoom, making it a fine choice for enthusiasts and as a family camera.


  • £469 / $549 is undoubtedly a lot of money to pay for a compact camera with such a small image sensor, but if the image quality meets your requirements then the HS50EXR makes a compelling argument to be the only camera that you need. Super-zooms remain one of the few growth areas in the compact camera world, and its easy to see why when cameras as good as the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR are being released. Highly recommended!


  • There a lot to like about the HS50 EXR. Not only is it one of the best-specified superzoom bridge cameras on the market, but it also has the performance to match. It has an excellent viewfinder, lightning-quick focusing system and truly ergonomic design, and is only really let down by poor video quality and a few usability issues. Although it's far from the smallest and lightest superzoom bridge camera available, at its current price it's certainly one of the best on the market.


  • It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 ultimately suffers in comparison to the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 by not offering enough prosumer features, especially when you factor in its high price-tag. In a crowded marketplace with less well-specified models available at cheaper prices and better-specified alternatives for the same kind of money, it's difficult to more whole-heartedly recommend the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300, even thought that 50x zoom lens is literally hard to ignore.


  • The HX300, with its monster Carl Zeiss zoom, can easily handle landscape/scenic photography, wildlife photography, event photography (festivals, concerts, parties, family gatherings), and travel photography. A DSLR shooter would need a camera bag full of very expensive lenses to cover the same range as that amazing 50x zoom. If you don't need a touch-screen LCD, GPS, or Wi-Fi (and you can live with the non-intuitive menu system) the HX300 produces the best image quality of any ultra-zoom P&S camera that I've used to date.


  • More point-and-shoot than dSLR in terms of features and performance than some competing high-end megazooms, the Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very good camera for those after a big zoom range, better control over results, and fine picture quality.


  • While it didn't fare very well in low light, we're still impressed with the Nikon P520 on the whole. Just as impressed, in fact, as we were with the earlier P510. For habitual bright-light shootersâ??the sort who spend their weekends shooting t-ball games and soccer practicesâ??the P520 is an extremely capable camera that can capture shots few other cameras in its price range can manage.


  • While the P520 continues to offer a very well rounded package, with SLR-like handling, manual exposure and focus, an eye-level viewfinder, a flexible and high-resolution LCD screen, built-in GPS and optional wi-fi, full HD movies with stereo sound, full-time AF and optical zoom, we can't help but feel a strong sense of deja vu.