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The listing of latest ultrazoom cameras include all of the top-rated products released over the past 6 months. These ultra-zoom cameras are compact and easy to use, also they support an optical zoom range of at least 12x. Best suited for photography enthusiasts and those who are on vacations, these digital cameras come from brands like Fujifilm and Sony with advanced features like WiFi connectivity for easier media sharing, and touchscreen interfaces.

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Canon PowerShot G3 X
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Canon IXUS 275 HS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Canon IXUS 275 HS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Optical Zoom
25.0 x
30.0 x
12.0 x
30.0 x
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Ultracompact
Compact
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

  • The new Canon PowerShot G3 X is a solid super-zoom camera for enthusiast photographers, offering a wealth of options for shooting both stills and video, excellent image quality, speedy auto-focusing, intuitive and configurable handling, and solid construction. Unfortunately, it's rather ham-strung by the strange omission of a built-in viewfinder - trying to hold the Canon PowerShot G3 X at arm's length whilst using the full extent of the 25x zoom lens results in too many misses due to camerashake.

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    The Canon PowerShot G3 X certainly has some of the same drawbacks that you find with other fixed lens, large zoom cameras, but its extremely good image quality more than makes up for those issues. Add in a tiltable, high-resolution, touch screen LCD, a 25x optical zoom lens, a good mix of manual control and auto shooting modes, and great battery life, and the G3 X is a really good camera.


  • The G3 X delivers SLR-like zoom capabilities in a compact package thanks to its excellent lens and image stabilisation, only falling down when faced with fast-moving subjects. It's not a beautiful camera, but it's well built and easy to handle.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V has an incredible zoom range and an excellent EVF, but its images suffer when the light gets low.


  • We liked last year's HX60V, but with slightly underwhelming image quality and no EVF or lens barrel control ring like the competition from Panasonic, it couldn't quite compete. Sony has clearly listened though and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V addresses most of our concerns.
    The move to an 18.2MP Exmor R sensor has given the HX90V a much-needed image quality boost, and although the results are no better than the class-leading Panasonic TZ70, they're certainly on a par, whether shooting in daylight or indoors.


  • With the HX90V/HX90, Sony presents a serious contender for the title of best 30x compact: it provides all-round performance, a plethora of features and is the only model to offer an electronic viewfinder, adjustable screen and customisable settings ring, all in one compact package. Indeed, despite having all these features, it's still the most compact camera of its kind. Unfortunately, this all makes for a relatively high RRP.


  • Canon has been producing sleek and stylish IXUS cameras for some time now, and the IXUS 275 HS is no different.
    If you’re looking for something to slip into your trouser pocket or bag, perhaps while you’re on holiday or during a party or night out, then the IXUS 275 HS is a fuss-free camera which delivers some nice results.
    While there’s nothing hugely exciting about this model, it’s got a good range of features - although some of those, we’re starting to expect from every modern camera (such as inbuilt Wi-Fi).


  • Compact cameras with 30x optical zoom are becoming fairly commonplace, but the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 stands out from the crowd by being noticeably smaller than the competition. It’s a pity this comes at the expense of ergonomics though, as the camera could really benefit from better gripping points.
    The only other significant shortcoming with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is that you don’t get an electronic viewfinder.