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The feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot HX30V has a great mix of speed and picture quality making it an easy recommendation.
Sony loads up on megazooms for 2012 with the 30x zoom HX200V, 20x zoom HX30V, and double 16x zooms of the HX10V and H90.
Both are top-rated compact megazooms; more than photo quality, the decision will come down to what features you need.
Its lens, sensor, and LCD remain unchanged from its predecessor, but a new processor, Wi-Fi, and GPS keep the flagship megazoom from getting stale.
In addition to speeding up its flagship interchangeable-lens model, Nikon debuts a power-zoom kit lens and a telephoto zoom for its CX mount.
While many have traded in their point-and-shoots for smartphones, this 30x zoom (big) pocket camera gives you plenty of reasons to still carry one.
The feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has a great mix of speed and photo quality.
Joining the AS30V's new hardware features are a new waterproof housing and several accessories and mounts, bringing it closer to the competition.
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera.