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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.

Browse All Top Ultra-zoom Digital Cameras Under $250 »

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS


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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix L840
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix L840
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Apr 2015
May 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2014
Optical Zoom
18.0 x
20.0 x
38.0 x
20.0 x
42.0 x
Camera Type
Compact
Ultracompact
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Compact
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
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
2.5 mm

If you're in the market for a compact superzoom and you're on a budget, the SX600 HS is our recommendation.

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If you’re looking for a new holiday or family camera it’s definitely worthy of your attention.

42x optical zoom available with Digic 4+ processor