With a budget of about $400, you'll find a great mixture of strong, intermediate digital cameras.
The best fixed lens cameras (or "DSLR-like cameras") in the sub-$400 price range contain large zoom lenses, high resolutions, large LCDs, and some speciality features. You'll find some great point and shoot cameras with advanced features in this price range, too, such as the Nikon Coolpix P500 (pictured here). You'll find cameras with built-in GPS, built-in projectors, or 3D capabilities in the sub-$400 price range.
For your last-minute shopping in the 2012 holiday season, I've recently updated my list of the best cameras for under $400. Just click the link to see the full list.
Photo courtesy Nikon