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
Micro USB cable
Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
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
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
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)
Articulating Screen4K - 3840 x 2160
Max Video Resolution
Touch ScreenElectronic (Optional)
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
2360kdot Viewfinder Resolution
Flash Sync Port
Remote control with a smartphone
Compatible with fast UHS-II cards
5. Canon EOS M50
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)
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
449g. 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Also known as EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10
7. Canon EOS Rebel T7i (EOS 800D)
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
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
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