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The 12x zoom is a good optical zoom when you want to do something like wildlife photography, where the point of interest is far away and yet the image quality shouldn't be missed. You could also consider having a 3D feature on your camera depending on your budget. The 12x optical zoom cameras are the best ultra-zoom cameras, best suited for vacations supporting giving you the ease of use.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Canon IXUS 275 HS
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
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Release Date
Jul 2014
Sep 2015
Apr 2015
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Optical Zoom
16.0 x
12.0 x
18.0 x
20.0 x
20.0 x
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Ultracompact
Compact
Ultracompact
Compact
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.53 mm

The Panasonic FZ1000 is an extremely interesting camera, and one built with a very clear rival in mind.

The zoom of the lens is quite smooth and fluid, and you can reach the end of the zoom range fairly quickly.

If you're in the market for a compact superzoom and you're on a budget, the SX600 HS is our recommendation.

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If you’re looking for a new holiday or family camera it’s definitely worthy of your attention.