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 12 recent travel zooms from Canon.

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
from $279
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
922k dots
Movie format High resolution movies Help
1920 x 1280 @ 60fps

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
from $237
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 SX600 HS
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
from $179
Zoom Great zoom Help
18x
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
from $159
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Size Really small Help
Compact 100x58x22 mm
Macro focus Great macro Help
1 cm

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

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Sony

Snapsort has found 7 recent travel zooms from Sony.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
from $299
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
from $221
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-QX30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
from $348
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Announced New Help
September, 2014
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
from $108
Size Really small Help
Super compact 93x52x22 mm
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

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Panasonic

Snapsort has found 6 recent travel zooms from Panasonic.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
from $260
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
Panasonic Lumix ZS35
from $134
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

Panasonic Lumix SZ8
Panasonic Lumix SZ8
from $89
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life Great battery life Help
340 shots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix SZ8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
from $198
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Announced New Help
January, 2015
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

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Nikon

Snapsort has found 7 recent travel zooms from Nikon.

Nikon Coolpix S9700
Nikon Coolpix S9700
from $222
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S810c
Nikon Coolpix S810c
from $299
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
Screen size Large screen Help
3.5"

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S810c

Nikon Coolpix S6800
Nikon Coolpix S6800
from $130
Focus points Many focus points Help
99
Size Really small Help
Compact 96x57x22 mm
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S3600
Nikon Coolpix S3600
from $97
Size Really small Help
Super compact 97x57x19 mm
Focus points Many focus points Help
99
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix S3600

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Samsung

Snapsort has found 4 recent travel zooms from Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
from $240
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 2

Samsung WB350F
Samsung WB350F
from $130
Zoom Great zoom Help
21x
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB35F
Samsung WB35F
from $80
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight Light-weight Help
144 g

Learn more about the Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB50F
Samsung WB50F
from $95
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Learn more about the Samsung WB50F

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Olympus

Snapsort has found 2 recent travel zooms from Olympus.

Olympus Stylus SH-1
Olympus Stylus SH-1
from $258
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus SH-1

Olympus VH-520
Olympus VH-520
from $99
Size Really small Help
Super compact 100x60x20 mm
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures

Learn more about the Olympus VH-520

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Casio

Snapsort has found 3 recent travel zooms from Casio.

Casio Exilim ZR800
Casio Exilim ZR800
from $170
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,000 fps
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
40 fps
Zoom Great zoom Help
18x

Learn more about the Casio Exilim ZR800

Casio Exilim EX-100
Casio Exilim EX-100
from $581
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,000 fps
Screen size Large screen Help
3.5"
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
30 fps

Learn more about the Casio Exilim EX-100

Casio Exilim EX-Z1100
Casio Exilim EX-Z1100
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
25,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
30 fps
Battery life Great battery life Help
470 shots

Learn more about the Casio Exilim EX-Z1100

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Fujifilm

Snapsort has found 2 recent travel zooms from Fujifilm.

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
from $140
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700
Fujifilm FinePix JZ700
from $100
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Size Really small Help
Compact 99x57x22 mm
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

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Kodak

Snapsort has found 1 recent travel zoom from Kodak.

Kodak PixPro FZ151
Kodak PixPro FZ151
from $103
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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