Updated on 21 June 2016 by

The $400 price point sits nicely between the best compact cameras and the budget higher end cameras with interchangeable lenses or the micro-four thirds platforms. These higher end cameras are often the best buys at or below $400.

The sub-$400 price range covers bridge cameras and different kinds of compact digital cameras including basic point and shoots, travel zooms, rugged models and other pocket cameras. Most of these top rated models are the fixed lens cameras.

With the LCD screen size of at least 3 inch, the best digital camera under $400 can capture images of at least 14 Megapixel resolution and Full HD 1080p videos. Also, some of these SLR-like digital cameras possess an optical zoom of over 6x.

Check out our product listing of the best digital cameras under $400 of 2016 are majorly available from brands including Panasonic, Canon, Nikon and Sony under the Lumix, Powershot, Coolpix and Cyber-shot product lines respectively.


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Nikon Coolpix P900
Sony A5100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Olympus SH-2
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Nikon Coolpix P900
Sony A5100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Olympus SH-2
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Sep 2014
Sep 2015
May 2015
Dec 2014
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Compact
Compact
Optical Zoom
83.3 x
30.0 x
24.0 x
30.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
28.2 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 3.9 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.7 stars
 3.7 stars
Focus
70% Positive
30% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
Image Quality
42% Positive
58% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
Look and Feel
25% Positive
75% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Connectivity
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Display
75% Positive
25% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive