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 5 recent travel zooms from Canon.

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Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
from $249
Zoom Great zoom Help
25x
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
25 mm

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
from $199
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
25 mm
Size Really small Help
Compact (100×58×23 mm)

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
from $149
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Size Really small Help
Compact (95×57×24 mm)
Weight Light-weight Help
138 g

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
from $109
Size Really small Help
Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
Weight Light-weight Help
126 g
Thickness Thin Help
0.9"

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Panasonic

Snapsort has found 2 recent travel zooms from Panasonic.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
50 fps
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
25,600 ISO
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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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

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Nikon

Snapsort has found 2 recent travel zooms from Nikon.

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Nikon Coolpix A900
from $300
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Zoom Great zoom Help
35x
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

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Nikon Coolpix A300
from $137
Size Really small Help
Super compact (96×58×20 mm)
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
25 mm
Weight Light-weight Help
119 g

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Sony

Snapsort has found 1 recent travel zoom from Sony.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
from $338
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Battery life Great battery life Help
390 shots
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm

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Olympus

Snapsort has found 1 recent travel zoom from Olympus.

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

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