Best Cameras for 2017 CMA Fest
The CMA imposed new camera restrictions last year that ban all cameras with detachable lenses from all official CMA Fest Events and Stages.  The rules state that camera phones, disposable cameras, and small digital cameras are allowed.

That said, there were plenty of folks who were able to smuggle larger cameras in.

However, if you don't want to risk being turned away or having to return to your hotel or car to store your camera we have compiled a list of awesome cameras that are sure to be allowed at all CMA Music Festival Events!

Best CMA Fest Compliant Cameras for 2017
BrandModelStill Res (MP)Opt ZoomScreen SizeMax Video ResAvg Cost
CanonPowerShot SX62020.225x3"1080$259
CanonPowerShot SX71020.330x3"1080$349
NikonCOOLPIX A9002035x3"4K$365
PanasonicLumix DMC-ZS501230x2.9"1080$279
PanasonicLumix DMC-ZS601830x3"4K$397
SamsungGalaxy Camera 216.321x4.8"1080$639
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