Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300
Point-and-shoots are a dying breed, thanks to the ubiquity of phone cameras. To stay ahead top brands are adding features such as extra zoom and connectivity. The HX300 comes with a telephoto 50X which makes a big difference. The 50X zoom, which works out to 1200 mm in lens terms, is as stable as anything of that range can be. This camera is good enough to take great shots of everything from your pet dog to craters on the moon.