Best Compact Superzoom Cameras 2014

Compact superzoom cameras are an ideal compromise for those who what to carry a long zoom capability, but don't want the extreme range or extra bulk of the larger Superzoom Bridge cameras. Compact superzoom cameras are pocket size, but with zoom lenses ranging up to 24x -- astonishing for such a small camera.

On the other hand, Superzoom Bridge cameras start at a zoom range of 24x and go up to 50x.

These five models are currently the best compact superzoom cameras of 2014 based on a combined rating of technical performance, popularity, and outstanding user feedback.

  1. 1
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V superzoom camera
    Best Price Amazon $329.99
    • 30× optical zoom
    • 20.4 megapixels
    • Body size: 2.5″ × 4.3″ × 1.5″
    • Weight: 8.7 oz
    • 1080p 60fps video
  2. 2
    Canon PowerShot SX160 IS superzoom camera
    Best Price Adorama $109.00
    • 16× optical zoom
    • 16.0 megapixels
    • Body size: 2.9″ × 4.4″ × 1.7″
    • Weight: 10.3 oz
    • 720p 30fps video
  3. 3
    Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS25 superzoom camera
    Best Price B&H Photo $169.00
    • 20× optical zoom
    • 16.1 megapixels
    • Body size: 2.3″ × 4.1″ × 1.1″
    • Weight: 6.8 oz
    • 1080p 60fps video
  4. 4
    Samsung WB250F superzoom camera
    Best Price Amazon $119.95
    • 18× optical zoom
    • 14.2 megapixels
    • Body size: 2.4″ × 4.2″ × 0.9″
    • Weight: 6.5 oz
    • 1080p 30fps video
  5. 5
    Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS30 superzoom camera
    Best Price B&H Photo $319.00
    • 20× optical zoom
    • 18.1 megapixels
    • Body size: 2.3″ × 4.1″ × 1.1″
    • Weight: 7.0 oz
    • 1080p 60fps video

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