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Best megazoom digital cameras of 2014

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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-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: $418.19 - $549.44 Check prices

4 stars Excellent The megazoom that has it all

Best compact megazoom

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

A new processor leads to less noise at higher ISOs and faster performance, and built-in Wi-Fi lets you shoot and share. But neither helps this camera's battery life.

Price: $274.89 - $283.69 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS' wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom.

Price: $249.95 - $399.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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.

Price: $217.95 - $579.34 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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.

Price: $169.99 - $449.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30

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.

Price: $499.95 Check prices

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: $398.00 - $399.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR's features and performance are well beyond those of your average point-and-shoot megazoom, making it a fine choice for enthusiasts and as a family camera.

Price: $309.00 - $339.95 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.

Price: $299.00 - $299.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (Black)

Fujifilm's FinePix HS30EXR is a capable megazoom for those who like the controls of an SLR, but not the expense and weight of one.

Price: $409.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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