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Our survey of top digital cameras released over the last year brings you this list of the best bridge cameras under $400, and all of which are highly rated by the top digital camera reviewers from around the web. Additionally, this list of the best bridge cameras is filtered by the ones which basically bridge the functionalities and features of digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLRs, i.e., professional cameras) and point-and-shoot cameras (consumer cameras). Some of the best Bridge cameras coming from brands like Canon and Nikon under $400 support features like HD video recording and electronic viewfinders.

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Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900


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Nikon Coolpix P900
Olympus Stylus SP-100
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR / HS33EXR
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
Nikon Coolpix P900
Olympus Stylus SP-100
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Camera With Kit
FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR / HS33EXR Light Field Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Light Field Camera
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Jul 2014
Sep 2012
Mar 2012
Feb 2012
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, SLR-like (bridge)
Light Field Camera, SLR-like (bridge)
Light Field Camera, SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
83.3 x
50.0 x
50.0 x
30.0 x
30.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.9 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.8 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
8.0 mm
7.7 mm

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.

Olympus's 'dot sight' helps long-distance composition

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Extraordinary zoom range with excellent image stabilization

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Great design and feature set

Fast-shooting megazoom with excellent photo and video quality

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