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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Best Compact Megazoom Cameras In The Market


A number of photography enthusiast prefer using compact megazoom cameras simply because they offer portability along with wide-angle lenses that have a long zooms without the bulk that DSLR cameras. These particular compact cameras offer an enhanced shooting flexibility to users even as the lenses have become longer while the bodies became smaller.

Several compact megazoom cameras or travel zoom cameras have entered the market recently. Each of these devices offer their own advantages and disadvantages although in the end the users themselves will decide on which particular device they would choose to purchase.

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is an enhanced version of the older Canon PowerShot SX230 and is considered by some photography enthusiasts as the best compact megazoom camera in the market today. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS offers several shooting modes for casual to advanced photographers while its long zoom lens comes with a notable image stabilization feature.

However the controls and menu of this particular compact megazoom camera may not be too user-friendly while its battery life is quite short. But in the end the remarkable photo quality offered by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and its long zoom lens makes it an ideal compact megazoom camera.

Nikon Coolpix S9300
Nikon Coolpix S9300
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Another notable compact megazoom camera is the Nikon Coolpix S9300 that offers a wide long lens although it can easily fit into one’s pocket. However its competitors offer more features compared to this particular point-and-shoot camera despite having a similar price tag.

Although the Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a noteworthy compact megazoom camera, it would not hurt for its price tag to go down a bit to make it more appealing to photography enthusiasts.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
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In terms of shooting performance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 is probably the best compact megazoom camera in the market. Offering a remarkable design, 20x ultra-wide angle zoom lens, semi-manual and manual shooting modes, GPS, enhanced low-light photography and fast shooting performance, this particular compact megazoom camera is definitely a good choice for photography enthusiasts.

However the battery life of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 may be its Achilles heel due to high-performance features. Although the 20x zoom lens of this compact megazoom camera its main feature, it is still considered an outstanding all-around camera.

Samsung WB150F
Samsung WB150F
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The Samsung WB150F is an inexpensive compact megazoom camera that features Wi-Fi connectivity that facilitates sharing or backing up of photos wirelessly. The Samsung WB150F also offers numerous shooting as well as editing options although its image quality is only slightly better than a smartphone while its shooting performance may need some improvement.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is the best compact megazoom camera of the company for 2012. It comes with a remarkable image and video quality, numerous shooting options, and a fast shooting performance. However these features mean that this particular compact megazoom camera is quite costly for some users while its controls make take some time to get used to. But it does offer a notable combination of photo quality and speed.

These are just some of the best compact megazoom cameras that are available in the market for the moment and photography enthusiasts will just have to find which one would suit their needs.

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