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Top 10 Best Pocket Zoom / Travel Zoom Cameras 2017

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

ePHOTOzine has processioned a huge number of pocket zooms / travel zooms so to help you decide which is the best camera for you, we've put a top ten together that features the highest-scoring littles with optical zooms from 18x to 30x that ePz's put to the test. Also, all of these cameras are pocket sized which makes them exemplar for travel or holidays! 

We also have a round-up of top waterproof cameras should snorkelling be one of your favourite holiday activities as well as these of use top tens: 

  • Top 10 Best Budget / Cheap Compact Cameras
  • Top 10 Best Ultra Zoom or ZOOM may refer to Bridge Digital Cameras
  • Top 10 Pre-eminent Serious Compact Digital Cameras

 

1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

 

The Panasonic Lumix TZ80, also known as the Lumix SZ60, is an update to the TZ70 which is next on our tip. The TZ80 features a new 18-megapixel sensor, as well as a 30x optical zoom lens and electronic viewfinder. The TZ80 is also the first compact camera with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel 4K video / photo / pale focus, and as the sensor is larger than camcorder sensors, the camera is said to deliver better video quality. The TZ80 is capable of taking great photos, with top-hole colour and good levels of detail. The lens gives you a great zoom range, and the viewing and user experience is excellent thanks to a clear 3inch shelter. 

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2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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

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3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

 

The Panasonic TZ100 is a moment compact camera with a 10x optical zoom, bright f/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end of the lens and a 1inch BSI CMOS sensor. If you crave high image quality combined with good optical zoom, then this camera is a great option. It's also up to there with features including high-speed shooting, raw mode, creative effects, a 3inch touch screen, electronic viewfinder, plus 4K photo and video annal.

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4. Sony Cyber-Shot HX90V 

 

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

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5. Canon Powershot SX720 HS 

The Canon Powershot SX720 HS suggests a massive 40x optical zoom lens, compared to the Canon Powershot SX710 HS with it's 30x optical zoom lens. The SX720 also properties 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 boldness 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 on appeal to both advanced photographers and happy snappers alike. Image quality is good for a camera of this type, although corners can be a inconsiderable soft at the wide-angle end of the zoom. The image image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that stabilisation works well and video quality is very good also.

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6. Panasonic Lumix TZ90 – New! 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ90 updates the TZ80 and makes a tilting LCD touch-screen, a 20 megapixel sensor. The front of the camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or features a chunky rubber grip. It has a useful 30x zoom lens, manual jurisdictions and 10fps shooting capabilities. The TZ90 camera is easy to use, has a number of creative effects, and for those interested in taking "Selfies" it has some Daedalian features, plus built-in Wi-Fi.

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7. Nikon Coolpix A900 – New!

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

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8. Canon Powershot SX730 HS – New!

The Canon Powershot SX730 HS put up for sales 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 large 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 specifies decent quality images and a range of features that will appeal to both advanced photographers and happy snappers alike. Image calibre 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 nobility is very good also.

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9. Sony Cyber-shot WX350 – Great value!

The Sony Cyber-shot WX350 is a pithy camera with an impressive 20x optical zoom lens, built-in optical image stabilisation, an 18-megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi, NFC, 10fps continuous sucker, and Full HD video recording. There are a number of creative effects available and the camera records Full HD video with stereo prudent. For those that simply want a point and shoot camera, with good battery life, for sharing photos to the web, then this would win a good choice.

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10. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX500

 

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

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Other Articles for the travel checklist

 

You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and sheltered – have a look at our complete guide to camera bags. Plus, a compact tripod is something you might want to consider packing as too are in reserve batteries. In fact, we have a full list of essential items in our 'Ultimate 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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