What to Look for in a Megazoom Camera

There are many different models of megazoom cameras available. This can make it difficult to choose which camera you should buy. Below are the features you should be on the look out for when buying a megazoom camera.

Ease of Use

Some people will simply be looking for a camera that is easy to use and has a large optical zoom lens. The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is an example of a simple camera with a very large zoom lens. These cameras will have fully automatic controls. It may sometimes be possible to have manual control on some models.


Just because a camera has a large optical zoom lens, it doesn't mean that it has to be very large in size. There are many compact megazoom cameras which are actually pocket size. If this is important to you, then it will be something you need to consider.

Battery Life

The length of time the battery lasts for will affect how long you can shoot for. You will need to choose a camera which has a battery that lasts for as long as possible.

High Speed Shooting

Some cameras including the Casio Exilm EX-FH100 have a fast shooting mode. This can shoot up to 40 shots per second and then you can choose the best photo. This makes it perfect for anyone photographing sporting events.


Some of the higher end cameras have a built in GPS module. This is very useful because it can tag the photos. It's also possible to view your photos on a map depending on where they were taken.