Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best ultra zoom camera for sports are the compact point and shoot cameras with an optical zoom range of at least 12x. The below listed top-rated digital cameras also capture images of over 14 Megapixel resolution with a frame rate of at least 3 fps (frames per second). Available from the brands like Fujifilm, Panasonic and Nikon under the Finepix, Lumix and Coolpix product lines and can be purchased under the $400 price range. Along with the Wi-Fi feature, these cameras also sport best optics.


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Canon PowerShot G3 X
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Nikon Coolpix P900
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Nikon Coolpix P900
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
$999
$430
$360 - $1,350
$450
$669 - $1,250
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Aug 2015
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Jul 2014
Optical Zoom
25.0 x
30.0 x
83.3 x
30.0 x
16.0 x
Frames Per Second
5.9 Frames
10.0 Frames
7.0 Frames
7.0 Frames
12.0 Frames
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 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
13.23 mm
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.4 stars
Focus
84% Positive
16% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
Image Quality
100% Positive
100% Positive
42% Positive
58% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Video
57% Positive
43% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Look and Feel
71% Positive
29% Negative
100% Positive
25% Positive
75% Negative
100% Positive
30% Positive
70% Negative
Ease of Use
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative

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