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 new ultracompact megazooms have some novel autoshooting capabilities and improved wireless functionality that may bring back smartphone snapshooters.
This compact 12x zoom is a nice choice for learning more camera control.
A 10x zoom lens is the new 5x, as camera makers continue pushing to see just how much zoom range can be packed into a body that's 1 inch thick or slimmer.
While not without its share of photo and performance issues, the GE E1410SW is a fine ultracompact megazoom snapshooter for those on a budget.
The lenses get longer, but the bodies get smaller. Pretty amazing.