One of the most common questions readers have for me is asking for a recommendation on cameras. And the most common feature readers seem to want in a point and shoot camera is a big zoom lens.
This desire makes a lot of sense. After all, there are times when you simply cannot move physically closer to your subject, and a large optical zoom gives you the chance to shoot a good photo. Just make sure the zoom number you're looking at is the optical zoom, not the digital zoom.
With that in mind, I've compiled a list of the best ultra zoom cameras I've seen in the market lately, including the Nikon Coolpix P500 (pictured here). For this list, ultra zoom cameras are considered those with at least a 15X optical zoom lens. Just click the link to read my best ultra zoom camera list, and I hope it helps you find a camera that will fit your needs during your holiday shopping!
Photo courtesy Nikon