Updated on 3 December 2015 by

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
Canon IXUS 275 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Canon IXUS 275 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
$669 - $1,250
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$249 - $369
$177 - $290
$240 - $249
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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
Average Rating
 4.4 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
Image Quality
100% Positive
100% Positive
42% Positive
58% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
30% Positive
70% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Focus
84% Positive
16% Negative
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
Video
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
Viewfinder
85% Positive
15% Negative

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