Looking for 1" sensor travel camera with manual zoom

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Lucio Cicuto Regular Member • Posts: 159
Looking for 1" sensor travel camera with manual zoom

Back in mid-2000s I had a Lumix FZ50 with 35-420mm zoom which I loved at the time. One of the main features that I loved about it was the manual zoom ring.

I looked at the recent crop of 1" sensor enthusiast super-zoom cameras like the Sony RX10 or RX100 and across the board they all have motorized zoom switch. I'm NOT fond of that. I find a zoom switch hit/miss when framing, slow and battery drain. Plus another point of failure. eeeeK!

Are there any 1" sensor superzoom (ex. 24-250mm minimum) cameras. Anything 16mp or higher and I would even consider older (max 3 year old) new or used in good condition. MUST have manual zoom ring. Manual focus ring would also be awesome.

Is there such a camera out there?

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Lucio Cicuto
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