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.

Sony

Snapsort has found 13 recent travel zooms from Sony.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
from $345
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
from $278
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
12,800 ISO
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170
from $160
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
12,800 ISO
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
from $148
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
12,800 ISO
Size Really small Help
Super compact 92x52x22 mm
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

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Canon

Snapsort has found 16 recent travel zooms from Canon.

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
from $199
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
from $349
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
922k dots
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie format High resolution movies Help
1920 x 1280 @ 60fps

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
from $239
Zoom Great zoom Help
18x
Movie format High resolution movies Help
1920 x 1280 @ 30fps
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
from $130
Macro focus Great macro Help
1 cm

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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Panasonic

Snapsort has found 10 recent travel zooms from Panasonic.

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
Panasonic Lumix ZS30
from $329
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
920k dots

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS40
Panasonic Lumix ZS40
from $437
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
920k dots

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix ZS40

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
Panasonic Lumix ZS25
from $235
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
Panasonic Lumix ZS35
from $298
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix ZS35

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Nikon

Snapsort has found 11 recent travel zooms from Nikon.

Nikon Coolpix S9700
Nikon Coolpix S9700
from $347
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9500
Nikon Coolpix S9500
from $175
Zoom Great zoom Help
22x
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S810c
Nikon Coolpix S810c
from $347
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen size Large screen Help
3.5"
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S810c

Nikon Coolpix S800c
Nikon Coolpix S800c
from $145
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen size Large screen Help
3.5"
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S800c

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Samsung

Snapsort has found 9 recent travel zooms from Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera
from $50
Screen size Large screen Help
4.8"
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Zoom Great zoom Help
21x

Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB800F
from $149
Zoom Great zoom Help
21x
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
23 mm
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

Learn more about the Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB350F
Samsung WB350F
from $210
Zoom Great zoom Help
21x
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
23 mm
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

Learn more about the Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB200F
Samsung WB200F
from $150
Zoom Great zoom Help
18x
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

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Olympus

Snapsort has found 6 recent travel zooms from Olympus.

Olympus Stylus SH-1
Olympus Stylus SH-1
from $399
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus SH-1

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS
Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS
from $159
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
from $209
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
Olympus Stylus SZ-15
from $94
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Casio

Snapsort has found 7 recent travel zooms from Casio.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR300
Casio Exilim EX-ZR300
from $154
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,000 fps
Battery life Great battery life Help
500 shots
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures

Learn more about the Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

Casio Exilim ZR700
Casio Exilim ZR700
from $159
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,000 fps
Zoom Great zoom Help
18x
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
30 fps

Learn more about the Casio Exilim ZR700

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
from $225
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,000 fps
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
30 fps

Learn more about the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Casio Exilim ZR400
Casio Exilim ZR400
from $144
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,000 fps
Battery life Great battery life Help
515 shots
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
30 fps

Learn more about the Casio Exilim ZR400

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Fujifilm

Snapsort has found 5 recent travel zooms from Fujifilm.

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
from $209
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR
from $159
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR

Fujifilm FinePix T550
Fujifilm FinePix T550
from $75
Size Really small Help
Super compact 99x57x18 mm
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix T550

Fujifilm FinePix T500
Fujifilm FinePix T500
from $122
Size Really small Help
Super compact 99x57x18 mm
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix T500

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Leica

Snapsort has found 1 recent travel zoom from Leica.

Leica V-Lux 40
Leica V-Lux V-Lux 40
from $769
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

Learn more about the Leica V-Lux 40

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Kodak

Snapsort has found 1 recent travel zoom from Kodak.

Kodak PixPro FZ151
Kodak PixPro FZ151
from $119
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Learn more about the Kodak PixPro FZ151

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