Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The optical zoom range of ultra-zoom cameras is up to 12x under the price range of $250.
With an addition of the 3D feature, these cameras are best suited for beginners and for capturing vacation photos.


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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix L840
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix L840
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
$249 - $369
$177 - $290
$209 - $300
$240 - $249
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Apr 2015
May 2015
Mar 2015
Camera Type
Compact
Ultracompact
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Optical Zoom
18.0 x
20.0 x
38.0 x
20.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.53 mm
Average Rating
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
Image Quality
42% Positive
58% Negative
100% Positive
Focus
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
100% Positive
Display
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Negative
Modes
40% Positive
60% Negative