Nikon Enters Super-Zoom Race with 18X CoolPix P80

If you're gonna zoom, ZOOM, goes an old saying I just made up, and Nikon today is heeding those words: the CoolPix P80 point-and-shoot has an 18X optical zoom lens—that's a 35mm equivalent of 27-486mm. Along with that, it's got full P, A, S and M modes, optical vibration reduction and up to 6400 ISO at lower… » 4/10/08 12:00am 4/10/08 12:00am

Panasonic Intros 18X Optical Zoom Powerhouse Lumix DMC-FZ18

As if you need to ask what the Z stands for. Panasonic has been pushing the optical-zoom envelope for years, and now, with the Lumix DMC-FZ18, pretty much turns you into some kind of stalker. The 8-megapixel camera with 18X optical zoom lens will be out in September in silver or black for $399. Like the more diminutive … » 7/24/07 4:01am 7/24/07 4:01am