The camera is not just a machine, but, a source to make memories forever. Remember the days when we used 35mm film rolls having limits from 24 to 36 shots. Then digicams entered the market and changed the rules of picture limits. Now, the regular digicams have gone old school thing and the new market trend is ultrazoom point and shoot cameras. With a better picture quality, these new gen machines feature a very high optical zoom, which helps to capture clear images from a long distance. Along with the design, they also share some features with the SLR cameras, and all this comes with a very attractive pricing. Here we are with the top 5 ultrazoom point and shoot cameras you can buy under Rs. 15,000, so let’s start from the cheapest one.
1. Nikon Coolpix L340
Released this year, Nikon Coolpix L340 is the best cheapest ultra zoom camera for just Rs. 9,950. It has a high image resolution of 20.2MP and its ISO ranges between 80 – 1600. The camera comes fitted with NIKKOR 22.5 – 630 mm zoom lens, featuring an optical zoom up to 28x and aperture ranging from f/3.1 – f/5.9. It is available on Flipkart at the above-mentioned price.
2. Canon SX410 IS
Another new addition in the list, Canon SX410 IS, is the-the superior version of the SX400. It features high image resolution of 20MP and a very sharp picture quality along with better HD video recording. The aperture of the camera can be adjusted between f.3.5 – f/6.3 and its Iso range is between 100- 800. The camera has a pre-fitted zoom lens, featuring 40x optical zoom. Canon SX410 IS is available on both Flipkart at a price around Rs. 12,200.
3. Nikon Coolpix L840
Nikon Coolpix L840 comes with a stylish body in three different colour options. With CMOS image sensor, it delivers excellent quality pictures of up to 16MP resolution along with full HD videos. Aperture range of the camera is f/3.0 to f/6.3 and it has a high ISO range between 125 – 6400, making it capable of shooting is darker conditions. Its pre-fitted lens offers you an optical zoom up to 38x and it has some class-leading features like tilt-screen, wi-fi connectivity and NFC built-in. Nikon Coolpix L840 is available on Flipkart for around Rs. 12,000.
4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300
With Super HAD CCD image sensor, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 can click superfine images of up to 20.1MP resolution. It comes with SLR-like controls, except for the pre-fitted zoom lens, providing up to 35x optical zoom. Aperture range of the cam is between f/3.0 – f/5.9 and its ISO ranges between 80 – 3200. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is also available on Flipkart starting from Rs. 12,430.
5. Pentax XG-1 Advanced
With a proper SLR-like design, Pentax XG-1 also features a viewfinder. It has a CMOS type image sensor, which clicks sharp images of up to 16Mp resolution. A pre-installed zoom lens in the cam, gives a great optical zoom up to 52x. Its aperture ranges between f/2.8 – f/5.6 and ISO between 100 – 3200, and it is capable of recording videos in full HD. It is available on Flipkart at Rs. 13,999.