Top 10 Best Pocket Zoom Digital Cameras 2013 - We select the top 10 best pocket zoom cameras reviewed by ePHOTOzine - if you want 18 to 30x optical zoom in a compact camera then this article is for you.
ePHOTOzine has reviewed a huge number of pocket zooms / travel zooms over the last 12 months. Here we've highlighted the best cameras available from 18x to 30x optical zoom, whilst still being able to slip the camera into your pocket, making them ideal for travel or holidays!
1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40
The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 provides a number of useful features including an impressive 20x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, full HD video recording with stereo sound, 3 inch touch screen and built in GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC. The previous version, the TZ30 is still available, and is now excellent value for money.
The Sony Cyber-shot HX50 is a compact 20 megapixel camera with a 30x optical zoom lens, full HD video, stereo sound, and built in Wi-Fi. Image quality is good, with good colour and exposure. Handling is good with a solid metal body and rubber grip.
The Panasonic Lumix TZ35 offers a 20x optical zoom lens in a compact camera body and has a number of features including Full HD video with stereo sound and optical zoom, panoramic mode, and 5fps continuous shooting. You could also look at the Panasonic Lumix TZ30, with GPS built in.
The Samsung WB250F boasts built-in Wi-Fi, a 3 inch touch screen and 18x optical zoom. With the ability to easily share photos and an extremely versatile zoom lens, it is an ideal travel camera. It is available in white, black, blue and red.
The Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR is an update to the Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR and features the same 20x optical zoom lens, 3inch screen, built in Wi-Fi, but adds a new 16.1 megapixel backlit EXR II CMOS sensor with built in phase detection focus for ultra fast focus speeds.
The Samsung WB800F is a Pocket Zoom / Travel Zoom with 21x optical zoom lens, 3inch touch screen, 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, full HD video, built in pop up flash, and Wi-Fi for direct sharing to social network sites such as Facebook.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera is an ideal travel camera, with built in GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G Data simcard slot, and a huge 4.8inch screen. When you're not shooting you can use Android apps to edit and share your photos.
The Canon Powershot SX280 HSis the latest travel zoom camera from Canon, in its long running series, updating the SX260. With a 20x optical zoom, high speed shooting, built in GPS, and Wi-Fi to share images from where-ever you are. If you don't need GPS, then the older SX240 is excellent value for money.