Best megazoom digital cameras of 2016


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-FZ1000

With excellent photo and video quality and a deep feature set, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the perfect mix if you want dSLR-like controls and better than point-and-shoot performance with the convenience of a single fixed lens.

Price: $989.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent This long-zoom camera may sway you from an entry-level dSLR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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.

Price: $569.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent The megazoom that has it all

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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the top bridge cameras in its class thanks to improved design, useful features, excellent photos and video and -- of course -- its really wide and really long lens.

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: $493.05 Check prices

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.

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

Nikon Coolpix P900

It's not the best megazoom around, but the Nikon Coolpix P900's lens is remarkable and if you need the most zoom on a compact camera, it's the winner.

Price: $699.00 - $899.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good