24x optical zoom with Leica DC lens, plus 10fps burst shooting
Looked at entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras but don't find anything that satisfies your requirements? Tired of a regular point-and-shoot or smartphone camera? $230 after coupon, free shipping: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 16.1 MP Digital Camera
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 sports a 24x optical zoom, burst shooting, several priority modes (aperture, shutter, etc.) to give you greater creative and compositional control over your shots. If you're into sports photography, you can capture action in a flash (no pun intended) and not worry about blur thanks to image stabilization in the camera body (unless you want it). White balance bracketing, full HD 1080p at 60fps, and a startup time of under a second make this a solid camera to have in almost any situation. Excellent reviews from owners and professional reviewers alike, and the lowest price we've seen so far at NewEgg, beating everywhere else by at least $40.