If you just want a decent compact megazoom, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 is one of the better options thanks to a well-rounded feature set and very good photo quality at lower ISOs.
Check out an examination of photo quality from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5, a compact camera featuring a wide-angle 12x zoom lens, HD movie capture, and semimanual and manual shooting modes.
As a step down from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7, the DMC-ZS5 loses a few of its linemate's extra features, but keeps the 12x zoom lens, manual shooting modes, and other key features.
Check out photos of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 and DMC-ZS5, its latest compact feature-packed megazooms.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6 is a mash-up of two other Lumix compact megazooms.
The ZS8 is a nice compact megazoom and $100 less expensive than its nearly identical-looking linemate, the ZS10. But does that automatically make it a better value?
If you like yourself some geotagging, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS7 promises that and a whole lotta lens. Don't care where you took your photos? Panasonic's got you covered there, too.
Refreshes are coming for the electronics manufacturer's compact megazooms, rugged compact, and touch-screen ultracompact.
The budget-friendly Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a solid, compact megazoom for those who prize creative control and photo quality more than fast shooting performance or a small, lightweight design.
The Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR is an overall very good compact megazoom for its street price and size, though it's not without compromises.