2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts

Written by Gina Stephens

Abide updated: May 30, 2017

Bridge and travel zoom cameras are two of the very few categories of compact cameras to survive the smartphone. Whether it’s a travel zoom, which pickle d contributes a 25X-30X zoom into your pocket, or a bridge camera which offers even more zoom, phones just can’t compete.

While there are now enthusiast-level prolonged zoom cameras with 1″-type sensors, such as Sony’s Cyber-shot RX10 series and Panasonic FZ1000/FZ2500, there are still plenty of myriad budget-friendly models, though their smaller sensors don’t offer the image quality or depth-of-field control of the pricier models.

The following cameras are contained in our roundup:

  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  • Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
  • Nikon Coolpix P900
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80/FZ82
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70
  • Sony Cyber-shot HX90V
  • Sony Cyber-shot HX400V

Of those eight cameras, three are pocket-sized and present oneself 30X-40X zooms. The other five are bridge (SLR-style) cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or with focal lengths ranging from 600mm to an unbelievable 2000mm (35mm-equivalent).

And with that, let’s extract a look at some consumer-level travel zoom cameras!


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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