Olympus SP-720UZ Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus SP-720UZ.
The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is a brand new travel-zoom camera for 2012, offering a massive 20x zoom lens and a 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor. Other key features of the Canon SX260 include built-in GPS, a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound, fast 10.3fps burst shooting, and a full range of manual and automated exposure modes. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX260 HS in-depth review.
Until very recently, a 30x zoom lens on a digital still camera was unheard of, but there are now several models on the market that offer such an extreme reach. Joining them is the new Fujifilm FinePix S4000, which along with its 24-720mm optic, 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen and 720p movies, has an attractive street price of under $250 / £250. Does the S4000 cut too many corners though? Find out by reading our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix S4000 review...
The Nikon Coolpix L810 is an affordable super-zoom compact camera sporting a 26x zoom lens. The 16 megapixel bridge-style Nikon L810 has a 3-inch 921K-dot LCD screen, 720p movies and uses AA batteries. Read our Nikon Coolpix L810 review to find out if the budget price-tag is too good to be true...
Panasonic have just introduced the DMC-FZ62 super-zoom camera (also known as the DMC-FZ60), successor to the FZ48 model and cheaper alternative to the range-topping FZ200. Key highlights of the FZ62 include a 24x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080i HD movies, 10fps burst shooting, and a 16 megapixel MOS sensor. Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 review now.
The Pentax Optio X90 is a brand new super-zoom compact camera featuring a 26x image-stabilized zoom lens with a focal range of 26-676mm. Successor to the X70 model, the X90 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, full range of creative shooting modes and can record 720p HD movies. Retailing for £329.99 / $399.95, does the Pentax Optio X90 offer enough to match its super-zoom rivals? Gavin Stoker finds out in our Pentax Optio X90 review.
The WB5000 / HZ25W is Samsung's first entry into the big boy world of all-in-one super-zoom cameras. Offering a 24x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, the WB5000 literally has most photographic subjects covered, for both 12 megapixel stills and 720p movies. Throw in a range of hand-holding smart modes for beginners and RAW format and Manual mode for advanced users, and Samsung could be onto a winner at their very first attempt. Read our expert Samsung WB5000 / HZ25W review to find out if Panasonic, Olympus et al have anything to fear...
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a new premium super-zoom compact camera. A 30x, 27-810mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, 1920x1080 50p Full HD video with stereo sound, an 18.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution tilting 3-inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps continuous shooting, 3D photos, and SD memory card support are all present and correct. Read our expert Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V review to find out if it's the right super-zoom bridge camera for you.