The optical zooms of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A3200 IS has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.
We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Canon A3300 IS is also worth considering.
If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon 150 (8x and higher rated), or the Samsung Camera (£22.90) (21x and higher rated).
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