What are the best cameras in the 400 price range?

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    #1Canon EOS 1200D

    Canon EOS 1200D
    Embrace every opportunity Capture the emotion of the moment, with a DSLR camera that's easy to use and delivers results you'll love.
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    Israel Osorio
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I needed a decent SLR that wouldn't kill my budget. This turned out to be surprisingly solid, and takes photos that match those of super high-end cameras, at least to my untrained eye."
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    #2Sony Alpha a5000

    Sony Alpha a5000

    The Sony Alpha a5000 is a mirrorless digital camera with 16-50mm lens and a 20.1-megapixel sensor to get the best pictures as possible. 

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    Brenda Wade
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I am a photographer and I absolutely LOVE this camera! I will only buy Sony and although this is an older model there's nothing wrong with it. I upgraded from the Sony Nex and haven't been disappointed!"
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    #3Canon EOS M10

    Canon EOS M10

    The Canon EOS M10 Mirrorless Camera is a 18.0 megapixel CMOS sensor that can create not only photos, but full HD 1980x1080 in MP4 format. 

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    Patrick Dean
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Canon EOS M10 is a great camera if you're someone who likes to shoot mirrorless. For under 500, this camera gives me amazing quality and full hd video."
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    #4Nikon Coolpix W300

    Nikon Coolpix W300

    Nikon Coolpix W300 Camera is freezeproof, shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof to 100 feet. It features a 16-MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor and performs well even in a low-light environment. It can also record 4k Ultra HD videos.

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    Emma Phillips
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Coolpix is meant for traveling in harsh conditions. But it is well below professional quality. Pros should look for something better."
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    #5Panasonic DMC-ZS40S

    Panasonic DMC-ZS40S

    Panasonic DMC-ZS40S is a 30x superzoom adventure digital camera with an eye-level viewfinder. It features Leica 30X Super Zoom (24-720mm) stabilized for still & HD Video. 

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    Terry Reyes
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Good camera for the money. This takes great pictures and doesn't drain the batteries."
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    #6GoPro HERO6 Black

    GoPro HERO6 Black
    GoPro HERO6 Black is an action camera capable of shooting 4K UHD videos in 60 frames per second and 1080p full HD in 240 fps. Waterproof and resistant, its perfect to record action and sports' best moments.
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    Joyce Reyes
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "HERO6 Black automatically sends your footage to your phone where the app turns it into a QuikStory-an awesome edited video. With 4K60 and 1080p240 video,HERO6 Black delivers 2x the performance compared to HERO5 Black. With an all-new GP1 chip optimized for GoPro capture, HERO6 Black delivers vastly improved image quality. With our most advanced video stabilization yet, HERO6 Black captures super smooth footage, whether it’s handheld or mounted to your gear. HERO6 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing. Now featuring touch zoom and an updated UI, the 2-inch display makes it easy to frame shots, change settings and play back footage. Featuring 5GHz Wi-Fi, you can copy photos and videos over to your phone 3x faster than with HERO5 Black."
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    #7Canon PowerShot G9 X

    Canon PowerShot G9 X
    The Canon Powershot G9X Digital Camera produces impressive image quality and stunning videos. It is a camera that helps you capture inspiring images even in low light with detail and color.
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    Kimberly Dunn
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Ultra-slim, lightweight and pocket-size camera with LCD touch panel that has an improved user interface, that allows for quick changes even while taking a picture. This is a great little camera. My family and I use it for every get together we have and it still has not failed us. "
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    #8Polaroid SX-70

    Polaroid SX-70

    The SX-70 is a folding SLR camera manufactured by Polaroid Corporation from 1972 to 1981. The body is made of glass-filled polysulfone, the film pack contains a flat, 6-volt "PolaPulse" battery to power the camera electronics, and the original flash system is a disposable "Flash Bar" of 10 bulbs.

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    Diana Bailey
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Definitely worth the price; its a great camera The worn leather makes it appear old and vintage which gives it charm. Just love this type of camera and happily it's way under $400!"
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    #9Nikon D3200

    Nikon D3200

    A 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor that excels in any light, EXPEED 3 image-processing for fast operation and creative in-camera effects, Full HD (1080p) movie recording, in-camera tutorials and much more. What does this mean for you? Simply stunning photos and videos in any setting. And now, with Nikon’s optional Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can share those masterpieces instantly with your Smartphone or tablet easily

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    Hannah May
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I was in the market for a new camera, and I really wanted a nice one, but of course I was on a budget. After a lot of research, I found that this camera was the perfect fit. Are there better cameras out there? No doubt. But not in this price range. This camera takes fantastic photos. It is reliable, and fairly easy to use. And I am really impressed with the ability to use the wireless mobile adapter."
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    #10Sony Alpha SLT-A58K

    Sony Alpha SLT-A58K is a DSLR camera that has 20.1 megapixels and optical image stabilization. It includes manual focus and can record 1080 pixel HD videos. 

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    Larry Collins
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I am a new father and looking for the best budget camera for around $400. I bought the Sony Alpha SLT-A58K and the image stabilization and manual focus have been really fun and easy to use. Highly recommend to those looking to take good pictures on a budget!"
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    #11Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

    Canon 1090C001 is a 20-megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom and image stabilizer. It has Smart Aut0 setting and scene modes like fisheye effect, toy camera effect and monochrome. 

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    David Holland
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I just bought the Canon PowerShot and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I wasn't sure how good it would be since it's a camera under $400.00 but it works great! it's so lightweight that it fits perfectly in my packet. "
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    #12Panasonic DMC-3D1-K

    Panasonic DMC-3D1-K

    Panasonic DMC-3D1-K is a 3d photo camera that has 12,100,000 pixels. It can also do a two-dimensional photography and features toe lenses and sensors. 

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    Benjamín Meléndez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "ive not use this camera before. i do have a panasonic camera and it does work VERY well"
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    #13Canon PowerShot SD4500IS

    Canon PowerShot SD4500IS

    Canon PowerShot SD4500IS is a 10-megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom. It features  Smart Auto including 28 shooting scenes and 1920 x 1080 pixels video mode. 

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    John Chen
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "a fantastic camera and the price pretty dang great as well"

Summary

Best What are the best cameras in the 400 price range
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Canon EOS 1200DElectronics 14 Paid
2Sony Alpha a5000Electronics 10 Paid
3Canon EOS M10Electronics 10 Paid
4Nikon Coolpix W300Electronics 8 Paid
5Panasonic DMC-ZS40SElectronics 8 Paid
6GoPro HERO6 BlackElectronics 5 Paid
7Canon PowerShot G9 XElectronics 5 Paid
8Polaroid SX-70Electronics 3 Paid
9Nikon D3200Electronics 1 Paid
10Sony Alpha SLT-A58KElectronics 0 Paid
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