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The best ultra-zoom Canon digital camera list covers some of the best compact cameras and interchangeable lens cameras. The optical zoom of these cameras start from 12x and can be used in distant photography such as sports photography.

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Canon PowerShot G3 X
Canon IXUS 275 HS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Canon IXUS 275 HS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Sep 2015
Oct 2014
Apr 2015
Dec 2014
Optical Zoom
25.0 x
12.0 x
65.0 x
18.0 x
30.0 x
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Ultracompact
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Compact
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-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
2.5 mm

  • The new Canon PowerShot G3 X is a solid super-zoom camera for enthusiast photographers, offering a wealth of options for shooting both stills and video, excellent image quality, speedy auto-focusing, intuitive and configurable handling, and solid construction. Unfortunately, it's rather ham-strung by the strange omission of a built-in viewfinder - trying to hold the Canon PowerShot G3 X at arm's length whilst using the full extent of the 25x zoom lens results in too many misses due to camerashake.

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    The Canon PowerShot G3 X certainly has some of the same drawbacks that you find with other fixed lens, large zoom cameras, but its extremely good image quality more than makes up for those issues. Add in a tiltable, high-resolution, touch screen LCD, a 25x optical zoom lens, a good mix of manual control and auto shooting modes, and great battery life, and the G3 X is a really good camera.


  • The G3 X delivers SLR-like zoom capabilities in a compact package thanks to its excellent lens and image stabilisation, only falling down when faced with fast-moving subjects. It's not a beautiful camera, but it's well built and easy to handle.


  • Canon has been producing sleek and stylish IXUS cameras for some time now, and the IXUS 275 HS is no different.
    If you’re looking for something to slip into your trouser pocket or bag, perhaps while you’re on holiday or during a party or night out, then the IXUS 275 HS is a fuss-free camera which delivers some nice results.
    While there’s nothing hugely exciting about this model, it’s got a good range of features - although some of those, we’re starting to expect from every modern camera (such as inbuilt Wi-Fi).


  • The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a lens that covers an extreme zoom range, and even though it's on the pricey side, it earns our Editors' Choice award.


  • Its fusion of comprehensive control with numerous creative effects helps this, as do features like its fold-out LCD screen and good quality electronic viewfinder.
    But where the camera really scores is image quality. Considering the inherent limitations of its small sensor, the SX60 HS manages to produce images with impressively low noise levels at all of its ISO sensitivity settings. Colour, dynamic range and exposure metering are superb too.
    Downsides?

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    The Canon Powershot SX60 HS is an impressive ultra-zoom camera, offering a huge 65x optical zoom range. Unlike many big zoom cameras, the SX60 performs pretty quickly and it creates images that are of a surprisingly good quality. There's plenty of nice add-on features here too, with an articulated LCD, a high-quality electronic viewfinder, numerous special effect options, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC wireless connectivity.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is an attractive compact camera with an 18x zoom lens, but image quality takes a step back from last year's edition.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a well-designed camera that’s easy to use thanks to its chunky, ergonomic build, and an intuitive menu design. You can also be sure it’ll snap accurately focussed and well exposed shots.
    Performance and image quality are also good, though not outstanding. The switch to a 20.2-megaixel sensor sounds great on paper, but in reality the camera can only resolve marginally more detail than the 16MP SX600 HS.

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    The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is the latest basic point-n-shoot model from Canon, but there just isn't much in this camera that will make you take notice of it. The SX610 offers 20.2-megapixels of resolution, but its image quality simply isn't where it should be for a camera with that much resolution and an MSRP of $249. Even under nearly perfect lighting conditions, the PowerShot SX610's image quality isn't good enough to make mid-to-large-sized prints. This model has no manual control features.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX710 HS is a speedy superzoom with a sharp lens, but image quality is an issue at even moderate ISO sensitivities.


  • Virtually identical to last year's SX700 HS model, the new Canon PowerShot SX710 HS takes a few minor steps forward, namely faster burst shooting rates, more Auto Zoom options and 5-axis stabilisation for video, but one major step back, offering worse image quality than its predecessor.
    The move to a 20.3 megapixel sensor has done the SX710 HS no favours, with ISO 400 already suffering from obvious noise, smearing of fine detail and colour artifacts.


  • The PowerShot SX710 HS is a perfectly capable camera for those who just want a point and shoot with a long zoom range, but it can't shoot raw files, which will limit its appeal for enthusiasts.
    A nicely capable camera for those who just want a point and shoot with a long focal length. Manual control is a nice touch for those who need it, but a number of small missing features make the SX710 less than perfect.


Top 5 ultra-zoom canon digital camera:

  1. Canon PowerShot G3 X
  2. Canon IXUS 275 HS
  3. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  4. Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
  5. Canon PowerShot SX710 HS