The ultra zoom – or bridge style camera is a popular format of camera, offering SLR-styled looks, manual controls and huge optical zoom. This style of camera lets you get wide-angle shots and then zoom into distant subjects, with the latest cameras offering up to 83x optical zoom! Here is our list of the best ultra zoom / bridge cameras reviewed on ePHOTOzine, click through to read the full review. Some of the most recent cameras feature a larger than normal image sensor, which results in better image quality, particularly in low light.
1 – Panasonic Lumix FZ1000
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 – The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 features a large 20-megapixel 1inch sensor for improved image quality and noise performance, along with a Leica f/2.8 – f/4.0 16x optical zoom lens equivalent to 24-400mm in 35mm terms. The camera also features 4K video recording, raw shooting, manual controls and built in Wi-Fi.
2 – Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 Mark II
The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II is a top scoring bridge camera. It features the world’s first stacked 1 inch BSI CMOS sensor with a DRAM memory chip. It’s capable of 40x super slow motion capture and 4K video shooting, along with a super fast electronic shutter. It has a weather sealed body and we praised its excellent image quality and features an 8.3x optical zoom lens with a constant aperture of f/2.8.