Best big zoom cameras

Get up close with one of these cracking snappers

Get a little closer to your snapping targets with the finest big zoom cameras on the market right now

1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38

£241, www.panasonic.co.uk
Love: High quality images, 18x zoom and a movie mode
Hate: Dull styling. Small screen

MORE: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 hands on pictures

2. Canon Powershot SX1

£403, www.canon.co.uk
Love: Big LCD screen, punchy colours and very quick shutter
Hate: Heavy. Eats AA batteries

3. Fujifilm HS10

£374, www.fujifilm.co.uk
Love: 10.3-meg images, HD video, a wide range of manual controls and a 30X zoom
Hate: Eats AA batteries

MORE: Fujifilm HS10 vs Nikon P100 review

4. Sony HX1
£336, www.sony.co.uk
Love: Beefy 20x zoom. High
Hate: Colours appear muted. Slow to process images

MORE: Sony HX1 review

5. Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1
£450, www.exilim.co.uk
Love: Takes 60 snaps per second and shoots video at 1,200fps
Hate: Heavy and pricey