Ultracompact megazooms compared

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 | CNET rating: 4 stars

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 | CNET rating: 4 stars out of 5 (Excellent)

The good: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a very fast, 10x zoom ultracompact with lots of automatic shooting options and very good photo and video quality.
The bad: The WX150's 18-megapixel resolution is of little use and its small, lightweight body can make it difficult to keep the zoom lens steady.
The cost: $218 to $249.98
The bottom line: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is an excellent little camera that doesn't sacrifice features and performance for size.

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A 3x or 5x zoom lens used to be the standard for ultracompact cameras -- those measuring 1 inch thick or slimmer -- but in 2012, you can easily find a skinny point-and-shoot with a 10x optical zoom. Here are some of our favorites. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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