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Pocket Zoom or Travel Zoom cameras are becoming increasingly popular, as they offer a large optical zoom (often 10x or more) as well as a compact(ish) pocketable body, without the larger bulk of an ultra zoom or bridge camera. They often feature a whole host of other useful things like image stabilisation (essential – and luckily all of these models feature it), full HD video recording, and some feature GPS which can be especially handy when travelling. Here are some reviews of high scoring pocket zoom cameras:

Panasonic Lumix TZ30 BlackPanasonic Lumix TZ30Review at ePHOTOzine – This is one of Panasonic’s top end compact zooms, and Panasonic have been making this “TZ” Travel Zoom range of cameras for a long time, no wonder they’re so good at it – they practically invented the category. 20x optical zoom lens, 14 megapixel sensor, GPS, full HD video, 3inch screen. £239 at Amazon UK.

Sony Cybershot HX10v WhiteSony Cybershot HX10vReview at ePHOTOzine – This camera features a 16x optical zoom lens, and Sony’s 18 megapixel sensor. It also features GPS, and Full HD video with stereo sound and optical zoom, 3inch screen. £222 at Amazon UK.

Canon Powershot SX260 HSCanon Powershot SX260 HSReview at ePHOTOzine – This is one of the more compact models, but also features full manual controls. It’s main features are a 20x optical zoom lens, 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor (for better low light performance), GPS, Full HD video, 3inch screen. £229 at Amazon UK.

Sony Cybershot DSC-W690 Black
Sony has announced eight new Sony Cyber-Shot models, with new compact cameras (ultra compact!) with 10x optical zoom lens! A new waterproof model, new travel-zooms with 16 and 20x optical zoom, and a new 30x ultra zoom / bridge camera. Full run-down below with links to sample photos from each! A number of these feature the Sony Exmor R Backlit CMOS sensor.

Sony Cybershot TX20 – Waterproof, 16.2mp Exmor R, 4x zoom, 3inch touch, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot W690 – 10x, 16.1mp, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot WX100 – 10x, 18.2mp Exmor R – Smallest 10x, 2.7inch, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot WX150 – 10x, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot H90 – 16x, 16.1mp, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot HX10V – 16x, GPS, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot HX20V – 20x. GPS, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot HX200V – 30x, GPS, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch tilting screen, Sample Photos

More links: Press Release. There’s also a few other models depending on your location: the HX30V is the HX20V but with WIFI built in. The TX66 is the same as the TX20, but with 5x zoom and 3.3inch OLED touchscreen.