Travel zoom cameras are a compromise between a superzoom and ultra compact. Most ultra compacts offer very little in the way of zoom and most super-zooms offer little in the way of pocketability. The travel zoom fits in between - offering a small compact size and great zoom at the same time. The travel zoom class is one of the most versatile, providing rich functionality, such as wide angle lenses, GPS and good optical zoom and the convenience of a small package. For most people the travel zoom class offers the perfect compromise and is a great place to start your digital camera search.

Snapsort's definition of a travel zoom camera is any compact camera (who's definition is based on the size of the camera) that has at least 8x optical zoom.

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Recent Travel zooms by manufacturer

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

Panasonic

Snapsort has found 3 recent travel zooms from Panasonic.

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Battery life Great battery life Help
380 shots
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Battery life Great battery life Help
380 shots
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,240k dots
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
25,600 ISO

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Sony

Snapsort has found 3 recent travel zooms from Sony.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99
from $448
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
from $1,164
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX95
from $514
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard

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Nikon

Snapsort has found 1 recent travel zoom from Nikon.

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Nikon Coolpix A1000
from $477
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

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Canon

Snapsort has found 2 recent travel zooms from Canon.

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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
from $338
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
from $319
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

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Leica

Snapsort has found 1 recent travel zoom from Leica.

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Leica C-Lux
from $999
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,240k dots
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
25,600 ISO

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