Many beginner-level photographers may want a zoom lens of a large size for their camera. This is also pretty easy to understand as when it is impossible for you to get closer to the targeted subject physically, you can make use of the large zoom lens to capture a nice photo over a long distance.
However, try to remember some key things before buying a camera with a large zoom lens. On the one hand, pay attention to the camera shake, which often occurs more for a point and shoot camera, especially when you extend the zoom to the maximum level. On the other hand, you should care more about the optical zoom, not the digital zoom.
To consider these two aspects, below I’d like to list the greatest ultra zoom cameras that have been available recently on the market. With this list, the ultra zooms are those which have the minimum optical zoom measurement of 18X. (These zoom lenses have been arranged in turn from the smallest to the largest ones.)