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Top 10 Best Pocket Zoom Digital Cameras 2014

Top 10 Best Pocket Zoom Digital Cameras 2014 - 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-TZ60 (ZS40)
Price : £154
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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-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix TZ60 Black Large (3)

The Panasonic Lumix TZ60 provides a number of useful features including an impressive 30x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, full HD video recording with stereo sound, 3 inch screen and built in GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC, 10fps continuous shooting, as well as a built in electronic viewfinder. Updates the previous version, the Panasonic Lumix TZ40 which is still available, and is now excellent value for money.


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2. Canon Powershot SX700 HS

Canon Powershot SX700 HS Black (3)

The Canon Powershot SX700 HS is the latest travel zoom camera from Canon, in its long running series, updating the SX280. With a 30x optical zoom, high speed shooting at 8.5fps, with Wi-Fi and NFC to share images from where-ever you are. 

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3. Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700 White (4)

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 boasts a 30x optical zoom lens, full HD video, built in GPS and Wi-Fi. It is available for a very reasonable price, and can shoot at 7fps.

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4. 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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5. 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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6. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60

Sony Cyber Shot DSC HX60 Black (3)

The Sony Cyber-shot HX60 is a compact 20 megapixel camera with a 30x optical zoom lens, full HD video, stereo sound, 10fps continuous shooting, 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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7. Canon Powershot SX600

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The Canon Powershot SX600 is a compact travel zoom with an 18x optical zoom lens, FullHD video recording, 3.9fps continuous shooting, and built in Wi-Fi and NFC for easy photo sharing.

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8. Sony Cyber-shot WX350

Sony Cyber Shot DSC WX350 Black (3)

The Sony Cyber-shot WX350 is the World's smallest camera with a 20x optical zoom lens, and also features built in Wi-Fi, NFC, Full HD video recording with stereo sound and 10fps continuous shooting.

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9. 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, and 11fps continuous shooting.

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10. Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB800F White Large (2)

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, 10fps continuous shooting, and Wi-Fi for direct sharing to social network sites such as Facebook.

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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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meyeview e2
5 618 Scotland
24 Oct 2014 9:24AM
where can you get a tz60 for 159? i would love to know!!!!!!

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