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Best cameras under $1000 in 2020

If you want a camera that offers more advanced features than typical budget options, there are several products available in the $500-1000 price range that should fit the bill.

1. Point-and-shoot: Sony a6100

In addition to taking great photos, the a6100 has one of the simplest and most powerful autofocus systems we've tested, especially in this class of camera. In the box you will find

  • AC Adaptor:AC-UUE12

  • Body cap

  • Eyepiece cup

  • Micro USB cable

  • Power cord

  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50

  • Shoulder strap

  • Sony A6100 comes only in black color option. It supports approx. 25.6 mega-pixels camera and it comes with two sensors: APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor.

  • Recording format of Sony a6100 is JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format).

  • There are 13 types of picture effects available in this camera such as: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key, Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle (H)/Bottom/Right/Middle (V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High/Mid/ Low). Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card.

  • White Balance Modes: Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7 (57-step), A7 to B7 (29-step)) / Custom.

  • Focus Sensor: Exmor CMOS sensor.

  • Focus Mode: AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus.

  • Metering Sensor: Exmor CMOS sensor.

  • Scene Selection: Portrait,Sports Action,Macro,Landscape,Sunset,Night Scene,Hand-held Twilight,Night Portrait,Anti Motion Blur. I also provides

  • Touch Panel. Digital Zoom: Smart zoom (Still images):M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2x, Digital zoom (Still images):L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x, Digital zoom (Movie):Approx. 4x.

  • Drive Modes: Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket.

  • NFC: Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible),One-touch remote,One-touch sharing.

  • Wireless LAN (Built-In): Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) ),View on Smartphone,Remote control via Smartphone,Send to Computer,View on TV.

  • Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))

  • HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D),BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI),PhotoTV HD,4K movie output/4K still image PB.

  • Battery Life (Still Images) Approx. 380 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 420 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard).

  • Battery Life (Movie, actual recording): Approx. 70 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 75 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard).

  • Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording): Approx. 125 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 125 min (LCD monitor)(CIPA standard).

  • USB Power supply: Yes

  • Operating Temperature: 32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

  • Weight (with battery and memory card included): Approx. 396 g / 14.0 oz*

2. Fujifilm X30

Key Features:

  • 12MP 2/3"-type X-Trans CMOS II sensor (8.8 x 6.6mm)

  • EXR Processor II

  • 28-112mm equiv. F2.0-2.8 lens with manual zoom adjustment

  • Hybrid (contrast + phase detection) autofocus system

  • ISO 100-3200, expandable to 12800 (JPEG only)

  • Six customizable buttons plus ring around lens

  • 2.36M dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.65x (equiv.) magnification

  • 3.0" 920k dot 3:2 tilting LCD

  • 12 fps continuous shooting

  • Addition of 'Classic Chrome' Film Simulation Mode

  • Built-in Wi-Fi including remote control from a smartphone or tablet

  • Full HD movie recording (1080/60p, 36Mbps bit rate), with built-in stereo microphone and external mic input

3. Canon EOS 77D


  • Depth 3 in

  • Sensor Resolution 24.2 Megapixel

  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS

  • Total Pixels 25800000 pixels

  • Effective Sensor Resolution 24200000 pixels

  • Optical Sensor Size APS-C (14.9 x 22.3 mm)

  • Field of View Crop Factor 1.6

  • Sensor Dust Reduction Yes

  • Sensor Features EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

  • Image Processor DIGIC 7

  • System TTL phase detection

  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty 45

  • AE/AF Control AI Focus AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, Subject-tracking AF

  • Digital Video Format H.264

  • Image Recording Format JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

  • Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080

  • Audio Signal Format AAC, Linear PCM

  • Interfaces Provided HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio

  • Manufacturer Canon

  • Features AE lock, AF lock, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, FE lock, Lens Distortion Correction, Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, RGB primary color filter, Time-Lapse recording, auto power save, depth-of-field preview button, diffraction correction, high ISO speed noise reduction, histogram display, in-camera RAW processing, noise reduction over long exposures, peripheral illumination correction

4. Canon EOS M6 II

  • Built-in Wireless (Wi-fi)

  • Bluetooth Connectivity

  • Articulating Screen4K - 3840 x 2160

  • Max Video Resolution

  • Touch ScreenElectronic (Optional)

  • Optional Viewfinder

  • Face Detection Focusing

  • 33.0MP - High Resolution Sensor

  • 25.600 Max ISO143 Focus Points

  • 1.040k dots LCD Resolution

  • 1/16000s Electronic Shutter Speed

  • UHS-II Memory Card Support

  • 14.0fps Fast Continuous Shooting

  • 408g Light Body

  • External Microphone Port

  • Timelapse Recording

  • 2360kdot Viewfinder Resolution

  • Flash Sync Port

  • Remote control with a smartphone

  • Compatible with fast UHS-II cards

5. Canon EOS M50

Key Features:

  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor

  • EF-M lens mount with support for EF/EF-S lenses with optional adapter

  • Dual Pixel autofocus for stills and 1080p video

  • DIGIC 8 processor

  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF

  • 1.04M-dot vari-angle LCD

  • 7.4 fps burst in AF-C (10 fps in AF-S)

  • 4K/24p UHD video (1.7x crop)

  • 1080/60p and 720/120p HD video

  • Wi-Fi and NFC with Bluetooth

  • 235 shot-per-charge battery live (per CIPA)

6. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (EOS 250D)

Main Features:

  • 24MP - APS-C CMOS Sensor

  • ISO 100 - 25600( expands to 51200)

  • 3 Fully Articulated Screen

  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder

  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting

  • 4K - 3840 x 2160 video resolution

  • Built-in Wireless

  • 449g. 122 x 93 x 70 mm

  • Also known as EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10

7. Canon EOS Rebel T7i (EOS 800D)

Main Features:

  • Depth: 3 in

  • Sensor Resolution: 24.2 Megapixel

  • Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

  • Total Pixels: 25800000 pixels

  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 24200000 pixels

  • Optical Sensor Size: APS-C (14.9 x 22.3 mm)

  • Field of View Crop Factor: 1.6

  • Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes

  • Sensor Features: Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

  • Image Processor: DIGIC 7

  • System: Dual Pixel CMOS AF / TTL phase detection

  • AE/AF Control: AI Focus AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, Zone AF

  • Digital Video Format: H.264

  • Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

  • Interfaces Provided: HDMI, USB 2.0

  • Manufacturer: Canon

8. Fujifilm X-A7

  • 24 megapixel sensor

  • faster autofocus than Fujifilm X-A5

  • Touch LCD screen

  • USB-C for charging and connecting

  • Video: 4K at 24, 25 and 29.9fps as well as full HD up to 59.9

  • Realized 4K video using abundant amount of information equivalent to 6K by reading all pixels of the sensor

  • Capable of shooting smooth 4K movies at 30 frames / second

  • 4K video can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes, and full HD / HD video for up to 30 minutes.

  • Equipped with “Countdown Video” function for the first time as “X Series”

  • Equipped with “HD High Speed ​​Video” function

  • Equipped with 3.5 inch wide (16: 9) touch panel monitor of about 2.76 million dots

  • High visibility is achieved with a rear LCD monitor with a maximum brightness of 1000 candela.

  • For the first time in the “X Series”, the “Vari Angle Structure” that allows the monitor to be adjusted to any angle is adopted.

  • Lineup of “Scene Position” with “Light Trail” as “X Series” for the first time

  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth installed

  • Input / output terminals: USB Type-C (USB 2.0 High-Speed), HDMI micro terminal (Type D), φ2.5mm 3-pole mini jack

  • Recording media: SD card / SDHC card / SDXC card UHS-I

  • Battery: NP-W126S

  • Standard number of shots: approx. 270 standard, approx. 440 economy

  • Size: 119.0mm x 67.7mm x 41.2mm

  • Weight: Approximately 320g (including battery and memory card), approximately 271g (main unit only)

  • Color: Silver, Camel

  • Kit lens: XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

  • Reservation start date: September 12, 2019

  • Scheduled release date: Late October 2019

  • International Price: Lens Kit $ 699


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