Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Best ultra-zoom standard point and shoot digital camera should be able to provide you at least 12x or more than that and with simplest of its operations and more focus options, i.e., the point and shoot. Some of the newest ultra-zoom cameras reach up to 30x optical zoom and some even as high as 50x optical zoom. Under $400 price range, these kind of cameras have more than 12 Megapixel resolution with the best interface and image quality.


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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
Samsung WB800F
Nikon P520
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera
Samsung WB800F Digital Camera
Nikon P520 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera
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$298 - $312
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Aug 2013
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Jul 2013
Camera Type
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact, SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
30.0 x
16.0 x
21.0 x
41.7 x
60.0 x
Resolution
12.1 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
BSI-CMOS
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
MOS, CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
7.66 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
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 3.6 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars

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