2009's All New Extended Zoom Cameras
Last updated on 03/01/2011
These are the latest and greatest long zoom cameras available from manufacturers like Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and Olympus. Perfect for serious photographers looking for SLR-like power without the added cost and maintenance of interchangeable lenses, these extended zoom cameras are a happy medium.
It seems like only yesterday that we were marveling over the long, 20x optical zoom lenses included on cameras like the Canon SX10 IS and the Panasonic FZ28. Those were immensely popular and highly rated cameras, but the camera manufacturers are not content to leave things be. This new batch of extended zoom cameras pushes the envelope to 24 and 26x optical zooms, and the pocket-sized, compact zoom cameras now feature lenses capable of 12x optical zoom. Here are the newly announced extended zoom cameras of 2009, for your consideration: