Updated on 1 September 2013 by

The best Canon bridge cameras are being released under the Powershot product line and can be availed at a price at least $500. The bridge cameras from Canon offer portability along with manual controls. The below listed top-rated models are the intermediate cameras which effective fill the functionality gap between point and shoot cameras and DSLRs. These cameras are also equipped with ultra-zooming capabilities and can capture images of at least 10 Megapixel resolution.


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Canon PowerShot G3 X
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Camera With Kit
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera
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$650
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Oct 2014
Sep 2012
Aug 2011
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, Light Field Camera, SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
25.0 x
65.0 x
50.0 x
35.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
2.8 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
7.66 mm
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars
Focus
84% Positive
16% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
Image Quality
100% Positive
71% Positive
29% Negative
Video
57% Positive
43% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
71% Positive
29% Negative
62% Positive
38% Negative
Ease of Use
66% Positive
34% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative