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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Toolbox: Big Zoom Compacts

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As we went to press on this issue, CES was underway, with many new camera introductions. Details were limited, but following are some additional cameras for your consideration.

Fujifilm introduced several new big zoom models, the longest of which is the FinePix SL1000's 50x optical zoom, with a focal range of 24-1200mm and lens-shift optical image stabilization. List Price: $399.

New from Panasonic is the 16-megapixel LUMIX DMC-LZ30, which offers a 25-875mm 35x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. List Price: $229.

Among the many new cameras introduced by Samsung is the 16-megapixel WB2100, with a 35x, 25-875mm image-stabilized optical zoom. List Price: $329.

Sony's new Cyber-shot H200 is a 20-megapixel camera with a 26x optical zoom covering a 22.3-580mm range and new in-camera editing capabilities. List Price: $249.


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