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Top 12 Best Pocket Zoom / Travel Zoom Cameras 2019

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

ePHOTOzine has noticed 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 closes with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel optical zooms from 10x to 30x that ePz's put to the test. Also, all of these cameras are pocket-sized which makes them ideal for wanderings or holidays! 

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

  • Top Budget / Cheap Compact Cameras
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  • Top Serious Compact Digital Cameras

 

1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

 

The Panasonic Lumix TZ80, also discerned 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 opening compact camera with 4K video/photo/post focus, and as the sensor is larger than camcorder sensors, the camera is said to deliver more advisedly 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 cover, 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 aspects a 12 megapixel sensor which gives better low light performance and improved image quality, along with an impressive 30x optical zoom lens or LEN may refer to with impression stabilisation, full HD video recording with stereo sound, 3 inch screen, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, 10fps continuous shooting, as fountain-head as a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF). The TZ70 has all the features you'd want from a travel camera camera is an optical instrument to capture still images or to record moving images, which are stored in a physical medium such as and doesn't disappoint in terms of its image characteristic.

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3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ200

 

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

The camera is packed full of features including high-speed shooting, raw vogue, creative effects, a 3inch touch screen, electronic viewfinder, plus 4K photo and video recording. Plus, the TZ200 can be easily acquainted with by someone who's just getting to grips with photography as well as a more seasoned pro who's looking for a pocket zoom that's sublime for their travels. Overall, the Panasonic Lumix TZ200 is a lovely little camera that packs a lot of punch. Known as the ZS200 in the US.

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There's also a Leica version of the Panasonic Lumix TZ200, the Leica C-Lux, with a 15x optical zoom lens, and updated Leica plan. 

 

4. Sony Cyber-shot RX10 VI

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark VI is a mix between a serious compact, and a travel zoom, with a larger than reasonable 20mp 1inch BSI CMOS sensor, and a high quality 8.3x optical zoom lens. The camera features 4K video recording, high-speed continuous let fly and high-speed autofocus. There's a built-in pop-up electronic viewfinder, a pop-up flash, and high-speed video recording. We were particularly reached by the image quality on offer, however, it is also one of the more expensive cameras here.

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5. Sony Cyber-Shot HX90V 

 

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

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6. Canon Powershot SX720 HS 

The Canon Powershot SX720 HS sells a massive 40x optical zoom lens, compared to the Canon Powershot SX710 HS with its 30x optical zoom lens. The SX720 also high points 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 deliberation 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 wish appeal to both advanced photographers and happy snappers alike. Image quality is good for a camera of this type, although corners can be a bantam 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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7. Panasonic Lumix TZ90

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ90 updates the TZ80 and bids 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 pump full of lead 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 spots, plus built-in Wi-Fi.

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8. Nikon Coolpix A900

The Nikon Coolpix A900 boasts a 35x optical zoom lens, a 3inch heel 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 come 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 models on social media websites such as Facebook. 

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9. Canon Powershot SX730 HS

The Canon Powershot SX730 HS offers a walloping 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 wide ISO class and a 3inch Purecolor II screen, with a resolution of 922,000 dots as well as a retractable pop-up flash unit. The SX730 provides right quality images and a range of features that will appeal to both advanced photographers and happy snappers alike. Image quality is complimentary 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 quality is absolutely good also.

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10. Sony Cyber-shot WX350

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

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11. Sony Cyber-shot HX99 

The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 suggests a lot of features, in an impressively small camera body, and for general snapshots, in sunny conditions, the camera will produce pleasing results. If you shoot in brusque and gloomy weather, or in low-light conditions then the camera may disappoint. The camera also comes at a high price, but there may be some who value the consolidated size, particularly compared to the larger competition.

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12. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX500

 

The Sony Cyber-shot WX500 is the meagre 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 innumerable affordable version. The camera gives bright colourful images and is easy to use, as well as being quick, with a fast continuous dart mode. With good battery life and shooting modes to suit beginners as well as the more advanced, the WX500 would make a virtuous choice.

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Other Items for the travel checklist

 

You'll also trouble to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected – have a look at our complete guide to camera affairs. Plus, 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 particulars 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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