Best High End Zoom Camera Buying Guide, We have done a lot of research to sort out the best Mega Zoom Camera Available in the Market. Take a look a the recommendations below.
Canon SX60 HS – World Best Zoom Camera
The newly announced Canon megazoom offers a massive 65X optical zoom and a 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS sensor with a option to record RAW files, the SX60 HS is powered by the DIGIC 6 image processor and it can record Full HD videos, the Canon Hybrid Image stabilization system is active even when you are shooting still or recording a video. The camera can do AF and record videos at 6.4 fps continuous shooting
on the rear side we have a bright 3.0″ vari-angle LCD display or an electronic viewfinder. Each features a 922k-dot resolution and works with the Zoom Framing Assist function, the SX60 has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC for connecting to a compatible mobile device.
The Good: Massive Zoom Range and Hybrid IS
The Bad: Limited ISO
Conclusion: High Recommended for Megazoom Lovers.
Nikon P600 – Second in our list with 5X less zoom lens than Canon SX60 HS.
Nikon P600 features 16.1 CMOS Sensor, massive 60x wide optical zoom 4.3-258mm f/3.3-6.5 NIKKOR Super ED VR lens, the camera also supports 120x digital zoom, P600 features dual viewing systems including a 3″ Vari-angle 921k-dot TFT-LCD monitor and an electronic eye-level viewfinder.
The Nikon P600 Major Features
- 16.1MP CMOS Sensor
- 24-1440mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
- 60x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Super ED VR Lens
- 3″ Vari-angle 921k-Dot TFT-LCD
- Electronic Eye-Level Viewfinder
- Optical VR Image Stabilization System
- Full HD 1080/60i Video with Stereo Sound
- Built-In Wi-Fi For Instant Sharing
- Auto & Full Manual Exposure Control
- 120x Dynamic Fine Zoom
The camera also features Full HD video recording and you can also use full zoom during video recording, the other major feature include Built-in WiFi that enables wireless file transfer and remote shooting.
The next best zoom camera available today is Panasonic FZ70 that comes with a 60X optical zoom.
Panasonic FZ70 features 16 Megapixel sensor, 60X optical zoom with POWER O.I.S, the standard ISO range of FZ70 is limited to 100-3200 and expandable upto 6400 only, Full HD video recording is supported @ 60 fps, he continuous shooting speed is approx 9 fps in a 3-shot burst, 5 fps with one-shot AF, or 2 fps with continuous AF.
What’s Hot: World longest compact optical zoom lens – 60X
What’s Not: noisy at high ISO
Final Word: Highly Recommended: If you are looking for a megazoon camera, Panasonic FZ70 is a good choice.
Panasonic FZ70 Major Features
- 16.1MP 1/2.3″ BSI MOS Sensor
- Venus Engine Image Processor
- Lumix DC Vario 60x Optical Zoom Lens
- 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 20-1200mm
- 3.0″ 460k-Dot LCD Monitor
- 0.20″ 202k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
- Full HD 1080i AVCHD Video at 60 fps
- Built-In Windshield Zoom Microphone
- POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode
- Creative Controls, Panorama, and Retouch
Other features include In-camera HDR, Creative Panorama mode automatically stitches together multiple images in order to realize one wide-spanning horizontal or vertical image. HDMI port is integrated into the camera’s design to allow for direct playback of photos and movies to an HDTV.