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The most of the ultra-zoom cameras under $400 are from Sony with atleast 14 Megapixel camera resolution. And some of the cameras from other brands under this price range are compact and come with best optics and are suitable for standard point and shoot usage.

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Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900


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Nikon Coolpix P900
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Olympus SH-2
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
Nikon Coolpix P900
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Olympus SH-2
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Sep 2015
May 2015
Dec 2014
Dec 2014
Optical Zoom
83.3 x
30.0 x
24.0 x
30.0 x
30.0 x
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
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
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

  • The Nikon Coolpix P900 boasts the longest zoom range of any camera on the market, but a lack of detail at higher ISOs holds it back.


  • Using zoom ratios seems to be the new way to sell cameras where once it was all about the megapixels. Here on the Nikon Coolpix P900 we have an 83x optical zoom, which is currently the market leader. However, to get to that kind of ratio, you need to have a huge camera and that won’t be to everybody’s tastes.


  • The P900 is the longest-zoom bridge camera in the world – for now, at least – but it's also big, heavy and expensive. Image quality at shorter focal lengths is good but falls away at high zooms settings.


  • Compact cameras with 30x optical zoom are becoming fairly commonplace, but the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 stands out from the crowd by being noticeably smaller than the competition. It’s a pity this comes at the expense of ergonomics though, as the camera could really benefit from better gripping points.
    The only other significant shortcoming with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is that you don’t get an electronic viewfinder.


  • The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a stylish compact camera with a 24x zoom. It's a solid performer when shooting Raw, but its JPG output is disappointing.


  • Back in 2014 when we reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-1, we really wanted to like that camera. After all, it was a beautifully crafted product with a great feature set, responsive operation and a versatile lens. However, we were somewhat let down by its image quality, specifically its sub-par JPEG engine and lack of raw image capture.
    Thankfully, Olympus addressed both of these issues in the new SH-2 model.

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    The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a powerful compact digicam that offers tremendous versatility with its 24x optical zoom lens and 5-axis image stabilization. Easy and creative shooting modes get the most out of the 16-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, letting you just snap away.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX710 HS is a speedy superzoom with a sharp lens, but image quality is an issue at even moderate ISO sensitivities.


  • Virtually identical to last year's SX700 HS model, the new Canon PowerShot SX710 HS takes a few minor steps forward, namely faster burst shooting rates, more Auto Zoom options and 5-axis stabilisation for video, but one major step back, offering worse image quality than its predecessor.
    The move to a 20.3 megapixel sensor has done the SX710 HS no favours, with ISO 400 already suffering from obvious noise, smearing of fine detail and colour artifacts.


  • The PowerShot SX710 HS is a perfectly capable camera for those who just want a point and shoot with a long zoom range, but it can't shoot raw files, which will limit its appeal for enthusiasts.
    A nicely capable camera for those who just want a point and shoot with a long focal length. Manual control is a nice touch for those who need it, but a number of small missing features make the SX710 less than perfect.


  • Comparing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 with its predecessor, the TZ60, doesn’t reveal a huge amount of differences, so if you’re thinking about upgrading from that camera, it’s probably not worth it. Similarly, if you’re on the lookout for a bargain, you should now be able to pick up the older model for a good price and still be confident of having a good camera.
    That said, if you’re in the market for your first travel camera, then the TZ70 is a very good option. Images are great directly from the camera, while it should appeal to quite a few different types of photographer.


Top 5 ultra-zoom digital camera under $400:

  1. Nikon Coolpix P900
  2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
  3. Olympus SH-2
  4. Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
  5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70