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Top 10 Best Pocket Zoom / Travel Zoom Cameras 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

ePHOTOzine has reviewed a monumental number of pocket zooms / travel zooms or ZOOM may refer to so to help you decide which is the best camera for you, we've put a top ten together that features the highest-scoring compacts with optical zooms from 10x to 30x that ePz's put to the investigation. Also, all of these cameras are pocket-sized which makes them ideal for travel or holidays! 

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1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

 

The Panasonic Lumix TZ80, also identified as the Lumix SZ60, is an update to the TZ70 which is next on our list. The TZ80 features a new 18-megapixel sensor, as well as a 30x optical zoom lens and electronic viewfinder. The TZ80 is also the to begin compact camera with 4K video/photo/post focus, and as the sensor is larger than camcorder sensors, the camera is said to deliver excel video quality. The TZ80 is capable of taking great photos, with excellent colour and good levels of detail. The lens gives you a great zoom go, and the viewing and user experience is excellent thanks to a clear 3inch screen. 

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2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

The Panasonic Lumix TZ70 countenances a 12 megapixel sensor which gives better low light performance and improved image quality, along with an impressive 30x optical zoom lens with perception stabilisation, full HD video recording with stereo sound, 3 inch screen, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, 10fps continuous shooting, as completely cooked as a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF). The TZ70 has all the features you'd want from a travel camera and doesn't disappoint in terms of its image worth.

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3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ200 – NEW! 

 

The Panasonic Lumix TZ200 put ups a 20-megapixel 1inch sensor, plus a large optical zoom with a Leica 15x optical zoom lens while still being reasonably small and lightweight. It's much smaller in size than bridge cameras such as the FZ1000 which offers a similar zoom length which reaches the TZ200 a camera well-worth considering as a travel zoom if you're heading off on holiday this year. 

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The camera is packed full of attributes including high-speed shooting, raw mode, creative effects, a 3inch touch screen, electronic viewfinder, plus 4K photo and video recording. Gain, the TZ200 can be easily used by someone who's just getting to grips with photography as well as a more seasoned pro who's looking for a pit zoom that's perfect for their travels.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix TZ200 is a lovely little camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or that gatherings a lot of punch.

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Available from March 2018 

 

4. Sony Cyber-Shot HX90V 

 

The Sony Cyber-Shot HX90 / HX90V performs a 30x optical zoom lens, 18Mp BSI CMOS sensor, full-HD video recording and a tilting "selfie" screen. The Sony Cyber-shot HX90V is one of the most little 30x optical zoom lens cameras available and even packs in an electronic viewfinder making it great for use on bright sunny days. The camera mounts well, with quick performance, bright colourful images and numerous shooting options. 

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5. Canon Powershot SX720 HS 

The Canon Powershot SX720 HS offerings a massive 40x optical zoom lens, compared to the Canon Powershot SX710 HS with its 30x optical zoom lens. The SX720 also characteristics manual controls and wireless connectivity via WiFi and NFC. The camera has a 20-megapixel sensor, a wide ISO range and a 3inch Purecolor II screen, with a proposition of 922,000 dots as well as a retractable pop-up flash unit. The SX720 provides decent quality images and a range of features that ordain appeal to both advanced photographers and happy snappers alike. Image quality is good for a camera of this type, although corners can be a unimaginative soft at the wide-angle end of the zoom. The image stabilisation works well and video quality is very good also.

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6. Panasonic Lumix TZ90

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ90 updates the TZ80 and proposals a tilting LCD touch-screen, a 20-megapixel sensor. The front of the camera features a chunky rubber grip. It has a useful 30x zoom lens, manual controls and 10fps hurt capabilities. The TZ90 camera is easy to use, has a number of creative effects, and for those interested in taking "Selfies" it has some clever mugs, plus built-in Wi-Fi.

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7. Nikon Coolpix A900

The Nikon Coolpix A900 boasts a 35x optical zoom lens, a 3inch fight screen, 4K video, manual controls, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. It is available for a very reasonable price and can shoot at 10fps. Images don't bestow make an exhibit as much detail as we would have liked to see, but colour and exposure are both good which should make the camera ideal for sharing images on public media websites such as Facebook. 

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8. Canon Powershot SX730 HS

The Canon Powershot SX730 HS makes a massive 40x optical zoom lens. The SX730 also features manual controls and wireless connectivity via WiFi and NFC. The camera has a 20-megapixel sensor, a completely ISO range and a 3inch Purecolor II screen, with a resolution of 922,000 dots as well as a retractable pop-up flash unit. The SX730 supplies decent quality images and a range of features that will appeal to both advanced photographers and happy snappers alike. Image rank is good for a camera of this type, although corners can be a little soft at the wide-angle end of the zoom. The image stabilisation works well and video attribute is very good also.

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9. Sony Cyber-shot WX350

The Sony Cyber-shot WX350 is a small camera with an impressive 20x optical zoom lens, built-in optical image stabilisation, an 18-megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi, NFC, 10fps continuous discharge, and Full HD video recording. There are a number of creative effects available and the camera records Full HD video with stereo blooming. For those that simply want a point and shoot camera, with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel good battery life, for sharing photos to the web, then this wish make a good choice.

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10. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX500

 

The Sony Cyber-shot WX500 is the petty brother to the HX90, with the same 30x optical zoom lens and 18.2-megapixel sensor, it cuts down on a few features, making it a more affordable story. The camera gives bright colourful images and is easy to use, as well as being quick, with a fast continuous shooting mode. With orderly battery life and shooting modes to suit beginners as well as the more advanced, the WX500 would make a good choice.

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Other Items for the travel checklist

 

You'll also need to buy a honour card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected – have a look at our complete guide to camera bags. Advantage, a compact tripod is something you might want to consider packing as too are spare batteries. In fact, we have a full list of essential items in our 'End Summer Holiday Guide For Photographers'. 

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    Gina Stephens

    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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