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The best digital cameras that record movies at 1080p @ 30fps for less than $500

#1

Nikon Coolpix A900

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 100
Nikon Coolpix A900

$218

Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
Size
Really small
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Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Movie format UHD @ 30fps
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Zoom 35x
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High-speed framerate None
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Wide angle 24 mm
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Aperture f/3.4
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Touch screen No
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Size Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage n/a
#2

Nikon Coolpix B700

Announced over 2 years ago
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Nikon Coolpix B700

$339

Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
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100%
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Movie format UHD @ 30fps
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Zoom 60x
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High-speed framerate None
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Wide angle 24 mm
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Aperture f/3.3
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Touch screen No
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Size Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage 100%
#3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Announced over 2 years ago
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

$474

Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
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Movie format UHD @ 30fps
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Zoom 24x
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High-speed framerate None
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Wide angle 25 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Touch screen Yes
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Size Large (132×92×117 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage 100%
#4

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Announced over 2 years ago
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Canon PowerShot G9 X

$391

Aperture
Wide aperture
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f/2
Size
Really small
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Compact (98×58×31 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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Zoom 3x
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High-speed framerate None
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Wide angle 28 mm
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Aperture f/2
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Touch screen Yes
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Size Compact (98×58×31 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage n/a
#5

Nikon Coolpix P900

Announced over 2 years ago
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Nikon Coolpix P900

$479

Zoom
Great zoom
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83.3x
GPS
Built-in GPS
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Great for travel
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
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100%
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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Zoom 83.3x
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High-speed framerate None
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Wide angle 24 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Touch screen No
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Size Large (140×103×137 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage 100%
#6

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Announced over 2 years ago
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

$338

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
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240 fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
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21 mm
External mic jack
External mic jack
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Record higher quality audio with a microphone
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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Zoom 65x
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High-speed framerate 240 fps
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Wide angle 21 mm
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Aperture f/3.4
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Touch screen No
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Size Large (128×93×114 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage 100%
#7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Announced over 2 years ago
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

$448

Size
Really small
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Compact (102×58×36 mm)
GPS
Built-in GPS
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Great for travel
Supports 24p
24p movies
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For that film look
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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Zoom 30x
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High-speed framerate None
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Wide angle 24 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Touch screen No
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Size Compact (102×58×36 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage 100%
#8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Announced over 2 years ago
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

$279

Size
Really small
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Compact (111×65×34 mm)
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
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100%
Thickness
Thin
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1.3"
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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Zoom 30x
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High-speed framerate None
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Wide angle 24 mm
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Aperture f/3.3
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Touch screen No
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Size Compact (111×65×34 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage 100%
#9

Nikon Coolpix B500

Announced over 2 years ago
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Nikon Coolpix B500

$209

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
Announced
New
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February 2016
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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Zoom 39.1x
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High-speed framerate None
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Wide angle 23 mm
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Aperture f/3
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Touch screen No
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Size Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage n/a
#10

Nikon D5500

Announced over 2 years ago
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Nikon D5500

$499 

Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
External mic jack
External mic jack
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Record higher quality audio with a microphone
True resolution
High true resolution
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24 MP
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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Zoom n/a
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High-speed framerate None
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Wide angle n/a
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Aperture n/a
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Touch screen Yes
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Size Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
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Viewfinder coverage 95%