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Top 10 Best Pocket Zoom Digital Cameras 2013

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.

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Category : Compact Cameras
Product : Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
Price : £100
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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

 

Panasonic Lumix Tz40 Large

 

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.

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2. Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50

Sony Cyber Shot Hx50 Travel Zoom

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.

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=2. Panasonic Lumix TZ35

Panasonic Lumix Dmc Tz35 4

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.

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=2. Samsung WB250F

 

Samsung Wb250f White (4)

 

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.

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=5. Sony Cyber-shot WX300

Sony Cybershot Wx300 Pocket Zoom1

The Sony Cyber-shot WX300 offers a 20x optical zoom in a compact camera body, with built in Wi-Fi, Full HD video recording with stereo sound and 10fps continuous shooting.

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=5. Fujifilm Finepix F900 EXR

Fujifilm Finepix F900 Exr Pocket Zoom

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.

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=5. Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F White Large (4)

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.

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=5. Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

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.

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=9. Canon Powershot SX280 HS

Canon Powershot Sx280hs Black (3)

The Canon Powershot SX280 HS is 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.

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=9. Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500 White Background

The Nikon Coolpix S9500 boasts a 22x optical zoom lens, full HD video, built in GPS and Wi-Fi. It is available for a very reasonable price, and can shoot at 7.5fps.

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You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.

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