FOCUS: Five #super-zoom #cameras

Great for close-ups and travel photography, these pocket-sized snappers manage up to 50x optical zoom

 

Sony DSC-HX90V

Boasting 30x optical zoom, this lightweight compact features a three-inch flip-fold LCD screen and an 18.2-megapixel sensor. Sony DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Both dust and water-resistant, this camera is ideal for travel, with a 25x optical zoom and WiFi for wireless transfer of photos to a smartphone. Canon PowerShot G3 X

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

With 24x optical zoom for 12.1-megapixel images – and a massive 46.9x zoom if you don’t mind shooting in three megapixels – this dust and splash-proof camera can also shoot video in 4K quality. Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Nikon Coolpix P610

A massive 60x optical zoom-capable Nikkor lens is the highlight of this 16-megapixel camera, though it also takes a GPS reading, geo-tagging each image with the exact location. Nikon Coolpix P610

Olympus Stylus SP-100EE

As well as a 50x optical zoom lens, this travel-centric camera includes an electronic viewfinder and a 16-megapixel sensor. Olympus Stylus SP-100EE