Ultrazoom 2009 Camera Articles

Popular Ultrazoom Articles for 2009

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Review

At first glance, the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS doesn't seem to bring much more to the table than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX10 IS. Same size, same 20x zoom range,[...]

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Review

If we told you that the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS looks a little bit like its predecessor, the SX110 IS, we would be lying. It looks nearly identical to the[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Review

It's a still camera. It's a camcorder. At least that's what Panasonic hopes you'll think when you think about the latest high-profile Lumix to hit the market this year: the[...]

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Review

We've had a couple of weeks to get acquainted with Canon's latest entry in the compact ultrazoom class, the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS. And while the folks in our office[...]

Nikon Coolpix P90 Review

The Nikon Coolpix P90 packs a 24x zoom along with a 12.1 megapixel sensor and an articulating LCD. It's loaded with other features like face detection, but so are most[...]

Olympus SP-565 UZ Review

The smallest and lightest of Olympus's current ultrazooms, the Olympus SP-565UZ represents a minor update to its sibling, the 570UZ. Affordably priced for its class, the 565UZ doesn't skimp on[...]

Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Review

Fujifilm touts the FinePix S200EXR as a rival to any entry-level DSLR. They aren't kidding. Packing a Super CCD EXR sensor and a 14.3x zoom range, the S200EXR is every[...]

Kodak EasyShare Z915 Review

The Kodak EasyShare Z915 puts a 10x zoom and manual controls in a stylish, compact body. It's attractively styled, just as trendy looking as any Canon or Nikon, and attractively[...]

Olympus SP-590 UZ Review

Olympus has raised the ante in the ultrazoom big lens sweepstakes with the introduction of the Olympus SP-590 UZ and its 26x zoom, moving past 24x offerings from Kodak, Nikon[...]

Pentax X70 Review

The ultrazoom category is a force to be reckoned with in today's market. Not only do these cameras offer a wide-to-telephoto focal range; they cost less than a dedicated SLR.[...]

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Review

Our first look at the Sony Cyber-shot HX1 came nearly a year ago at PMA 2009. A lot can change in the camera world in nine months, but with the[...]

Kodak EasyShare Z980 Review

The Kodak EasyShare Z980 is the biggest gun in that manufacturer's ultrazoom compact digital class, boasting a 24x optical zoom and 12 megapixel sensor. With 720p HD video recording, it's[...]

Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Review

Casio took the theory of high speed digital cameras to the extreme with its 6 megapixel EX-F1. Following in the F1's footsteps is the smaller, lighter, and less expensive 9[...]

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Review

While Canon may have taken their time getting a 20x ultrazoom into service with the SX10 IS, they haven't waited all that long in producing a follow up model to[...]

Kodak EasyShare Z950 Review

The Kodak EasyShare Z950 calls to mind early point and shoots Kodak put out when ease of use and bright, colorful images were just about all you wanted from a[...]

Kodak launches affordable 10x ultrazoom with EasyShare Z915

Kodak has significantly restyled its Z series of ultrazooms with the launch of the Kodak EasyShare Z915. Announced in conjunction with PMA 2009, the Z915 seems to provide some impressive[...]

Users Speak Out: Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

Our Users Speak Out column returns for 2009 with a sampling of actual user opinions about the Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd. The S1000fd has been riding near the top of our[...]

Panasonic replaces TZ cameras with 12x zoom Lumix DMC-ZS3, ZS1

What was once TZ is now ZS. That's the news that we expect to come out of a Panasonic press conference later this morning in Miami, where the electronics giant[...]

Sony unveils Cyber-shot HX1 ultrazoom with CMOS sensor

At a pre-PMA press conference today, Sony announced another player on its roster of high zoom, compact cameras. This time, they've introduced a CMOS sensor to the lineup in the[...]

Olympus goes big with 26x zoom SP-590 UZ

Not to be outdone in the quest for more range by Kodak's 24x optical zoom foray, the 12 megapixel Olympus SP-590 UZ features a 26x zoom lens.