Best Superzoom Cameras 2014

Superzoom cameras, also known as bridge cameras, give you the longest zoom range on the market packaged into a camera that is smaller, lighter, and usually much less expensive than a DSLR. Compared with the DSLR cameras the superzoom cameras have smaller sensors, so picture quality is not quite as pristine. On the other hand, superzoom cameras have zoom ranges anywhere between 24x and 50x, which is far greater than any zoom range that can be achieved with a DSLR.

The bottom line is that the superzoom camera will let you get pictures you just couldn't possibly get with a DSLR unless you have an infinite amount of cash to put into big heavy lenses. So any differences in picture quality are moot. The superzooms are lightweight, extremely convenient and flexible, not to mention an awful lot of fun for a relatively low price.

These five superzoom cameras rank as the best cameras of 2014 so far based on technical performance, popularity, and excellent user feedback on sites like Amazon and B&H Photo.

  1. 1
    Canon PowerShot SX510 HS superzoom camera
    Best Price Adorama $199.00
    • 30× optical zoom
    • 12.1 megapixels
    • 1080p 24fps video
    • Battery Life: 330 Shots
  2. 2
    Nikon COOLPIX L830 superzoom camera
    Best Price Amazon $196.99
    • 34× optical zoom
    • 16.0 megapixels
    • 1080p 30fps video
    • Battery Life: 1180 Shots
  3. 3
    Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200 superzoom camera
    Best Price Amazon $449.99
    • 24× optical zoom
    • 12.1 megapixels
    • 1080p 60fps video
    • Battery Life: 540 Shots
  4. 4
    Canon PowerShot SX500 IS superzoom camera
    Best Price Amazon $260.00
    • 30× optical zoom
    • 16.0 megapixels
    • 720p 25fps video
    • Battery Life: 195 Shots
  5. 5
    FujiFilm FinePix S4800 superzoom camera
    Best Price Adorama $129.00
    • 30× optical zoom
    • 16.0 megapixels
    • 720p 30fps video
    • Battery Life: 320 Shots

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