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The ZS30 is an impressive compact megazoom for casual and more advanced users and a definite step-up in features from last year's excellent ZS20.
An at-a-glance look at CNET's reviews of pocketable, travel zoom cameras.
An excellent 20x zoom point-and-shoot is good in auto, but for those who aren't afraid to change settings, it can be even better.
For those who value a long zoom lens, AA batteries, and saving a few bucks, the L820 might be the point-and-shoot for you.
Save for a change in resolution, the Coolpix L620 is just like its predecessor.
The camera maker's top compact megazoom gets a new lens, NFC, and full HD movie capture at 60p.
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.
This compact 12x zoom is a nice choice for learning more camera control.
A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters.
If you hate AA batteries, but like inexpensive compacts with manual controls, the 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo. Otherwise, seek out its predecessor, the SX160 IS.