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Top 10 Best Pocket Zoom Digital Cameras 2015

Top 10 Best Pocket Zoom Digital Cameras 2015 - 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. Updated.

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Category : Compact Cameras
Product : Panasonic Lumix TZ70 (ZS50)
Price : £282
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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-TZ70

Panasonic Lumix TZ70 Black (3)

The Panasonic Lumix TZ70 features a 12 megapixel sensor which gives better low light performance and improved image quality, along with an impressive 30x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, full HD video recording with stereo sound, 3 inch screen, built in GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, 10fps continuous shooting, as well as a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF). 


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2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

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The Panasonic Lumix TZ60 is an 18 megapixel travel zoom with an impressive 30x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, full HD video recording with stereo sound, 3 inch screen, 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 may still be available, making it excellent value for money.


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3. Canon Powershot SX700 HS

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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. The updated version is the Canon Powershot SX710 HS, with a 20 megapixel sensor.

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4. Nikon Coolpix S9700

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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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5. Olympus Stylus SH-2

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The Olympus Stylus SH-2 features a 24x optical zoom lens, classic retro styling, a 3-inch touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, 5-axis image stabilisation, 11.5fps continuous shooting, Raw shooting, manual controls and FullHD video recording. 


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6. Panasonic Lumix TZ57

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The Panasonic Lumix TZ57 offers a 20x optical zoom lens in a compact camera body and has a number of features including a tilting "selfie" screen, Full HD video with optical zoom, panoramic mode, and 10fps continuous shooting. 

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7. Nikon Coolpix S9900

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The Nikon Coolpix S9900 boasts a 30x optical zoom lens, a tilting vari-angle screen, full HD video, manual controls, built in GPS and Wi-Fi. It is available for a very reasonable price, and can shoot at 7fps.

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8. Sony Cyber-shot HX90V

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The Sony Cyber-shot HX90V is a compact travel zoom with a 30x optical zoom lens, built-in EVF, tilting selfi screen, FullHD video recording, 9fps continuous shooting, and built in Wi-Fi and NFC for easy photo sharing. Two versions are available, with the HX90V featuring built-in GPS, whilst the HX90 does not.

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9. Samsung WB250F

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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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10. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60

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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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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 Plus
    6 1.0k 1 Scotland
    24 Oct 2014 9:24AM
    where can you get a tz60 for 159? i would love to know!!!!!!
    19 Jun 2015 11:09AM
    Isn't surprising not having one of Fujifilm camera in this list?
    Don't they manufacture one?
    LOL
    joshwa Plus
    5 766 United Kingdom
    25 Nov 2015 9:23AM
    Hi Pablo, the last travel zoom Fujifilm made was the Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR , which has been discontinued.

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