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This list of best ultra-zoom digital cameras under $500 price range has DSLRs and point and shoot cameras with optical zoom of over 12x suitable for nature and wildlife photography. Some of the best Bridge cameras are also available under this list of ultra-zoom digital cameras. These digital cameras also offer a camera resolution of over 14 megapixel.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Nikon Coolpix P610
Samsung WB2200F
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40/ZS30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Nikon Coolpix P610
Samsung WB2200F
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Mar 2015
Apr 2015
Apr 2014
Mar 2013
Optical Zoom
30.0 x
30.0 x
60.0 x
60.0 x
20.0 x
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Resolution
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
MOS, 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
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V is a solid entry in the world of compact superzooms.

If you're on a tight budget and are prepared to sacrifice a built-in electronic viewfinder, the COOLPIX S9900 represents great value for money - especially considering it sports a fully-articulated screen and built-in GPS.

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quite versatile digicam

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The monster bridge camera with the monster zoom lens

Touchscreen interface, built-in wi-fi connectivity and GPS