Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

If Sony’s world-conquering RX10 III is too much for the wallet to handle (see our DSLR & Bridge Cameras page), consider this excellent super-zoom compact from Panasonic. The camera’s 1/2.3-type sensor isn’t as large as the RX10’s and it doesn’t sport as many high-end features, but its 25mm-750mm Leica zoom lens is equally adept at photographing and videoing game from a huge distance away. And what’s more, it all fits perfectly into a breast pocket.

 

One of the coolest things about this camera is that it also allows the user to adjust focus after the shot has been taken. Using the rear touch-screen, simply tap the part of the image you want to adjust and that section of the frame springs into sharp focus. The TZ80 also shoots in 4K and comes with 5-Axis image stabilisation and an electronic viewfinder for more accurate framing.

£330, panasonic.com/uk

 

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