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

#1

Nikon Coolpix B700

Announced over a year ago
explain score 100
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$380

Zoom
Great zoom
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60x
Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Movie format UHD @ 30fps
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High-speed framerate None
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Color depth n/a
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Viewfinder size n/a
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Zoom 60x
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Aperture f/3.3
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Image stabilization
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Wide angle 24 mm
#2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 96
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$498

Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Movie format UHD @ 30fps
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High-speed framerate None
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Color depth n/a
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Viewfinder size 0.12x
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Zoom 24x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Wide angle 25 mm
#3

Nikon Coolpix A900

Announced over a year ago
explain score 95
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$300

Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
Size
Really small
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Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
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Movie format UHD @ 30fps
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High-speed framerate None
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Color depth n/a
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Viewfinder size n/a
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Zoom 35x
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Aperture f/3.4
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Image stabilization
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Wide angle 24 mm
#4

Nikon D3300

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 50
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$447 (w/ lens)

Color depth
Great color depth
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24.3 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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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High-speed framerate None
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Color depth 24.3 bits
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Viewfinder size 0.55x
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Zoom n/a
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Aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Wide angle n/a
#5

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Announced over a year ago
explain score 49
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$699 

Pixel size
Large sensor pixels
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18.5 µm²
Supports 24p
24p movies
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For that film look
Announced
New
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March 2016
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Movie format 1080p @ 30fps
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High-speed framerate None
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Color depth n/a
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Viewfinder size 0.50x
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Zoom n/a
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Aperture n/a
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Image stabilization n/a
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Wide angle n/a
#6

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 48
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$399

Aperture
Wide aperture
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f/2
Size
Really small
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Compact (98×58×31 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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High-speed framerate None
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Color depth 21.5 bits
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Viewfinder size n/a
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Zoom 3x
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Aperture f/2
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Image stabilization
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Wide angle 28 mm
#7

Nikon D3400

Announced over a year ago
explain score 47
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$497 (w/ lens)

Announced
New
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August 2016
True resolution
High true resolution
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24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
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For that film look
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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High-speed framerate None
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Color depth n/a
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Viewfinder size 0.55x
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Zoom n/a
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Aperture n/a
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Image stabilization n/a
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Wide angle n/a
#8

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 46
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$449

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
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240 fps
Zoom
Great zoom
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65x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
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21 mm
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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High-speed framerate 240 fps
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Color depth 19.2 bits
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Viewfinder size n/a
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Zoom 65x
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Aperture f/3.4
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Image stabilization
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Wide angle 21 mm
#9

Nikon Coolpix B500

Announced over a year ago
explain score 45
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$219

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
Announced
New
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February 2016
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
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Movie format 1080p @ 60fps
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High-speed framerate None
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Color depth n/a
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Viewfinder size n/a
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Zoom 39.1x
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Aperture f/3
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Image stabilization
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Wide angle 23 mm
#10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Announced over 2 years ago
explain score 44
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$398

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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1.39x
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Great zoom
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50x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Movie format 1080p @ 50fps
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High-speed framerate None
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Color depth n/a
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Viewfinder size 1.39x
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Zoom 50x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization
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Wide angle 24 mm