The ultra zoom – or bridge style camera is a popular format of camera, offering SLR-styled looks, manual controls and huge optical zoom. This style of camera lets you get wide-angle shots and then zoom into distant subjects, with the latest cameras offering up to 83x optical zoom! Here is our list of the best ultra zoom / bridge cameras reviewed on ePHOTOzine, click through to read the full review. Some of the most recent cameras feature a larger than normal image sensor, which results in better image quality, particular in low light.
Top 11 Best Ultra Zoom Bridge Digital Cameras 2017
1. Panasonic Lumix FZ1000
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 – The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 features a large 20-megapixel 1inch sensor for improved image quality and noise performance, along with a Leica f/2.8 – f/4.0 16x optical zoom lens equivalent to 24-400mm in 35mm terms. The camera also features 4K video recording, raw shooting, manual controls and built in Wi-Fi.
2. Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 Mark II
The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II is a top scoring bridge camera. It features the world’s first stacked 1 inch BSI CMOS sensor with a DRAM memory chip. It’s capable of 40x super slow motion capture and 4K video shooting, along with a super fast electronic shutter. It has a weather sealed body and we praised its excellent image quality and features an 8.3x optical zoom lens with a constant aperture of f/2.8.
3. Panasonic Lumix FZ330/FZ300
Panasonic Lumix FZ330 – The Panasonic Lumix FZ330 (FZ300) may “only” have a 24x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 25mm to 600mm at the telephoto end, but it features a bright f/2.8 aperture at all lens positions, making it great for low-light photography. It also features 12fps continuous shooting, 4K video recording and a vari-angle screen.
4. Canon PowerShot G3 X
Canon PowerShot G3 X – The Canon Powershot G3 X features a 25x optical zoom lens, with image stabilisation, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, manual controls, raw support, and a large 1inch CMOS sensor for improved image quality and noise performance.
5. Panasonic Lumix FZ2000(FZ2500)
The Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 features a 20-megapixel 1inch sensor, 20x optical zoom lens equivalent to 24-480mm with an f/2.8-4.5 aperture and its designed to be a hybrid video / photo camera. Build quality is very good and the camera has a lot in common with the Panasonic Lumix GH4, which means that the FZ2000 would make an excellent second camera to anyone familiar with Panasonic’s other cameras. The camera has a great 3inch tilting touch-screen, as well as a large, bright, high-resolution electronic viewfinder, with a comfortable rubber surround. Image quality is generally good and the camera offers impressive focus performance.
6. Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 III
Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 III – The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Mark III features a 25x optical zoom lens, with a bright f/2.4 to f/4.0 aperture, and a zoom range equivalent to 24 to 600mm in 35mm terms. The camera features the same “stacked” 20 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor as the RX10 Mark II, which enables high-speed continues shooting as well as high-speed video.
7. Panasonic Lumix FZ82
Panasonic Lumix FZ82/FZ80 – The Panasonic Lumix FZ82 features a wide-angle 60x optical zoom lens, manual controls, raw shooting, 10fps continuous shooting, 4K (UHD) video recording, a 3inch touch-screen, stereo sound, as well as accessories that will take the zoom to 102x optical zoom!
8. Nikon Coolpix P610
Nikon Coolpix P610 – The Nikon Coolpix P610 features a 60x optical zoom lens, full HD video recording, a tilting vari-angle 3inch screen, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, manual controls and a large rubber grip making it easy to hold the camera steady when using lots of optical zoom.
9. Nikon Coolpix B700
The Coolpix B700 is a 60x zoom camera with a new 20 megapixel sensor and 4K video recording. There is built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, as well as low-power Bluetooth for transferring images to a smartphone or tablet. We gave it a recommended rating for its good colour reproduction, RAW shooting capability and good connectivity options.
10. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS – The Canon Powershot SX60 has a 65x optical zoom lens, giving the equivalent of 21 – 1365mm. This combined with clever zoom subject tracking features makes it an impressive camera, with 6.4fps continuous shooting, Wi-Fi and NFC, and a vari-angle screen.
11. Nikon Coolpix P900
Nikon Coolpix P900 – The Nikon Coolpix P900 offers the World’s longest optical zoom lens on a camera, with an 83x optical zoom lens, making it ideal for moon photography as well as other distant subjects. Wi-Fi, GPS, a vari-angle screen, numerous modes, and mutual controls are included in this large SLR-styled camera.
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When the shooting is done, you may come the idea to play the Ultra Zoom Bridge Digital Cameras video on computer with media player software such as QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, transfer to play on portable devices to viewing on the move, play on large screen TV from USB drive or via media streaming devices or post and share on popular video sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
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