2 August 2013 by

The best ultra-zoom cameras sport zoom lenses capable of 12x and over. This means that the user gets close to the action, but at the cost of speed and image quality. These megazooms need about 0.5 seconds for a picture. The more the zoom, the greater the shutter lag, the heavier the camera and the more the chance for camera shake when zoomed out. There is also the possibility of extra vibration pick up resulting in a noisy image. Look for ultra-zoom compacts with offsets like back-illuminated CMOS sensor that offers more speed and less noise, or check whether the extended zoom compact you are researching includes digital image stabilization, or better still, optic image stabilization.

This list of the best megazoom compact cameras is narrowed down to the compact cameras which have optical zoom 12X and over.


Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
$199 - $321

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Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40/ZS30
$400 - $480

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
$220

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
$348 - $388

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Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Digital Camera

Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR
$337 - $600

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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
$149 - $255

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