Cameras:

Best megazoom digital cameras of 2014

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Looking for the best megazoom digital cameras? CNET editors' review of the best megazoom digital cameras includes product photos and video and user reviews.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 - digital camera

If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

4 stars Excellent The megazoom that has it all

Best compact megazoom

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

A new processor leads to less noise at higher ISOs and faster performance, and built-in Wi-Fi lets you shoot and share. But neither helps this camera's battery life.

Price: $250.77 Check prices

0 stars Not yet rated

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR

The F900EXR is a 20x zoom point-and-shoot that's good in auto, but for those who aren't afraid to change settings, it can be even better.

4 stars Excellent

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch.

Price: $392.77 - $618.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR - digital camera

The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR's features and performance are well beyond those of your average point-and-shoot megazoom, making it a fine choice for enthusiasts and as a family camera.

4 stars Excellent

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

If you're looking for more than just a simple snapshot experience from a compact zoom camera, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS should be on your short list, despite a couple shortcomings.

Price: $177.51 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Olympus Stylus SP-100

The Olympus Stylus SP-100 is a problem-solver camera, giving zoom fiends a simple -- and clever -- way to keep athletes, wildlife, and other targets in your sights.

3.5 stars Very good

Fujifilm FinePix S1

The only weather-resistant 50x megazoom camera around, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a fast, flexible camera that comes up a little short in low-light photo quality.

3.5 stars Very good