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.

Canon

Snapsort has found 11 recent travel zooms from Canon.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
from $283
Zoom Great zoom Help
40x
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
922k dots
Announced New Help
February 2016

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
from $240
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
922k dots
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Popularity Very popular Help
Among snapsort users

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
from $279
Zoom Great zoom Help
25x
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
922k dots
Screen size Large screen Help
3"

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
from $190
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
922k dots
Screen size Large screen Help
3"
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Panasonic

Snapsort has found 5 recent travel zooms from Panasonic.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
from $298
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,040k dots

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
from $169
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,040k dots
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
from $138
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Screen size Large screen Help
3"

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
40 fps
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

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Sony

Snapsort has found 4 recent travel zooms from Sony.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
from $428
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
from $348
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
from $298
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
from $319
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Weight Light-weight Help
193 g

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30

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Nikon

Snapsort has found 5 recent travel zooms from Nikon.

Nikon Coolpix A900
Nikon Coolpix A900
from $397
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
Nikon Coolpix S9900
from $219
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix S7000
from $185
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
Screen size Large screen Help
3"
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S6900
Nikon Coolpix S6900
from $179
Screen size Large screen Help
3"
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
9 fps

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S6900

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Olympus

Snapsort has found 2 recent travel zooms from Olympus.

Olympus Stylus SH-2
Olympus Stylus SH-2
from $261
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Battery life Great battery life Help
380 shots
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus SH-2

Olympus Stylus SH-3
Olympus Stylus SH-3
from $359
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 15fps
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Battery life Great battery life Help
380 shots

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus SH-3

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