Super-zoom cameras, as the name implies, offer the most optical zoom of any digicam. We're talking more than 20X zoom in reasonably sized cameras. Now, by no means are these cameras small - they typically fall on far end of the size spectrum but that is a perfectly normal sacrifice for the huge amount of glass packed into these cameras. This much zoom is great for shooting subjects that are incredibly long distances away, such as capturing sports action from the sidelines, animals at a distance, etc. Superzoom cameras also tend to offer more pro features than average: such as raw shooting and larger sensors.

Snapsort's definition of super-zooms is a little bit flexible to recognize that every year the amount of zoom seems to increase, in the past 10x zoom would have been called a superzoom, but now travel zooms have more zoom than that. Snapsort defines a superzoom as any camera with 15x or more optical zoom, or any camera that is significantly larger than most cameras.

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Recent Super zooms by manufacturer

Here is an overview of the manufacturers of super zooms, the most popular shown first.

Nikon

Snapsort has found 2 recent super zooms from Nikon.

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Nikon Coolpix P1000
from $849
Zoom Great zoom Help
125x
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8
External mic jack External mic jack Help
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Nikon Coolpix B600
from $327
Zoom Great zoom Help
60x
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

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Canon

Snapsort has found 1 recent super zoom from Canon.

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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
from $478
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
21 mm
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Zoom Great zoom Help
65x

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Panasonic

Snapsort has found 1 recent super zoom from Panasonic.

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Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II
from $898
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,240k dots
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
25,600 ISO

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